8.19.2008

Lucky!

Beautiful roses, and yummy cake.

Miss Vida, waiting to move into her new home.

Birthday balloons -- with a fishy theme!

I had a lovely birthday yesterday -- thanks to so many of you for your love and wishes.

My sister had already surprised me with a necklace [the 'pebble ring' necklace] that I love [it arrived before the big day] and yesterday, my sweeties Mason and Maya showed up with balloons, cards and a special surprise that they picked out themselves: a little Vida-fish all my own! They provided everything I needed to get her all set up too -- the bowl, the bright colored gravel, the water conditioner, the food, and Miss Vida herself. She is a sweet little fishy and waves her fins at me every time I go to tell her hello. What I love most is that they picked everything themselves and I knew it.

Mark arrived home at lunch with a beautiful bouquet of roses [they smell delicious!] and the promise of whatever gift I want once I make up my mind [which could take some time - the older I get, the harder it is to put together a wish list.] Natalie had ordered something [still a surprise!] and was annoyed that it hadn't arrived in time. [it's all good -- that extends the birthday and there's nothing wrong having random gifts arriving!] Chris and Tara called to check in and they were not sure what to send so once again the BD gets extended. Math put together a fun mix CD that he did just for me which is always something I love. Both parents sent the money [the ultimate gift!] and I'm going to hoard it till I figure out how I want to spend it.

My counselor and friend Natalie showed up in the afternoon with a beautiful [and delicious] home-made white chocolate raspberry [my hands-down favorite flavor] birthday cake which we enjoyed with ice cream after a fabulous dinner with family at Chuy's. And there was even a fresh loaf of home-made bread from another sweet friend -- it doesn't get better than this!

And of course there were all the sweet greetings and phone calls that I received from friends and family members. All together, it made for a lovely birthday.

I felt loved -- thank you!

13 comments:

Tiburon said...

Wowsa! Sounds like you had a great birthday! :)

Shelley said...

Ah, a fabulous day indeed! Love the roses, the fish, the cake, & the Ariel balloon! (I'm a little jealous!)

Mel said...

Hooray for a wonderful birthday!! Sounds like you were loved and got some great gifts.

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

sounds like you had a wonderful day. good thing you are surrounded by so many wonderful people.....and it doesn't hurt that you are quite wonderful yourself! :) glad your b-day was happy.

Ashley said...

what a fabulous birthday! and i love how it's not over yet!

Natalie Scott said...

I'm so glad it was a wonderful day for you! You deserve it ;)

Nat Lud said...

Sounds like a great day--and you deserved it! I love birthdays--especially the drawn out kinds. Can't wait to hear what Nat got ya! She's a super shopper with excellent taste!

100 Percent Cottam said...

shocks. pegs. lucky!

hoLLy said...

happy belated birthday jan! i've been out of town and am now catching up to blogging. i'm so glad your family and friends spoiled you-you deserve every bit of it!

Suzanne said...

Happy, happy day! Sounds like your birthday was fabulous. You are well loved!

Sarah said...

I'm so glad you had such a great day. You totally deserve it!

Home Sweet Home with the Englehart's... said...

Happy Birthday a little late! Your day appeared to be wonderful!

Kareena Mullens said...

Hey I LOVE Chuy's-- In Fact I have to hit it everywhere there is one- You know there is one near the San Antonio Temple!!
Reading your blog reminded me of birthdays when I was a Mia Maid, you and Karen always made us all feel so special!