Monday, October 18, 2010

A Birthday Giveaway and My Flowers






Well, here we are! My birthday is nearly over now. It's been a lovely day. My favorite son...you know by now...my only son started the day off by calling me on the phone. Remember, he is in Silicon Valley in California...so far away. But, he calls real often. Today he called and sang "Happy Birthday" to me three times in the same phone call. Just being funny....and so darn cute!
The minute our phone call ended, the florist delivered flowers from Scott, so I had to call him back and he sang again! Wasn't that a great start to the day?

My friend, Bibi, delivered her gift to me this afternoon....a beautiful fabric cone she made and filled with lovely real flowers...so pretty. And, a fabric heart to go with it. She makes the most gorgeous pretty, delicate things.

My brother, Mike, called this afternoon and talked for about an hour. That was a nice surprise and this evening, my daughter, Kelly, had us over for dinner. Delicious! It was nice to spend some time with her, my son-in-law, grandson and his girlfriend. And, the two 'grand-dogs.' I had a great time.

So, in these photos, you see my flowers from Scott...daisies and roses....two of my favorites. The 'cone' and heart made by Bibi and a photo of the cone hanging on the china cabinet in my kitchen. (Not the best photo...but you get the idea...I think it looks really pretty there.) There's a little water tube in there, so I can keep this flower fresh for a while (see the closeup...it's gorgeous!) It was a lovely birthday!!!

And, since I wanted to give something away for my birthday...(photos in the previous post), I had that old navy man choose a number.....he chose #25....so CHRISTY, you are the lucky winner!! I hope you enjoy your 'goodies' as much as I will enjoy giving them to you!

Thanks to all of you who sent comments and birthday wishes....I sure appreciate each and every one of you.....til next time, take care, pat

PS. My friend, Deb C. always adds this quote at the end of her emails. I love it and every time I read it I go "YES!" That's what I want to do....grow old as the leaves do and enjoy all the light and color in life I possibly can, until the end. Here's the quote...just beautiful:

"HOW BEAUTIFUL THE LEAVES GROW OLD. HOW FULL OF LIGHT AND COLOR ARE THEIR LAST DAYS." John Burroughs

12 comments:

fiberdoodles said...

Pat your flowers are just lovely! I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday!! Many blessings for many more!!

love & hugs
Sharon

Sherry said...

Pat, I hope your day was your best birthday ever! The flowers are so pretty and I know that getting those from your No. 1 Son made them even better. Bibi's sweet gifts are just lovely! Hope today is the start of a great week!

Sherry in Little Rock

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

How lovely you have so many people who love you and were able to spend time with you for your birthday. Lucky winner Christy hope she enjoys her goodies. xxx

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Your flowers are beautiful. I am glad that you had such a good day!

Amy said...

Beautiful flowers! I'm glad you had a great birthday!!!

Dolores said...

Happy belated birthday. It's extra special when others remember. Mine was yesterday too and it was a wonderful day.

rlbates said...

Happy (belated) Birthday, Pat!

Melody Marie Murray said...

I'm glad you had a lovely birthday! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Nicki Lee said...

What beautiful flowers for a beautiufl lady. Hope you had a wonderful day - best wishes for a terrific year ahead!

Barbara C said...

Belated happy birthday Pat. It looks like your family and friends did a great job honoring you on your day.

Jaybird said...

I hope you had a great birthday!! Many blessings to you in the upcoming year!
You and that Texas gal have a great time, and TRY to stay out of trouble :^)
I'll be thinkin' about you!

vicki said...

well- thats what I get for being late - missed your whole big birthday bash! Looks like it was a wonderful give away - good for you! Hope you had the happiest of days!

Vicki

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