Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Monday -My Birthday Celebration

(THIS PIC IS COMPLIMENTS OF BETTERHOMES AND GARDENS, I THINK, 
WITH A PHOTOSHOP AFFECT APPLIED)




HAPPY MONDAY TO YOU SWEET FRIENDS,

HOPE YOU HAD A FANTASTIC WEEKEND.

I HAVE TO SAY MINE TRULY WAS SWEET!
FRIDAY NIGHT WE WATCHED A GREAT MOVIE WE GOT FROM
NETFLIX, CALLED "STANDING FIRM".  IT WAS ANOTHER MOVIE
MADE BY A CHURCH BUT NOT THE CHURCH IN GEORGIA THAT
DID "FIREPROOF" AND 2 OTHERS, BUT A CHURCH FROM
 NEW YORK.  SOME OF THE CHARACTERS WERE BASED ON
THE LIFE OF THE WRITER, SO MUCH, OF IT WAS TRUE.  
IT WAS ABOUT A MAN WHO'S WIFE DIED AND HOW HE LOST
HIS FAITH IN GOD, BUT HE HAD A SON WHO DIDN'T GIVE UP
ON HIM.  I TELL YOU THE BEHIND THE SCENES STORY ABOUT
THE MAKING OF THE MOVIE WAS AS GOOD AS THE MOVIE
ITSELF.  WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT - BE PREPARED TO BE
INSPIRED, AND MAKE SURE YOU WATCH ALL THE BEHIND 
THE SCENES INFO TOO!!

SATURDAY WE WENT OUT TO GET SPECIFIC FOOD ITEMS
FOR MY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ON SUNDAY.  WHILE
AT SAM'S  WE ALSO SAW SOME GORGEOUS CARNATIONS 
THAT HUBBY BOUGHT ME, THAT I ARRANGED TO PUT ON
THE TABLE.  THEN WHILE I MADE US AN EASY DINNER,
 HUBBY MADE SKEWERS OF SHRIMP AND SCALLOPS FOR
 SUNDAY'S DINNER.  WE ALSO MADE A LIME, CILANTRO
AND GARLIC MARINADE TO PUT ON THE SHRIMP.
GOT THE KITCHEN AND HOUSE IN ORDER, AS I STILL HAD
 A FEW BOXES TO MOVE OUT AFTER I HAD FINALLY, 
FINISHED MY SPRING DECORATING ON FRIDAY.
SO WE WERE READY TO ROLL FOR SUNDAY!!

SUNDAY OF COURSE, WAS SUNDAY SCHOOL AND 
CHURCH, THEN OUR FAV SMOOTHIE AND THEN WE 
CAME HOME TO AWAIT THE ARRIVAL OF THE REST
OF THE FAMILY.  
I HAVE TO SAY IT WAS A NEAR PERFECT DAY AS FAR
 AS I WAS CONCERNED.  HUBBY AND FAMILY DID ALL
 THE FOOD.  FELT LIKE I WAS EATING AT THE BEST
 SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IN TOWN. THE SHRIMP
AND SCALLOPS TASTED AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER 
THAN ANY I HAD EVER HAD, AND THIS WAS THE 
FIRST TIME HUBBY EVER GRILLED SCALLOPS, SO 
BETWEEN HE AND SCOTT THEY MADE THEM
 PERFECTLY, DEE DID A GREAT JOB ON THE SALAD
 AND MADE MY GARLIC/PARMESAN SALAD DRESSING
TO GO WITH IT,  SCOTT DID THE BAKED POTATOES 
OUTBACK STYLE (HE WORKED THERE YEARS AGO
 WHILE IN COLLEGE, SO HE KNOWS  HIS STUFF), 
VERY TASTY TATERS.  TRULY IT WAS AN EXQUISITE
 MEAL, AND HUBBY EVEN SET THE TABLE PRETTY.
( I HELPED A TINY BIT WITH THE CENTERPC.)LOL
I MANAGED TO SNAG A FEW PICS OF THE TABLE,
AND WILL PUT THEM ON TABLETOP THURSDAY.

AND.............. THEY CLEANED UP ALL THE MESS
AND EVEN PUT AWAY ALL THE FOOD!!

OH, MY MOTHER'S HEART BE STILL!! LOL



THEN.......
THEY BLESSED MY HEART WITH THE LOVLIEST OF
CARDS, ALL TEAR WORTHY!!  LOL



A COOL BIRD CANDLEHOLDER, A GREAT NEW BOOK
TO READ, WHICH EXPLAINS THIS LATE POST, WE ARE
HAVING A HARD TIME PUTTING IT DOWN!!  A NEW
SHIRT, GIFT CERTICATES TO DILLARD'S, AND 
 FOR A PEDICURE, AND MOO-LAH!!  





THEN WE PLAYED 2 ROUNDS OF GUESSTURES,
ONE OF MY FAV GAMES. I LOVE WATCHING THEM
ACT THINGS OUT, THEY ARE ALL SO CUTE!!

