Sunday, 28 September 2014

Happy 60th Birthday to my friend.

My friend Yvonne, turned 60 today and I made her one of my Cards in a Box to celebrate.  We went to their holiday home at Mangawhai for the weekend and all went out to dinner last night to an awesome restaurant called the Frog and Kiwi
Dinner was just fabulous - a great combination of French and Kiwi cusine.

Here is the card I made for her

A happy looking card.  We also gave Yvonne a voucher for a Pedicure and Manicure.  

Yesterday we spent some time planting citrus trees at the Yvonne and Michael's new section.  It's a few hundred metres down the road from their current holiday house.  They are planning a new "forever" home there to retire to when the time comes.    

Yvonne digging the first hole.

My Peter earning his keep by digging holes.

Our contribution to 54C... a native Totara tree.

We are very lucky to have such wonderful friends who share their live with us. 


joy said...

I just love that card in a box, Dawn. Your friend is so lucky to receive it for her big celebration!!

I know you've posted one before, but are there directions for making this somewhere?? I would be interested in knowing how to do this.

Planting trees is a great way to "put down roots" when you buy new property. Looks like you all had a lot of fun.

Betty said...

what a wonderful card - sounds like she a had a fabulous birthday! like Joy, is there a tutorial for this card - looks really fun???

Arlene said...

This is fabulous - so delightful and fun. How great for a surprise. And I love the photos - how great to share your lives with theirs and vice versa. It sounds like you had a wonderful time this weekend.

Monika Reeck said...

this is really wonderful Dawn..your friend will be so in love with your lovely box card and so charming colors too..and nice picture too thanks for sharing ...big hugs, Monika

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous card Dawn - worth turning 60 for :-). Isn't it wonderful to have great friends to share life with!!

Greta said...

You are getting to be an expert at these box cards, Dawn! Bet she loved it! Looks like hard work, but fun!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful box card

alexandra s.m. said...

Your Friend is a very lucky Lady to have you Dawn!
I love your box of flowers and It sounds like I would have enjoyed that restaurant too ;)
Greta pictures! Friendship is so precious indeed!
Thank You~

Barb Ghig said...

Oh Dawn, what a gorgeous card you created for your friend! I'll bet she loved seeing all those pretty flowers as she opened it!
How nice that you had such a fun weekend, too! Love the photos...planting a tree is such a special thing to do...and great memories with the special people in your life!

Becca Cruger said...

Very awesome, Dawn! I wish it was spring over here. I'm dreading the -40 degree North Dakota weather....