Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Friend Loves At All Times

It is coming on that time of year again.  Time has once again marched on and is quickly approaching February 8---my birthday.  Another birthday-YIKES!!! This year I will turn 44.  I can remember when I thought of that age as being "old".  I no longer think of it as OLD, just more mature. (hehehe)  Eventhough my birthday is not until Monday, I was invited on Wednesday to an early celebration lunch by my sweet friends Michele and Joyce (Scrap for Joy).  It was the most delightful afternoon filled with friendship and laughter.  Joyce prepared a wonderful lunch of grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.  It could not have been a more perfect menu.  That is one of my most favorite meals.  There is something so warm and comforting about hot soup and a warm sandwich.  I felt so special as I walked into the dinning room and saw how pretty the table had been set. 
After lunch there was dessert!!!  My favorite cookie of all time is shortbread.  Michele bakes the yummiest shortbread and as it turned out she baked a whole bowl of the prettiest shortbread hearts. 
Joyce served them with chocolate ice-cream that she promised was low fat---hmmm it sure didn't taste low fat :)
What a perfect afternoon.----But there was more!!! They had gifts too.
  It is such a special feeling to have friends who really know you---friends that know just the thing to make your gasp in delight.  And believe me that is exactly what I did.  First from Joyce......This beautiful box which she hand decorated.....
Look what was inside!!!!!!!
Joyce had several surprises tucked into that beautiful tin but one that I can't wait to open is this....
Joyce thought I needed another chick flick (besides EverAfter)  to watch as I craft.  I can't wait to pop it into the DVD player. 
And then there was this most amazing gift from Michele.....
Another little surprise from Michele were these sweet little flashcards from K & Company.  I just can't wait to create something with them.....
My favorite....
There were more delicious cookies for me to take home, a sweet new border punch and the prettiest pink ribbon.......
I am so blessed by these ladies and their friendship.  The best birthday gift---friends that love me at all times.  Thanks Michele and Joyce for making my birthday so special. 

9 comments:

Shirley said...

What wonderful presents and having friends like that is extra special. I will wish you an early Happy Birthday. I hope that you have a wonderful day. I know a lot of people who have birthdays this month family and friends. You take care.

Scrap for Joy said...

I am blushing-you make tomato soup and grilled cheese sound like a gourmet meal-LOL! Nothing gives me more pleasure than creating something for someone I love who I know will enjoy what I've made. You are a treasured friend!
XOXO (big hugs and kisses)
J

Joanne Smisko said...

Real Friends are worth more than their weight in gold. You are very wealthy to have such friends. Sorry I won't be home for your birthday (you already have your gift..remember)but we can celebrate yours and mine when I get home.
Mom

Celestial Charms said...

What a charming pre-birthday celebration. Grilled cheese and Tomato soup are my childhood staples. Warm and cozy delights. Such a pretty table setting and your gifts precious. You must be honored to have such loving friends that bestow such blessings!
Maureen

Bev said...

Wishing you an early Happy Birthday Mimi! You surely had a wonderful day with your friends!
Love all your gifts! Have a great weekend and fun in the snow!
Bev

GardenofDaisies said...

What a lovely birthday lunch with your friends. Tomato soup is my favorite too! And nothing goes better with it than grilled cheese. Wonderful gifts! Wonderful friends! Happy Birthday to you!!

Country Dreaming said...

Looks like a wonderful birthday celebration!
Hope you have a wonderful day.

Melinda

Mimi Sue said...

That's so sweet! Looks like you girls had so much fun and the presents are so you! Happy Birthday on the 8th. You are in the prime of your life. Enjoy every minute of your 40's. Mimi

~Kim~ said...

What a lovely, lovely birthday and what thoughtful friends you have!! Your pictures look like they have come out of a magazine, and make me feel like part of your celebration!! Have a wonderful and very Happy Birthday!!

PS: We are up to just over 2 feet of snow, and it's still coming down***

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