I awoke on Friday morning, feeling that it is just a day like any other, with the morning rush kicking off with packed lunches to be made, school projects to hand in, a frantic search for swimming goggles, and empty grocery cupboards to fill. All this staring me in my slightly older, wrinklier face. So, lots of chores to be done, and no birthday frivolities planned. Thus is life when you're 35, and mum! But, the day quickly turned into one continuous party, with my gorgeous sprogs singing a sped up version of 'Happy Birthday' to me as we quickly opened pressies amidst the school morning chaos. They were under very strict instructions from Daddy to do the birthday wishing as he had to leave for work early and wouldn't be around. And did hubby surprise me this year!? Oh yes he did! I was bowled over as I opened my pressie, and found it was the vintage necklace I had been admiring for quite some time now in our local Antiques Centre...'The man done good...'
|Gifts from Mom and Dad|
|Vintage necklace: Gift from Hubby|
|Scrumptious scarf from a friend|
More friends came knocking bearing gifts and wishes, and dinnertime turned into a party as my gorgeous South African friend turned up with a huge pot of curry she'd lovingly prepared. I was completely overwhelmed by everyone's generosity. I spent the day surrounded by the love of friends and family, with phone calls and messages from loved ones far away.
|Beautiful Butterfly Wall Art, made by Dianne...|
Katie Alice Tins! Pretty!
|Treats from South Africa...home comforts!|
|Shoes! Gorgeous shoes!!!|
|Shabby Chic Photo Frame|
|Retro Style Tins...|
|'Girls night in' in a basket|
|Homespun Style and my favourite flowers...|
I am blessed!