February 16, 2008

Forty Twelve!

It was one of my happiest birthdays ever! I told TT that I have never had a birthday with so few material things AND so much love.

Everyone is rather tight (eeeeek) on money right now. So, I asked for dirt for my garden! I am planting an herb garden on March 20. Last weekend, we emptied out the 25' x 2' planter and lined it with weed matt and rocks for good drainage. I want this Miracle Gro Organic Garden Mix dirt that is $7.77 for a two cubic foot bag! It will take about fifteen bags to fill my planter!

So, everyone gave me dirt! And I am thrilled!

Dot, Assistant, Kalina and mom-of-squishy-baby came over with lovely foods for brunch and mimosas. Dot should go into catering (and modeling and makeup and dancing. . . she is just so gifted and beautiful).

In the midst of it all, I got to talk to KE, my best friend from high school and exchange texts with daughter Jade. I later got to talk to her and we excitedly made plans for her visit next weekend with her girls and her good friend (so the gift continues, I will get to see her and my grand-dots!!!) Son-in-luv came over later in the evening and was a walking birthday card. What a beautiful thing to have him sit and tell us just how much he loves our daughter and how much he loves us and loves spending time with us.

After eating and opening cards and gift cards for dirt, somehow we got into my storage stuff and got out a couple of my mom's square dance dresses. Only Dot and Kalina have the 24 inch waists to fit into her tiny clothing. Dot even busted out Mother's petticoats!

Our home was filled with love, laughter, children playing, food, friends and family. It was a lovely, sunshiney, sparkly day. Inside and outside!
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8 comments:

d34FpUpPy said...

happy birthday

Tim said...

Living here is like living in a fairy tale, we've had many years ofpain and foreboding so I'm enjoying this to the fullest. I'm married to the most fabulous woman on this earth, who like a choice wine just gets better with age.
Thank you Jesus!!!!!

Further on up the road said...

Happy (belated) birthday.

Sounds like you had a wonderful day. You're very lucky.

Joni said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day, surrounded by love, laughter, and good times...Happy Birthday!

And, of course, we will expect to see pics of the herb garden.

Gardenia said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like a wonderful one and I think the dirt is the greatest BD present ever! That and the obvious love your family has for you and you them.

Cynthia said...

Happy Birthday! XOXOXO

Jada's Gigi said...

it sounds perfect! Happy Happy forty twelve! I wanna see pics of the garden when its blooming!

FOUR DINNERS said...

You had a cracker n you deserved it babe. Happy forty twlefth xx