Saturday, September 19, 2009


Today was my birthday, and it was wonderful! The weather couldn't have been better, the party was a lot of fun with all my good friends here, and Rick just took me out to dinner so I didn't have to cook. Old age does have its benefits;)

The dining room table was used to display all the Silver Stamper cards I received, along with a few others from friends and family. In the foreground are the little thankyou treat bags I made for each guest.

The cake was solid chocolate cake with whipped cream icing--yum! The only thing I wanted on it were the roses and the LXV candles I added.

Since I didn't want any gifts, everyone brought things for the Hope Food Pantry instead. Joyce had lots of items to bring down there afterward, so my party benefited others as well. You might want to consider doing the same thing in your neighborhood, even if you don't have a birthday coming up. Food pantries are being stretched to the limit in this economy.

I'm so grateful for such wonderful friends who have helped me celebrate all my special occasions over the years.


Susan Raihala said...

Happy Birthday! Glad it was a good one!

NinaB said...

I'm so glad you had a great birthday! Have a blessed week!

Mary Merrifield said...

Glad you had a wonderful time. Sorry I couldn't be there.

Linda Hasz said...

Speaking for myself, I had a wonderful time! The butterfly goodie bags were very special. You can't see it in the pictures, but there is a tiny bee at the top the oval "thank you" shape with a tiny spot of gold cute! So glad you had a wonderful birthday!!!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Aaaw... Happy Belated Birthday my friend! so sorry I missed it! I am glad you had a great one! I have another friend on the same day as you!! Hahahaha.... Wish you a wonderful year ahead! HUgs always!