Monday, January 5, 2015

A Birthday Worth Writing Home About....

Mercy me....
here I am...77 yrs old and
"just so proud to be here".
Only folks my age might know who was famous for that saying....;>)

BRYNNA made this adorable card for me...
I will keep it in my FOREVER BIBLE.

I had a beautiful birthday, despite the cold, icy weather.

My girl, 2 grandgirls and a grandboy braved the icy roads and came to spend a couple hours..
bearing gifts. 
O, MY....

A candle that smells so gooood...
I wish I could make a SCRATCH & SNIFF for you so you could take in this wonderful fragrance of


They are my favorite cookbooks in the world..
I read them like a novel.

So many good recipes and cute tips .....

Our son, David, and family came over...
Bearing gifts...
O MY...

don't we all LOVE a bouquet of
beautiful flowers.

With the snow and ice everywhere, these bring such a spot of bright cheer.

 This bouquet is full of interesting things beside the flowers..
what are those green berry-looking things..??  love them !

and the orange roses are just outstanding...

This colorful pitcher  is perfect for this BIRTHDAY BOUQUET..

Stacy bought this for me on a trip to Mexico. 

Later in the evening, David and Kathy had blackeyed peas and cornbread 
for us for dinner...
Eating blackeyed peas on New Years Day is a Southern tradition...
it is a GOOD LUCK CHARM for all year long.
I can't remember NOT eating them on New Years.
So altho we ate them on NYEve..we also had some on the actual NY Day.

When we were much younger, Mr. Sweet and I always had a New Year's Eve party
and I always served blackeyes to our guest on the stroke of midnight. 

Kathy baked some HAPPY BIRTHDAY cupcakes that were delicious...

Yes, indeedy....I did have a wonderful birthday.

THANK YOU to Mr. Sweet, our kids and grandkids...
and least I forget....

Our 5 yr old great-grandgirl,
made this adorable
just for me.

"Thank you, Cate...I love it."

My sweet friend, MARTHA,
gave me these cute
pj bottoms...

They are soft...
fit just right...
and best part...
covered in HEARTS..

I do love HEARTS.
I have a few more great gifts to share on another post...


  1. so glad you were showered with love and gifts. :)

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed your birthday

  3. Sounds like you had a fun B-Day BJ-enjoy:@)

  4. Happy Birthday! It's true, you sparkle! John wants to know if this is a quiz. He feels that he qualifies as one who is old enough to know. I don't, though I am browing older by the second. His guess is Red Skelton.

  5. Minnie Pearl -- right??? Those of a 'certain age' remember these things - and everyone just thinks we're losing it!!! Keep on celebrating. Sally

  6. Sounds like a wonderful celebration for a lady who DOES sparkle!!! I can not for the life of me remember the name of the green berries!! UGH!

  7. What a lovely birthday. So happy your family is near enough to come visit and bring gifts. Everything was so perfect. Happy belated birthday, BJ.

  8. What a grand way in which to celebrate your birthday! Deeds' and Cate's cards are the best, aren't they? I'm a bit intrigued at the idea of a forever Bible.
    Happy, happy belated birthday!

  9. Love you BJ and am so glad you had a wonderful birthday! You deserve every one of those beautiful gifts!

  10. Happy belated birthday, you really had a beautiful day with your family and friends . The gifts and the cards are very nice :)

  11. What a fun-filled birthday, dearest bj! You enjoy life so much and it shows and you are loved so much, too. Happy lovely birthday wishes to you! xxoo

  12. Happy Birthday, BJ!!! What a wonderful celebration you had with your family. I can just imagine how incredible that scented candle smells. I love scented candles and your flowers are so beautiful. Those handmade cards from your grandkids are just perfect, too. I'm glad you had a great time... :)

  13. One more greeting to add to your day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BJ!

  14. happy birthday to you lovely lady!

  15. bj you deserve all this sweetness Happy Birthday

  16. Happy Birthday BJ, so glad that you had a wonderful Bday.

  17. I know! It's a Minnie Pearl saying and you are right that many probably don't know. You gotta be old like us! lol! Our neighbor back in the day used to dress up complete with the hat with a price tag dangling from it and do her impersonations at various functions in our neighborhood. Fun times!
    So glad you had a wonderful birthday, BJ. Wishing you many, many more!

