Sunday, August 2, 2009


First, I can't believe it's been a week since I've posted anything . . . It's been a bit hectic around here; something every day. So hectic, in fact, that I haven't even had enough time to keep up with all the other blogs I read, let alone leave many comments - AND it just so happened that Lynette featured me on Getting to Know You and I only realized it by way of some new visitors coming by my blog and leaving nice comments. (how's that for a run-on sentence?!) So, thank you to Lynette and all my new friends out there in Bloggerland - I'm trying to catch up and visit all these new blogs!!

Second, it's my birthday today . . . so Happy Birthday To Me. I'm officially now forty-something-or-other. The family sang and brought me breakfast in bed with my gifts (luckily they waited, and let me sleep-in, too!). We went to a buffet lunch at a hotel in the afternoon. It's traditional Scandinavian food, and there's not much I usually like, but I LOVE the cake they make for dessert, so that's why we went. Then we did some grocery shopping and didn't get home until after 6pm. We had eaten so much at lunch, we didn't have dinner, but a few of the troop ate bagels. This evening I've been baking cupcakes and a cake which I will decorate tomorrow to have ready for Sofia's birthday on Tuesday.

Here's Mattias, Pepsi and me marking this special day!


Kristine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARB!!! You look so don't look like you need to do the Stones blog...weren't you trying to lose weight? you must have already lost it all!

Hope you have had a wonderful day!


Cheri said...

Happy Birthday to you, Big Sista!!
Lot of love, hugs and kisses!!

Craig and Phyllis said...

I know this will be late for you, but... Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a nice one. And now Sofia will have hers two days later! That has got to make her feel quite special to have her birthday so close to her Mama's!

By the way, welcome home! I can't believe you are home already! Where did our summer go?! : )

kalibug said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!

Eight Isn't Enough said...

I just happened across your blog and stopped by to say Hi...and Happy Birthday. I am a Canadian and live in Vancouver BC.

I look forward to reading your blog and getting to know you better through this thing called cyberspace:-)

Over-Caffeinated X 4 said...

Well happy birthday baby!! :) And by the way, if your dog is a Bichon, then my sil's dog is not because he looks NOTHING like your adorable Pepsi. Your dog is adorable and gorgeous, which I have told you before. My SIL's dog is ugly, long and curly.... like a really ugly poodle. :)

Okay, I can't wait to read the stories about Sofia's Bedtime Bible Study. And Happy Birthday to her tomorrow from me! :)

tammy said...

happy birthday! i hope you had a great day!

i do love the necklace!

Purplestamper said...

Happy Birthday Barb,

Looks like you enjoyed your birthday, and great photo of you and M. Look forward to hearing about your first birthday celebration for Sophia. :-) Sheri

AddingOn said...

Happy belated Birthday to my blogger friend!! Hope it was a good one.

Mindy May said...

Just visiting from Lynnette's getting to know you ... a little late I know. It was nice looking around. Happy Birthday!

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