Tuesday, March 15, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me!

On Monday night after taking my Mom for her eye appointment at Duke, we had a pre-birthday dinner for me at one of my favorite restaurants. My husband, my Mom and Dad and my sister went with me to eat. It would have been complete if my sweet girls, son-in-law and Adelaide's boyfriend could have joined us too!
This is my mini mousse birthday treat!!! One of my favorite things is DESSERT!!!!! In case you haven't figured it out by now, I LOVE sweets!!!! At this restaurant (Southern Lights), they serve a "mini" dessert for just $1.50. I love them, because it just gives you a taste of something sweet after your meal, without getting so many calories! I chose chocolate mousse, but they have lots of other yummy choices. They all come served in a glass that looks like a shot glass.
My beautiful "older" sister. We are 11 years apart. Love you Sis!!! So glad we can be with each other and celebrate together this week. I love spending time with you!!! Can you believe that my Mom, my sister and I all wore the same colors today? We didn't plan it that way, it just happened. All day while we we are at Duke with Mom, people commented about us being color co-ordinated. So funny!!! Turquoise and blue are my favorite colors!!!
My sweet Mom and Dad!!! Love you guys. You are the greatest and have been the most wonderful parents! Mom got a great report from her eye doctor at Duke! Her "bad" eye has not changed and her "good" eye has almost perfect 20/20 vision. Praise God!

More fun is in store for today and I have received so many calls and emails already this morning. Adelaide texted me right after midnight on my birthday and Lauren was first in line to wish me HAPPY BIRTHDAY this morning. Love you girls. Wish you were here!

38 comments:

  1. A great big Happy Birthday to you, Melinda.
    I hope you have many more.
    Blessings to you, Donna

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  2. Happy birthday!! It sounds like it's already off to a great start, but I hope the rest of the day {and week!} is filled with lots of love, celebrating and pampering.

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  3. Happy Birthday to you! You are a special lady :) I love that you all had on the same colors!
    I am glad to hear your mom's eyes are doing well.
    You have a wonderful day!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  4. Happy Birthday! Carry on having a wonderful time! xx

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  5. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! What a wonderful time with your sister and mom & dad-you are indeed blessed. Praying you have a wonderful day filled with all that makes you happiest.
    Noreen

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  6. Enjoy your special day! How sweet to be spending it with your sister...Happy Birthday!

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Here's hoping you have a blessed day!

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  8. HAPPIEST birthday wishes to you, friend! I pray your day is full of everything that makes your heart happy:)

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELINDA!!!! Enjoy the day!!

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  10. Love you too mom! I think this is at least the 5th time I've told you happy birthday but I hope you've had a great day haha. Wish I could be home to celebrate you!

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  11. Happy-Happy Birthday!
    Sounds like a lovely time. I love the mini desserts too. Yum! :) I love your necklace, so pretty! I pray the Lord blesses your year with many special moments and blessings! :)

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  12. Happy Birthday my friend!
    Hope your having a great week.

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  13. Happy Birthday. Your mini mousse looks delicious. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  14. Oh my goodness, I am so late saying Happy Birthday, I apologize! The way you ladies all match is amazing, it was the first thing I noticed, that turquoise is a beautiful color on all of you.

    Sending you belated hugs and smiles,
    tp

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  15. Just found your blog, Happy Birthday!!

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  16. Birthday Blessings Melinda! Hope your birthweek is filled with many sweet surprises. Visiting your blog for the first time, very nice and love your writing. Sister are so precious, I have four and love them dearly. My daughters, 20 and 24 are the joy of my life and are very close to each other, indeed we are blessed. Hugs, Pam

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  17. How did I miss this post? So sorry! Happy Happy Birthday...late! I guess because I told you on Facebook, I forgot to tell you on here! Love all the pictures! You are blessed!

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  18. Sorry I missed it, happy belated birthday!! Hope it was a good one!
    Carol in GA

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  19. Thanks for the birthday wishes! Looks like you had a great one as well. Your murfee scarf looks fabulous!

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  20. Happy Birthday VERY late!! Looks like you were surrounded by lots of love...Have a great week!
    ~Mary

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  21. Happy Birthday!!!! Enjoy the time with special ones.

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  22. Well, I'm late for the party, but I wanted to say Happy Birthday to you! I have so much catching up to do on blog reading. Hope your day was everything you dreamed!

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  23. looks like a fun time! that mousse looks delicious! adelaide awarded my blog a week or so ago and since i have loved hers-- she is such a wonderful girl! so, i decided to stop by and check out yours! have a wonderful weekend!

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  24. Happy Belated Birthday! I wish you many more with good health and happiness!
    Love ya!
    Marie from over here in NC. Ha!

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  25. Happy Belated Birthday Melinda! I am so glad that Southern Lights is still around. It was one of our favorite places when we lived there.

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  26. Happy Belated Birthday....
    I so want to touch base with all those that stopped by during the blog party. I loved having you and am going to explore your blog...Loved making so many new friends..
    Teresa
    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/2011/04/boy-and-his-buzz.html

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  27. Happy Belated Birthday! ( New to your blog) You, your sister and your mom all look so nice in the turquoise and blue. Enjoyed reading about your b'day. Am looking forward to more posts.
    Joy & Peace ~

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  28. Hope all is well ... I always enjoy your blog, and I've missed "hearing" from you.

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  29. Happy Birthday to you...what a beautiful way to spend it...wrapped up with all the loved ones...my favorite kind of party. Hugs and blessings

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  30. Hey Melinda! I hadn't see you in a while -- hope everything is going well for you. Hugs! :)

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  31. So glad I found your blog; I love meeting fellow sister from N.C. I live in Winston Salem and spend a lot of time in the mountains as well.....It seems we have many things in common.....

    I hope you are having a wonderful summer and that everything is going well....

    Hugs and blessings,
    Nancy

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