Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Year and Another Year Older

Here it is, another new year.
I'm happy for the new year, but want to recap one little thing from the old one.....

This past Monday, I celebrated another birthday. What a nice day I had! Although I worked all day, and was downright pooped when I got home, it was a truly lovely day...and here's why...

I was chauffeured to work and dropped at the door by Timothy
I was treated to a lovely lunch "out"
It was a wicked busy day......which means the day absolutely "flew" by
Then, I was picked up by the hubster and driven directly home......

Where I discovered.......

My family had baked me a **pink** cake (no picture :( )
There were birthday gifts with my name on them
Everyone was in a festive mood :)

After getting my mom showered and ready.......the whole gang headed out to a favorite Italian restaurant to celebrate. When we got home, I blew out a candle, had a bite of cake and opened these beautiful gifts.....
A vintage teacup.....with **pink** flowers.....

A Vera Bradley lunch bag.....

....and a vintage cameo pendant/brooch, all from the kids.

Not shown, a new waffle iron from my mom. The gift from my hubby is yet to arrive....we plan to get some new furnishings later this year.

As I mentioned in my last post, my wonderful friend Nancy had me feeling like a princess this year. Have you ever received a gift that couldn't have been more "you?" Well, that is what happened this year. Nancy surprised me with.........
This beautiful box filled with some sweet surprises......
A handmade purse. Now, you gals know how I love purses......

A gift set from Clinique.....

Filled with a few little treasures........

This fabulous box. It has real buttons set into a shell-like finish. I haven't decided what to keep inside....for now I have my crochet hooks in there. I just love looking at it!

Nancy also gave me a copy of "The Shack," and a new lipstick. I finished the book quickly, and have passed it on to another. I'm spoiled.......and loving it!

Last year certainly ended on a high note for me.......and I won't even say it wasn't a good year. So many blessings came our way......along with a few bumps. I am just so grateful that we are surviving the bumps and moving forward.

New for this year is to keep a thankfulness journal. I'm going to list one thing that I am grateful for every day, starting today.

I pray that you are happy, contented and loved.

"Where there is love, there is God also."

~ Leo Tolstoy ~

4 comments:

Wool Winder said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!

Niki said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like your were spoiled, indeed! (but you know you deserved to be spoiled every once in a while :)
blessings,
Niki

Gloria said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year Amy. I am so happy for you. Those are really very nice gifts and you sure do deserve all the good things in life. I'm glad your party was great and you had fun. Enjoy the year and be well. Take care.

JAN said...

Amy, OH you so derserve all those beautiful gifts! I am so bummed that I missed your birthday. But don't feel too bad, I missed my sister's 60th. I don't know.... I am in MN with my mom as she is trying to recover from her knee replacement surgery. She is having trouble eating.

Your MOM looks FABULOUS!
Take care and I'll talk to you soon.
Love Jan