Saturday, March 13, 2010

Weekend Update!

For those of you who love birthdays as much as I do, have you registered at your favorite establishments that you frequent? I have been amazed at the wonderful gifts I have received via email for my upcoming birthday.

Bravo's Restaurant - free appetizer
Qdoba Mexican Restaurant - a free burrito
Zoe's Kitchen - buy 1 entree, get 1 free
Coldstone Creamery - free ice cream creation
Mimi's Cafe - $10 off my meal
Anthropologie - a birthday candle necklace and discount on a birthday purchase

These are the things that I have received so far. Isn't that great? As you can see, it doesn't take much to make me happy. I wish you all lived closer, we could go out to eat together. Wouldn't that be fun?

I have had a wonderful weekend so far. My oldest daughter, Lauren and her husband Thomas came up to visit on Friday morning. We had lunch out with my sweet parents on Friday. Then Friday night, Lauren, Thomas, my husband and I went out to dinner together to celebrate my upcoming birthday. Lauren got me the most beautiful cake from a local bakery, called Delicious! Believe me, the cake was not only beautiful, it was delicious too!!!

This morning, Lauren fixed a yummy breakfast for us all to enjoy. We then went shopping with my Mom. Thomas, his Dad and my husband all went out to do some "man errands", while the ladies were out shopping. They looked for a camera cable for me at 3 places, but had not luck. I am just going to order one from Sony. Hopefully it will come this week and I can post some of my birthday pictures. I really want you all to see the pictures of my birthday cake. I love blue and it was done in shades of blue and turquoise. So pretty and springy!!! I loved it and was so touched that Lauren got it for me to enjoy. She knows how much I love sweets!

We are awaiting the arrival of our other daughter, Adelaide, home from Destin, Florida tonight. She has been there all week having an awesome time on spring break. Go to her blog and see the gorgeous house they stayed in. It was so beautiful. You can click on her blog from my sidebar. She had a great time, but I am so excited to get to see her for a few days before she goes back to school on Monday.

Sunday night Adelaide and I are going out to dinner with my best friend, Sherian. We are all so thrilled to get to spend some "girl time" together. I can't wait to hear all about Adelaide's trip and share some time with our dear friend, Sherian. She is a joy in both my life and Adelaide's.

Guess what? My basement clean-up is going great, but is slow. It just takes time to weed through years of clutter and accumulated "stuff". I gave away a ton of stuff to a friend for her daughter to use for a yard sale for Young Life. My friend's daughter is going on a trip with Young Life this summer and this will be a way for her to earn her money. I also went through all my pre-school stuff and have a carload of things to give to a friend of mine who is still teaching.

My Mother made the executive decision that after all this cleaning, I was NOT going to have a yard sale. I agreed. It is just too much work for the amount of money you get out of it. I will just be thrilled to have a clean basement!!

I can now get my car in the basement to park. I am so excited! Someone commented about my basement and the fact that we park our cars down there. The way our house is built the basement is the whole underside of our house. Our garage doors are on the side and we drive our cars in and park there. The other half of the basement is just open storage area. We have shelving along the walls for storage boxes, etc. It is like an attic area, but just in the basement.

I am so happy that signs of spring are popping up everywhere. My daffodils are continuing to bloom and the weather has been a lot warmer. We have had rain and sunshine all weekend. Mother Nature can't make up her mind. One minute it is raining and the next minute the sun is out. I'm not complaining, at least it is not snow and cold.

Just an update on the activities around here this weekend. I hope your weekend has been a happy one.

Love & blessings,


  1. Enjoy your weekend and Happy Birthday.....March b'days are very special!


  2. Sounds like you are having a great weekend. Happy Birthday!!

  3. Happy Birthday! Yes I do sign up for all the fun free birthday items. It's like stretching out your special day for a week!

    Thanks for joining in my giveaway. Good luck winning!


  4. Happy Birthday sweet friend! I hope you have lots and lots of celebrations. Can't wait to see photos.

    I'm glad Adelaide had fun in Destin. I don't think the weather was the best though...that's what I heard anyway. I'll go now and check out her blog to see the photos.


  5. Happy Birthday friend! Sounds like it has already been wonderful! Nothing like the kids being home! Have you tried the bakery Maxie B's on Battleground? I couldn't remember if you said you had! That's where the wonderful strawberry buttercream cakes come from. Happy Happy Birthday!