Monday, October 19, 2009

35 is half way to 70...

Yesterday was my birthday. #35. Is that a big one? Aren't they all?

I did everything that I wanted yesterday...

I woke up early with Mango, then went back to sleep and let Big Daddy do his own thing with the brood.

I sewed, showered, went on a walk, and bought some delicious cream for a special afternoon cup of coffee.

I drank my coffee in the backyard, as Blondie shared his shelled peanuts with the chickens.

I read a new book, received a store's worth of fabric, and had a nice dinner with my family, sisters and mother included.

I had a second piece of cake as I watched Battlestar Galactica.

What a way to start a year!
Little Missy was so busy this morning. We really saw her changing this past week. She is 6 weeks old now. This morning she graced us with her first smile. She was beaming at her dear brother, Brownie. Yes, Big Daddy and Grandma...she smiled TODAY. (It is only the official first smile if the family documentarian sees it to confirm, and that is me folks. That is me.)
The kids were so cute this morning laying on the floor together. What a full house I have. What a full heart. 35 is going to be a busy and exciting year, who knows what it holds, but I bet it's going to be great!

This was a fun challenge block for my guild this month. I didn't win the drawing for the blocks at the meeting (which I actually made it to, with Mango!) I am a sucker for pumpkins and Halloweeny/autumny things so I started a pumpkin quilt using this pattern to show off my Halloween fabrics....I have 3 finished and they are so fun. There are more cut out, I am such a good starter!


Kris said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a perfect day!

emily ruth said...

so cute...all of you!

happy birthday, my life long friend
(well, maybe half of our lives so far? more than half i guess...:)

love you...


Magpie Sue said...

What a great way to start a new year! Congratulations :- )

PS. Love your new fabrics!

Lily Boot said...

Happy happy birthday dear friend! Oh your mango is so beautiful. And I love your pumpkin blocks. Your blog just radiates love and happiness. :-)

Lady Bridget said...

Happy Belated BDay Beautiful Lady. You are AMAZING...and Mango is absolutely lovely.
Hugs & Kisses

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

A very Happy Birthday to you. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. The kids looks so sweet there and look at little Mango up on her elbows!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Clare said...

Belated happy birthday. That top photo is gorgeous.

Love the pumpkin block. Can't wait to see the rest of them.

Diane said...

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Secondly, What an amazing family photo that is!!
Third,I can't believe baby Mango is pushing herself up already!!!
Lastly, that pumpkin block is adorable!!!!

Duyvken said...

Happy birthday! I turned 35 in August and so far it's not too bad :-)