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Monday, May 31, 2010

Blissful Birthday

Birthdays to me are ususally, like whatever, no big deal.
But I had the nicest most low key b-day yesterday, I thought I'd share.

While being served coffee in bed by my Honey, I was greeted to birthday hugs and kisses from my daughter Emily.  She made me a treasure!

I wonder who inspired this creation in her?


A tiny teacup is filled with aqua crystals.


Then we headed out to breakfast at a local Mom & Pop eatery called Corkys.
There is always a line there, especially on a Sunday morning.
I asked the manager how many eggs they go through in one week and she said between two restaurants, her last count was 69,000 eggs in one week.
Can you believe that?


Then we were off to the Nursery and Pond store.
I got this beautiful water lily and two new fish for my pond.


There is one of them, the spotted guy!


Emily helped me garden, until she got bored and went to play with friends.


My sweet Dusty Dog helped though.  He is my shadow.


So, I cranked up the tunes and gardened all afternoon.
Isn't this the coolest Zinnia?


Rob bought me a Fuschia.  I LOVE fuschias and do have a pretty good green thumb, but always seem to kill these.  I hope this one lives.  Such a whimsical flower!


I made this sign forever ago, like 15 years ago.
Still love it as Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of my favorite poets.


They had such pretty pots at the nursery for sale, full of mixes of flowers.  So, I made my own mixed flower pots and added little statues, birds, etc.


These are the neighbor girl Pixies, oh except for the guy in the middle...LOL.
They came and brought me some hand made gifts...so sweet.
As my kids have always said, "Mom, you are everyone's Mom."
and I am.

As tiring as parenting can be, I adore my kids and overall like kids 
and animals more than many adults.


Sweet art by three of my favorite little girls!


What a better way to end a b-day than to be sitting enjoying a glass of wine, 
while watching your Man cook you dinner.

After all, isn't that a Man's place, in the kitchen???

Thank you everyone that called, emailed or Facebooked me Happy b-day wishes.
It was a lovely day!

17 comments:

  1. What a sweet post! Happy happy belated B-day, my friend! Much love, many hugs! Bridgette

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  2. Your day sounded dream-y...just to enjoy your loved ones, go to the nursery, garden, sweet pets, food and wine...what more could a woman ask for? Glad you enjoyed, you deserved it!

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  3. Thank you Sandra and Bridgette!
    It was a lovely day!
    Love you both!
    XOXO

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  4. Happy Birthday Lisa! And it looks like you couldn't have asked for a better one!

    Take care, Sue

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  5. Happy Birthday Lisa! And it looks like you couldn't have asked for a better one!

    Take care, Sue

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  6. Belated wishes Lisa! What a wonderful birthday you had. Looks like the perfect day to me! Loved the pics, what a handsome WH (wonderful husband). The girls are adorable, along with their art. Take care, Riki

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  7. happy belated birthday! love emily's creation!
    i get to celebrate my birthday tomorrow and nick is on the tenth. i can't believe he's going to be 17 already!

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  8. What a beautiful blog, I love your photographs, your delight in nature and gardening and your art! My birthday was this month too.... may is a great time to be born! roxanne

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  9. What a beautiful blog, I love your photographs, your delight in nature and gardening and your art! My birthday was this month too.... may is a great time to be born! roxanne

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  10. Another fantastic blog to enjoy!! Found you via Beth, and adore your blogs. Love your dog Dusty, too! My dog (Guinness the labradoodle) is the love of my life! Take care and have a beautiful day...regards, Sheila

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  11. Happy Birthday Lisa!
    Sounds like the perfect day!
    don't worry your thirtys will be great!
    xo Debi

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  12. Don't I love you all?
    My thirties...LOL.
    Don't I wish!!!!

    Aunt Debi Beard, thank you for
    inspiring Emily's seashell cupcake!!!

    I thought of you instantly when she gave it to me wrapped up in an organic yogurt container with an organic garlic spread lid on top!!!

    LOL.

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  13. Happy Birthday Lisa ...

    What a wonderful Day you had. No better birthday than to be with your family and have sweet handmade gifts of Love !!!

    I love your new flowers and I too just bought those zinnias aren't they great ..Love the colors they come in.

    Well have a Great week and see ya soon ..

    Sara

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  14. What a fantastic day, Buon Compleanno to you Principessa. And I finally get to see your Principe.Bellissimo! Baci Rita

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  15. I'm sending you love and kisses! Sounds like you had a grand birthday. I loved reading your post! Happy be-lated birthday! XO, Rachel

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  16. I like your necklaces. is the heart one with the sea horse for sale?

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  17. Happy Birthday cute Lisa!!!!
    Sounds like a wonderful day and the day you had Junktiquing looked awesome too!
    Hey are those the ladies that were next to Robin and I??? I love their house! hugs! karen....

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