Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Birthday Shenanigans

I brag all of the time about how lucky I am to have such wonderful friends.  I know it probably gets tedious to hear, but get ready.  Because I'm going to do it again :) 

My main squeeze isn't too bad either....

(TEN and I last night at my birthday celebration)

There is a group here in Smalltown, VA that gets together for Monday Funday.  It is all organized by my friend JP.  JP is organizer extraordinaire, and wasn't it just my luck that my birthday fell on a Monday this year :)  I didn't have to plan a thing!  I just invited everyone out to Monday Funday. 

There were 3 of us who had birthdays yesterday.  We all had the same idea.  And so JP bought a HUGE birthday cake, and we all celebrated together.  Wasn't that lovely?

Last Thursday, Babbo Natale & her BF celebrated with TEN & I at my house.  We grilled out filets wrapped in bacon with corn on the cob & a potato medley.  Mmmm.....

Babbo Natale made the most amazing cupcakes, and then gave me the neatest prizes!  Look here at one of them:

She knows about my affinity for "real" napkins with dinner.  You know, fabric napkins....rather than paper.  We ate with them for every meal growing up, and I suppose old habits die hard.  Anyhoo...Babbo Natale found the most amazing prize for me, and I've never seen anything like it!!  A roll of cotton napkins that can be washed and re-used in HOKIE ORANGE.  They are the newest thing here in Smalltown, VA, of course, and Babbo Natale just had to get me some.  LOVE THEM!

While at the lake, BFF showered me with these prizes:

Then, TEN and I celebrated my birthday on Sunday night when I got back from the lake.  We  went to dinner, and I opened my prizes.  I showed you THIS prize yesterday:

But he also gave me this :-o

Aren't I spoiled?  He decided I really needed one because he has watched me struggle with my Slap Chop.  And, with the low budget mandolin I purchased :(  And he just couldn't stand to watch me moan about it anymore, so he fixed it!  Yay :)  And still...he's taking me to dinner at this fancy pants new restaurant I've been DYING to try. Excitement!

Then, mrs.mfc spoiled me silly yesterday morning with a whole BUNCH of prizes.  Here are a few of them:

(hand cheese grater)

(terracotta garlic storage bin to keep garlic fresh!)

(Tuscan seasoning)

And, it was all piled into this, with even more treats:

After work I went to the Monday Funday celebration where Daisy gave me these fabulous prizes:

(plastic chopping board that adjusts to fit over my sink!)

(fruit & veggie keep that allows for adjustment of moisture depending on what you put in it)

(herb and veggie chopper like Daisy has.  yay!!)

Oh, and the flamingo glasses!  She gave me those too.  You know...the pair I'm wearing above.

Shew!  See what I mean?  And that doesn't even include the lovely prizes my mother sent me in a birthday package.   She sent the most presh card, and it said she was proud of me.  And it said "T - you've come such a long way"...and this picture fell out.  Of me.   On my second birthday.  And I have a cake in front of me, and I'm waving my arm around and probably ordering someone to do something.  It was awesome :)  It meant the world to me, and it made me laugh out loud.  And smile bunches.  Maybe I'll scan it in and show you sometime.  Maybe I'll use it for the heading for next "series" HEY Y'ALL!  LISTEN HERE!  I'M TRYIN-A TELL YOU SOMTHIN!  Just kidding. 

So mother sent me the most lovely birthday prizes, some of which were:

(I have wanted this book since it was first released.  Yay!)

(very similar to mine, but mine just has my last initial on it)

(new make-up brush bag.  perfect timing!  with all of this traveling i will so enjoy a fresh new brush bag :)

And she even sent Louis a little prezzie!  Perfect timing, because he surely will need a reward for not being such a good boy while we had a house guest ;)

See what I mean?  See how spoiled ROTTEN I am?  See how blessed I am?  Not just because I have all of these fabulous new prizes, of course, but because my friends treasure me enough to give them to me.  And every year at this time I am reminded of that.  And I am reminded of how lucky I am.  Because some people don't have friends like I do.  Friends that would give their right arm for you.  And friends that know you so well that they want to shower you with kitchen/cooking prizes because they know how obsessed you are with learning how to cook, at the moment. 

That is what true friendship is all about.  Being there.  Always. 

And giving.  Without expecting anything in return. 

But when you do get fabulous prezzies, it's okay to love them : )  Don't you think?



Megan J. Cuadrado said...

I love those napkins. Even better that they come on a roll.

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Dee Stephens said...

This is awesome! I'm going to have to check out those napkins on a roll. I'm with you about the real thing.
Just sucks washing, folding and ironing them.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! How thoughtful are all of your gifts, you are loved :)

Leslie said...

Happy, happy birthday!!!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you had awesome people to celebrate it with, and got lots of super birthday prizes!

Amazing Fabulous Wedding said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE those pink napkins so amazing.

Anonymous said...

I kid you not I have a list by the computer just for your blog. Whenever I read your blog and hear some fabulous recipe or device, I write it down to google to try and then promptly go and add it to the potential list of registry for the wedding.

Love the napkins--- sheer genius!

MCW said...

You better get cooking! Love how you call your presents prizes. Much more fun :)

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

You got quite the loot! Those napkins are so cool!

Life Through Preppy Glasses said...

happy belated! you got some many gifts! :)

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Looks like you're having a wonderful birthday celebration ... love all of your presents ... Wilson and I will make a toast in your honor tonight - can you hear those wine glasses clink?

Westie hugs ... Katie, Wilson and Julep and Derby

Ann said...

you do have some great friends. You made out like a bandit

REBrown said...

You really racked up!

The cloth napkins on a roll is a really neat idea.

Jenny DB said...

Love how you call birthday presents prizes :-) You are a very loved and lucky girl!!!

Pink Champagne said...

What a fabulous birthday celebration! I want to join your Monday Fundays, pretty lady. ;) Happy, happy belated birthday! XOXO

Claire said...

I love the idea of those napkins! Do you think they come in Rams colors? :) I could settle for Hokie I guess! Love the necklace too!

Fash Boulevard said...

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DIMH said...

Great gifts! Totally jealous of your food processor!

Anonymous said...

Glad you had such a great birthday! :)

ali v. said...

you are spoiled rotten in the best of ways :) being there is all I really ask of my friends...but they like to make me smile in other ways too! haha. It's certainly ok to love them! Hope you're enjoying all your new goodies! xoxo {av}

p.s. less than four days to get your entries in for my huge Whiting & Davis giveaway! a handbag of your choice could be yours...don't miss out :)

Love Cocktails and puppydog tails! said...

What fun! You are a truly lucky and blessed girl :) Happy Birthday! ..........I would say hope it is fun but I think you have that covered ;0)

Twenty Something Blonde said...

I missed your birthday from being out of town, but it looks like you were quite spoiled! Lucky girl!! Happy belated birthday :)

how i met your father blog said...

happy, happy birthday :)

such great gifts - you deserve to be spoiled!

Ashley said...

You have great friends because you ARE a great friend! And you deserve all your prizes and love.
I almost got Andrew one of those hand graters last week because he is always grating with a big hunky one I have and its a pain to clean. I thinK I will go back and get it and it can be from Anika for fathers day because I really dont know what else to get him. ha

Kelly said...

Your glasses are awesome! And the other gifts aren't bad, either!