Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me....

Yes... today is my birthday.... I like having a birthday in the middle of June.... right smack in the middle of the year.... 6 months since Christmas, 6 months to go.... Even though it is in winter time, I still enjoy sharing my happy day with family and friends...  Over the years I have had some memorable days.  My 15th birthday was interesting... I had invited 4 friends over for a sleepover.  We lived way out in the country on a farm (in Otago) at the time and it was a bit inclement weather so in the end only one friend came.  It was just starting to snow lightly when we picked her up around 7.30pm.... well come morning there was 6 foot of snow and we couldn't get out for 4 days...  For my 28th birthday ( which was 7 weeks after our first baby was stillborn) my darling hubby had organised a surprise dinner for me.... but at rugby on the day of the dinner he broke his jaw and we ended up at the Emergency dept of the hospital.  I was still in my causal clothes on the way home and he stopped at the restaurant... and there were all our friends all dressed up....  And a few years ago to celebrate being 50 and having been married for 30 years he organised a party ~ albeit 9 months after the 50th!!!!!! 

This year we had a lovely family dinner on Sunday night and tonight my wonderful friends, Yvonne and Michael, have invited us around to their place for a meal.And I've just spoken with my daughter too. 

Here's a selection of the birthday cards I received.  Thank you everyone.
Top row:  Susan, Emma, Sandie, Helen
Bottom row: Mum & Dad, Glenda, Vicky
All beautifully handmade.  I really appreciate them. Each one is so special.

Hope you have all had a great day... I have...
Take care


Dawn

13 comments:

Sue said...

What a wonderful selection of cards Dawn. Hope this Birthday is memorable for all the right reasons!!
Smiles:)

Isha said...

Happy Birthday Dawn. Wish you a wonderful day Today and always. I did not know you B'day is today.

paula said...

Dawn I hope your day today is as special as you are my dear friend. I have been thinking of you. Sending you loads of hugs & love all your cards xoxoxoxoxo

Lin said...

Sending hugs and wishes for a wonderful day, Dawn!

Barb said...

Sending lots of birthday hugs to you, Dawn! Hope your day was wonderful! :)

AnitaRex said...

Happy Birthday Dawn! I hope that today is special! I loved reading about your birthday's over the years! Some great stories! Such lovely cards you received too! :> Hope you get to chat with your daughter today! Thank you for being such a great blog friend. I know if you lived closer we would be friends! All the best to you this year!

Mildred Mildew said...

Happy Birthday Dawn! Hope you treat yourself to something nice!

Betty said...

Wishing you all things wonderful Dawn. Hope your day was the happiest birthday yet!

Trinh said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday, Dawn! Thanks for sharing those memories with us - great stories!

Lisa said...

Big birthday hugs to you, Dawn! I hope you enjoy the evening with your friends :)

Suzanne C said...

Happy Birthday Dawn! The best to you! I hope this year is wonderful!

Tiffany said...

Well, it's 9 p.m. here and I'm finally getting online to wish you a HUGE Happy Birthday!! Wishing you well each day and I hope your day was fabulous! Beautiful cards you've received from everyone!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Dawn!