Sunday, January 30, 2011

Best Birthday Ever!!!!!!!

This birthday was truly a wonderful one!! Well, except for the fact that I turned 50.......something!! My big day, the 28th, started with some beautiful flowers ,a card, and hot coffee from Mark. Around noon I got to meet for lunch with my special friend Nichole. She and I have a special bond in that we have the same birthday!!!Nichole and I have done Beth Moore Bible Studies together at church for the past two years. She is so much fun and an awesome young woman!!!!!
Yummy! The restaurant gave us a banana pudding parfait "on the house." We loved it!

What does this little fella have to do with my birthday?? Well,about 10 days before, I saw him by the side of the road near a desolate field. I pulled over to try and get him to come to me but he ran like crazy.I came home, checked the paper, and sure enough there was an ad in the lost and found for a lost shih-tzu. I called the owner, we went back to the field and he still ran away. The next day the owner went back to the same spot and this little guy came out of the brush and ran to her. Come to find out, he had been lost for 6 days, without food and water, was in shock and had SURVIVED!!!!!!! After a week of TLC at home and a trip to the groomer, I went to his house to meet him. Isn't he adorable????

And here he is with his Texas Tech cap on his head. What a happy ending to what could have been a very sad one for his sweet family.

Now it's Saturday ,the day after my birthday. I had been to an Estate Sale and when I came home, look who was here to greet me!!!! Surprise!! Happy Birthday, Mom. I was speechless and sooooooooooooo excited!!! We hopped in the car and went to Harold's for BBQ!! I wish I had a picture of what transpired there, but I did not have my camera with me. The place was packed and Harold was singing the spiritual song, "Amen", and he had everyone sing backup. It was priceless!!! He is a wonderful, African American with an AMAZING voice. Later, he even sang Happy Birthday to me!!

Now it's evening and we, along with several other friends, went to Mary and David's house for dinner. David's birthday was two days before mine so we got to celebrate our birthdays together. Great food, sweet fellowship and lots of fun!!

Pretty candles on the table "set the mood"!!!

One more pic of the four of us at the Gregory's farm. Thanks so much, everyone, for making my birthday one of the best EVER!! Stephanie, we missed you bunches!!!


Linda said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful birthday! Loved reading your blog.

Nancy @ Ella Elaine said...

Happy Birthday my friend. Thanks for sharing your special day with me - long distance!
I am looking forward to when we can get together and celebrate both our birthdays by doing some girlfriend time. March maybe?

Janice said...

Glad you had the best ever!!! Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday my sweet friend! I was so glad to get your card and picture. Always love you blog. Love you LuAnn