Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to Meeeee! :)

Hello and Happy Sunday! Today is my 40th birthday and I have had the absolute best day ever!! My wonderful hubby and 3 of my children took me to lunch at a wonderful Indian restaurant and then we went to one of my favorite places...the craft store to browse and do a little shopping! Then this evening we had a cookout and they surprised and spoiled me with a cake and ice cream (chocolate with more chocolate topped with chocolate and chocolate on the side!) Do they know me well, or what?! My oldest daughter made me a couple of beautiful picture collages! My youngest daughter made me a pair of Smores earrings! My youngest son spoiled me all day and my oldest son called me tonight to wish me a happy birthday (gosh I miss him!!)! Hubby gave me a beautiful pair of dragonfly (I just love all things winged!)earrings and a matching necklace! They are just beautiful!! Then all day long I have had the sweet good fortune to hear from so many people that have touched my life in one wonderful way or another! I received really special e mails that made me all misty eyed and phone calls from my wonderful folks and grandma and uncle and pretty cards and FaceBook messages galore! My very sweet SIL and family brought me a goody basket with a gorgeous teapot (I collect them!) and lots of chocolate-y goodness and handmade cards from my nieces. My MIL brought me another beautiful teapot! I have been spoiled absolutely rotten! THEN when we got home from town I was greeted by a very special and amazing surprise!! I have this friend (Hiya Kelley...you baboon!) who has been the true meaning of friend to me. She has been there through thick and thin. I have known her since our 20 year old's were in kindergarten together and I wouldn't trade her for all of the chocolate in the world! Take a look at what she did while I was away today:


This was on our mailbox!


She made me a giant banner!

A humongous #40 balloon in case I forgot how old I am! LOL


These signs were sprinkled all the way up the driveway! We have a looooong driveway!


She even got my mom and step-dad in on it! The pretty flowers are from her too!!


And another!


And another!


This one was my favorite!!



And another!!


And another!!


And another!


This was one of the many she left inside and she signed her name real tiny on the bottom and gave herself away! Although I had a sneaking suspicion it was her from the very first 'billboard' she left on the road!! LOL


She also left all of these amazing things on the table for me! If you hadn't noticed my favorite color is pink! :) She decorated the Goblet and filled it with pink m&m's! The wine is pink, the gifts inside the bag were pink! She left me a giant candy bar and a beautiful mug full of chocolate! I LOVED everything!! Even the prunes and prune juice she left me! LOLOLOLOL A jab for turning 40! She is the greatest!! Love you, BFF!


These are some of the teapots I received! Thank you Catherine and Joan!! :) Love them!


Another close up! isn't this gorgeous?!

I am feeling really lucky to have so many wonderful people in my life!! Thank you to everyone who thought of me today! A giant thank you to a special someone for the very sweet song too! You know who you are! Thank you to my wonderful family! I love you all more more than there are stars in the sky and bigger than the moon is bright! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I will be back tomorrow with something craft-y to share! Night! :)

AnnMarie

8 comments:

Ida Chan Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

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Melina said...

Happy Birthday AM!
I love all the signs! You're a very blessed mama :)

April said...

Wow.....you had a wonderful day! What amazing people you have in your life. You are sooooo loved!!! What a great way to spend your birthday!!!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a great day! I'm now following your blog.

Melanie said...

WOW girl this is overly amazing, I LOVE it!!!! I'm so glad she made you feel so overly special. You have amazing people in your life and you deserve it!!

Colleen said...

Sounds like you had a fab day!

Jenny said...

LOL this was too funny!!

Moira said...

Fantastic!

Gotta love a friend who loves you enough to do that for you!!