Tuesday, May 6, 2008

shhhhhhhhhhh!!!!


the day began shrouded in a bit of mystery...whispers here and there..
EVEN IN THE GARDEN!!!

as we age, changes begin to affect us...
even the babies know...
NONNIE, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?


NONNIE, CAN YOU SEE ME TOO?


I want to thank each and every one of you...(so wish i could plop down a map and step across it to each of your doors) and deliver special smooches and love and hugz to each one of you...

MY BIRTHDAY WAS OVERWHELMINGLY AMAZING!

At lunch Kaleigh and Richie brought me this beautiful bouquet of flowers!





the mail delivered a magnificient package from sweet Heather! Cards and more gifts from Jen, Peggy, Sandee, Beth (who now has a blog that I can link her name too!) and Heather!!! OH OH MY MY!!!

and i also got an AARP MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION! (SHANNON HAS THE PICTURES OF THIS EVENTFUL MOMENT) (how do they know this...?)

We ventured to the store in the afternoon...the day was spectacular...70's and bright blue skies filled with sunshine...(did i ever tell you my nickname in high school was SUNSHINE...?)


The mystery grew as the day moved on...kevin called my cell phone and asked for dad...hmmmm
after picking up robbie from work...(be still my heart...i'm still not used to him HAVING A J-O-B) we went past the street to turn to go home...

Ended up at Red Robin...Shannon, Kevin, Maddy, Maxx, David, Robbie, Debbie, Jim, and Jake were all there...
maddy is only tooo happy to pose...!!

and Shannon had this box...(this was a special gift box that i had received special goodies from in a swap) Maddy gushed over it's beauty that i offered it to her to put her special trinkets in.

Hmmm somethings up here people...Shannon was glowing...like la di da I know something you don't know! AND SHE HAD HER VIDEO CAMERA...THIS IS NOT A GOOD SIGN...LOL



So they have me open the box BEFORE WE EAT...and OH MY GOSH

this is where i pause for a GASP.......

MY HEART EXPLODED! I WAS BEWILDERED...I WAS IN AWE... I WAS...WORDS ESCAPED ME..I WAS NUMB! and there was a WHOLE BLOG CREATED TO DOCUMENT THE JOURNEY...
I HAD BEEN RAKED BIG TIME! I AM STILL IN AMAZEMENT...remember i don't video well and i think i was in SHOCK...i came home last nite and had to touch each beautiful work of love...the tears were overwhelming! How can one thank friends that have, over the years, become family...thru genes of love woven across the miles...

THANK YOU...

then this morning...the phone rang at 7:00...was an unknown caller...privacy manager picked it up...david answered and listened to who it was from (never know at this house!) he goes, "who is DAWN GOLD?" oh my GOSH!!! THE DAWN GOLD..THE DAWN GOLD FROM ENGLAND!???? SWEET DAWN CALLED ME WITH BIRTHDAY WISHES!!! HOW SPECIAL DOES THAT MAKE A GIRL FEEL!!!

MY WORDS ESCAPE ME...
thank you one and all...and HUGE HUGZ...
i end this back in the garden....

12 comments:

Angie Hall Haviland said...

GIGGLE!! So glad I could play a little part in making your SPECIAL day so WONDERFUL. I was so honored to participate in your Birthday Tag book!! You are an AMAZING woman and a FABULOUS Friend!! LOVE Ya!! Now you know a little how I felt recieving my WONDERFUL package from everyone (and MY WONDERFUL RAINBOW MAN from you..I'll cherish him always) after Rita!! It's a feeling you can't describe!!

peggy gatto said...

What a perfect day for you AND your friends. I have been so darn excited about this and could hardly wait until yesterday!!!!! Tamara did a magnificent job coordinating this project and the blog is amazing!!!!! I just Love surprises!!!!

sammy said...

Happy Birthday Barb! What a awesome day you had!

Kelly Snelling said...

clap, clap, clap! i am so excited that you received your gifts with such dramatic surprise. what fun, what fun! you deserve the moon and the stars, sweetest girl. happiest day every day!

Mija said...

Hooray! Hooray! You deserve it all and MORE, sweetest Barb! i'm thrilled to have made a small contribution to the BIG surprise. can't wait to see the video! he he

YOU ARE LOVED!!!
XOXOX Mija

Dawn said...

Barb we made friends across the miles and I am so HAPPY that you had the BEST birthday...All my love to you, hugs Dawn

Jennifer R.D. said...

Dear Barb,
This was the most fun watching this project grow and knowing you were going to LOVE it. Surprise!!!!!!
I really wanna see the video! I am so glad you had a marvelous birthday because you ALWAYS think of others first. This time it was YOUR TURN!
Love,
Jennifer

vivian said...

arg! It was your birthday! You sweet precious 50 year old girl! I missed it.. so here I'm wishing you a very happy belated birthday... now .. give me a few days, but watch your mail box!!
big birthday hugs!!
vivian

peggy gatto said...

I love the toby kieth song!!!!!!!!!!! Just sitting here listening!

Maija said...

You are LOVED!

Luftslottet said...

Hi Barbara:)
I must say you have a lovely family:)
That was the best-post-of-the day, in blogglandia

Luftslottet said...

-and a late happy birthday to you too:) :) :)

one of my sweet valentines

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the grandbabies

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garden fairy purse

garden fairy purse

JUNQUE BRACELETS

JUNQUE BRACELETS

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white bracelet

mary bracelet

mary bracelet

turquoise bracelet

turquoise bracelet

glass knobs

glass knobs

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