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Friday, February 14, 2014

A Little Bit of Everything! Happy Valentine's Day Y'all!!

The sun is FINALLY shining, and here in Texas things are warming up.
I hope it's warm where you are!!
I have some catching up to do, and I want to start with one important item.
The winner of my giveaway was Deb over at Garage Sale Gal!! Congratulations Deb!! You should have received your box of goodies by now (or very soon!).

Now to wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!
I took all my heart shaped pillows and pin cushions down from the shelves and put them in my newest find...an old tray from a trunk!  I have loved the look of these old trays for a while now, and have 2 to hold my ever growing piles of pretties!

And those of you who joined me last month for my party, I want to give a HUGE thank you!!
All of the comments and Happy Birthday wishes just made me so happy!!!
Here are some pictures of what my husband gave me:
but let me say the SURPRISE PARTY totally surprised me!!

It was the day before my actual birthday.  I was tired, not happy with my appearance, etc....you know...all the yucky-fixin-to-turn-50 things that pop in your head.
I decided about 4:00 that afternoon to color my hair.  Red.
I'm in the bathroom valiantly trying to get the hair color EVENLY all over the GRAY roots of my hair, getting mad because I'm dripping the yucky stuff on my cheeks, and trying NOT to get the stuff all over myself.  Dearest Hubby in the world says through the door, "My dad just called and wanted to know if we wanted to go eat with them tomorrow (my birthday) night with them"?
Huh???  That means if we accept that he didn't even have any plans for my BIRTHDAY!!!!
I'm crying by now.  But I answer, "yes, that's fine"....sniff sniff, poor me.  Now I'm really mad.
So I sit down, towel properly covering my shoulders so the gooey hair color won't drip on the furniture or my clothes, I'm all red in the eyes, mad, and he is outside.  I am thinking by now that all I want to do is wash this stuff out of my hair and take a nap!!
I hear him approaching the door and think, so help me if he has my present in his hand right now, the day BEFORE my birthday, I'm going to blow up!!
Guess what?
Yes he did.
Now seriously, WHO wants their 50th birthday present the DAY BEFORE??????
He walks in the door, smiles, and says, "Happy Birthday!"
OK, are you laughing yet??? Get the picture???
My hair is wet and dripping goo, I've been crying, and it's the day before my birthday.
What do I say...."It's NOT my birthday today!!!!"
Pause for the effect to really hit.
"Well," he is trying, I can tell.  "You can open it tomorrow if you want".  
OK.  I'm trying not to cry, but it just can't be helped.  "I really want to wait for my real birthday."
There, I said it nicely.
And he said alright, and put the gorgeous sacks of gifts in the office.  
Now I'm feeling worse, and the story continues.  If you read this far, please don't stop.  It gets better.

I FINALLY have the hair color on for the correct time and can go take a shower and get it washed off.  What a mess.  Who really can get this stuff out of their hair and not make a mess, right?
BUT, while I'm in the shower no less, he hollers to me, "I'm hungry!  Want to go get something to eat in town"?
I told him in no uncertain terms that I wanted to stay HOME!!!  
Well, that didn't sit too well.  He got kinda mad as he says rather loud, "But I'm HUNGRY!"
OK, OK....I decide alright, we can go out, but I need some time.
I tell him so, and he's a happy camper.

Progress about an hour.  I'm trying to dry out my hair, make my red eyes look normal, quit sniffling, and pull myself together.  I told him to give me a few minutes to get ready, and I'd go eat wherever he wanted.

We leave the house around 6 or so, and go to our little town.  Now let me put in here, that we have exactly 2 good sit down and eat in restaurants here.  One we favor over the other, but both have good food.  I pull the car into the driveway of the one we like best and there's all these cars parked there!!
"Good grief, it looks like a convention" I say.  I'm starting to LEAVE the parking lot (because I'm driving), and he says, "Naw, let's just eat here.  They'll all probably leave soon".
Yea, right.
OK...I park the car WAY over to the side of the parking lot, in fact in front of another store, and we walk in.  The waitress says to me, "There's a table in the back where there's more space" as she walks away and I look around and think, where is everybody???  It was seriously empty!!  I see a friend I haven't seen in a while though, and go over to speak to her.  She has this 'look' on her face, but I'm totally clueless...
Then, I go to the back.  What do you know...there sitting with a HUGE pack of people are my in-laws, just smiling!!  I look around and they all shout, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"!!!
I turned around and almost ran......
I was SO SURPRISED!!!!!!
Turns out my wonderful sweet husband had called just about every single person in our church and they had filled the whole back of the restaurant!!!!  These flowers were there, a HUGE birthday cake, and cards galore.  I am very blessed.
Thanks to you all who gave me such a wonderful birthday!!

