Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Xmas in July Swap, Birthday Bash

Oh my, oh my - where does the time GO?? I'm so far behind reading my friends' blogs....I feel like I've been shoved into a time warp....

First things first - the OPENING DAY for the Christmas in July Swap. I've already heard from two elves who opened their packages....more to come, I'm sure. I'll set up a link party in the next few days so everyone can see the parcels sent.

Now - to my birthday day.

Me at about 2 years old

In one word it was...............................
FABULOUS! 

When I walked into the kitchen that morning to make my coffee, there was a package from DH - with a beautiful necklace inside. My BFF came to the house to pick me up for our outing and gave me a gorgeous crystal vase. Then....well, the child in me was lurking.

My BFF had asked what I wanted to do on my special day. I told her I wanted to see "The Secret Life of Pets". Yep - a kids' movie. Am I on the wayward road to wishing I was young again? NOPE. Love right where I'm at, right at this minute. The movie, I must say, was amazingly hysterical! And highly recommended if you want some levity in your life.


When we got to the theater, we were surrounded by children - I mean.....over a hundred little kids from ages 2 to 7 or 8. I looked at BFF and said, "Maybe this was't such a good idea." Well, the children were SO well behaved - no discipline problems AT ALL. Towards the end of the movie one of the characters (who was a real human-hater throughout the film) was snapped up by a little girl and smothered in hugs.....she promised to love him "FOREVER". A little voice from the other side of the theater proclaimed - quite loudly - "That's a good idea!" And after the movie was over, another little voice - this time from the back of the theater said, "That was AWESOME!" And I'd have to agree.

Then, I was treated to lunch....and chauffeured home.

My uncle, who I haven't seen in probably 50 years, his wife (from Florida) and my cousin and his wife (from Arizona) were in the area for their 60th and 35th high school reunions. They came to the house for a visit.


Cousin J, Me, Uncle N

My dear uncle brought me a birthday cake.


I can't remember the last time I had a birthday cake! After their visit, DH and I shared a pizza and some champagne. It was a GREAT day!!! I couldn't have asked for any better.

OK - now - to my studio -

31 comments:

  1. My mom and I went to see Pets on opening day. She's 77 and I am 55!! It was a great movie!
    A belated happy birthday to you!!

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  2. Kim you really looks like adorable and happy in this pic. Exactly like now :D :D :D
    Muxus

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  3. You really did have a perfect birthday - and you deserve it all! Glad it was so special for you.

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  4. Great Birthday celebration, My 16 year old granddaughter and I(76) went on Saturday and saw The Secret Life of Pets. I enjoyed it.

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  5. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had the perfect day of celebrations.

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  6. What a fantastic birthday! I'm glad you had such a great day for such a special year.

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  7. What a wonderful Birthday! Love the photo of you as a little girl, I've been using my old photos for each blogaversary.
    I'm planning on spending my Birthday doing my blog hop with my friends, some of it anyway.

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  8. Your birthday sounds truly amazing Kim. Good for you!! Wahoo! I want to see that movie also. ;) Love that rockin' poodle. tee hee.
    You look so good in BOTH those pictures!

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  9. Nice family picture....looking forward to a link up party for Christmas in July

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  10. Kim, it sounded like you had the perfect day to welcome in your birthday. Thanks for the movie review; will add it to the list. Happy belated birthday wishes!

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  11. I'm so glad your birthday was so special, Kim--you deserve it!! Here's to many more happy birthdays :)

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  12. Aw - you were such a sweetie when you were little (well, you're a sweetie now too!!). Sounds like a perfectly wonderful birth day celebration all around.

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  13. Happy Birthday :D Sounds like an absolutely wonderful day.

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  14. Happy Birthday! Sounded like a prefect Birthday. Happy that you enjoyed your special day ~ C's Cross Stitch Creations ~ http://christiescrossstitchcreations.blogspot.com/

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  15. What a sweet picture of you and what a beautiful woman you turned out to be! Happy belated birthday!

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  16. Happy Belated Birthday Kim! You looked fabulous and what a fantastic day you had.

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  17. What a lovely way to spend your birthday... Doing what you want to do.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

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  18. So happy you had a fab Birthday , you deserve it dear friend for all you do for others .
    Enjoy your week hugs.

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  19. Happy birthday, it all sounds rather wonderful. x

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  20. A big hug from Spain. Happy birthday Kim!!!

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  21. Happy Birthday Kim, you look like you had a fab time!

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  22. Glad to know you enjoyed your Birthday very much and with your loved ones :)

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  23. Happy Birthday, Kim! Glad to see you had a GREAT day :)

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  24. Happy birthday Kim, and greetings from Barcelona!!!

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  25. Looks like you had a lovely day!!!
    Happy Birthday!

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  26. Happy belated birthday wishes Kim. What a very wonderful day you had,

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  27. Sounds like you had a lovely day. Happy belated Birthday.

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  28. Sounds like you had a fabulous birthday, Kim. xx

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  29. Happy Birthday (belated.. sorry)
    I am so happy to read/see how much you enjoyed your special day :o)
    Hugs xx

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  30. Happy happy birthday!! Glad that you had a fantastic day!

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  31. Happy Birthday, Kim! I know my wishes are belated but heart-felt! Your day sounds lovely! I want to go see that movie, too. I've heard nothing but good things. I love the picture of you when you're 2. So adorable! You're still adorable in the pic with your uncle and cousin. Sounds like your day was perfect and I'm SO glad! May God bless you abundantly this year and always!

    Blessings - Julie

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