Saturday, September 6, 2008

Thoughtful Gifts

You know a little over a week ago, I celebrated my 45th birthday. Well, I never got a chance to share what a nice day I had.

I had several e-cards sent my way throughout the day wishing me a happy birthday, many ladies commenting on my blog and Country Sampler forum with birthday wishes too. It was so pleasant all day! I received calls from family and friends.

Then on the way out to dance class with Joy, I stopped by the mailbox and there was a package for me. Now I knew I hadn't ordered anything (yet) and wasn't expecting anything, so I was very excited and surprised to see my name on it. It was from my sweet friend, Lynn, from the Country Sampler forum. She had the sweetest country card and two special "friend" decor pieces for me!

This cute "friend" pillow found a home in a basket in my hall bathroom:


The prim "friend" heart is going in my new kitchen. It fit right in! Thank you so much, Lynn! I loved them!


After dance class, we had dinner with my family, my mom and dad, my Aunt Jo & Uncle Wayne, my father-in-law, and Joy's friend, Katie Beth, at a Mexican restaurant (my favorite). I didn't get by without the servers singing to me either. But Kindra....at least I didn't have to sit on a saddle wearing a cowboy hat (bless your heart)! I know to avoid THE OTHER Mexican restaurant on my birthday because I learned the hard way that you get to wear a GIANT sombrero and have whipped cream in your face if they "discover" it's your birthday! My mom made my favorite cake, banana cake with cream cheese icing. Aunt Jo and Uncle Wayne game me something I had been wanting (and never would go buy for myself)....a George Foreman Grill. You sure can whip up some tasty things quickly on it!


The rest of my family gave me money to spend on my kitchen....so that was fun! I've already been doing some shopping....I have curtains on the way.....and more goodies.

Then after dinner when we took Katie Beth home, her mom and my friend, Tonya, had a gift for me too. It's the cutest..girliest clipboard I've ever seen....with my initial on it! This is perfect for me! I carry papers (and books and magazines) everywhere....for homeschooling, lists, etc....and I'm also known to take paper with me to appointments where I have to wait and I write out future posts for my blog if I'm not planning a homeschool project. I just loved this stylish clipboard!


So you see what a great day I had.....thanks to all my family and friends! I love you all!

Hugs,
Tammy

23 comments:

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Sounds like a very blessed birthday! I missed commenting on your mom's house. It reminds me alot of my mamas house, she is an angel collector too!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What great gifts Tammy, I can't wait to see what you have bought with your birthday money for your new kitchen.
Rondell

Sandy said...

WOW...sounds like you had a great birthday. Great gifts and all!

Have a great weekend!
Sandy

Deb said...

Hi Tammy! I glad you had a great birthday! I glad too that you didn't go to the whipped cream joint! But I would have loved to see a picture of that! LOL!!! Have a great weekend. Deb

Gettysburg Homestead said...

What thoughtful gifts from your friends. They are wonderful!

Mary

angie said...

great gifts~glad you had a wonderful day!

Dawn said...

tammy, it sounds like you had a great birthday. Its a gift when family lives close by. i love the clip board, i know you will put it to good use. You had ask about dance class. Taylor started out in tumbling and gymnastics at about 3 yrs. this yr. we enrolled her in a new dance studio that is a bible based center. They incourporate prayer, self esteem, self disipline. She is really enjoying it. Her cousin Brooke is enrolled too. She is quit busy. With studies, dance and volleyball season. have a great day! Dawn

Cottage Rose said...

Sounds like you had a very wonderful and Blessed Birthday. Love the Pillow and clip board. Such sweet family and friends you have.

Have a great weekend,.

Hugs
Alaura

Kindra said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday also. :) Oh my that OTHER mexican restaurant sounds dangerous. LOL Don't you just love internet friends?!!!! What great goodies you got! And your mom's cake sure sounds yummy!

Linda said...

What special gifts for such a sweet gal! I am so glad so many people made your day special. May each one be a wonderful as this one!!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a great birthday you had. I have a George Foreman grill and I love it. You are going to enjoy that gift. I can't wait to see the new curtains.

Donna
(wrcdgc)

Raggedy Angel said...

Well happy bithday girlie!
My daughter is loving your clipboard....I guess I will have to see if I can make her one.
You ask if I live in a log home....that picture was in my shop, it is a barn.
So glad you like your spray! Beth

Jo-Anne said...

What a fun birthday! Your gonna love that grill!! We use ours all the time.

I am sure looking forward to seeing your kitchen all done up! (no pressure...lol)

Tammy said...

So glad you had a wonderful birthday, Tammy! You so deserve it!

Love all the items you received...and what a cute clipboard!
(Love that "T"...but I'm kind of partial to "T"s too!) ;)

Hugs,
~Tammy

Farmchick said...

Oh Tammy~~~I feel so bad...I was going to wish you a happy birthday before we left last week and I FORGOT! I am soooo sorry. Well, happy belated birthday and I am glad that you had a great day--you deserve it!!

Hugs~

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Tammy...sounds like your birthday was awesome! You have wonderful friends too!

Hope you're having a great weekend!
Hugz,
Michele

Colleen said...

What wonderful birthday memories and goodies, Tammy! I'm so glad you enjoyed your special day... You deserve it, my friend!

Have a wonderful week!

Leslie said...

Sounda like you had an awesome day! What wonderful gifts you received! ...Why is it that nobody in my life thinks to get me homemade stuff?

Have a wonderful day!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday! Love the clipboard too!

Anonymous said...

Tammy, I am so glad that you enjoyed your birthday gifts that I sent to you. I am so very glad that I was able to *SURPRISE* you! :) I love the clipboard that you got for your birthday too! It is so neat looking!

I am so pleased to see that both the pillow and heart have a special place inside your home Tammy!

As I've said before, Daniel nor I can ever begin to say Thank You enough for all the wonderful caring, love, and thoughts and prayers that you gave to and for all of us while Daniel was over in Iraq. You are so very special to us! You will always be our Special Angel, and Our Special Friend!

Have a great week Tammy!

Love & Blessings,
~Lynn/OKC

Julie said...

Glad you had a sweet birthday. I love your goodies, especially the clipboard. Can't wait to see what you get with your birthday money. Julie

Stephanie said...

You had a great birthday!!
I cant wait to see your kitchen , Im sure its coming along great!!

Stephanie

LINDA said...

Cute clipboard! You had a pretty great day, my friend....
May all your future days be just as enjoyable....