Friday, November 13, 2009

40


Hip, hip, hooray to me!!

I always hope that my loved ones feel special on their birthdays, I do try to do everything I can to make them feel so. This morning started with my wonderful 1+2 giving me the most generous and thoughtful of gifts. G bought me a new camera, something I've been thinking about for the longest time. Let me tell you, I've only had time for a quick play, but this baby is sooooo nice! I hope you will see a marked improvement in my shots from here on in.


The girls bought me this gorgeous Elk necklace, Ella chose it for them. Not only that but I received a voucher to have a professional portrait taken with the girls as well - something else I've always wanted.

Then my parents gifted me another almost lifelong gift wish! Can you believe such riches. So, so generous and so wonderfully appreciated.
Two dear friends from school dropped in after drop off, me with the gastro little one did the kiss and drop option this morning, both came to wish me well with such thoughtful gifts. When people go to such an effort, and you're surprised, well I feel well loved today and it's nice.
The headless photo of me, in case you're wondering, is because Ella wanted to show me what 40 looked like. You know what, it's looking pretty good to me!
PS Jo, Geoff thanks you for the camera tips in your recent post - you can see he used some of them!

17 comments:

Feronia said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a beautiful day.

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday to the headless wonder!!

mrs boo radley said...

Happy Day to you!

Pina said...

It's looking pretty good to me too, also with a head on! ;)

Have a good one!

Bek said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like a lovely day.

That necklace is great! I clicked on over to elk and think I will sending some links to DH for Christmas/Bday hinting.

Kiki said...

Happy birthday #40 to you! All day I have thought of you and wanted to wish you a happy day. I'm so sorry it's just at the end of the day, but if you're like me you might just stretch this day out?

I have that necklace and a few others by Elk. Just divine huh. Always, always gets comments.

You have had a lovely gifty day and you'll remember it for a long time to come no doubt.

Kym said...

Happy birthday! You're a lucky lady indeed.

two little buttons said...

happy birthday sounds like a great day

Lindsay said...

Happy birthday!

Christelle said...

Oh oh Happy Birthday! -)

Jasmine said...

Wow to the camera! Wow to the necklace! And wow to the kitchen Aid! Am I jealous? Hmm.

Happy birthday again headless birthday girl!

Jo said...

whoa, you and your family have the most exquisite taste! I love everything that you got, what a wonderful way to spend turning 40, and to enjoy for a long time to come. Happy Birthday to you!!

ps: you are more than welcome :)

leslie said...

happy belated birthday!!! and nice work on scoring such fabulous gifts!

Miss Muggins said...

Hope you had a wonderful Birthday. Sounds like 40 is a great destination. I'm heading there next year!

jeanamarie said...

Happy birthday (just a little bit belated!)

Lena said...

What great presents! You are just one lucky woman. So, turning 40 is not that bad after all ;-)

PlumStitches said...

Happy Birthday! ooh, you're going to have fun with that new camera and I LOVE the necklace. Fabulous!