A Happy Happy Birthday

whew...what a whirlwind birthday weekend!
it had just a bit of all my favorite things
time alone to reflect (and shop)
time to eat yummy home cooked food 
time to eat yummy restaurant food
time to celebrate with friends and
time to love this sweet little family I adore

Riley made me an adorable pop up card that said "Mom rocks!"
a homemade watercolor puzzle
and wrapped up some Tootsie Rolls

Janey made a beautiful card and a coupon 
the coupon was two-sided
one side was good for a ride on the "Love Bus"
the other side for a "Spa Day"
she said I could use them as often as I wanted and they never expire
now that is my kind of coupon

see that big wrapped present
want to know what it is????
a new computer monitor
quite the surprise and one the girls were thrilled about too
makes playing math games and looking at American Girl
all the more exciting

Thank you for a wonderful birthday!


last night I cashed in my "Love Bus" coupon
Janey said the Love Bus can be anywhere really
last night it was snuggling under the covers in her bed
she said the Love Bus is all about
chatting and getting to know each other
and that there are no rules on the Love Bus
we talked
laughed and 
I think I'll be booking a return trip real soon
Love You Janey Brooke


  1. what a precious way to celebrate your special day

  2. i'm so glad it was a great birthday for you!

  3. I love the idea of the "love bus". . .that's one creative child you have there!!

    Glad you had a great weekend!

  4. Happy Birthday Cindy! Happy to hear you got loved on! The Love Bus is precious!

  5. LOVE it all!!! Glad you had a great day. You deserve it. Hope your year is just fantastic!!!! The coupons? made me smile--the best, most thoughtful gift I've heard of in awhile!

  6. What a great birthday. I bet that Love Bus ride was awesome:)

  7. Sounds like a wonderful birthday Cindy! I think our kids get just as excited to celebrate our birthdays as they do their own!

  8. What a great birthday. Coupons and kids' art are my favorite gifts, for sure.
    And thanks for the note in the mail. It was fun to hear from you. May your totes work forever (at least until you're sick of them!).

  9. Happy Birthday, Dear Cindy, happy birthday to you!

    Sounds like you had a fantabulous birthday. I'll take a ride on the Love Bus any day. What a cutie patootie!

  10. Hi there Cindy!
    So glad you stopped by my blog so that I could find yours! I LOVE the quote you have on your header and the name of your blog. It is so very true.

    Happy Birthday to you!!
    Sounds like you are very loved.
    What sweet gifts from your family.

    Can't wait to read more of your blog.

  11. Oh, Cindy - it all sounds wonderful - what a PERFECT birthday!! Happy Happy Birthday indeed!! Enjoy every minute of your non-expiring Love Bus rides and Spa Days ... and the tootsie rolls, too! How blessed you are, Happy Birthday!

  12. So happy to hear you had a wonderful birthday! Cherish these moments, ther's nothing like from the heart gifts. awesome computer screen too ;-)
    Have a great day!

  13. Happy late Birthday!! What a wonderful day! love the love bus coupon!! precious! love the new monitor too!! =)

  14. So glad you had such a great birthday! I don't think Janey or Riley could be any sweeter! What a prefect weekend!