Monday, 8 December 2008

A great birthday!

I had such a great birthday! It was not the gifts and what I did, but a general feeling of being happy and contend with where I am and what I am doing with my life. And being absolutely soaked (the only way I can describe it) in the love of my family and friends. I am so blessed! Thanks also for all your kind wishes.

Some highlights from my actual birthday:

My hubby woke we up with lovely tanzanite solitaire earrings to match my necklace that he gave me last year (a cross). The Little Miss appeared soon after with a lovely book from the kids. I had to rush to a site to solve a crises but took cake to the office after wards. The intention was not to work on the day, but I a m glad I spent some time with the kids at the office.

These two did a little Happy Birthday song and dance for me. And gave me the soundtrack to Mamma Mia!

I met my mom and The Little Miss for lunch at a little local restaurant with a play area. With my gift my mom gave me a letter that she wrote for me of my life thus far through her eyes. What an absolutely priceless gift! I have decided to start doing this immediately for my kids.

The girls at the girls' lunch.

Enjoying the jungle gym.

A fun way to practice patterns

Then I gave myself the best birthday gift any mom can receive - a 2 hour nap! An absolute luxury in my life!

The evening the Ever so charming and delightful hubby took me to see the new Bond movie ( yes, I am a Bond fan and love Daniel Craig) and dinner after at one of our favorite restaurants. A thunder storm broke out while we were eating on the verandah and that was to me a perfect end to my special day.

Oh yes, and I had another gift - we have a walker! Little man C is taking 2 to 3 steps at a time and gaining confidence by the day.

Today I am thankful for my happy life, my family and my friends. God has been incredibly good to me. I am truly blessed.


  1. so glad you had a wonderful birthday!!! I know you are looking forward to this weekend:)

  2. Looks like it was a wonderful day. Happy Birthday!

    How exciting about Little Man C!

  3. A wonderful birthday indeed! I'm glad to hear you had such a good day/weekend. You'll have to show your beautiful new earings with matching necklace for us to ooh and ahh over.

  4. Wishing you the happiest (belated as it may be) birthday. I am so glad you got your nap....can you send one my way?

  5. So glad you had such a great birthday! What a BEAUTIFUL gift from your mom! wow! I can only imagine how wonderful that was to read. My mom will send me random emails here and there, just to say how proud she is or comment on something I've done and I know I love to get those...I can only imagine a whole lifetime's worth!!

  6. OH Cat! Your day sounded nearly perfect.
    I got a big smile on my face reading about your mother's gift to you. That is just priceless.

  7. How did I miss this post?! Sounds like an awesome birthday :) And how cool is it that you have a walker?? Watch out world :)


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