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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

February 26, 2010

What a wonderful birthday present....

Oh Happy Day! This weekend is hubby and my birthday. Our birthdays are two days apart. Mine is actually Leap Year...but hubby does not get off the hook that easily...I celebrate on the 28th when Leap Year is nowhere to be found, and he usually gets me a gift card to my favorite store~Joann's. We decided the best present to each other would be to have some kids home from college. These two didn't make it home for Christmas....sooooo

They are here for the weekend and our hearts are very happy. They are on the countdown to graduate this May from college. They are soooo cute together and very in love....and very exhausted from the college routine. We are having a big party with a Farmer and Farmer's wife theme. Lots of farm animals, bales of hay, chickens (decorative only) and eggs...you get the picture!
Also a picture of the addition, just a couple more weeks and it will be done and my parents will move in!
Next! I ran into the Vintage Housewife! Have you been to her amazing blog? Visit Cat here @ http://thevintagehousewife.blogspot.com/ She is quite a gal. Our daughters played soccer together during high school and we decided one night after a long soccer game...where a player ended up in the hospital and we were in the waiting room (she was ok)...we discussed blogging and whether we should start one! Well the rest is history!

What a mess....But things are moving along!
Have a blessed day...while I turn 50! I actually enjoy getting older and feistier! Hahahha....there is a little more freedom to be who you want to be...you are wiser....ok and a little bigger around the hips...but....life just seems to be getting better the older I get! And I thank God for every blessing!

Pictures of spring flowers in Palm Springs this morning!


Simple Home said...

Happy Birthday to both you and your hubby. A leap year baby, I think you're the first one I've ever known!
We were born the same year, my birthday is in August. I hope you have a wonderful time with the family this weekend. Your house is coming along wonderfully.

xinex said...

Happy birthday to both you and your hubby. Both of you got the best present. Dh and I have exactly the same birthday, but diferent years...Christine

Lisa said...

Oh Happy Birthday to you both! My sister in law is tomorrow and then my brother's is the 6th. That's as close as we have! I hope you two have the best one ever!!
Hugs, Lisa

K-Sue said...

Happy birthday! What a sweet gift, having the sweet college young people couple visit.

What a blessing it will be for your parents to have a beautiful new, convenient, safe home to move in right next door.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Birthday!! And I couldn't agree more about getting older and fiestier! Your 50's are gonna rock!!

Enjoy that party and having the kids home!!

The Vintage Housewife... said...

oh my dear sweet friend...i enjoyed you so much the other day! So glad a few of your sweet baby chicks have come home! i know you are happy as pie! Happy Birthday to you special friends!Now ewww on the pic...but love who i am with...you are such an inspiration to me! I love the farm remodel...wow that is gonna look so wonderful! say howdy to mr. farmer! blessings cat

Blondie's Journal said...

Happy Birthday, sweet lady, and to your hubby too!! Your present was the best!

It looks like the addition is coming along great and looks fabulous. I don't think it will even look like an addition. Love your big front porch!!


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Happy Birthday to you both!!!

Stush and I are a day apart mine is April 7th and his is the 8th...he is exactly one year and a day older than me:)

glad your daughter is home and sounds like a great party:)


Jessica said...

Happy birthday you two! I love your gift! I hope you all have a wonderful time together. :)

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI Debbie,

Happy Birthday to you!! what a project it looks like you're into, I'm sure it will be gorgeous! Love the flowers :) We need some here in NY, for now, it's just snow, boo-hoo :)

Thanks for stopping in and always leaving such sweet comments! Hugs, Cynthia

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to both of you!!

I'm about to turn 51 and I so agree with you on getting older. I wouldn't change a thing right now...loving this time of my life.

Hope all your birthday wishes come true!!

susan said...

Happy birthday to both of you! Having the ones you love with you is indeed the best present. The new addition is going to be great. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your sweetheart, Debbie!!!

What fun to catch up with all of your latest posts...

Enjoy being with your family this weekend!!!

The Old Parsonage said...

Well a very Happy Birthday to you and let's see I think that legally you get to divide it by 4 right? So that's really young! I hope that you had a wonderful time with the kids and lots of great treats!

Happy b-day to the Farmer too!

The Cottage Girl said...

My husband and I are both turning 50 this year also, and have birthdays close together. I am the older woman by 10 days!
Happy Birthday to you both!!

Darlene said...

Oh Debbie....somehow I missed this post. Happy Birthday to you and your hubby!!!! Hope you both had a fabulous one. Looks like the addition is coming right along. I bet you will be glad to have all that construction over with!