Monday, June 7, 2010

Birthday surprises

Today is my official Birthday. I must say that I'm one lucky gal. My husband spoils me rotten. I have a wonderful husband and every year he really goes out of his way to make me feel so special. He really puts a lot of thought and effort into my Birthday. I love you Pookie Bear!

I've had a Birthday weekend full of surprises. My hubby surprised me with a new phone. I use to have a Blackberry but now I'm in love with my new iphone. I can see why all my friends told me to get one. I've been playing with it all weekend.

Saturday I received a gift bag full of my favorite make-up. Is anyone else a big YSL fan? I love YSL, Estee Lauder, and Bobbi Brown. They have so many shades that work well with my skin color.

And was treated to a much needed pedicure.

Sunday, after church, my hubby took me out to a relaxing Seafood brunch. Of course I ordered my favorite, coconut shrimp.

When I came home he had a beautiful cake waiting for me. It's was so beautiful and yummy too. I love fondant cakes.

He knows how much I love roses and this bouquet is lovely.

This morning I awoke to a table full of gifts. I opened them before my hubby left for work. I received so many wonderful things. Here's a few things I'll share with you.

I opened a box full of books that I've had added to my favorites under He must have looked up my Amazon account. I was shocked when I opened the box to about a half a dozen books I've been lusting after.

This is one of the books that I really wanted. It's filled with so many beautiful pictures of tablescapes. It gives me so many fantastic ideas.

Another book on my wish list was a book on napkin folding. I came across it on one of my trips to Barnes & Noble. Again, filled with great ideas.

Here's a fantastic cookbook. This was a complete surprise. My husband had it sent over from New Orleans. After Katrina people were afraid that the city's heritage was lost forever. As everyone knows cooking is a big part of the Big Easy life. Many people don't think of this but family recipes were lost with the homes. However, the Times-Picayune (newspaper) put together family recipes and created this awesome cookbook so New Orleanians. A very special book.

My husband had an entire gift bag full of past issues of Garden & Gun plus a new subscription. Also a subscription to Southern Lady and Tea Time. He knows me so well.

Again, I was surprised when I opened up this little package. It had the entire box set of the Wonder Years. I adore the Wonder Years. Who didn't want Kevin and Winnie to get together. That was a great show. Is anyone else a huge fan?

My husband also surprised me with the entire set of the 80's hit show Hart to Hart. There's a little more to it. My real name is Jennifer and when I was younger everyone told me I was a mini Jennifer Hart. They said I looked like her, dressed like her, acted like her, etc. It's been a big joke ever since I could remember. Only season 1 and 2 are available in the states. I now have the entire show from start to finish. My husband had to order it out of the country. I'm excited to start watching it.

Tonight my husband and I are having dinner at Cheesecakes and then off to the movies. Then this next weekend we'll be leaving for New Orleans for a week. My husband has a conference but we are combining work with Birthday festivities with friends. I'm really excited to see everyone and shop at some of my favorite stores.


Lexilooo said...

Whoa whoa The Wonder Years finally out on DVD?!?! It is my favorite show of all time! This news may have made my life complete!

Happy, happy birthday to you! Looks like such lovely gifts and I hope the rest of birthday week is spectacular!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

O WOW! So much fabulous stuff! What a great guy - my boyfriend took me dinner on my b-day - that was about it, ha ha! I love books - that would be my favorite part for sure!

Kristin said...

WOW. That is one amazing hubs you've got there. And now I want some coconut shrimp. HA!

Miss Janice said...

Happy belated birthday to you!!! I'm so ashamed I didn't stop in for a visit before now:( Well, you will certainly LOVE the iPhone and will soon find out why millions of Americans are glued to their iPhones. They are so fun and useful! Love your flowers and it sounds like your birthday was a good one:)

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