Friday, August 27, 2010

Random Friday ~~ Birthday Edition


Okay, first of all, IF YOU ARE MY FRIEND GEORGIA AND YOU ARE READING THIS....
STOP!!!! GO NO FURTHER..... I WANT YOU TO SEE THINGS FIRST HAND FIRST......PICS LATER =) YOU KNOW I LOVE YA.....


Okay continuing on..........


Yes my birthday fun continues on today. My friend Georgia is coming over to take me and Sir Cuteness to lunch. We tried to do this yesterday, but with my schedule we couldn't get it worked out, so today it is. And this will work out even better because I have more time today...yay!!!!!


So my birthday, day really started off kind of stinky.


Yep it happens that way, but I tried to keep a good attitude about it,
and I did and it ended up being a FANATASTIC day!!!
But......
To start it off, Dak was NOT happy!!! His I-pod Touch locked up and he had to do a COMPLETE restore and lost ALL his music and everything else on that baby..... oh yeah, he was NOT.happy. And of course, he felt the need to take it out on his poor unsuspecting mother who was NOT expecting it. Needless to say, it was NOT a good morning!!!
So I wanted him to take a series of pics of me yesterday morning to post before my day even got started. I had a whole post planned out in my head,
But....
that just was not happening. I barely even took this pic......
which by the way......
cracks.me.up.
I was trying to put on the happy face, but Dak was just being a booger (just keeping it real =) and I told him "I don't even want to take a stupid picture."
Dak: "Oh your taking a picture!!!!!"
hahahahaha ~~ cracks me up!!!!!
All turned out well, but that morning....whew a doozy!!!

Well, from there, the day proceeded with stinkiness, but I was DETERMINED to make it a good day. I was not going to let the enemy steal the fun of what a birthday is.......... the day God brought you (me) to this earth. He chose me in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight (Eph. 1:4-5) and I was bound and determined to celebrate that fact.....so I pressed on.

And boy am I ever glad I did....

Because..........

I got to go get this little bundle of absolute, eat-him-up goodness!!!

Look at the cuteness of this pickle eating baby.......be still my heart!!

My beautiful mother took me to lunch at one of my favorite spots.....
Yep, McAlister's.
It was YUMMY!!!


Me and the pickle eating Sir Cuteness....the boy loves him some pickles!!!


Here he is eating a chip I believe.....
Yep he is a COMPLETE doll!!!


No his does not mean I am 8.....
It means number 44 for me....
Just wanted to clear that up.... =)

These two are the cat's meow.
I mean it is the biggest joy to watch them together.
Sir Cuteness is keeping my 71 year old mother young...and on her toes =)
It is a beautiful thing!!!

Then we went to pick up this lovely.....
Now let me just say that my family LOVES the Dairy Queen Blizzard Cakes.
They make them happy.
So in true mom fashion, I ordered one and they enjoyed!!!

This is the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard Cake ~~
Be still their heart!!!
Hear I am peering over the top of this loveliness...


And that's about as close as I got to eating it....
Not my thing.......
But I sure enjoyed watching everyone else enjoy it.....
Does my heart good!!!
Speaking of loveliness....
This beauty came and joined in on the fun....
The lovely K.....
I heart K..........

Oh and speaking off loveliness...
Since I don't do Ice Cream cakes, or cakes in general for that matter.
I know RJ you are gasping ~~ GASP ~~ right now......
It'll be okay.........you can eat an extra piece for me next time you have cake......
anyway..... I did want to have a little cake on my birthday, so I decided to try my hand at a Vegan Chocolate Cake, since that is how I roll these days, and it was......
DELICIOUS!!!
K was the only one brave enough to try it with me, but she did and liked it......
So Dak tried a bite and so did my mom and they both like it too.....
Yep it's a keeper.....
Oh and me?!! Delish!! A little rich, okay A LOT rich, but so yummy!!!
Now I must fess up....
It was not your regular cake consistency, so that is probably why I liked it so much.
It was more like a pudding cake.....so good!!!

