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Sunday, February 27, 2011


Hello, my family, and a happy Sunday!

Just got home from church, and wanted to let you know I sent happy prayers out to each of you.

Didn't get the opportunity to complete my project this weekend because yesterday was the hubby's birthday, and there's been "little" surprise celebrations going on non-stop (some of which I wasn't even aware had been planned).  We've had a wonderful time this weekend for his birthday!  His youngest brother came in from Decatur, IL, who we haven't seen in over a year; he'd gotten together with the next younger brother and planned a dinner party and it was so much fun -- I even danced!!!  Although the hubby "refers" -- key word -- to himself as Fred Astaire Jr., I am not nor claim to be a dancer but I do have such fun trying!  LOL!!!  Of course, my son had planned a small celebration too, so it's been a weekend of just having family fun!!!  I'm so thrilled for my honey and happy that he's called this the best birthday weekend he's ever had.  I guess I'd say the same if I got a heat/massage chair AND a new car for my birthday!!!   I guess I don't have to say, I can't wait until MY birthday now  -- and I really don't care for surprises!!!  LOL!  I even went so far as the drop a hint that I'd like the new Cricut machine for my birthday!  Heeee -heeee!

As with most retired couples, the hubby and I live comfortably managing to enjoy ourselves, our life, and to acquire most of the things we want through careful budgeting -- because we're nowhere near wealthy.

Well, when everyone would ask Len what he wanted for his birthday, he'd jokingly say he wanted a Mercedes Benz!  Of course, he really hadn't considered getting one, but a little here and a little there from everyone  made a wish come true!!!  I AM STILL ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED MYSELF!!!  Actually, he won't  have the car until April because, from what I understand, once ordered and getting here to the U.S, it must be then be assembled because it comes in parts.  I hope once April gets here, my honey's head isn't so far up in the clouds he won't hear me when I shout up at him -- or gets any bigger than it already is, LOL!!!  Now, wouldn't you drop hints too?!!!  The new Cricut isn't nearly as much as a new Mercedes!!!

As for my "wee" parting gift (I only bought the chair), I'm ending his birthday weekend by taking him out to dinner in just a bit, but before I left I wanted to drop in and, at least,say hello as I haven't been here since Friday!  Now you know why my jealous butt disappeared to this weekend!

I'll be seeing you!


Melissa said...

A Mercedes?!?!? HOLY COW! You better get the new Cricut for you bday! That is some gift! Thanks so much for sending up happy prayers for me! I can use all the help I can get! :) Have a great week my friend!

Love That Bug said...

I am so happy that you had a great Sunday!! And happy birthday to your hubby :) what a great gift he is getting too. I wish him very safe travels.
As you know my hubby got his new Harley, so he knows he is getting me the new machine in April.
Why is it that the men's toys almost cost more than our? LOL
Enjoy your dinner sweetie

flowerdisco said...

audrey, can you tell him i wish him a happy birthday not that he did not have one, right? a mercedez? wow...where are the greens falling?...not here-- lol
have a great time with him.
love you!

Mary said...

Wow what a great birthday! I'd get my birthday list going now, lol. Glad you had a good time with family and friends. Hugs, Mary

Jean said...

Hey Audrey. Hope you two had a good dinner. A car for his birthday sounds like a great gift. I would be dropping hints too, lol. Happy birthday to your husband. :)

Flamenco92627 said...

Wow, what a great gift! Happy birthday to your hubby :)

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Sounds like you guys had a great weekend. Soooo happy for you. Happy Birthday to Fred Astaire Jr...heehee!

Looking forward to seeing more projects from you this week.

shari said...

Audrey, It sounds like you and hubby had a great time. I think it's wonderful that you're both retired and being able to enjoy life with family and friends. Tell Hubby Happy Birthday from me. Shari (cricutrookie)

~BridgetL~ said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your wonderful hubby. What an amazing gift. I can't wait to see a picture of it (the Benz) when it gets put together here in the states. Hugs my friend. :)

Beebeebabs said...

Happy Birthday to your husband. I don't know him but you and him is such a lovely couple (I can tell lol).

Charlotte said...

Hey Audrey,

Iam so happy you and you r family had such a wonderful weekend. And it sounds like your hubby had a fabulous birthday!! Anew car, WOW, that is fantastic. I know he is counting the days until he has it. What a great life full of love you and your family have. Spending time with family is about the best thing ever. It just builds such great memories.


Kate said...

What a wonderful weekend for your husband - with lots of fabulous surprises!! I'm so glad you could share time with family. Please wish your husband a very happy birthday from me!

DonnaMundinger said...

Well a belated HB to your hubby! Obviously he had a FABULOUS birthday! xxD

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh what an AWESOME present... please tell dear hubby I said HAPPY BIRTHDAY.. and I would love to go for a ride in his Mercedes.. wow... hugs my friend (sounds like hubby had a SUPER birthday)