Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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I had a lovely birthday. Thanks to all of you for your sweet comments and birthday wishes. And thanks for your thoughts on "the key to everything." There's some good stuff in there! This is the birthday card Jacob made for me--I love it.
We took Rainer to Santa Barbara for his clinic appointment and chemo and we tried to get the CT scan as well but it didn't happen--after a few trips back and forth from hospital to clinic we figured out we need to reschedule for next month, which is fine. Afterwards I couldn't resist going back to Crushcakes for my birthday lunch. See how pretty it is with its tile steps? The whole place is adorable, with hardwood floors and little rooms and such. My panini sandwich was delicious and it came with avocado soup--yum! Here's Rainer working on his pb&j with incredibly hard and dense whole wheat bread. He did a good job though--ate almost the whole thing. That little stainless steel bowl had cut up fruit in it--so cute.
Toys at lunch. They gave him those little trucks at the clinic.
Yes, and we skipped McConnell's because I couldn't resist staying put at darling Crushcakes and having a cupcake for dessert. Will do McConnell's next time.
In the evening we had a nice dinner in the back yard. Whenever I wear my maxi dress with these shoes out in the garden I feel like Alice in Wonderland.


Ken made this delicious salad. That bread was really good too--a grainy loaf from La Brea. Ken searched all over to find a local bread bakery but apparently there is none to be found! I think that's weird. This turned out so nicely, though. The best part of the salad was it had tomatoes and cucumbers from our garden--the first of the season.
Trying to get a shot of me with these boys is impossible!!

Thanks again for all your nice birthday wishes. I'm expecting a visit from my good friend Sylvia today--she'll be driving in from out of town and spending the night--so the summer fun continues!

13 comments:

gardenmama said...

You are a beautiful mama and gentle soul Mary Beth, happy happy birthday!!
I think that may just be the most beautiful card I have ever seen! Your table setting is so lovely!
Enjoy your day with your sweet family!

estrellazul said...

happy birthday !!! I read always your blog, and I love your ideas and projects

Kelli said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Lina said...

Happy birthday Mary Beth!

Jessica said...

It looks like your birthday was one great day!

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday! It looks like a wonderful time.

hanna said...

Happy birthday to you! looks like you had some very sweet celebrations. Those cupcakes look so delicious (love the magnetic hungry caterpillar) - and the card! how great is that!
x
Hanna

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a lovely day. :)

ikiz bebek said...

Happy Birthday!

ENERJÄ° said...

Happy Birtday:))loveeeeeeeeee:))

marissa said...

looks lovely! happy birthday

We are the Surette-Nelson Collective said...

Hi Marybeth! I simply adore your blog and beautiful pictures. You inspire me with your creativity. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

periwinkle said...

belated birthday wishes , those cupcakes and that salad - yummmy
lisa x