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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

48th Birthday

Holy Cow, I've turned 48 years old. (I mean 29 years old - *wink) Man that seems old!!! It isn't too many more years until I reach 50 years old - that is kind of scary.

Brady made me this cute picture on the white board that sits on the front of our refrigerator. He's such a cute kid!
Jason and Sharon show up around 5 PM to celebrate my birthday with me. They gave me a wonderful card and a zester. Brady told Jason I needed a zester because while I was making Kimmie's orange rolls, I used my cheese grater on the orange rind (which I always do). It's a fun present that I have already used - I'm loving it! Thanks Jason and Sharon!!!
The card was wonderful and tender. This is what it said:

On your birthday Mom
A mother's love always brings your heart back home.

Mom, just knowing you're there and that you love me makes a difference in my days and reminds me how lucky I am to have you.....

....and for all the times I forget to tell you, I want you to know how important you are to me and how much I'll always love you.

Happy Birthday
Love Jason

AAaaaaaahhh!!!! Jason is such a sweet loving son... I do feel loved!

Then we headed off to dinner at the Cracker Barrel.
I've never been to the Cracker Barrel to eat. I think the chef was having an "off" day - the food wasn't that great... Oh well... it was nice to be together with family celebrating my birthday. They (Cracker Barrel) even gave me a free piece of cherry cheese cake for my birthday.

After dinner we couldn't decide on what movie we wanted to watch, so we came home a played a game of Phase 10. I enjoy being with my children! We have such a great time together.

I also received an awesome gift in the mail from my dear blog friend, Ann Marie. It's it cool? I also loved the homemade card - I'm always amazed that people make such beautiful cards.
Thanks Ann Marie... I love it!!

One of my Primary children Annalee brought me a card and some nice smelling soap for my birthday.
It's always sweet when people call or stop by with a fun gift. More precious when it comes from your Primary children!! I received many, many phone calls from family and friends. It was great!

I thought this card was really cute that came from my little Brother Richard and his family. (They are the family who were just sealed in the temple.)
ha ha ha!! They always send the cutest card that crack me up!
But seriously - it is a huge number... I would look that way too - I mean I look like that when I look in the mirror... Who is that old woman in the mirror??? LOL!

The next day when I arrive at the first house I clean - there is a birthday gift... Really!!! I can't believe she even knew it was my birthday.
Mary Kay gave me a deluxe brownie mix and mint hot chocolate. Very kind!!

I feel really spoiled and loved.


Garden of Egan said...

Well Happy Birthday!!!! I think you are awesome and i hope the day was a good one.

Only 48???? Honey I turned 52 last week! YUK.
That is OLD!!!!

Glad people treated you well.
You deserve it.

Midwestern gone Idahoan said...

Happy Birthday Sondra!!! Glad you had a good day!!

Valerie said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!! That's awesome that you got presents.

I only went to Cracker Barrel once and it was for breakfast. It was pretty good. I'm sorry your birthday dinner wasn't too good!

Ann Marie said...

You LOOK great so it doesn't matter how old you are!!! :)

I love your cards.. your loot.. and Brady's drawing. Too cute.

I have wanted a zester. That is a good gift for a good Mom.

Glad to hear from you. I got your sweet card today.. Thank you!!

Michelle said...

awww--it looks like you had a great birthday. You do have some great kiddos ☺

Happy birthday!

Robyn said...

Happy (late) Birthday! Can't wait to try that twinkie cake you posted. I love your recipes!

Small House said...

Happy Happy BIrthday Sondra Dear, Happy days will come to you all year. If I had a wish, then it would be.....a happy, Happy birthday to you from me!!


Kimmie said...

A very Happy Birthday to you!! Ann Marie is SO sweet and thoughtful! I didn't realize it was your birthday and I wished I would have known so I could have sent you a little sunshine in the mail.

SO sweet that Brady got you a zester. I guess I have 8 more years until I get a zester. I haven't wanted to spend the money on one and so I keep using my cheese grater as well to grate lemon zest for pie and orange zest for rolls. SO awesome that Brady suggested that.

YAY for the thoughtful things from kids, family time, cards and FREE cheesecake! Primary kids make any day brighter!

I love your happy outlook on life and I hope you have had a wonderful birthday week.

BTW...LOVE your background it is my favorite with the old fashioned look and flowers.

I almost got to type Ethan's name in your word verification (etharin)


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