Saturday, March 15, 2014

My Birthday and a Family Announcement

Another birthday come and gone. But 59?! That's an old person. And I don't feel old most of the time - only when I've spent the day cleaning, or gardening, or walking, or... well, you get the idea!

But I had a wonderful birthday. First, I was surprised at work with a bouquet of flowers from my sweetie. And all day long the kindergarteners hugged me and said "Happy birthday, Mrs. Marquis".  Andrew, Tad, and Eric were here for dinner - my favorite, spaghetti and meatballs that Rick made and cheesecake for dessert. Andrew gave me a sweet almond bush for the garden, Eric gave me chocolates, and Justin called from DC and we had a good, long chat. (I'm really missing my oldest. We'll see him in May.)

I told Rick not to buy me anything for my birthday. I had just gone to a rubberstamp convention a week ago and bought many presents for myself:) So I wasn't expecting anything and then he brought out this:

A very cool vintage stamping set that he picked up at his favorite salvage place. I love it! The font is great and in a very good size. There is a label inside the cover of a local business that has been here forever. That makes it even more special. I'm not sure where I will display it yet, but I know I will get a lot of use out of it.

And now for the announcement. Alison didn't come for my birthday dinner because she was sick - with morning sickness! Yes, we are getting another grandbaby! We are so excited and happy for them. She is due the end of August. But Alison is having a hard time with this pregnancy. The baby is fine, but she is just not feeling well - headaches and very tired. Please send good thoughts their way!


Beatrice Euphemie said...

What an exciting announcement, Cindy - I am so happy for you and your family! Morning sickness is awful - I still remember those days...Happy Birthday young lady - on my next birthday we will be the same age! Your husband's gift is so thoughtful- what a sweetie pie! I love those one of a kind gifts. I know you will have so much fun with it.
Thank you for your sweet friendship and all your kind comments. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I will be sending positive thoughts to the mother to be. Hugs xo Karen

Nellie said...

Happy Birthday, Cindy! I have always had respect for Kindergarten teachers, feeling much more comfortable with third-graders.:-) Sending along encouraging words for your daughter-in-law. I am a number of years older than you. In fact, I'm even out of the next "group of ten!" How thoughtful of your husband to find such a unique gift! xo Nellie

vivian said...

Happy Happy Birthday dear Cindy!! im so glad you had a nice day. beautiful flowers and great gift! and what wonderful news!!! congratulations!
I have my little violet here right now, but she is napping. We sure do love our little grandbabies dont we?
have a great weekend

GardenOfDaisies said...

Happy birthday, Cindy! What a wonderful gift!! And congratulations to your whole family on the baby news!! :-)

Jody and Stan said...

Happy Birthday Cindy!! Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration at school and at home! I love your new vintage stamp collection, lucky girl! Congrats on your new grandchild too!

Lady Linda said...

Happy Birthday! How fun and what a find for you. What a happy announcement to have another grandbaby. The very best present. I hope the mama feels better soon.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Congratulations and happy birthday! How wonderful. So good that you had a great day. Love the vintage stamp set. What a sweet gift!

Weekend-Windup said...

Bleated Birthday Wishes! Love your gift. It is something different for your birthday!

Solstitches said...

Happy belated birthday! What a gorgeous bouquet of flowers you received.
Congratulations on the happy news of a new grandbaby :)