Friday, November 8, 2013

~So....I turned the Big 40!~

I told someone that I don't feel old...just feel VERY BLESSED at the life God has given me!  He gave me such a wonderful caring husband, 5 precious loving children, wonderful parents and siblings and families, and LOTS of Great friends!  =)  One of my enemies friends teased me that I didn't look a DAY over 40!  Little Turkey!  =)
~Here's my simple centerpiece for my actual birthday.  I just grabbed my little bike and threw a real pumpkin that we got from our Church home school group's hayride (pics coming later) in the little bucket.  =)  I love the little curly que stem on that pumpkin.
~And I made my GG's cheesecake for my dessert.  Simple, not too expensive and light and yummy.  Maybe I'll have to post that recipe on here soon.  =) ~
~I used scrabble letters to spell, "Heather is Forty." (A dear friend just gave us a scrabble game.  We had one in Colombia, but had no room to bring it back, and we knew that Jimmy and Farly LOVE the game, so we left our game there for them to enjoy. =) ` 

~Then Laura and I got to do a RARE thing and go out shopping together.  We had a fun afternoon running to Old Time Pottery which is a store that is like The Christmas Tree Shops on Steroids.  =)  It is HUGE.  Full of crafty things, any kind of frame, glass jar, floral, pillows, ETC.  that you could want.  Then Laura bought us lunch, and we ran to a consignment store, and HERE we are at Coffee Emporium where she took me for a fun visit, some DELICIOUS coffee, and a yummy oatmeal maple scone.  =)  She even bought me a bag of that yummy coffee to take home called, "Autumn Fest!"
It was a delightful day chatting with each other, and just enjoy being together!
THANK YOU BUNCHES, Laura, I had a Blast! ~
~Then I had a couple families over to help celebrate my birthday.  ~

~My Birthday table.~
~My sweetheart surprised me by buying me flowers.  My friend Kimberly sent me the link to this sign that I thought was so cute!  It says, "Keep Calm you're only 40!"  =)  I printed it off and made it a part of my centerpiece.  ~
~I bought some discounted Halloween candy to add to the table.~
~Laura and Brittany and my girls were a big help getting all the food ready and serving all the plates.~

~Laura made 3 yummy fruit pizzas.  They were BEAUTIFUL and yummy too!  Here I am holding one.  I guess I forgot to take a close up.  I thought the pizza was going to show up better in this pic.  =( ~
~The kids enjoyed some smores in our backyard. ~
~Rob and Dee brought this BEAUTIFUL Autumn Poinsettia as a hostess gift.  Isn't it so pretty?!~
~I tried to get the colors to show up in the pic, but this is the best I got.  ~
~Here's my new coffee cup.  It says, "On a scale of 1-10, I'm a PERFECT 40!" =D ~
~And Rob and Dee gave this card to Phillip and I. Phillip turned 40 in September!
The card says, "Worried about turning 40?  Millions of people turn 40 every day, But do they POUT and COMPLAIN and SNAP at EVERYONE?" ....
~And the inside says, "Sure they do, OLD PEOPLE are like that!"  =)
 (Rob and Dee aren't too many years behind I'm SURE they weren't calling us old.  =)
My in-laws sent me a card that says,
 "Daughter, Wherever you go and whatever you do, you bring so much joy by just being you!" 
It was a such a SWEET card!!!!
Thank you to each of you who wished me a Happy Birthday!  I have had a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY WEEK!  =)


Daryl Hausman said...

So fun to get to enjoy a day with you shopping, even if we did have to drive to the back 40 to find that store! =) Fun times and Fun memories. I'm sooooo glad that Jesus chose you to be my sister.. though we are very different in some ways, Jesus made us close, close friends and that I'm VERY thankful for! I love you and all your fun ways! Fun laughing, crying, eating, drinking special coffee as well as praying together! Much Love, Your big Sis, Laura

Karen Walden said...

Looks like a fun party. I'm right behind ya though as I'll turn 40 in March. ;)

Charity said...

A very happy birthday!! Looks like you had a special day! :)

lila said...

Cute, cute table!! What a fun birthday!! Being 40 is great!! Wait till you are almost 60. I really enjoyed my 40's. Of course I am enjoying my 50's too. Hope to enjoy my 60's also. Happy Birthday again!! Love you!!!

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday, lovely friend!! the sign turned out great....and looks like your day was lots of fun! love and appreciate you!!

Roseanna said...

I just turned 40 2 weeks ago myself. welcome the to the club, hee hee. was only painful for 6 minutes, then I was fine. Glad you got to hang with family and friends :)

Brittany said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Heather! Sounds like you had a great day, gotta love Old Time Pottery =) Here's hoping your 40's are absolutely fantastic!

Steve N Angela Wiseman said...

Happy Happy Belated Birthday my dear sweet friend. Love your pretty home and enjoy all your pictures. I keep up with y'all through the Girls whom read your blog and anxiously await the next post. So happy your enjoying this time being 'home'
Much love to you and the family.

Love, Angie and Family

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