|I was so happy to receive some beautiful cards from my sweetheart|
for Valentine's Day.
|From the factory window.|
|From the gift shop window.|
|Out my front door.|
Hey, there are a couple of cookies missing! (I received that cake dome for Christmas. It has a truck with a Christmas tree on the plate. A doily made it a cute Valentine/Birthday dome.)
It was a casual dinner. I used Christmas paper plates and made a big pot of soup and a pan of ziti especially for Penny. Boston Market catered the rest of this affair. We had 12 people with Elizabeth, Greg and Jim. I received so many gifts and gift cards. I also received a special piece of art by my baby grand. So very sweet and creative. I love to watch my kids interact as adults. They love each other, and enjoy each other's company. That in itself is a blessing.
The birthday boys, Jon and Doug are both in happy places in their lives. Happy in work, happy with their families. Jon recently was honored at work for giving 110%. He received a check at a fancy luncheon, and the appreciation of his employer. Jon is such a special person, kind and generous like his Father, and a sweet hubby to his Charlotte. Doug was recently promoted at his job. He's a great Dad and partner to our Kris. So proud, and love my guys. We always have reason to celebrate.
I made apple cheesecake bars. Jon loves cheesecake, Doug loves apple pie. Penny loves to blow out the candles.
We spent President's day with Penny. With her busy schedule, we were happy to have her to ourselves. We got to hear all about her recent performance in a talent show, the first 100 days of school parade, we watched cat videos and talked and talked. Well, she does most of the talking, and we love to hear all she has to say.
Yesterday I helped a friend in the morning and my son Mike in the afternoon. It's already time for the save the date cards to go out. Mike picked out some pretty stamps, covered in Cherry Blossoms. Then we grocery shopped together. I am such a proud Mama, I told the checker I was shopping with my son. I am so happy he is close.
"Know that you are the perfect age.
Each year is special and precious for you shall only live it once.
Be comfortable with growing older."
Thanks for stopping by and for your kindness and friendship.
Enjoy this beautiful day!