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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!

While still in Tooele, my sis-in-laws and mother-in-law took me to dinner for my birthday.  We ate at Texas Roadhouse {favorite!!}

Marianne and Mekhi sent us home with a bouquet of birthday balloons, some yummy cinnamon roasted almonds and two cases of Harvey Weinhard root beer.

My parents gave me money so I could get something for our new apartment.  I went to IKEA and got a 3 draw chest that I will use as a side table in my bedroom.

My mother-in-law bought me a gift and left it here when she visited a couple of weeks ago.  I loved these darling little flowers that you can stick anywhere!

We had dinner in one of our favorite areas of Denver, Pearl Street.  We at at the Pearl Street Grill.  I had a yummy burger with grilled onions!

Urban and Nathan made me a sewing machine cake.

It's hard to tell there's a sewing machine drawn with frosting due to all the colored sprinkles!

And I made myself this table runner!
I hope to post more on this project later this week!

A note from my mom:

"I can still remember the details of the day 36 years ago when the phone rang at Granite High School where I was working telling us that a three day old baby girl was waiting for us. 

I was numb and couldn't speak for a few seconds leaving the social worker wondering if I had changed my mind. 

Are you kidding????? After eight long years I was finally going to be a mother. . . a mother!! I just couldn't believe it. 

I didn't know how to be a mother. And now I'm a grandmother. It's much easier being a grandma than a mother. This is life's payday for sure."


Laurie said...

Happy birthday sweet Mel! Thank you for sharing your Mom's comments - even though my first son is only 15, I too remember the call to tell us he had been born - like it was just a year ago! The next three phone calls in the coming years are just as precious to me!

It looks like you had a wonderful birthday! Happy 36th! It only gets better - from a 47er :)

why not sew? said...

Happy Birthday! Your mother's note made me cry. So sweet. Your cake is adorable.

Shari said...

Wow Mel!! Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great day - so glad and you deserve it!! What a great cake - just perfect. Urban looks great! Big hugs to your Mum for such a sweet note...

Annette said...

Happy Birthday Mel. sounds like it was wonderful! Your cake is awesome, I love it.

Nedra said...

What a wonderful comment from your mom. I can tell you were very loved, knowing she waited 8 years. And the cake...a lot of work and thought went into the decorating. Especially impressive for 2 guys to come up with. Tell them great job!
Happy Birthday!

Needled Mom said...

I loved the note from your mom. I can read her feelings.

Happy birthday...a day to celebrate!

OsageBluffquilter said...

Now that cake is adorable! Special guys your have there. Happy Happy Birthday blogger friend!

Michelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love the cake!

free indeed said...

Wonderful birthday wishes to you! Your mom's note was a tear jerker...we are such marshmellows! What love is shared in each generation....truely a legacy to continue and pass on. Texas Road House? Love their buns!

belinda said...

Happy Birthday YOU!!! Yum...Texas
Roadhouse....our FAVORITE place to

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What an amazing note. You are blessed. Your family is blessed. Happy Birthday sweet Mel and now you are onto another chapter of your life.

Dawn said...

Happy birthday Mel!! I love the sweet note from your mom. And your boys did a great job on the is adorable.

Pat said...

What wonderful, from-the-heart gifts for your birthday. I wish you a wonderful year coming up, too. The note from your mom was very touching!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday to you, and thanks so much for sharing your mum's comments. What a story!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Birthday Mel, I love your cake!!! It really looks yummy!! Glad you had a special time! Thanks for sharing your Mom's special thoughts!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Mel! The cake is great. I could see the sewing machine under the sparkles. I love the table runner you made for yourself.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Birthday Mel! What a sweet note from your Mother!
I have that same charm pack and love the table runner you made.

Robyn said...

Hiya Gorgeous!! Hope you found my note from yesterday too!
Happy birthday... you are loved and you are a real sweetie!!
Love ya Mel :D
Robyn xx

Barb said...

Happy Birthday Mel! I love your presents and your tablerunner is gorgeous! The thought that went into your cake is precious--I can see the sewing machine--it is great! Your mother's note is heartfelt! Again--happy birthday!

arlette said...

Happy Birthday Mel, you're so sweet!, love your gifties, glad you have had fun, the note of your mom, made me cry. God bless you! :)

Kim D. said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a great day..

Carrie P. said...

Oh, it looks like you had a lovely birthday. Happy Birthday.
Love the ending of the day with the story from your mom. So sweet. You are blessed.

Tina said...

Happy Birthday dear Mel!

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