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Monday, December 29, 2008

A Perfect Birthday!

Yesterday was my birthday, you already heard I know. Well the surprises just kept coming. When the girls and I returned home from Church my husband had already layed the stepping stones for my potting shed........(picture the flowers surrounding it)He had also made this stepping stone walkway down one of the hills that we live at the bottom of. Not a slope, a hill. At the bottom of this to the left is the door into the basement.Then around to the other side of the house, he put up the remaining piece of lattice from Saturday. Now I have a garden room. There is also half a whisky barrel to the right, (where will it live) the youngest bought for my birthday. To the right of the center tree is a double shepard's hook that one of the girls bought me. It will not stay there.
I also received this bird house, hubby mounted it on the end of the lattice wall.
The girls......ages, 24, 14, 12 and 10!
They talked me into a photo with them. I get my hair cut today!!!!!!!!! The 24 year old is a Hair Stylist in Daytona Beach.
This is our burst of sunshine!
I got so many gardening things between Christmas and my birthday, the ones mentioned here and then another bird feeder, bulbs (already in the ground) gloves, ID markers with a grease pencil, rubber boots.........on and on and on! Hey I then received a birthday cake after dinner last night.........I haven't had a birthday cake in 30 years!! Couldn't photograph it for the tears streaming down my face! I am a blessed woman.

25 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Darla, great pictures. I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday. You ARE a blessed woman--and a beautiful one at that.

I know you'll love your little shed--and now you won't have to get all muddy going down there. Your hubby is a 'keeper' for sure!!!!!

We're headed to Hendersonville, TN to check on George's elderly parents today. Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

bennie and patsy said...

Color every where it will be beautiful.
Patsy

Roses and Lilacs said...

Happy Birthday! I love your potting shed. I have a bird house like yours and had a family of chickadees last spring.
Marnie

Dorothy said...

Darla, I'm glad you had a happy birthday! Your hubby was a busy guy to get all that work done! You're going to love having that shed with the walk. Three hatching of Bluebirds raised in our birdhouse like yours last year. You and all your girls are beautiful!! Have a great day!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you! Looks like you had such a wonderful birthday filled with gifts and love. What more could you ask for? :-)

GreenJeans said...

Happy (belated) Birthday, Darla!! Looks like you had a great one! :)

Leedra said...

That is a Bluebird house. Will you have Bluebirds? Or will something else use it? You will have to let us know come spring.

Your potting shed is coming along.

Peggy said...

Hi darla, how thoughtfull your husband is to have all that done for you.Lots of planting opportunities to plant next to those paths.Your garden will be a riot of colour for the summer.
Peggy

Rosemarie said...

You sound like you had the most wonderful day ever!!! I am so happy for you and all the newness going on in your yard - I know how much you love it.

Happy Birthday, and I want some close-up shots of the new 'do!

Susie said...

That is a really cute pic of you and the girls.

I can't believe how the potting shed is looking already. The paver walk looks great.

I'm looking forward to seeing the final product in the spring. I can see it now with all the beauty that will be surrounding it.

Sara G said...

Darla, Great great photo's as always and a Belated Happy Birthday to you!!
It looks like you have a wonderful one!!!
Take care

david santos said...

Brilliant!!!

Happy New Year....

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow! What more could a gardener ask for,truly was perfect.Have to brag on that husband also for all of the labor.

fishing guy said...

Darla: What a fun post. You made out well for being so close to Christmas. I glad you were so happpy with your cake. Thanks for showing all the neat projects hubby has done for you. Have a great week. That was a neat photo with the girls.

beckie said...

Darla, how wanderful everything is looking. You are going to have so many new places for flowers and plants. Sounds like you got all the things a gradener could want! But most of all you had your family there to help you celebrate.

Shellmo said...

Wonderful, wonderful birthday presents - and I'm sure they are well deserved! How thoughtful of your hubby to put in those stepping stones. Happy Birthday and many more!

Dani said...

The photos of you and your girls are so great! What a lovely family!

Titania said...

Happy birthday and also a very happy New Year to you Darla. All these practical and beautiful presents will give you pleasure always. Lovely, happy girls!

perennialgardener said...

Happy Birthday Darla! I'm so glad you had a nice day with your family. You have your hands full with all those daughters! :) You are truly loved & blessed. Hubby has been a busy guy working on all these great projects for you.

Jean said...

Happy Birthday! What wonderful gifts you recieved. Your potting shed is going to be beautiful! It would really be nice to be able to garden and work outside all year. Everything looks terrific! Jean

Shionge said...

Hey Happy Belated Birthday and what joy & treats indeed. I am so happy for you and all the best :D

Deborah Godin said...

Thanks for your visit! Lovely blog and a beautiful family!

Marsha said...

Happy Belated Birthday! (We are almost birthday twins and lucky you getting icecream cake!) It sure looks like you had a wonderful day with family and your gifts are awesome. (and you don't look old enough to have a 24 yr old) I can just picture that beautiful little potting shed with flowers around it and climbing flowers on all your new lattice. Do clematis grow in FL? They are one of my new favorite flowers, such beautiful big blooms.

Tootsie said...

okay...bad tootsie...I missed your birthday I think...I am sorry...have a turd and think of me feeling like a pile of poop for being a bad friend...(turd cookie...not sit and poop!)
happy new year...I am glad you had a good day!

Sue said...

Aren't birthdays fun? Your family did a great job choosing gifts, and your shed and garden areas are looking great, but I want to see picks of them through the spring and summer as different flowers are blooming.

Oh, and I love that photo of you and your daughters!

Happy New Year!

Sue