17 September 2008

. . . the next day . . .

. . . okay, i'll admit it . . .
. . . my
attitude isn't always super positive . . .

. . . but for today, at least, i •l•o•v•e• everyone . . .
. . . fyi: i have never questioned my feelings for dear friends involved here . . .
. . . my "big" day was over the top . . .
. . . from finding my front door,
first thing in the morning,
decorated with a gigantic bow
and fifty {i counted} hearts {must be a BIG door} . . .

. . . to this adorable
hand~crafted birthday banner {in the background} . . .

. . . and {up close} . . .
. . . and these sentimental lollipops ~
each decorated with its own flower collar . . .

. . . good friends dug deep to think up
fifty things to love about me . . .

. . . check out these amazing roses ~
yes, there are fifty of them . . .

. . . i usually end up reading
"old people" birthday cards
while i wait at the car wash . . .

. . . no reason to do that in the future . . .
. . . because they were all addressed to
me
yesterday . . .

. . . some even included antique photos . . .
. . . {i am NOT pictured on the card in the middle} . . .
. . . many, many thanks to
family, friends, neighbors,
children and
my great husband . . .
. . . you all make me so happy . . .
. . . love you lots! . . .
. . . here's to the next fifty years . . .


9 comments:

Meagan Shepherd said...

Happy Late Birthday! Love, Meagan Shepherd

granny said...

I hope it will be a great year for you and yours. (sorry if I am a stalker!)

Sassy said...

For the 50th time HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Your talented friends did fabulous...holy cow...that is the cutest banner and suckers and cards...oh my stars..you are so ♥'d!!!! Just awesome that you were treated so warmly...you deserve it...isn't it crazy that we have hit that half century mark????YIKES!!!

Suz said...

Steph- I hope you had a great birthday! I am so glad that you liked the banner.. (banners are my most recent obsession!) Vic was so excited to make it! Sorry I missed out on Cafe Rio. I planned on bein there from the beginning... and then, got done making dinner at about 7:15.. SORRY I missed the party!
I loved the games (?) your kids did. Such a cute idea. Can I copy?

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday. I must say your attitude about the big 50 was much better than mine. I am just now getting over the shock of being so old. Looks like your friends and family took good care of you.

chris+amber said...

I still chuckle whenever I think of "50 sucks". One of the cutest/most creative gifts ever! Cafe Rio rocked!

chris+amber said...

...and do I spy a photo of KOKO?!

Molly said...

Hey Steph, Happy Late, Late, birthday. Sorry I'm such a bad sister-n-law, I remembered early Tuesday Morning then as us old people do forget. So Happy Birthday and hope you wish came true. We really want to come visit, maybe we'll surprise you one of these days. Cute stuff, you really are loved!!!

Lori Taylor said...

I thought of you on your Big day! Happy Belated Birthday. Looks like others were thinking of you too. Cute stuff! Missed you at the retreat.