Sunday, June 24, 2012

Another Year Older

You know - age does not worry me - I am happy with ageing as with it come a sense of knowing who we are and accepting it!
And because I have such amazing family and friends I was spoilt rotten and loved every minute of it ;-)
Abby had spent Saturday while I was away in the Kitchen and the scrap room.
I was greeted with this stunning card that she had made on Sunday Morning:
Isn't it just stunning, she didn't quite use all the flowers that were in my collection but since she doesn't really like sitting and making I was very honoured to have this card made especially for me :-)
Inside it was some money that the kids had put in from there own savings and some from Nigel so I didn't feel to bad spending the day before on decorating "stuff" because now the damage wasn't looking so bad lol.
Mum had made an early lunch for us as Jamie was heading off to work at 12 so we were eating a roast at 11.20am!  Abby brought out the cake she had spent the day making for me.  She did a great job and I didn't even get a photo - gutted because it was SO yummy and looked Divine that we nearly ate it all up at lunch!
Mum had taken my recipe book which was falling apart and brought me a new one (with cupcakes on the front) and re wrote all the recipes into my new book in her hand writing - don't you just LOVE the handmade gifts.  Mum and Dad gave us a new BBQ which was Nigel and my present so she was naughty as well!
Nigel and I went and did some heater shopping in the afternoon and after getting some nibbles, Bronwyn came over with this stunning card:
gorgeous (BO you really need your own blog!) and a gave me a envelope template to make for our big cards - again SPOILT!
Diane had left me a beautiful card also, Abby had hidden it and gave it to me on Sunday morning, here is Diane's card:
The little love heart on there Diane made with clay and the birds and vine up the top were done with a template and some paste - very clever lady!
Chrissy, Phil and the Boys also came over so Bo, Chrissy and I opened a bottle of wine and just had a relaxing afternoon catching up(Chrissy was naughty and gave me a voucher to Divine Cakes - there is a theme happening here!).
Jo also popped in with a lovely card (see her blog for pictures).
I had many txt's and phone calls, and on Monday my boss took me out to what used to be the Denheath House Custard Square place in Pleasant Point for a LONG lunch - so I have to say I had such a lovely weekend and was SPOILT rotten! 
So you see getting older is not such a bad thing!
A big thank you to my amazing family and friends - bring on next year ROFL


debby4000 said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday, love the cards and I've checked out some posts that I've missed what fabulous cakes.

Dianne H said...

So pleased you enjoyed your special day. Yes definitely a theme going on. Abby's card is fantastic. She has certainly talented like her Mum and glad she left you some flowers lol.

Bridgette said...

birthdays are so special. and Bronwyn does do the bestest cards. and presents.
she is certainaly a special person and yes she does need a blog even if it is just for the dogs lol

topkatnz said...

Nice to hear you were so deserve it:)happy birthday my friend!

Elise said...

Oh gosh, what gorgeous cards! I love them!!!