Sunday, December 17, 2006

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Yesterday was without a doubt, the best birthday I have ever had. Here are 10 reasons why:

1. Diamonds from Mr. S.

2. Nun calendar. I love nuns.

3. Breakfast in bed with fresh-cut flowers from the kids.



4. Gift Certificate for Yarn.

5. Mom's Roast Beef and Baked Potatoes (my favorite) for dinner.

6. My current all-time favorite CDs on the iPod.

7. The Eagles beat the Giants.

8. I finished a pair of socks. This makes 16 pairs of socks this year!


Socks that Rock lightweight, Alina colorway, toe-up, Widdershin heel flap, beaded rib

9. I spent my birthday with some of my very favorite people, my family (brother & his family, sister, mom, my hubby and kids). And there's nothing like small children to get really excited about your birthday.

10. When your birthday is the week before Christmas, some people complain that their birthdays get lost in the shuffle. Not in my family. My mom always made sure I had a special birthday, and now, so does my husband. And I love my birthday being a part of the most festive month of the year, and love to associate my birthday with Christmas.

But having spent most of my energies in the past few weeks preparing a magical Christmas for my family, it felt especially amazing for them to make such a special day just for me.

16 comments:

Mintyfresh said...

Hey! Happy Birthday!! Why didn't you let us know ahead of time--no hints were dropped at all? I'm happy to see it was a delightful day. You definitely deserve the best. Thanks for being such a great friend to someone you've only known for a few short months! (And Go Iggles!)

Susan said...

Well, Happy Belated Birthday! That does indeed sound like a good birthday, no matter what time of year. And I love those cut flowers!

Margene said...

Fabulous gifties! I especially love the flowers!

anne marie in philly said...

whoa - happy birthday, you young chick!

and you don't look a day over 34 either!

sweet times!

Mo said...

Diamonds, nuns and YARN! A good birthday, indeed.

Dorothy said...

Happy Birthday! Those fresh cut flowers are beautiful. Pretty enough to warm the heart.

Your day sounds like it was really good and full of great things. We try to keep mine special by not decorating until after. Usually the next weekend.

Ashley said...

Hey, happy birthday, Liz! I'll take diamonds and an Eagles win over nuns any day ;)

Jane said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a wonderful day.

jody said...

happy birthday! i had no idea (that it was your birthday, and that we're only 5 months apart). it sounds like you had a really special and fabulous day though :)

Ann said...

I can't believe we had that great phone conversation and I neglected to wish you a belated birthday!! (It's even on my calendar, doh!)

I still miss you all the time my dear. You deserve it all ... nuns, diamonds, flowers ...

ps. And the Redskins won too! High five to Mr. S!

curlypurly said...

happy birthday, happy diamonds, and happy yarn! the nuns kinda freak me, though.

jane said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...I LOVE BIRTHDAYS-YOURS SOUNDS GREAT! JANE

Lolly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, girl!! What a day! It looks like it was wonderful ;) and how fabulous - 16 sock pairs in a year? I am very impressed!

Sally said...

Oh hell, I forgot. Feliz Cumpleanos! Bonne Anniversaire! Happy Birthday!! Etc, etc. I'm really glad that you had a good b-day - can't wait to see the diamonds, the nuns, and the yarn (especially the yarn).

Love, Sal

The Purloined Letter said...

Happy birthday! I'm so happy you have great family and friends to make is a special day.

eyeknit said...

Oh, Liz! I missed your birthday! Well, if you're taking Beth Brown-Reinsel's (wristlet) course in January, let me know. I'll take you out to an early lunch to celebrate belatedly.
Amy