Friday, March 30, 2012

52 Candles!!

That's right!  I had 52 candles to blow out this year.

I had a wonderful day!  My Mama came out bright and early with hot coffee and danish from Panera for us to share.   She and Noah and I sat at the kitchen table together and talked, and laughed, and  solved all of the problems of the world.  My phone rang all day with lovely messages from so many friends and family members!  I got texts, emails, visits, flowers, all day long.




Gennifer and Jake had us all to their house for my birthday dinner.  I was so touched to have been treated to such a special evening.   The house was decorated so festively, and she had a beautiful display on her island with photos of us, and beautiful caprese appetizers, and my favorite Spring time treat...marshmallow Peeps!!!  There were balloons and streamers, and party blowers.  A delicious meal of lasagna and spinach salad with homemade bread.  Eri made my favorite cake, angel food with whipped cream and strawberries. It was perfect!!
I really did feel like a Queen! 
The three little ones played, and we all had such a good time.
 Jake got me a lottery ticket, and we talked about what we would do with our winnings!
I was showered with wonderful gifts, and the little ones helped me open.
Gennifer did a little cheer for us.......very entertaining!!
A truly wonderful day!!!   The following photo is of Geeps looking at the framed picture that Gennifer had put on display of Hannah and Greg and I.  It was taken several weeks ago at Hannah's school on Grandparents day, but we had not seen it yet.    Gennifer purchased it and saved it to give to me on my birthday.
I love the natural smile on Hannah's face.  And the fact that she is holding each of our hands.  And the way her little feet are turned in, wearing her fancy new sandals.
I will cherish this picture forever!
I had a perfectly, perfect day!!!!!  
The day before my birthday, is my friend Jae's birthday.  We have celebrated our birthdays together for all of the years of our friendship.  Sometimes on the slopes of Big Bear Mountain.  Sometimes at Glen Ivy Spa.  Sometimes doing a quilt shop hop.  Sometimes lunch or dinner.  But always, we do something together.  We went out to dinner tonight with our husbands to celebrate.  No pictures, but these were taken on her birthday evening at her house.
Life is good.  And I am blessed!!!!!

34 comments:

Knitting Nix said...

Happy birthday (belated). It looks like you had a lovely day.

my4lilgirls said...

Happy birthday Kris, you look so beautiful & happy in the photos, glad you had such a wonderful day
Lol Karen x

Connie said...

I love getting to share your birthday fun by reading your post and seeing the wonderful pix! You look radiant and not a day over 30!!! xo

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You are so blessed indeed and very loved I can tell. Glad it was wonderful for you!! Happy Birthday Kris.

From the Kitchen said...

Now that's a celebration! I say "let it continue". Happy birthday!!

Best,
Bonnie

priscilla said...

Happy Birthday ! Sounds like you had a great day !

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Happy Birthday, friend. Looks like your family certainly made your day special. Wonderful memories!!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Happy birthday, friend. It looks like your family really gave you the royal treatment! Patty

Holly said...

What a perfect birthday! You have the best family. I love every single one of them. I love that yellow flowered top, you always looks so good in yellow. Fits your personality too. Sure do miss you.

Debbie said...

Looks like a WONDERFUL day Kris! Your right, your VERY blessed, and you sure bless me! You look sooo good in yellow! Happy birthday!

Genn said...

I'm glad you had a nice birthday!!
It was a fun time at our house with you.
ANd that top is so pretty on you!!!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kris, I loved seeing all your festivities-we are so loved and so blessed. Happy Belated Birthday to your bff Jae. How fun to have shared so many birthdays together. I love all the decorations at Gen's house.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
Hugs, Noreen

Gloria said...

Hapy Birthday to a awesomw and wonderful woman, a nice friend and a beauty mom, you look absolutely nice (I have more than 50 too lol) send you hugs and Jen is adorable, I love the pics!!

Gloria said...

and you are a really queen dear!lol

Mereknits said...

Happy Birthday a tad late. You are so blessed to be loved by so many. I think that is the best present of all.
Hugs,
Meredith

Bethany said...

What a lovely feel-good birthday!!
And now I can tell my mother that yes, there is another person in this world that likes marshmallow peeps! Every year I hear "You're the only one...."

Grayseasailor said...

Thanks for sharing your B'day celebration, Kris. Your blessings blessed me as well!

Petunia Pill said...

Such a wonderful celebration of you! Happy Happy!!!! Loved this post! Hugs, Annette

corners of my life said...

What a fine celebration.
Happy Birthday.

annielizabeth said...

Lovely pics, Kris, Happy day all around for ya. Esp. love the one with the queen balloon above your head! Have a truly fab year, k?

annielizabeth said...

Lovely pics, Kris, Happy day all around for ya. Esp. love the one with the queen balloon above your head! Have a truly fab year, k?

ain't for city gals said...

Indeed..you are blessed and from the looks of things very loved! Happy Birthday, Kris...and many many more!

Karen Bates said...

What a wonderful celebration of a very sweet and thoughtful lady!!! Happy Birthday...glad it was a good one!

Nicolle said...

Love all the pictures. Just saw the ones on Genn's blog too. What a great day! You were surrounded by lots of love and happiness, and you deserve it all. AND, you look beautiful and so very young! xo.

~Niki~ said...

ahh, what a lovely family you have. happy belated girl!
my my must be a blessed day, my cousin and wife had their baby yesterday apr 30. special special.

Libby said...

Happy Birthday! I would say this is THE perfect year to turn 52 *s*

Pam said...

Happy Happy (late) Birthday Kris! I am so glad you had a wonderful bday.
Have a great week!

a8383 said...

Happy Birthday Kris! I knew we were the same age- I was 52 on Jan 29! Well guess I am older- LOL! Angela

Kelli said...

Looks like you had a great birthday! Love your blog!

Val said...

I hope you had the most wonderful birthday!!

Pam said...

It sounds like a very special birthday for a wonderful lady! Happy belated Kris!

Jill said...

Happy Birthday!!! Looks like a wonderful celebration :-)

Many blessings,
Jill

Sinta Renee said...

Oh my gosh Kris! I want to give you a big hug and wish you a happy belated birthday! You sweet thing... 52 is going to be a great year! And look at all that love you are surrounded with! You are blessed! Happy birthday to you! May you live as long as you want and never want for as long as you live!

Beverly said...

Happy Belated birthday....only a day before mine!! It looks as though we both had great days!!