I had one of the best BD's yesterday!!!
Betty Cakes and if you don't, you should!
This cake was amazing! But there was also a lot of it! I gave Carol, Jan and Peggy each some to take home and Bob and I still have enough for another piece tonight! I usually make a special cake that Bob only gets once a year but decided, while at my sisters, I was craving an almond joy cake from Betty Cakes!
For about the last five or six years, we've been going to Carrabba's for my BD dinner (except I saw one year we ended up at Stumpknocker's! that was in 2008! Hmmmmm). It's so nice to have friends to share special days with you. Bob and I are very lucky to have such great friends here in Florida!
And....speaking of friends, look at what Jan gave me for my BD!
I don't want folks to give me gifts but I'm not going to give these back to Jan!!! Thank you my friend...I'll think of you every time I wear them!!!
And back in Michigan before we left town, I had lunch with my friend, Mary. She gave me a BD gift but told me I couldn't open it until my birthday. I was good and waited...in fact, I forgot where I put the gift bag and had to search for it in the closet! But look at what she gave me!
Linda and Laura's work. I saw where Linda had painted birds and Laura had printed them onto fabric so she could make pin cushions. I even thought of purchasing one but figured I'd wait until after Christmas!! I was so excited when I opened the box!!! So thank you too, Mary!!!!
What special gifts from everyone!!! From my sister (chocolate gift box!) to Jan to Mary! You each know me so well! And thank you all for the wonderful cards I received!!!! Some are a hoot, which I just might have to share on my blog!!! And others are just special because they are from my friends!! I guess having a birthday isn't all that bad after all!