Monday, August 10, 2009

My Special Day

Sounds like a title to a school essay, but here is what happened on my birthday this past Wednesday that made it so special:

I woke up and found these on my kitchen table.

My boys gave me gifts: soap, lotion and a heart necklace.

I was taken here for lunch....just the two of us!

The weather was beautiful and we sat outside.

I thought to bring my camera..."Say Cheese!"

(Warning: do NOT enlarge....
you're just going to see a
couple of middle-aged people with wrinkles!
) :-)

We ordered our food and then enjoyed the beautiful patio: it had a pond.

Our food came.....Yum!

and more Yum!

And the BEST present of all......

my sweet husband wrote an original story for my birthday! The story is a fictional account of a family that itinerant portrait artist Ammi Phillips spends an evening with and paints....the story is so sweet! I love it!

If you enlarge the photo, you'll notice that he typed: Written by Jeff Davis and Illustrated by Suzanne now I've got a little project to work on! I hope to share it with everyone when I've completed my commissioned task! :)

What a special day!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

A belated happy birthday, Suzanne! Beautiful photo of the two of you. Your meal looks delish.

What a wonderful gift of the book! Looking forward to hearing/seeing more about it!

Jenny said...

I just found your blog and was pleased to see a reference to Ammi Phillips. I mentioned an article about some of his paintings on my "White Wednesday" blog last week. What a great idea your husband had!

Caitlin said...

What a cute couple!
Belated happy birthday. Sounds like
a wonderful day...

Sharon Stevens said...

Oh my are you a cutie patoodie, Suzanne! I like to put the face with the person. That is so darn cute that dh wrote a book for you. That is so romantic!! get to illustrating..I know it will be awesome. Remember to show us when it's finished. xxoo
Sharon oh and happy happy birthday!

Rachael Kinnison said...

Happy Belated Birthday Suzanne! I think you are looking R*A*D*I*E*N*T* these days~ that is a good picture of you and hubby!
xoxoxoxo rachael

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Suzanne, I'm sorry I'm so late in saying Happy Birthday!

It looks like you had a wonderful day and that gift your husband gave has to be the sweetest most original, thoughtful present I've ever seen!


Jacquelynne said...

Happy (very) belated birthday... that husband of yours sure is creative! Bravo!