This pic was taken BEFORE the hair color!!

I am so busy this month...lots to do and lots to get finished, so I will not be hosting a party this month.
But, I will try to post more than I have been doing lately!  I have some pics of gorgeous laces that I have already downloaded and want to share with you.
Keep your eyes open for a lacy post soon!
Blessings to you,


Cynthia said...

That is so sweet of your husband. Carl did pretty much the same thing for me on my 50th! And although I am pretty good and finding these things out, I was clueless as well, and totally surprised. Love your lacy hearts, and I am going to pin some of these to one of my boards. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Stephanie said...

Oh Doni, what a precious story of what your sweet husband did :) I was smiling as I read how your evening unfolded :) I am sorry I missed you birthday and will wish you a Happy belated Birthday! You are beautiful, sweet lady!

Also, the hearts are gorgeous! I was definitely swooning :) Happy Valentine's Day to you! Hugs

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a great story!

Love your hearts.

Congrats to the winner of your giveaway. She'll enjoy her box of goodies.

Have a sweet Valentine's Day ~ FlowerLady

Ivy and Elephants said...

Lovely pics. Happy birthday, Doni.
So glad that your family gave you such a grand surprise!
Big hugs,


What a great hubby :) How much FUN was that early surprise!!! We planned our 50th birthday party...had a party at our home. No surprises there when you are having the party.
Thank you so much for the lace, lace flowers and bits! I did a post about the win. I'm sorry that I didn't email you...
Happy Valentine's day and you are so cute!

Susan Clayton said...

I can so relate to the hair dying part of your story! How did it come out? Do you like it? I went from life long blonde to dark brown a week ago... a 50's thing like you said... my husbands comment? Oh, so I'm getting a brunette for Valentine's Day? Men.
So glad your day ended on such a lovely note. So glad you shared this story!

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Dear Doni, what a fabulous and sweet story!!! Even though you had already shared it with me I loved reading it again. Your crochet hearts are so lovely! But your photo is the BEST!!! You are just adorable. Hugs to you Doni. Beverly

Patty Antle said...

Love your hearts, Doni. Happy Birthday & Valentine's Day. Our daughter was born on Feb. 13th so we have a Valentine baby and that is so special. I'm going to follow you because I love vintage lace and all the things you post about here. :-)

Wilma said...

Oh Doni, this is such a funny story.
I see it like a film before me, you coloring your hair and being sad and mad.....LOL....
and your loving hubby playing annoying.....! What a wonderful Surprise Party !!!
Lovely post. You have such a great way with words !!Always make me laugh.
Really want to join your Pearl and Lace Party next time.

Hugs and Blessings,

Mom E. said...

I see your "Birthday movie" in my mind like Wilma does! I can understand the emotions you went through, too, what a sweet guy....we sometimes make surprises for ourselves difficult for others to do, don't we!
Love your laces, miss the parties, but I have been been ill and not posting much either. Maybe I can particiate with the next one as well!
hugs toyou, girl! happy happy Birthday, late!

Ornate Splendor said...

How sweet of your husband! What a great story! Happy Birthday to you. Hugs, Catherine

Melanie said...

Oh dear Doni, I have missed your birthday !
Happy happy birthday to you my lovely friend.
Your birthday surprise sounds completely amazing, I am so happy that you had such a beautiful time and were truly spoilt with love.
I have lots of posts of yours to catch up on now !
My news is that I have a new website for my flowers. I am supposed to be blogging too for it as I promised my computer guy but it's on wordpress and I am completely not familiar with it at all.
Life is busy, I have weddings galore booked in and I am loving every minute of it.
I miss French Blue Peachy Pink and hope to do a blog post very soon to catch everybody up on what I've been up to.
I think of you often and wonder what you have been up to.
Sending you hugs xo

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

What a wonderful birthday surprise, Doni!! A belated Happy Birthday from me :) Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla


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