Friday, February 27, 2009

What a wonderful day

Wednesday was my birthday and it turned out to be the most wonderful day! My Mom came down from Montana to stay a few days with us. Her birthday present to me was.... (tired mothers beware)... a facial and a massage package. Ohhhh, I'm melting just thinking back to it all. We all drove in to town in my suburban, she dropped me off and took the two boys bouncing around the town. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the spa, a very rare treat indeed. I was sooooo relaxed, it was just wonderful. As I was just finishing up the lady that did the facial was walking me back to the front room. Just then my mom showed up with the two younger boys. Each of them were holding a bouquet of yellow flowers. My youngest saw me and stretched those flowers straight into the air to hand them to me. I wish I had a picture of that moment, it was so precious. Good thing I have it etched into my memory so I'll never forget it.

Next we went to Olive Garden and had the most wonderful meal. We came home after that and there was a large envelope sitting next to the door. UPS had come a visitin'. Hmmmm, I wasn't expecting anything from UPS. I brought it inside and opened it up......
It was a gift certificate from Lineman! That man, he has never in 15 years of marriage ever surprised me. Never. Well he got me this time. The gift certificate came wrapped wonderfully in a neat little envelope along with that wonderful little letter and of course... a huge, plump, calling-my-name B&H Catalog. B&H is where I bought my camera. I full heartedly would recommend them for their on-line sales in case you need to get some photo equipment. So now I must torture myself and drool over the catalog. Wait, this time it's not torture - I have a gift certificate! *whistling* Here B&H catalog.... Here B&H catalog.....

My mom had made the cake with the help of a junior baker. I also had a little tiara with flashing lights on it that I wore around for a bit.

Whoa! Call the fire department!!!! Actually there are only 24 candles on the cake, that's all that was in the package. So hip-hip-hooray for me, I'm 24! Oh, that means I was 17 when I had my first born. Fine, I'm ..... actually...... gulp..... 35. There, I said it. Now YOU all KNOW. Bwaaaaaaa

My in laws spoiled me too. She sent a big ol' box and guess what my Mother in Law used for packing material......
POPCORN! How clever is that! And not just any popcorn, Popcorn Colonel popcorn! There were packs and packs of this yummy stuff. It's a yummy, gooey popcorn square with peanuts and M&M's. There were even more packs than this. However, I am NOT owning up to just how many packs there were. Dear Mother in Law, you better not tell either!

Then she also sent this. I think it needs to go on the front door as a disclaimer!

And she sent this oh-so-cozy bath wrap and 3 pair of the softest socks ever and bath salt that smells oh so good. Please excuse me while a take a bath and unwind....
..... okay, I'm back now. Refreshed as ever.

She also sent this U of Montana sweatshirt.
I tell you, it was a wonderful day, I just feel so lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful people. I am truly blessed.

27 comments:

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Happy belated birthday!

It sounds like such a great day with lots of surprises and fun and love!

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

Happy Late Birthday, Carin!
I'm glad that you had such a great day. Sounds like your family went out of their way to make your birthday very special. That cake looks so yummy!

Gill said...

Happy Belated birthday. Hope you continue to have fun..esp with your photography catalogue!! Looking forward to seeng what you buy :)

He And Me + 3 said...

Wow, you did get spoiled. That was awesome looking at all the stuff you got and how special you were treated on your Birthday. So cool! 2 thumbs up for hubbies gift too. Awesome!
Happy Belated Birthday!

Kim said...

Looks like it was a fun day. I love to have massages, it makes me feel soooo good. Glad your mom could come spend some time and help with the boys so you could just melt away in relaxation.

countrykids MOMMA said...

Wha Who!!! Glad it was so very special! Thanks a ton for sharing!

Robyn said...

Happy belated birthday.
It looks and sounds as if you were totally spoiled. Glad you had an awesome day!

Anonymous said...

The flower story puts a lump-in-the-throat only thing is there are so many other things to think about in the raising-your-kids years. memories we think we`ll never forget somehow DO get away from us... When the kids say "Don`t you remember when Mom??" And you can`t remember!!Pictures are wonderful! Love you cbinu

carrielt said...

WOW You did have a wonderful birthday!!!!

Know that I'm soooo jealous of your gift card! Lineman did good.

grmasusie said...

Happy Happy Birthday! What a lovely birthday, and now you can relish in all of the precious memories!!!

Kelli said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday!! Getting flowers from your boys was so sweet, and the pink cake looks really yummy! Happy {belated} Birthday!

Kate said...

I left the last comment from my mother-in-laws computer...just so you are not confused!!!

ourtinydot said...

You sound like a very special person... specially loved, too, and surrounded by specially loving people. Happy birthday!! Glad your day was special, too.

Mechelle said...

Happy Birthday. We do share the same birthday.

I am so glad you had such a wonderful day.

Glad you have the memory of your son giving you the yellow followers. You could try to recreate it... or would that be cheating? Just a thought.

Thanks for the offer to help me with my button. I will email you. My email address is : gr8photos at hotmail dot com. Just so you don't delete me when you see it. Thanks again and Happy Birthday.

Anonymous said...

Carin, Happy belated birthday what a special birthday! You have lots of people who love you! Myrna

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh..you had the best b-day ever!!! What a blessing!! You got lots of goodies! Enjoy!

Happy Belated Birthday!

JenT said...

Happy (late) Birthday. It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Carin said...

You are all so great! thank you for all the birthday wishes!

Red Thread said...

awww..Happy Birthday Carin! Every mommy needs to be surprised and pampered on their b-day, so glad you had such a special day! You make 35 look great...Happy, Happy, Birthday!

Under the Florida Sun said...

Just stopping by via He and Me +3. You have a great blog here! Love all your pictures! Look forwarded to coming back by!

The J's said...

AHH! How very sweet! You are one lucky (& loved!) lady/mama! Happy Belated birthday! :)

R and R Stacy said...

Aww, happy belated birthday! What a wonderful surprise. I'm glad you enjoyed your day.
You got some great gifts too!!
What a lucky gal.
Hugs!

Shasta said...

Wow! You really got spoiled on your birthday! That is so awesome! I stopped getting spoiled after my 18th birthday, I'm so jealous!! haha

You have a lot of wonderful family, you're a very lucky woman!

Happy belated Birthday!

Leslie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm still new to this so your visit is encouraging. I love your experiences on your birthday, Happy Belated! You have a wonderful family with great focus. I mean you are doing a great job, with your family.

thedomesticfringe said...

Wow! Sounds like a dream birthday. Glad you enjoyed your special day.

Happy Belated Birthday!!
-FringeGirl

Larsen's in Wyoming said...

It's so nice to be loved and pampered, even if it is just one day out of the year. You deserve it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carin, I just got back from seeing my Mom, so am catching up with you. Happy Belated Birthday!!! It sounds like you had a great day and may you have many more great years. Linda