Saturday, September 8, 2007

What a Day............

This is one of my very best birthday gifts....Ellie, 7, and John 3, came bearing a gift on my birthday....they had made me a room pomander out of a Magnolia burr that smells delicious and had it packaged so pretty.....I heard a knock on the door and when I opened it John was seated in the wagon pulled by Ellie from next door .....both were smiling from ear to ear.....that does a grandmother's or Mam's (in my case) heart good.......


, Ellie and John's gift.........................
Monday was my birthday and what a day I had. I had saved my cards and gifts and opened them on 'my day.' Edward gave a bouquet of red roses, a scanner for my laptop and a pretty card....
Friends Sandra and Linda Gail gave me the goblets, respectively......they completed sets I had already started.....

Sunday morning, I was given a set of 'Blessing' figurines.....Love, Peace and Joy.....by our Church congregation..........
Cards I received through 'snail mail'.......Melinda and family gave me money..........

Shirley gave me a set of 'Old Country Roses' vases that match my china......


I received a wonderful surprise package from my dear, sweet, friend, Marion, in Wales. It was full of great gifts.....a picturesque 2008 calendar of Welsh scenery, beautifully hand crafted envelopes made by Marion, a lovely fabric 'Betty Bag', a Welsh hand carved wooden 'Lovespoon', a precious pink and green cabbage rose printed Laura Ashley clothespin bag on a wooden hanger and a birthday card with a breath taking scene of Tal-y Llyn.................and not only that...Marion called me on Thursday.....such a surprise..... I was so happy to hear that soft, lilting, English voice..........

Mary Jo gave me this red and ivory pitcher that matches other dishes that I have.......

Amy and family gave me a shepherd's hook and fern..................


My 'Secret Pal' at church gave me this charming rooster lamp.........


To you ,wonderful friends, that came by and left me a sweet birthday comment, you will never know how much each one meant to me and I thank you so very much.........

21 comments:

dot said...

Wow! What a birthday! Those roses are just beautiful as well as your other gifts.

Myrna said...

I would say that you have been celebrated! Isn't it nice to have a day just for you?! I know you enjoyed every gift and expression of love.

Penless Thoughts said...

Wow!! You were truly blessed.
Susan

weirdbunny said...

Your so disciplined to keep all your presents until your actual birth day, as opposed to opening them when you receive them !

dot said...

I like Ellie and John's gift. Cute about them coming in the wagon. Betty, that would have made a nice photo!

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Boy, when you have a birthday you really have one!! Congrats to you!! What beautiful gifts and so many cards.

Susie said...

Dear Betty,
I'm sorry I wasn't here to give you birthday wishes on your special day.
I hope it's not to late to give them to you now. You certainly were blessed with so many lovelies.
May the coming year be filled with every blessing for you.
hugs!

Cathy said...

My goodness, you really did have a Happy Birthday! That's a pretty picture of you and your roses. My mother used to have those green tall glasses. I love the shepherd's hook. And you sure do have lots of friends with all those cards. :o) And you have sweet little grandchildren too!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Betty, what a wonderful birthday you had! It's no wonder that you received so many sweet gifts, I am sure you are a wonderful friend to anyone you meet.
God bless you this "new" year!
Lidy

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I am delighted you had a wonderful birthday! The little children in the wagon must have been TOO precious!!
Please stop by my blog today; I am having a tea party!
:)

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Betty..... Well done Birthday Girl, what a wonderful array of gifts, all given with a great deal of love, well and truly deserved too! May your year ahead be blessed and enriched with good health, heaps of happiness and much love. Blessings - Marion

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Wow, you have some special friends! Happy Birthday!

Beverly said...

Sounds like you had as nice a birthday as I had. You must mean alot to all your friends. The pictures are lovely. Happy Birthday!!!

cityfarmer said...

I would sing you the birthday song if you were in range to hear....anyway, know that you are a dear and beloved friend and sis in Christ...each day and year is a gift handed down from the Father...hope it was happy....AND I don't think I've ever seen so many wonderful gifts...'atta girl!

take a peek at three spunky little wedding photos from my neices' wedding a few weeks ago. I had to do a follow up

love to you, cityfarmer

Sherry said...

WOW! You got some wonderful goodies!

PEA said...

I always say receiving such beautiful presents makes it worth while turning one year older! lol I'm so glad to hear your birthday was so wonderful, dear Betty:-) xox

Ruth said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! I'm glad you had such a great day and were remembered by so many. I pray that this year is the best one so far!!

Sue said...

Happy belated birthday Betty!
What lovely friends you must have that love you so much and shared their blessings with you with such generous gifts and cards.
You look gorgeous holding your beautiful red roses.
Sue

Janie said...

Happy Birthday Betty.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you!! Great gifts you received!

I have Old Country Roses china too! If you would like to see my OCR tea party, check my blog!

Katherine

Barbara said...

What a lovely array of gifts. I do like the figurines.
Thanks for your comments Betty.