Hanging out!!
Wow this post is getting ridiculously long.....
Hang with me......
Dak came in from school with these....
Aren't they just beautiful!!!
And yes they are real.....
And yes they came with a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and an apology for the nastiness of the morning....
I love my kiddo!!!! He makes me sing!!!!!
These flowers are just gorgeous!!!
Then Sir Cuteness painted me this picture (with mama's help). She said they sat out on the back porch and painted before I got there. How sweet is that. (Oh yeah, Sir Cuteness also painted the rocks too.....hahaha)
Be.still.my.heart.
He loves tele-ta-thomas (that is what he calls him....we have yet to figure out why, but it is the cutest thing)....
See the hole in the sign, yep he was rubbing in the paint for Grandma....
How cute is this?!! Oh.my.stars.

Then, Oh then, sweet bliss.....
My hubby bought me this.....

Yep, a guitar....
With lovely detailing....
Okay so I picked this out....
called him and told him about it and he said get it.....!!!!!
YAY!!!! We had been looking..... and I couldn't get this one out of my head or heart for that matter.....
That my friends is a peacock, and when I saw it I INSTANTLY thought of my grandmother.
She had peacocks and we used to go and chase them and try to pull their feathers out. I was so fascinated with their beauty as a youngster. I LOVED those feathers. And loved it when I found one that had fallen out.
My grandma was so special to me.


So in honor of my dear sweet Heaven Loving Grandma,
I introduce you to Hazel............
Yep I named her Hazel after my Grandmother.........
it's very fitting, and I can already play the E Chord......
YAY!!!! I am well on my way to learning.....

Me and Hazel getting to know each other =)


Sir Cuteness and I playing a duet.
I have this on video....
so I'll be sharing that soon too...

But for now, let me leave you with my dear sweet boy singing Happy Birthday to me....
This was, by-the-way, way later in the day when he was happy.....
To stinking funny..........Thanks son =)



video

9 comments:

  1. Hate the morning started out that way... but if I lost all my music, I'd be the biggest grump you'd EVER known...

    But Dak redeemed himself with beautiful flowers! Such a sweet boy!

    McCallisters is MY fav!!! Hubs wont go there & I sneak there anytime I can con a friend to go with me!!! haha!!!

    I LOVE Hazel!!! She is gorgeous!!!! I've so been thinking about taking guitar lessons myself & now you are inspiring me! I cant wait to see a video!

    For the record, I'm not a fan of ice cream cake (real cake - YES!) but I actually LOVE the look of your vegan cake!! Anything with the consistency of pudding? I'm all about it!

    You're looking good for 8 yrs old ... I mean 44! So beautiful!!!
    Here's to another Blessed year in your life!!!

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  2. So glad your day improved after a rough morning! Your flowers are "gawgeous" and Sir Cuteness could make everything better. He is so stinking precious!!

    Your guitar....amazing!! My husband plays all types of guitars and we are a musical family so I appreciate the beauty of what you received. It is awesome! Can't wait to see more videos of you playing now, too.

    So thankful you ended up having a wonderful, blessed birthday!

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  3. Happy, HAPPY birthday, friend!!!

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  4. Every photo was great! Oh sugar BLESSED BIRTHDAY to you and many many more in the Name of Jesus!!!

    I so love you Dawn. You and your family come into my heart of prayer so often!!!

    Keep on being the bright beautiful woman you are in the LORD!!!

    Love ya!

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  5. Ok so I didn't read, I'm so glad I waited. Loved the guitar. I look forward to listening to you play for me. Love you Georgia

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  6. Happy Birthday Dawn!! Even though the day started out bad, I'm so glad it ended up great!! I love your guitar. Love you and hope 44 is a WONDERFUL year!!

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  7. That is so funny!! Dak is a goob! Ha! (and Sky laughing cracked me up)

    I love that he brought you flowers.

    I'm glad you had a great birthday! Here's to many more.

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  8. Hi Dawn!

    You won the cupcake kit from my giveaway!! Yippee!

    Please e-mail me your mailing info!
    thehomespunheart (at) hotmail (dot) com.

    Thanks!
    Monica

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  9. Happy (belated) Birthday, Dawn!

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