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Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Sweet Birthday and a Surprise

Yesterday I turned 44.

My sweetheart husband made pecan pancakes for breakfast.

I was serenaded via the phone - twice! (For their trouble, I put them both on speakerphone - be forewarned!)

My kids made me cards, but neither could fit 44 candles on either of their illustrations.

I received cards, e-mails and phone messages from loved ones with birthday wishes.

I spent much of the morning taking photographs in my garden. (I'll be sharing my hydrangeas on here with some tips soon!)

Later I got a spa pedicure - hot pink for the sassy birthday girl!

My sweetheart husband made one of his specialty dinners for me - orzo pasta with fresh vegetables and mozzarella and a whole bunch of other flavorful ingredients!

It was a very good day.

Then to top it all off - the icing on the cake you might say...
my husband brought up this beauty - a blue and white hydrangea cake! Inside it contained homemade peanut butter icing. Oh, yeah. My day just got better!
Made by this beauty:
My sweet, fabulous, sneaky and uber talented friend, Amanda. Thank you my dear friend!
Thank you everybody for your birthday wishes.
A special thank you to my hubby, too for making it such a sweet day!
I leave you with some of my favorite quotes about aging & birthdays.

The secret of staying young is to love honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.
Lucille Ball

You are young only once. If you act foolish after that, you'll have to find some other excuse.

Youth is not a time of life, it's a state of mind.
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt;
as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear;
as young as your hope, as old as your despair.

Next time you want to be young again, remember algebra.


  1. Well Happy Birthday! So glad you had a great one my friend! The cake is gorgeous and you have a very unique husband, a great friend and children that are a blessing! All well worth the 44 years....may you have many many more!

  2. Happy Birthday, Traci! 44. I think I can go that far back to remember those chaotic days of wifery, mothering, home, church, friends and community. Busy, busy days. So blessed... as you are too.
    Ladybug Creek

  3. Happy Birthday your cake is beautiful.

  4. happy happy happy birthday!! what a wonderful and sweet hubby and friend. gorgeous cake!

  5. What a beautiful day!! That cake is fantastic...oh, yum. Here's one of my fave quotes for birthdays: The older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young...
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, T!

  6. Happy belated Birthday to you, Traci! Sounds like you had a great one. That cake is gorgeous!

  7. oh i am sooo happy for you. and a big Happy Birthday from me. looks like a perfect day...

  8. Happy birthday late- umm, was that cake just out of this world? I drooled when I saw it and then read the description :)
    What a fantastic day!

  9. Where in GA are you? Augusta is home to me :)

  10. happy birthday a bit late.
    hope that you are still celebrating!!

    my bday is this saturday. i still find them fun and exciting :)

  11. Happy Birthday (late). I am just now catching up. The cake is beautiful. Amanda better watch out as she will need to start a business!!! Between you and her, you guys could open up a complete packaging shop! You both are multi-talented, sweet and special people. Thanks for being such an inspiration as a mom, wife, and friend.

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