Monday, August 31, 2009

So...What Does a Country Girl Get For Her Birthday?

What DOES a country girl get for her birthday? Well in my case, it was quite a combination.....one that probably was a pretty accurate description of things I love...things that sum up ME...(except there were no decorating things involved but I can fix that with the birthday money, right?).

First of all, the best thing was just the time spent with my family beginning Thursday evening and lasting through the weekend. Thursday evening, we had dinner at El Porton's. Mexican is my favorite, so it's almost-always Mexican food for my birthday dinner. My mom and dad, Aunt Jo and Uncle Wayne, and my father-in-law, joined our family for the dinner.

Friday, Jason took the day off to spend with me on my birthday. He, Joy, and I, just spent the day out and about doing whatever we wanted...including a trip to the mall...and where else but Lowe's? We had lunch at another place I love.....Jason's Deli. Love that place! That evening, I received my big gift from Jason.....wanna see?



That's a Springfield XD 9 mm! Can you tell I'm excited? I was able to try out several handguns of my choosing (with the gun dealer) that felt the best in my hand, and I knew when I shot this one, that it was THE one!

So here's where the title of this post comes in.....how's this for a combination of what a country girl gets for her birthday....and couldn't be happier! Let's see...



That's a handgun, high heels, a belt, a necklace, a gift certificate to have my nails done, and money to go shopping! (Maybe I should try shooting in the high heels)! :)

Saturday, we went to the mall again, and to see a movie (which I recommend), Up.



But I have to tell you that I was so close to tears, not one but three different times during this animated movie! If you get a chance to see it, it really is worth it! Very sweet!

Look at the dry erase board Joy made up and had sitting out for me!



She also made me this!



Colt made me this one!



Jason made me this! (He saw this design on the front of one of Colt's college textbooks)! lol!



I LOVE handmade cards! They are so special to me...especially what's written inside!

And more cards from family and friends....



I also received some email birthday wishes and an e-card from friends too!

Thank you to my my family and friends for making my birthday special! :)

And now, Jason and I have a fun hobby to do together....we've already enjoyed target shooting a couple of times this weekend! (Jason has a Smith & Wesson .40 Sigma). And I have to show you our target practice....



Jason saved it and wrote the date on it.....I guess he was impressed....and maybe a little sentimental??? :) How funny!



So as you see, I had a wonderful birthday....and thanks for all of those that wished me a happy 25th or 29th birthday! You are great! For those wondering, I don't mind telling how old I really am....I just turned 46! Since I don't like the alternative, I'll take every year that the good Lord gives me! :)

And I haven't forgotten about the giveaway I mentioned on my last post! I'm trying to decide for sure what I want to give away...so it will be announced on my very next post! I am so anxious to get around to visiting your blogs too....so don't give up on me! I'll, hopefully, be by soon!

Have a great day! Thank you for stopping by! :)

41 comments:

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Well happy belated birthday!

Sounds like you had a great birthday weekend. Awesome gifts, especially the hand gun:)

Kindra said...

You and a gun...For some reason I didn't picture it. You go girl! I always forget how close our birthdays are. Mine was yesterday. :) Happy belated birthday!

Parsley said...

My husband thinks getting a gun for your bday is "Cool!".

Glad you had a great birthday!

Paula said...

Happy Late Birthday to you! I love all the gifts. Especially the gun. Is it lightweight? I've been wanting one, in Kansas we have a conceal and carry law. As a Realtor, I find myself in precarious situations, all have turned out okay, however, someday it may not. I've been wanting to persue this for a while. You've motivated me. Great shooting at that target!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Sounds like a great Birthday! Country girls and guns just fit, LOL! Me and hubby used to target practice all the time when we were dating, hmmm not since!
Happy belated birthday from me!
Hugs and blessings to you!

Carmen C. said...

Tammy, Happy birthday!!! What great presents, funny you got yourself a gun though...you'll have to stop over and read my post today, and PLEASE, give your opinion on it! You sure DON'T LOOK a day over 25 to me:)

wrcdgc said...

The gun surprised me. I never would of thought of you wanting a gun how cool is that! Joy and Colt have a cool Mom! I can't wait to see what you buy with your money. :)
I am glad you had such a nice birthday you so deserve it!

Donna

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

wwaaahhhhoooo!! a woman that owns a gun and looks sexy doing it...great gift...Does Jason make your bullets? we have had the hardest time buying bullets or the parts to make them..the primers to be exact and when we do..they cost an arm and a leg..all thanks to the Obama admin...we have had primers ordered since march and we still don't have them...glad you had a wonderful birthday..I am 3 months older then you..:)have a great week...:)

At Home With Amy said...

So sorry I missed your birthday Tammy but happy Belated Birthday to you anyway. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I would love to see a picture of you in your heals with that gun strapped to your hip!!
Have a great day,
AMY

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Happy Birthday Tammy! A gun - YIKES - scares me to death! I think a lot has to do where are raised in this country. Some places it is just part of everyday, other places not at all. So power tools I am into - guns - not so much!! But since it is something you can share with hubby, I can see why it will be fun!

I love what Jason wrote on the card - very clever - he's a keeper!!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

FANTASTIC gifts Tammy!!! I love them! So glad you had a wonderful birthday!!!

And I, too, LOVED the movie UP! :) It was sooo cute!!! :)

arkie said...

Glad you had a great birthday! I love handmade anything!

Madison said...