  18. Love to you and a BIG Happy Birthday. You have such a loving family and your gifts show that love. We've been blogging for so long together, I had you pegged at 72 still! And you never age in any way in my eyes, beautiful lady!

    Keep on keepin' on!

    Jane xx

  19. happy! birthday! to a beautiful woman with beautiful soul!

  20. What a marvelous birthday!!!! I am so happy for you and all the LOVE that surrounds you!!! It drips right off the screen!!!!

  21. Happy belated birthday! Minnie Pearl...I'm for sure old enough to remember. You were very blessed.

  22. Wishing the happiest of birthdays to you beautiful BJ! A lovely family to bring you love and good cheer! It's all so colorful and it just seems to fit your young at heart personality! Hugs all around!

  23. Happy birthday BJ.wat a wonderful family you have n your Mr Sweet gota love that name. I enjoy resding your posts.

  24. Looks like you had one wonderful birthday,Bj! And all those loving cards and gifts, and being with the ones you love made it extra special.

  25. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful collection of LOVE! I know that you will cherish those gifts and cards! That candle looks like it would smell YUMMY! Sending warm HUGS your way!

  26. Hello Bj, looks like a fabulous birthday... I wish you many more! You have some wonderful gifts.. I like those Pj's pants with the hearts... And I love your vase, very pretty.. Have a great day!

  27. What a wonderful birthday you had. I do hope you have many more. I love all your gifts and the sweet cards. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  28. BJ, beautiful pictures as usual, and so glad you had a very happy birthday. Family means everything!

  29. So sweet BJ, love the cards because you do sparkle inside and out! Nothing better than celebrating with family. Happy Birthday wishes!

  30. A very Happy Birthday to you dear bj! May God bless you with many more...

  31. With grandchildren like that, you are truly blessed!

    Holiday Garlands

  32. What fun, BJ. Looks like you had a wonderful day..Happy Birthday and Happy Tuesday..Judy

  33. ♥♥♥ ♫♫♫ Belated "Happy Birthday to Youuuu", BJ! ♫♫♫ ♥♥♥ Looks like you had a delightful birthday! (We're both Capricorn, ya' know)

    I saw that awful weather coming through "West TX" & I thought of you. We're getting hit with it now. Bitter cold & it Spring yet?
    I loved seeing all your cards & gifts, esp. the flowers. Made me think of warmer days. Someone brought a bouquet of YELLOW tulips to the party I was attending last week. What a breath of fresh air! Everyone was sniffing them.
    May you have many many more birthdays to celebrate.

  34. Aww...what a special person you are is more than obvious that you are loved beyond measure! Happy Belated Birthday to you...and I hope I am as spunky as you are when I reach 77! :) BTW, although most everyone here in NC eat their black-eyes with collard greens, being from Ohio, we eat pork and sauerkraut...and that's exactly what I made. I finished up the leftovers just last night :)

  35. Happy Birthday one day late, and thank you for sharing your very special day with us. Neat photos of all your special gifts, To be so loved, life is grand!

  36. You family knows just what will make you happy. Lovely birthday celebration with family and those that you love and ones that love you back. Wishing you many more happy birthdays.
    Warm hugs,
    Audrey Z.

  37. A very late Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had such a wonderful day. Lots of love was showered on a special lady!

  38. What a lovely birthday you had. Isn't it wonderful to be part of a loving family! You are a VERY young looking and VERY young at heart for a 77 year old!

  39. Happy Belated Birthday!!!!

  40. I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, too.
    In fact, some of our Christmas cooking came from two of them.

    Those pj bottoms are adorable!
    I bet they look fantastic on.

    Happy Birthday!!

  41. Sorry, I'm late with your birthday wish! Looks like it was a wonderful one filled with gifts and lots of love!

    Happy Belated Birthday!!


  42. Late here too bj, but still want to say “Happy Birthay!” I am sure it was wonderful no matter how bad the weather. Such sweet gifts and flowers.
    Hugs dear one...........


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