THEN IT WAS TIME FOR DESSERT.......YIPPEE!!
 MY SISTER-IN-LAW MADE ONE




 OF MY FAVORITE DESSERTS, WALNUT BROWNIES
WHICH WE COMBINED WITH BLUE BUNNY
VANILLA FROZEN YOGURT! (IF YOU HAVE NEVER
TRIED IT,  I GUARANTEE YOU WILL LOVE IT, WE
CAN ONLY FIND IT AT WALLY WORLD BETTER
KNOW AS WALMART)  LOL

ALL I CAN SAY IS............
YUM UPON YUM.... LOL


 DID THEY SPOIL ME???
YOU BET THEY DID..........THEY NEVER CEASE 
TO AMAZE ME......ALL THESE SWEETIES THAT 
MAKE ME SOOO PROUD!!

I LOVE YOU GUYS AND AM SO GRATEFUL FOR YOU,
  JUST IN CASE YOU MIGHT JUST HAPPENED TO READ 
THIS.......PROBABLY NOT!!  LOL
AT LEAST I KNOW MY SIL SUSAN WILL....................

WELL, MY LOVE TANK IS FULL AND I FEEL LIKE
THE MOST LOVED LADY IN THE WORLD TODAY!!

HOPE YOU DIDN'T MIND INDULGING ME ON MY
BLOW BY BLOW BIRTHDAY FUN..........IT WAS
FUN RELIVING IT AGAIN!!  LOL

OH YEA,  FORGOT TO TELL YOU WHAT WE FOUND
OUT ON FRIDAY -  THEY STILL HAVE NOT HIRED
ANYONE FOR THE POSITION HUBBY WAS INTER-
VIEWED FOR 6 WEEKS AGO!!  SO ..............
WHO KNOWS, IT COULD STILL BE HIS JOB!!
HERE WE GO AGAIN!!  LOL

HOPE YOU HAVE  GREAT EVENING 
AND THANKS
SO MUCH FOR YOUR VISIT!! 
 LOVE HEARING
FROM YOU!!

LOVE, HUGS AND RAINY
 BLESSINGS FROM FLORIDA,  

    NELLIE

I AM OFF TO HAVE A REPEAT OF LAST NIGHTS 
DIN DIN!!  YIPPEE!!
THANK YOU LORD FOR GREAT LEFTOVERS.

10 comments:

Cindy said...

So glad your birthday was so special Nellie! Sweet things and great food for a sweet Lady!
Hope your week is wonderful!
Cindy

Sue said...

I am so glad your birthday was perfect,Nellie, and you did deserve to be spoiled a lot. Praying your dh will get the job,.
Enjoy your week.
Hugs,
Sue

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Nellie....

It sounds like a wonderful celebration you had. You are so blessed with a loving family, I am glad they spoiled you becasue you deserved it.

I am glad to here the job still has not been filled. Sometimes it seems like forever until they get around to hiring.

I hope you get better soon. Try not to overstrain yourself anymore than you are.

We have been busy and I think a bit lazy. It is still rainy here and don't get me wrong I love the rain but I think it is making me tired.

Good news for me. I just signed up for weight watchers. I am doing well and watching labels. It seems like I get so many points to use I have a hard time using them all.

Have a Great day today!
Love
Janet

Patti said...

I'm having problems with my internet filter (Integrity). It has been blocking about 95% of photos here on Blogger, so I can't see any of your photos:(

Anyhow, sounds like a wonderful, abundantly blessed birthday celebration. I hope it's just the beginning of a truly fabulous year...and since you're gaining another son and another daughter this year, I know it will be.

Have a great day.

Love and hugs,
Patti

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I feel as if I haven't "talked" to you for a while. I am so glad that you had such a wonderful birthday! Isn't it great when the day turns out to be even better than we hoped. I'm so thrilled for you. I love that bird candle holder...so cute.

Sister Susie said...

I had so much fun too!! It is so wonderful to share our loved one's special day! I think I may have baked the brownie too long (I did 35 minutes instead of just 30!) But, I agree with you. It was yum yummy good!

Take care! I love you all very much,
Susan

Debbie said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend and a very wonderful birthday. I don't use Netflix, but I think I should look into it. I would like to be able to find movies like that.

It's very exciting and encouraging to hear that the job your husband interviewed for is STILL OPEN.

It "ain't" over until it's over...

Bonnie said...

‎.•*¨*•♫♪ ░H░A░P░P░Y░ (¯''•.¸* * ¸.•''¯) ░B░I░R░T░H░D░A░Y░ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ¸¸.•*¨*¸.•*¨`*ི ྀღ •♫♪ Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday....Happy Birthday to you....¸.•*¨`*ི ྀღ •♫♪ ¸.•*¨`*ི ྀღ •♫♪¸.•*¨`*ི ྀღ •♫♪ lalala...♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Happy Birthday to you, sweet Nellie!! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Jess said...

Praising GOD for rainy days and leftovers!
And wonderful Birthday Celebrations enjoyed by friends!!!
So glad your day was delicious in every way...what a precious family you have!
Love this background too.
Talk soon {{Smile!}}

Rebecca said...

OK. How did Bonnie do that????

I read every little bit of your description of your wonderful day. I'm very happy for you. Thanks for the tip about the movie. (And I borrowed the book and read it a couple of weeks ago. It was most interesting.

I know those beautiful cards will find a special place in your house for awhile - just as they found a special place in your heart.