Monday, June 23, 2008

Scenes from My Birthday

There was coffee . . .
from this cute place (I've wanted to try it for literally months and finally got around to it),
thrifting with Faith (that sheet will be summer lounge pants);
mustard seemed to be the color of the day.
The first bouquet from our cutting garden . . .
Ken made me this meal (with squash from the yard).
There were presents . . .
and cake (chocolate of course).
Me at 43. It was a great day, and the aging thing doesn't bother me--life is full and interesting and a "fun challenge" as I am fond of saying.

I'm taking a week off from the blog now. See you next week!

38 comments:

We Are Now a Family of 4.... said...

Happy Birthday MaryBeth! Looks like you had a great one! I hope you enjoy your week off, we'll miss reading your entries for a week though, but I am sure you'll have lots to report when you come back. Oh, by the way, my mom has those dishes from Mikasa! Too funny!

Enjoy your week off!

Molly

Erna said...

happy birthday to you! and enjoy your blog-break!! I'm looking forward to seeing you back in blogland!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday! Have fun on your week off. That chocolate cake looks delicious! x

Hannah said...

Happy birthday!

driftwood said...

happy birthday mary beth, your cake looks great! hope you have a lovely birthday weeek!

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday! Have a nice, relaxing blog break!

MoziEsmé said...

Well, happy birthday! And for the record, I wouldn't have guessed 43 - you look great!

Good luck with the summer lounge pants project. The flowers are gorgeous - I miss that time of year here. And summer squash already - yum! The chocolate cake beats all, though.

And happy anniversary, too. Anyone who can make a meal like that is a keeper!

Gift of Green said...

You're beautiful! Happy, happy, birthday, Mary Beth, to a wonderful person. "Treat yourself good."

Lina said...

Happy Birthday Mary Beth - you look postively glowing!

amy t sharp said...

40's? No way- yr a hot mama!happy day
P.s. We love the bedtime at 7ish here too
I just read that book- smart!

Sarah said...

Forty-three looks great on you! Enjoy your week off and I'll look forward to hearing about what you did on your break.

My grandma used to have those plates. I love them!

Suzanne said...

Birthday wishes sent your way! Have a great week:-)

Sarah and Jack said...

Hapde Burfday!

crunchy peas said...

Happy Birthday Mary Beth (belated), you have such a great attitude about aging...as I approach my 30th birthday and I am not quite feeling the same!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!! Looks like you had a fabulous celebration! Ken cooked a gourmet meal and I want a piece of that cake!!!!

Enjoy your week off...hope you get some time to sew :)

ames said...

Looks like a lovely day, happy birthday!

I hope my upcoming birthday is as nice as yours looks :) Lounge pants should be sweet with that mustardy fabric!

Emilie said...

Happy Birthday MaryBeth!

periwinkle said...

Happy, happy birthday, hope you have/had a great day and enjoy your week off
lisa x

Julie said...

Happy 43... it looks like a wonderful birthday! Enjoy your break from the blog.

jessi said...

Happy Birthday Mary Beth!

AnnieB said...

happy birthday MB - I hope this is a truly great year for you and the family

(great thrift finds - I LOVE that sheet!)

X

Janae said...

I must say, the meals you have look incredible, and your husband must be quite the cook also! I am so inspired by your blog and wish you a happy birthday and a nice time off from blogging. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

MaMa said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you had a great day.

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday and you certainly don't look like 43 (hmmm, not sure what 43 does look like but you look like a thirtysomething for sure!).

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Kelli said...

Happy Birthday Mary Beth. That cake looks so rich, but right now, can I have a bite of your dinner. it looks so yummy. Thats what I want and I love chocolate but Ken gets a gold star for dinner.

Meg said...

Happy Birthday (a little late)! Looks like you had a great day, and it looks like you're surrounded by people who make every day of the year special.

Enjoy your blog break!

MamaBlogger said...

happy birthday! your day looks blissful. enjoy your 'time off'!

Iris said...

Belated birthday greetings Mary Beth. Hope you had a happy day. I've been enjoying your reports of your summer days with your family. I just love how you captured that feeling of anticipation about the summer months ahead. I love how you actually manage to put a lot of your plans and ideas into action.

In Bavaria the school holidays start in August and also my summer semester at uni ends then too! I spend most of July correcting written exams and holding oral exams and I just realised the other evening that I actually wish half the summer away! So, we're making a concerted effort to live in the moment and make the best of the time we do have to enjoy before the actual holidays.

Anyway, enjoy your 'week off'! I'm looking forward to reading the new posts when you get back.

Iris

Luc said...

Happy belated birthday Mary Beth! Hope you are enjoying your time off blogging. Look forward to reading you soon!

leslie said...

happy birthday!!!

Rach said...

Happy birthday - you look fabulous. Enjoy your week off.

nikkishell said...

Happy Birthday!!! It sounds like you had a wonderful day.

Carrie said...

Though it is whiny - is it next week yet!?!?! Miss your blog. Hope you had a great week.

Florence said...

Wishing you a happpy birthday Mary-Beth - I hope you have the most lovely week off.

I love the picture of you and Ken in the last post - what a very beautiful couple you are. x

::m:: said...

happy belated birthday, marybeth! what a lovely day...wishing you a wonderful + blessed year!

::m:: said...

oops, that's from missy
[project mcb]

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday sweet sweet Rainer!I'm Sabrina from Palermo and I often read your Mum's blog(lovely!!!!).
Happy birthday from my little son, too!!!He's two years old and we call him "Chicchi"(because the colour of his hair).
If U and your family,one day,enjoy to come in Sicily let me know(this is my e-mail sabrilullina@alice.it).
Many kisses
Sabrina