Sixty Years from the Day…

… I was born I was given some royal treatment!

Monday March 14th was my birthday and I had no idea what was up the sleeves of my kids. I knew we were going out to dinner at an Italian Restaurant downtown and we’d be leaving just before 6:00 in the evening.

When we stepped outside to get into what I thought was going to be Laura’s car I saw this!


The kids had ordered up a limousine to take us to our dinner in Seattle. “No Way”, I said!


I never dreamed they would come up with this special treat. Dear and I had never had a ride together in a limousine before last night.




The kids weren’t the only ones with surprises. The restaurant managed to surprise us all, too.


We had a private area behind some sheers with this pretty chandelier and then we were handed our Menus.


A personalized menu just for my birthday. How great is that!? There even was a cocktail with my name on it. The cocktail is on their regular menu. They didn’t make it up just for me but I pretended they did and indulged!


The Ellen…

They turned the lights down very low in the restaurant so my pictures are all dimmed, too.


This is our table behind the sheers.


This made our meal together very private compared to other areas of the restaurant.


Dan and I had the Ossobuco di Vitello with saffron risotto. It was so delicious.


This was Dear’s dessert a ricotta cheesecake.


My complimentary birthday bite. I’m thinking at 60 all desserts should be this size.


I was impressed with the bathroom mirrors.


Such a wonderful evening and we still had our limousine ride home. When we got home there was more. Josh and Laura gave me a gift certificate for a massage with a handmade card that is priceless. Dan paid for dinner and also gave me a card that made me want to cry. I received other cards with gifts of manicures and pedicures and a handmade card from my BFF from junior high and high school. Before dinner I got a special phone call from Texas and my sweet little 3 year old niece sang Happy Birthday to me all the way through by herself. Oh my…that was precious. My heart is full and I am grateful for all the wonderful birthday treats and wishes I have received. I’m savoring my moments.

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.