Sunday, March 18, 2012

I had an awesome birthday weekend...
Saturday night was party #1....
it was a great night for a party...
I had family...old friends...and new friends...
one of my new friends was a blog pal...
Linda...from Linda's Life Journal...
she is such a sweet heart...
she will also be the grandmother of Quads this year...
3 girls and one boy...
lot's of excitement in Linda's world...
Thank you so much for coming...it really meant the world to me...

I had friends from high school...friends I've known for years..
My beautiful Mom was there...
my son and DIL came...my son brought his guitar...
he sang for me..my heart was full...
he wrote a song about my FIL...
his Grandpa that made me weepy...
my daughter was the perfect hostess...
making sure everyone was well taken care of..
my hubby entertained everyone with his stories...
we good music...good drinks...good food...
good conversations...
the last of our guests left at 2:45 a.m...
it took me awhile to wind down to go to sleep...
then is was back up again...
hubby...daughter and I went to breakfast...


Then is was party #2...
our Family party...
my brother...SIL...niece..
my BIL...SIL...nieces and a my nieces boyfriend...
my Mom...
my daughter...
my son...DIL...little britches...
my Dad and step Mom...
all here for a hamburger cook out...
hubby makes a great burger..
it was a nice day...the weather was great...
so much fun watching the babies together...
my Dad brought little Britches a vintage tricycle...
with his name on it.. even a bell...
soon as he saw it...he said ride it...ride it...
it's still a little big for him to pedal...
but he sure like being pushed around on it...
I enjoyed showing off my Mom and my Dad's talents...
they are both artists in their own ways...
I am fortunate to have them both in my life...


I am very blessed to have all of these people in my life...
and to have such wonderful blog pals...
I like the idea of being 50...
I can just be me....and not care what others think...
age is a number...
what's in your heart is what is important...
the people around you...your loved ones...
that is what is important...
I loved all the gifts I received...
but more important I enjoyed the time spent...
the memories made...

17 comments:

Deb said...

Wow! Sounds like a wonderful weekend. You are truly blessed:)

TexWisGirl said...

how wonderful, deb! so glad you had 2 great ways to celebrate with those closest to you.

and love that your dad gave little britches a vintage trike! :)

Michelle said...

Sounds like such a great weekend. So nice that you have family and good friend to celebrate with!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Happy Birthday dear friend.
Sounds like you had a wonderful Birthday weekend.
Glad that you were surrounded by all your friends and family.
Hope sweet things keep happening all week for you
Love
Maggie

Michaele said...

You are obviously well loved : )

Sandra said...

50 was a wonderful year for me, and I am glad it is for you to. you are truly blessed with wonderful and loving family and friends. so happy you had a happy birthday. the photos today are extra sharp and crystal clear, you are gifted to. just like your parents.

chancythegardner said...

Amazing weekend for an amazing lady! Sounds like wonderful fun. I am so happy you had a great birthday. Hugs

Debbie said...

Deb,
Happy Belated Birthday! Welcome to the mid-century club! Funny how turning a certain number impacts the emotions. Be free! :)

Becca's Dirt said...

Wow sounds like you are a special lady with so many friends and family. Fifty is a good number too. I like that you don't care anymore what people think - me too. It felt good to me when I reached that point in my life when it doesn't matter what others think. Hope you are enjoying your day. (My daughter turned 39 yesterday. I'm really feeling old.)

Country Girl said...

Oh, Happy Birthday! Sounds like a blessedly wonderful weekend so full of everything that is good. 50 is wonderful. In a spring chicken kinda way, dontchaknow.

SquirrelQueen said...

Glad to hear you had a great birthday weekend. There is no better way to celebrate than with family and friends.

Dolores said...

A happy belated birthday...your celebrations sound wonderful!

Marie said...

This post just brought tears to my eyes! Your cup overfloweth with love, with family, with friends! I was so happy for you that you had such an amazing two-day birthday bash! Happy 50th Deb!

Nancy Claeys said...

So happy that all went well with your parties, Deb. 50 is really quite a nice number -- :)

Judy said...

Happy belated birthday!! I like that iris photo!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Birthday weekend. ((HUGS))

Carla said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Isn't it fun to celebrate? I know I did my share at the beginning of March but I celebrated 56. Yikes! Sounds like you had a great time with family and friends!