Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

A lovely display of the many, many cards I received from my Shackie friends and my family.

That's right, today I am 60 years young! In print, it looks really old, but in reality, it's just perfect. There was a terrific party on Sunday afternoon attended by family and friends. It was a fantastic day. And, the gifts were great, although entirely unexpected. There were several gift cards to different spots like Pier1 Imports, Wal-Mart, The Scrapping Turtle; there was a pair of silver earrings; there were flowers; there was even a cake that had a stampers/scrappers theme. Here's a picture of half the cake because my DD, Tiffany, has the better pictures on her camera and I don't have copies of those.

Can you see the scissors, the glue stick and the roll of ribbon? All made out of fondant icing, if you please!! And, of course, there were three mats, of which only the "Birthday" one is left in this photo, and they look like card fronts to me! Too cute for words. The only thing that could have made the day more perfect would have been the addition of my daughter, Kirsten and her family to be here, but as you know, they live in London, England. I did dream that they were going to be here as a surprise, but it was just a dream!

If Tiffany and John (DH) have read this far, they're probably wondering when I'm going to get around to telling you what their gift was. Are you ready, really ready?

I'm going to Las Vegas for three nights and four days at the New York, New York Hotel & Casino with my daughter, Tiffany! Thanks, Tiff. While there, John has given us tickets to see "The Divine Miss M", aka Bette Midler, at the Colosseum in Caesar's Palace! OMG, I'm jumping out of my skin.

So, that's my post for today. I've got to get ready to go out with my son, Phil, and the grandkids. Those gift cards are burning a hole in my purse! See you later.


mudmaven said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARB! 60 is the new 30 you know. Enjoy, enjoy and then enjoy some more! ~chris

Lisa Foster said...

Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you really had a nice one and still more goodies to come!!! Love your cake! Keep on having fun! Hugs, Lisa

Shannon McGann said...

Happy Birthday, Barb! I hope you had a wonderful day! (It sounds like you did!) I love that cake - what a great idea! Blessings to you!

Lesa said...

Darn I missed sending you a birthday card. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! Sounds like you had a grand time. Vegas baby! Woohoo. And that cake is amazing!