Was my big 50 birthday! I had the most amazing day made very special by my lovely family and friends. I hardly know where to begin! I came down to this!
Abi had done this after I went to bed.
I received some beautiful cards and gifts. There are so many lovely things to show I'll more or less just let the pictures do most of the talking :)
This was from my DH. He wanted ideas so I gave him a couple and this is what he gave me. Isn't it beautiful? The bird is a robin.
This was from Abi. Some beautiful earrings and a robin keyring.
This was from my DH's auntie. See the robin theme here? Lol. The bodyspray is my favourite body spray :). She also gave me some money.
My cute snowman needleminder from my surrogate sis Lisa.
This beautiful bracelet and 50 badge is from my dear friend Barb and her DH.
Seems a shame to eat this Thorntons plaque fron my DH, Jess, Abi, Billy the budgie, Wesley and Meeko the hamsters! They also gave me a massive 50 badge which I wore all day!
Look at this cute sheep tea towel, beautiful fabric and sweet sign from my dear friend Michelle and her family.
From my lovely friend Christine a gorgeous ornament. This is so delicate and pretty.
These lovely fabrics and threads are my from my dear friend Karan.
On the robin theme these were from my lovely friend Mouse. This will be getting stitched next year hopefully :)
I received a lovely HAED chart from my dear friend Lesleyanne. Isn't it cute? Love the look on this owl's face.
I have just been a given a bottle of champagne from my DH's brotherand his family :). Think we'll be drinking that over the weekend!
Last but by no means least a very special gift that left me in total shock and tears. I just cannot express how blessed I feel to have friends who did something so amazing to make my 50th birthday extra special. I was presented with a rather large box by Abigail after I had opened my other wonderful gifts. Inside was this amazing quilt! ! Lainey and Mouse were the master minds behind this and the blocks were stitched by them, Lisa, Chris, June, Michelle, Julie, Kate, Tina, Cath, Gill, Gillie, Jane and Lesleyanne then they were all stitched togther by Mouse. I've taken photos of each block too so you can see how amazing this is.
Abi spent some time on Wednesday making me a very tasty marble loaf. Let me tell you this is delicious!
I received flowers from family friends.....
And my DH :)
Just a while ago I was kind of dreading my 50th birthday. Not because I was dreading being 50 but because it's my first one without my Dad. I miss him so much and it was hard not having him here but my family and friends have made it so special and made me feel so loved and special. Thank you and hugs to each and every one of you. Love you all xxxx
I kept something quiet and only my girls, DH and surrogate sis Lisa knew I had actually made an appointment and was having this done yesterday.
Yes a tattoo! I said a couple of years ago if I got to 50 I'd celebrate by having one done. The word Believe is because I don't believe in myself and to remind me to try and the two stars represent my Mum and Dad. I am so proud of myself for getting it done as I wasn't sure I'd go through with it.
Afterwards Abi and I went for a deluxe hot chocolate ( mine ), a deluxe milk shake ( Abi's ) and a raspberry and white chocolate muffin!
Tonight we are going out for a meal with my sister and her partner! I may just have a new hairstyle too! Lol!
I will make that all for now and will be back again in a few days with an update on my stitching and my gorgeous ornament from Chris in our annual Christmas ornament exchange as well as the one I stitched for her :). We got together yesterday afternoon for a cuppa and a natter :).
Until next time.
With much love and thanks,