Monday, September 19, 2011

A Perfect 10

It's Monday. I have a busy day week month life so I think maybe a list is the way to go this morning.

1. Yesterday was my birthday. Y'all know how I feel about birthdays, right? I like to make them last as long as possible.

2. Know what the best part of my birthday was? It was this-


3. Daughter1's last minute trip home for the weekend.


4. This came a close second...rich chocolate cake with a delicate raspberry mousse filling and a sinful chocolate ganache icing. Hubs rocks!

5. No he didn't bake it but he did order it ahead of time so yay hubs!


6. Daughter2 and I share a love of kitchen gadgets and she knows Williams Sonoma is my love language. We missed you daughter2!


7. Please disregard the open garage door. I guess we were all caught up in the excitement of opening presents.

8. Daughter1 was very clever. She looked at my pinterest style board and bought me a sweater and scarf I had pinned there. She even photocopied the ensemble so I'd make the connection.



If you don't know what I'm talking about you need to check out pinterest. If you're already a fan then you'll understand why I think I may start pinning jewelry.

9. We technically celebrated on Saturday night. We had friends over for dinner and there was a definite chill in the air. Hubs grilled steaks and made an awesome fire. It was a relaxing day and evening.


10. My actual birthday meant breakfast out, returning daughter1 to the train station, a stroll thru a local barbecue festival, and a nap on the couch.


Not a milestone birthday but a picture perfect day nonetheless.

30 comments:

  1. Happy Belated Birthday!! Sounds like a perfect celebration!!!

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  2. Happy birthday, Joyce. Your thoughtful family made it a great one, didn't they?

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  3. The cake alone would have made it perfect for me. Happy Birthday!

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  4. I'm pretty sure the best part was having one of the girls home! Happy birthday Joyce! You are one fantastic lady!

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  5. Happy Birthday! I love perfect presents, cake, friends over, daughters home, good fire pit weather, breakfast out and naps!!
    Yep, sounds like it was most definitely the perfect weekend!

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  6. Every birthday is a milestone and your's sounds perfect! Isn't Pinterest just the best thing! Love it, although I don't get a lot of time to spend there.

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  7. Happy Belated Birthday, Joyce! It looks like you enjoyed a wonderful weekend with your friends and family. I laughed out loud with your thought to start pinning jewelry. I think that is a great idea! Have a great week, Candace

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  8. What a perfect way to spend a birthday. I´m so glad at least one daughter could be there. The cake looks delicious! I bet it was good.
    I think I need to start pinning jewelry too and then tell my daughters to check it out... haha

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  9. Happy Belated Birthday Joyce! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! And your hubs did do good with the cake...wow!

    until next time... nel

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  10. Sending you belated birthday wishes! It sounds like it was a very happy one, especially with the surprise visit from your daughter! Love the cake, too!

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  11. Happy Birthday! It looks like a perfect day, especially with that cake!

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  12. Perfect day celebrated a perfect way! Happy birthday.

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  13. Happy Birthday! That's a fabulous way to use pins. Kudos to Daughter1. :) The cake looks delicious. You had a fabulous birthday. Blessings, SusanD

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  14. Sounds like a perfect birthday!!!

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  15. Awww, sounds like a perfect birthday celebration. Happy belated birthday!

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  16. Looks like it was a perfect celebration!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOYCE!

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  17. Well happy belated birthday, dear Joyce!! That chocolate cake sure looks divine and daughter1 showing up was so sweet. :-)

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  18. Happy Happy Birthday!!!

    It looks like you had a lovely day! Can't believe you had enough of a chill to have a fire - we're breathing a sigh of relief that it's below 100!

    The cake looks AH-Some!

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  19. Sounds like a way to celebrate a birthday. :)

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  20. It sounds like a wonderful birthday! Glad it was so happy and you had family surrounding you. Love your patio!

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  21. What a fun post! It was nice seeing so many pictures of YOU on your special day! Glad it was a good one. Happy Birthday.

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  22. Sounds like you had an idyllic birthday weekend! I love your firepit. So jealous! :)

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  23. Popped over here via Frau and taking time to wish you a truly Happy Year ahead. As our twins are away as freshman at college - I look forward to sharing celebrations when they come home.
    What a sweet husband and daughter you have.
    That cake looks pretty sweet too.
    pve

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  24. Happy Birthday, the cake looked great, I can almost taste the ganache.

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  25. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a perfect weekend! :)

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  26. Happy Birthday! Looks like a perfect celebration. I'll have to do some smart pinning as well... right now I'm just pinning wedding ideas for daughter's April wedding!

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  27. oh happy late birthday!
    I'm in love with pinterest, but I only pin kid crafts and other things that are useless (i hope) for birthday inspiration. Your family loves you, and that chocolate cake looks delicious. what more could you want?!

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  28. Happy belated birthday. I can't imagine anything better that your perfect day!

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