Well lets just say the hole gun thing is HILARIOUS! That would be a waste of money around here because we already have so many guns at our house. I guess I never mentioned that my dad was a hunter, fisher, and also gator hunter. Thankfully we don't have animals all over our house and he doesn't get everything mounted. And I can't believe you were almost close to tears because I did cry when we were watching UP. I got the emotional side from my mom.LOL Hope you had a great birthday!!

Love, Madison

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Happy (belated) birthday!! Sounds like you had a great one.

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

HAPPY Birthday, Tammy!
Sorry my wishes are a bit late...
Sounds like ya had a wonderful day!

Hugs♥Kath

BTW-You're gorgeous for your age...not that 46 is old...it isn't...but...I wouldn't think you were 46 ;)

Denise said...

Happy birthday, a little late!

It looks like you had a dream weekend! Great gifts, too!

XXDenise

Susan said...

A belated Happy Birthday Tammy.
Susan

Sharon said...

Glad to hear that your birthday was a big hit.
I would have never guessed a gun tho.
I also hand written cards, as they seem to really come from ones heart.
Happy birthday girl.
God bless

Zaroga said...

What a great birthday you had.

I use to do a little target practice, but haven't picked up a gun in years now. Maybe it is time to go for it again.

UPON A HILL said...

Happy Belated Birthday! That is great you got a gun. I use to shoot with my husband & once owned a gun. Haven't done any target practice in a while. Great cards & other gifts too!

Elle Bee said...

Tammy! I am lovin' the image of you shooting your new gun in high heels and freshly manicured nails!!
Happy Belated Birthday from me!
Elle

Dianntha said...

Sounds like you had a great time and wishing you a great year too. Dianntha

Mandy in Mayberry said...

I love your combination of gifts!

My guys are hunters so we have plenty of rifles and shotguns around here but no handguns. We target practice with the hunting guns!

Looks like you had a great weekend!

Nancy M. said...

I'm glad you love your birthday present and that you had a great time with your family!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a really great Birthday Tammy!! That is great that you have your own hand gun! My daughter loves hers! She's been trying to talk me into getting one too!
You received alot of neat presents and pretty cards for your birthday!! I especially love each one of the handmade cards that your family made for you!!

Have a great evening!
Love & Blessings,
~Lynn/Okc

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

GREAT PRESENT!!! Love it. They are so much fun to shoot. You go girl.

Happy Birthday and love all of your cards.

Maxine

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

WOW! A hand gun! I used to lvoe to shoot. I learned how in JROTC in school and progressed from there. It has been a long time since we went target shooting. What neat gifts you got!

I'm glad your birthday was a lot of fun and special too. I love Mexican food!

Have a great week!

Goat Creek Grandma said...

Belated birthday wishes to you Tammy! Sounds like you had a wonderful day and I definately love your gift. I love taking target practice when we have the time here.

Take Care,
Debbie

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

You go girl, I would say a Country girl and gun go hand and hand, I have a 9MM and all 3 of my DIL's have one, my 2 that live in the Jackson area really need one, one works night shift at a hospital in a bad neighborhood and the other works at a bank, so they both own one. You hear so much today about it being Politically incorrect to have guns. But who cares, at least if something happens you can defend yourself and your family. My believe "Guns don't kill people, people kill people".
Sorry will get of my soapbox...lol..love your other birthday gifts and the card are so special. Happy late Birthday. Friday was my DH's birthday day he turned 66.
Molly

Mandie said...

What a wonderful Birthday!!! I had to laugh when I saw the gun because that was my Mother's Day gift last year, lol. That is all I wanted!! Glad you had a great day!!

the primitive country bug said...

Wow! What fun birthday gifts! It sounds like you had a great day with your family.
I have to say, the gun took me by surprise. I never would have guessed you like to shoot handguns. LOL! Great job on the target shooting!!!
I love the homemade cards from your family. Aren't they the best?
Hugs & birthday wishes to you~ Birgit

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Happy Birthday!!! Sorry I missed it! Great cards. My hubby usually always has the kids sit down and make fun cards for me. I love them as much as you do. Glad you enjoyed your gifts and your target practice!!

Parsley said...

You're my winner! Check you email.

country gal said...

I love you mommy!! I already told you MANY times, but, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I still have yet to shoot your gun myself...;)

Love, Joy =D

Angie said...

Happy Birthday to you! I have to admit my jaw dropped at a bit when I saw your gun...that really surprised me! I dunno about the high heels at the shooting range..lol. It looks like you had a wonderful day though! I loved the post for your parents anniversary, too..Congrats to them..what a great story!

Hugs ~ Angie

Michele said...

What an awesome gun..and you're so right, as soon as you shoot one, you know if it feels right or not. I was the same way when I got mine!

Sounds like you had a wonderful day...

Hugz,
Michele

Mandie said...

Hey girl! Just wanted to let you know I am having a giveaway!! Come on over and enter for a fall hairbow!!!

Charm and Grace said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I loved your post and I can tell we're kindred spirits, too, because... Mexican is my fave, too; I love Jason's Deli; and UP might be one of my favorite animated movies of all time. Had no idea I would need tissue (and I am not normally one to cry at movies). I had to use the little napkins they give you with popcorn. :) I definitely give UP two thumbs up!!

Blessings,
Christi

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

It's so important to have just the right accessories, Tammy ;) Enjoy your gifts, my friend. I'm glad you had a sweet and memorable birthday.

Have a great long weekend too...

Farm Chick Paula said...

Sounds like you had a terrific birthday, Miss Tammy! I would have been thrilled with a present like that, too! Oh, the heels, manicure and necklace are great too, but a country girl could get more use out of the gun anyday! *LOL*

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