Thursday, April 10, 2008

Birthday!

Well yesterday I turned the big 3-5 and it was a great day! My hubby planned the whole day and by the end of it I was exhausted. My only request was that I didn't cook a single meal all day.

We started the day by going to the Dream Diner for breakfast and there we met Betty Boop.
Then we went to my favorite thrift store - this was a hard one for my hubby since he hates shopping with me, so a big hug to him for doing that for me!

It was early release day at my daughter's school so we picked her up and headed down to Boston to the Museum of Science which we amazingly found on the first try. If you have ever driven in Boston you will know what an amazing feat that is!

We had never been there before and decided to get a family membership since it was only $26 more than for one day, so now we can return at any time. The best part of the museum for me was the Butterfly Garden - it was overlooking the Boston Harbour and the butterflies were all around us, even landing on us. The colors on their wings were amazing and of course I had to take photos!
After a few hours at the museum (we only saw half of it - there is a lot to see and do in there!) we headed back to NH, and of course it was rush hour. Rush hour in Boston is just a barrel of fun. LOL! And then keeping to my request to not cook, hubby took us to the Outback Steakhouse for dinner. My rib eye was very delish. It was funny reading the menu - all these Australian names for some very American food.

When we drove up our driveway I saw a package peeking out of my mailbox, and it was a blog give-away that I had won! Wow talk about perfect timing! It was this lovely vintage apron (wrapped up in the most darling black with white polka dot ribbon) from a wonderful new blogger, Cat from The Vintage Housewife... you must go and check out how fun she is! Thank you Cat, your gift topped off a perfect day - I bet you had no idea it would arrive on my birthday!
So do you want to know what I got for my pressie from hubby? Huh, huh? Here it is...
I actually got it on Saturday. Hubby took our daughter on a date to the mall and when they got home she blurts out, "Daddy got you a present!" To which I yell, "Nooooo don't tell me - I don't want to know!" She starts to giggle and says, "It's jewellery - he got you a ring!" So hubby said, "You may as well open it now!" So I did, and I was very VERY impressed! Especially when he said that daughter picked it out. And he also put a bunch of money in my bank account to spend at a big quilt show this Saturday. In our house we don't just have a birthDAY - we have a birthdayWEEK!

Then at last the kids went to bed and I cut up some of my felt and finished drawing some patterns for a new project I'm working on. I hope to get my applique pieces cut out today and started on it, so I can have something applique-related to show you!

If you've stuck with me this far through my birthday story you deserve a medal. Or ten points. Take your pick!

8 comments:

Suzy Quilter said...

Sounds and looks like you had a very memorable birthday. So glad you could enjoy the day and that it was wonderful. Kudos to hubby (and daughter) on selecting that stunning ring! Plus, $$$ in your account to spend? Can't ask for better! You're a lucky girl! :o)

kjquilts said...

Happy Birthday to you! Looks like you had a great day! Love those butterflies. Can't wait to see your new project!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Wow Joanna, happy birthday. I love days like that!

Marie said...

Sounds like the pefect birthday to me! I wish I had known I would have sent you a card. You'll just have to be content with my belated Happy Birthday wishes! Glad it was a nice one!

Suzy Quilter said...

I know I've already left a comments, but I just wanted to let you know to check out my blog -- you've been tagged! :o)

upstateLisa said...

Joanna, sounds like you had a great day!!! the photos of the butterflies are so cool! I love the red/white/black one!!!! I hope you show us what you buy with all that $$$$.

The Vintage Housewife... said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SASSY GAL!!! I AM SO HAPPY YOU GOT THE APRON ON YOUR BIRTHDAY...THATS JUST SO DARN PERFECT! JUST DREAMY LIKE A CUPCAKE! OK THE SPRINKLES ARE...MY BIRTHDAY IS APRIL 8TH. I FEEL LIKE WE ARE SISTERS!!! LOVE YA CAT

The Vintage Housewife... said...

NOOOOOO WAAAAAY...WE HAVE A BIRTHDAY WEEK TOOOOOOOO! I AM OOOODLES WITH GLEEEEEEE! WE MUST BE SISTA'S LUV CAT