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.
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.