Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Am I still 40??

It's about TIME I get to it!!! (Blogging it, that is.)

OK, so I turned 40! :)
Many surprises!
First, Moms 4 moms had a huge cake for me {that my wonderful friend Alicia made!}
CHECK OUT the paper piecing on the top! And the CARD had one too! Cute owl, huh?
That was awesome! (and I just LOVE the monkey ballon too!)

Then the next day, my ACTUAL birthday, I went to lunch with my wonderful friend Anne.
Finally, right before our food came she said "eat quick, we're going to the spa." Oh MAN!
I did NOT see that coming!

So off to 5 star for a hot rock massage (and my make-up done)!!
{Where Megan and Kelly were waiting too, to get manicures, and Anne a pedicure.}

THEN {as if that wasn't enough-I mean, I have ALREADY had 2 cakes!!}
Jerry surprised me with dinner, with some friends!!
That is ONE way to go out with friends you haven't had dinner or a date night with yet!! LOL!
The Brady's, Alicia, The Ellingson's, and of course, Sue and Jerry, Pat and Frosty, Dave, Amber, Amber (though I missed seeing my SIL), and then there was Chris, Ashleigh, Laken and 'Tana!! What a wonderful surprise. I am VERY proud of my husband! Way to go honey!
I love you so very much to make this effort!!
(click on the slide show to see pictures larger, for those new to this bloggin thing! :) )

Come to find out the Scrapaganza girls had no idea about this dinner (despite Jerry's efforts) so they then took me out for dinner at Red Robin on Monday, and dessert at Chili's!
"WOW" {see it?)

Forty isn't too bad I guess!!

I think it looks OK on me too! LOL!
I think my birthday is FINALLY over with dinner last night (INCREDIBLE dinner) at La Figaro's in Rock Island with my Dad and Dinah! Wonderful! (Can you believe I FORGOT my camera! UGH!)

Thanks to EVERYONE that made my birthday special, AND who emailed, sent cards, and hugged me at the store! OH-can't forget, my friend PAT gave me some scrapbooking GOODIES!! OH MY GOSH! I don't know WHAT I did to deserve them, but I am NOT complaining!
Thanks Pat! It really made me feel special!!


Candi Ladwig said...

Wow.. you are old!! Hehehe, just kidding! I love your cake!!!! That owl is awesome! Sorry I missed it... see you soon!

Colleen said...

I didn't know it was your birthday. Happy Birthday.

Mindy said...

Happy Birthday, Penny! I'm 2 years behind you (my bday was yesterday). Looks like you had tons of fun celebrating!

Sophia said...

WOw! Fabulous Forty!!! I think you still look good! Happy BELATED Blessed Birthday! May the good Lord bless you in your health, in your family, in your work and in your crafting endeavours! =) *hugs*