Birthday Week Favorites!

What a week it’s been and there are so many favorites we’ll see if I can keep it to 5. Click on the pretty tulips to join in the fun with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.
This week was my birthday week and I turned 60 on Monday March 14th. I was surprised, honored, and loved to overflowing and I’ll never forget the wonderful events of this past 7 days!
1. My husband and kids surprised me with a visit from our son Dan to help celebrate my birthday. We hadn’t seen Dan since Christmas and I had no idea he worked out some extra time off to be able to travel across the mountains to join in the fun. I was SHOCKED in a good way when he walked into the kitchen at Josh and Laura’s house on Sunday morning!
2. Dinner with the Mennonite Girls and their husbands at Chuckanut Manor in Bow, Washington. This was the first time all our husbands met and what a great time we all had!
3. A surprise limousine ride to dinner with Josh, Laura, Dan and Dear on my birthday!
4. The third surprise was our dinner menus personalized for my special day.
5. All the wonderful cards, gifts, phone calls, e-cards, and tributes on blogs that I read including my 3 year old niece singing Happy Birthday to me all the way through by herself over the phone. Some cards made me cry but this card just made me laugh! Thanks Leonard and Mandy and Hope.
All of you who ever have used your pedometers should be laughing right now!
6. Yes, I’m going over but this was also opening season week for Major League Soccer with the Seattle Sounders and L.A. Galaxy and we had our first game the day after my birthday and the day after my flagpole was installed and my flags were waving proudly!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone who made this week so special for me. I am so grateful for new friends, old friends, family, bloggy friends I have never met in person. Thank you for your kindness and encouragement to me. God bless you all richly!
Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.
About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

21 thoughts on “Birthday Week Favorites!

  1. What a week you’ve had! I can see why it was hard to narrow it down to only 5 faves. Happy, happy birthday. The week you’ve had is evidence of what a special lady you are.

  2. How sweet of Dan to come home for your birthday. Nothing is better for a mom’s birthday than to have her kids with her! You were treated like a queen. Good for you! Well-deserved.

  3. Love the card! Happy Birthday to you. How sweet of your son to surprise you. Honestly, reading that made me tear up. Boys and their moms, such a sweet thing.

  4. Wow 60 and looking like 50! Happy birthday, Ellen.

    I knew pedometer had something to do with feet, but I had to google it and that’s when I laughed 🙂

  5. A surprise visit from your son!! That’s WONDERFUL! How very fun is that?! I did that for my mom one year for her birthday (with the help of my dad) and I will *never* forget the look on her face. Ever! Priceless. So glad I did it.

    Happy Birthday!

  6. March birthday’s are wonderful – mine was on the 4th, daughter’s on 7th, 9th and 18th! We’re quite partial to March. =)

    Beautiful birthday memories. May God grant you many, many more – birthdays AND memories.

    Abundant blessings,

  7. Oh how fun to be part of your very special week. I love the flag pole . .we’ll work on getting you a Canadian one. (your neighbors would really wonder then)

  8. Oh I’m a few days late … All the best for a wonderful 60th year, Ellen! May God continue to shower you with his grace and blessings! What a wonderful birthday you’ve had… I can see your loving family is God’s special gift to you. This is a beautiful post which I’m sure you’ll cherish for years to come.

  9. Well Happy Belated Birthday! it sounds like you had an awesome week….yes…the pedometer card made me laugh, too! and how nice to have personalized menus!! awesome….have a great weekend

  10. Your birthday sounds GREAT!!! First the surprise visit from your son, which must of been so cool and the limo ride and dinner………sounds perfect!!! Can’t believe you are 60… sure don’t look it! 🙂 Enjoy!

  11. Happy Belated Birthday!! What a fun week you had, full of love and surprises! I hope you have he most wonderful year ahead. My husband is a huge soccer fan.. he’d be celebrating THAT with you!

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