Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What a FABULOUS Birthday!!!!!

This birthday will go down in memory as one of the best birthdays ever!!!  So many wonderful things happened...might as well start at the beginning!

1.  First off, this morning I awoke to the most AMAZING surprise party...online!  Thirteen wonderful gals, with whom I blog and craft, set up a birthday blog hop for me that not only wowed me (the creations were GORGEOUS) but also brought tears to my eyes!  Yep, I sat here, going through the hop with a huge lump in my throat and tears on my face! I have never had a surprise birthday party before and I was overwhelmed by the kind words and beautiful cards!  Thank you ladies, for making my day so special.  An extra big thank you to Nance who I think may have been the mastermind of the hop.  It was glorious and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!  If you haven't already, please visit these gals on their blogs to see the stunning creations they made!  Here is the blog badge they created! SO cute and so appreciated! 

Anne Marie Hile - Stampin’ Anne
Carrie Gaskin - Artistic Avenger
Cindy Beach - Stamps, Paper and Ink
Jaydee - Stampin’ with Jaydee
Jen Mitchell - I Create
Joan Jeffery - JJ Creations
Lauri Ingram - Paperville
Laurie - Hiding in My Craft Room
LeAnne Pugliese - wee Inklings
Nance Leedy - Canopy Crafts (you're here!)
Rita Wright - Cards by Rita
Sandra Azzopardi - Sandra’s Stamping Spot
Tui Nathan - Stampin’ Time

2.  I went swimming today.  I have been swimming a lot lately since school ended.  With the swimming, I have been doing a program called Isagenix.  It is a shake and vitamin system aimed at cleaning out toxins from my body and giving me more energy. I started this program 28 days ago and as of today, I am down 20lbs!  I am still a long way from my healthy goal weight but what a wonderful birthday gift! Unreal. This is not a diet, it is a health boost and the side effect is weight loss because my metabolism is firing up.  Let's just say I am feeling amazing and I am down 2 dress sizes!!!!!  In 28 days!  Hooray!

3.  My sweet hubby came home and brought me some gorgeous flowers with a lovely, lovely card. Not handmade but Hallmark and the words on it made my cry.  He is so sweet...I love this man and feel so fortunate to have met him all those years ago. 

Corey and I

4.  My mom and dad showed up and took us (Corey, Glen (Corey's dad) and I out for a birthday dinner.  My sister and her fella could not make it.  I was sad but understood.  Then when we got to the restaurant, she was there!  I was SO happy!!!  The dinner was amazing...steak, prawns, scallops and veggies...SO delicious and such wonderful company! We had a great night!

 I love owls and my mom gave me this awesome Owl Candle holder...I LOVE it!

Me at 6 on the bag and me at 36!  My dad put a photo of me at 6 years of age on the gift bag! LOL!  So funny!  Mom and dad say they still see me that way!

 My Greek Salad to start!  Corey and I shared! Yum!

My dad and mom!

My sister Kelley and her fella Rob

5.  My sister's fella Rob is a computer guy...he knows it ALL!  My husband and Rob conspired together to get me a new super duper computer!!!  YEAH! My Paper Player gals will know that I am over the moon about this!  I will get it on Saturday, all suped up and ready to blog!!!  I am very excited about it!

So that was my day in a nutshell...thank you again to the lovely ladies who made my day so special with their blog hop for me!  I loved it!  And thank you to everyone for your birthday wishes!

Thanks for stopping by!!!



  1. Wow!!!! You had a great day!!! I am so happy for you!!!!

  2. How super wonderful. Your Paper Player pals are so sweet. Happy birthday Lesley! Loved your pics, thanks so much for sharing.


  3. You had a rocking fun Birthday by the looks of it!! Yay to a new computer that is always exciting! Happy Birthday!

  4. Sounds like you had an awesome birthday! What fun! Just love the owl candle holder.

  5. Wow, sounds like a fantabulous day, Lesley! So glad you had a wonderful day celebrating with your family. Love that candle holder your mom found and that is too funny about your dad and the pic of you when you were 6. Guess we never grow up in our parents eyes, huh?

    Enjoy your super duper new computer!

  6. YAY, you! I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday and were totally surprised by the hop! 2 dress sizes--awesome job girl! How lucky to get a new computer too--what a day! Well-deserved, my friend! ((hugs))

  7. Happy Birthday! Glad you had a great day from beginning to end!

  8. It sounds like you had a wonderful day Lesley! Birthdays are so awesome!

  9. Happy Birthday!!
    Congratulations on your recent weight loss. I would love to hear more about what you are taking.

    Elsa L

    elsastamps4u at yahoo dot com

  10. It looks like your birthday was super-duper fabulous! I am so happy for you! As for your new computer, you definitely deserve it!

  11. Happy Birthday Lesley!! It looks like you had a really great time.. and a new Computer too... WOW!! I see more blogging in the Future. lol


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