Monday, April 7, 2008

"My Family Helps Me Celebrate My Birthday"

Saturday was my birthday. Oh, I will go ahead and tell you. I turned 41 and to be honest about it, I don't have any reason not to tell you that. My grandma lived to be 93. She gladly told her age and felt like "if God had let me celebrate another birthday, I shouldn't be ashamed of it." My family made my birthday very special. Here they are waiting for me to open the gifts from them.

When asked what kind of cake I wanted, I decided on a dessert rather than a decorated cake. This cake had caramel and chocolate chips in the middle. Served with my favorite mint chocolate chip ice cream, it was quite yummy.

Doyle got me a large Yankee candle. I have been smelling this one every time I went into a store that sold them. It is Vanilla Lime. It smells soooo good.

Julianna was so excited about my birthday because she has been taking sewing classes and she had made my gift. She made me a tote bag in earth tones and a cute pink and green pillow. She hand made my card with old buttons and did a chalk picture on black paper. It was so neat to receive such thoughtful gifts.

Samuel got me a family plaque with picture frames. I had wanted one of these, so I was very glad to get it.

Lydia got me a puzzle like the ones at Craker Barrel. We have all enjoyed this gift.

Joseph's gift was some delicious mints. He was very eager to share with me after I opened them up.

It was indeed a great day. I feel so blessed!!


Misty said...

Happy Birthday!! Looks like you had a great day :-)

Ronda said...

Happy belated birthday...sounds like your day was special! Your family gave you very thoughtful nice! I turn "40" in June but I really don't think that it is going to bother me too much either...I am happy with life! BTW...You look great(and happy)!

Making Memories 1999 said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, dear friend!! Sorry I didn't get you called on your birthday - left a message for you on Monday. Thanks for sharing pics from your special day! What a thoughtful family!!

Hope to see you at IHC!!! We'll have to take some time to chat. Have you heard about the CFC reunion? Sister, hope you can come and enjoy some heavenly ham!! But by all means, bring your drumsticks and sunglasses, so you can give us a stirring rendition of "Ship Aboy"!!!

Allana Martian said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like Julianna is going to Mrs. Shamber's sewing classes. Rebecca made a pillow and tote very similar to hers! Nothing like your hubby and children to make a birthday very, very special!

Sayler Family Blog said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you had a GREAT day. May you have at least 52 more - to tie your Grandma:)

CALISTA said...

Hi Doyle,
You have a wonderful family! I hope to run into you sometime.
-Joe Smith

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Chris & Esther Hilling said...

Sherilyn, you look pretty in your pictures. I really liked the picture of you and Doyle. I'm glad you had a great birthday; you are my dear friend!

Kelly S said...

Happy belated birthday! This google reader thing is not working out for me at all. I got on last week and thought I had gotten all caught up and then I get back on today and there are all kinds of posts that it didn't show me last week - like this one! I'm going to have to go back to doing it the old way I think.

Sorry I missed this post! Enjoyed looking at the pics and you're looking very lovely at 41!