Thursday, June 22, 2006

A Very Nice Birthday

Thank you for all the wonderful birthay greetings and wishes! I had such a nice day with a phone call from my Dad in Arizona, the activities of the afternoon that I've already written about, then dinner with DH at a riverside hotel. We sat out on their deck, looking at the river, watching the boats and the jet skis, enjoying an adult beverage. The food was excellent and the evening couldn't have been any better.

We passed on dessert at the restaurant as Kirsten had made a birthday cake for me. So we headed home to have cake with the kids, and to open my birthday gift from DH. What did he get me all those weeks ago? A shiatsu massaging cushion. And believe me, it does a good job!




The window frames weren't completely stained and ready to install, so the finishing will wait till tomorrow. I spent the late morning with my little pressure washer, washing down my house. I have about half the job finished. I'll finish here, then go outside and finish washing the house and then perhaps start to stain the underside of the deck. I won't be able to get it completely finished until the baby robins have left the nest and we can take it down.


Connie wanted to see some inside pictures of my family room sliders, so here they are, Connie! I think I probably need one more window to get the light that I'd really like to have, but I can use the wall space too. We're talking about taking out the paneling and ceiling and drywalling the whole room and installing recessed lights - heavy on the lights in the working end of the room. Can't wait to get going!

14 comments:

Dianne said...

Belated Happy Birthday Von! I just love the photo of you and Kirsten-that's a keeper. Glad things are finally getting squared away with all the construction. I didn't have anything stained before it was installed and that garden window will be a doozie in the far inside to do. That will be Sean's job.

Barbara said...

So glad that you enjoyed such a happy birthday (and a great gift from your DH!). Those sliders downstairs look great! :)

Katrina said...

Hi Von, its a bit late now but lots of happy birthday wishes to you!!

Chelle said...

Happy birthday Von! That cake looks yummy!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday Von! Sounds like you had a fabulous day!

Sharon said...

Happy belated Birthday Von!

Lili said...

I'm late for your birthday, Von! Happy birthday, wonderful mother and friend (and many other things)! Another cancer crafter! You wouldn't believe how many creative persons I know are your sign! Starting with my beloved aunt who taught me almost everything I know about crafts.
Your DH had a lovely idea with the shiatsu thing, and a new handbag is always a great thing!
Lots of special hugs for your birthday, Von!

Isabelle said...

I'm glad you had such a lovely Birthday, Von - you certainly deserved it! Love that picture of you and Kirsten. So beautiful!

Singular Stitches said...

Von, Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like you had a lovely day!

Have a lovely weekend!

Mia said...

Belated Birthday Wishes, Von. I am just getting some moments to surf some blogs. It sounds like your day was fun. I love the pictures of your redo. I am so not envious as I just went through it. We did the drywalling thing too. LOL Nothing like going down to bare walls. LOL Good luck and I love the size of your family room. Awesome!!!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Von!! I had no idea it was your day :-) Your family took great care of you - and your building project looks just fantastic!

Shelleen said...

Happy Birthday Von!! Sounds like it was a great one.

StitchCat said...

Happy belated birthday Von. Sounds like you had a lovely time. Love the photos. The house is coming along nicely too.

Lelia said...

Oh Von: Happy Belated Birthday !!

I've enjoyed your posts with the backyard re-do & hearing all of your family activities.

Nice VS project stash ; ) Looks like fun ... Christmas in July sort of stash.