Friday, December 18, 2009

~GROWING OLDER - Feeling Fabulous!

~DECEMBER 17, 2009~
Growing Older and Feeling Fabulous

Last year I turned the magical age of 50! Now, if you're super quick with your math you'll know that this year I passed the half-century mark and reached 51. I can't believe it. The years have sped by. Inside I still feel like I'm 20.

My face, my body and my HANDS tell me otherwise.

Last night I celebrated my life and my blessings with my family at a very small local Mexican Restaurant called Los Arcos. My children and their loves, our sweet Miss K and my beloved AGPMan joined me for great food and I had so much fun. I even DITCHED my Weight Watchers Diet for the evening and indulged in my favorite foods (YUM! Salsa!) and even gobbled up a piece of the delish Italian Coconut Cream Cake you see above.

See the #27 on my Cake? It's a long story I'll share with you another day... My son, Brandon, did say "Mom! How can you be 27 if I'm 27?" (Hmmmmmm......).

Before long I'll share photos of the very special present, a gorgeous 8 arm Chandelier, my guy gave to me as a gift. I'm on cloud 9...as close to heaven as I can get over something non-living. It has to be assembled and a bit of prep- work needs to take place before it can be installed. I promise to show pics soon!

Thank you for all the blog posts, cards, emails, comments, phone calls, sweet notes, Facebook Posts and well wishes you sent my way. I'm truly blessed.

Blessings to you as you remember that it's what's on the inside that counts...Rebecca

52 comments:

becky said...

Happy Happy Birthday!Looks like you and I are the same age now,lol.My birthday was Thanksgiving day.I feel like you said you feel so much younger than years past,slim trim and very happy.

After my husband died almost 8 years ago now I was determined to have the best in life.By that I mean best for myself health wise, etc.Things have never been greater.Seven years cancer free.

Im truly blessed.Merry Christmas!

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca!

We are going to have to get together in the new year. You and I are just too close. :) I'm just 2 miles from Los Arcos.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Happy, happy Birthday, Rebecca. Mexican is worth splurging over! Oh and Italian Creme Cake, yummy. Have a wonderful week, and can't wait to see that new chandelier!
hugs and blessings,
Debra

Faye said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca! You are beautiful inside and out! Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

Terra said...

You have the best attitude toward aging, and it sounds like you are having fun.
I too can look back at 50, and consider each day of living, with family and friends around, as a gift.
I volunteer as a visitor to an older lady who is housebound, and visiting with her puts me in a thankful frame of mind.

Cherished Treasures said...

Dear Sweet Rebecca,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!! :)
27 Huh ? That makes me 36 I guess !!!
OK ---- I like that !!! LOL
Blessings to you and many many more
Happy Happy Birthdays.
XOXOXO, Carol

beedeebabee♥ said...

Your a beautiful beautiful 27!!! I've been a far away fan of your beautiful art and sewing for a long time, and I watched as you prepared for your beautiful girl's wedding thru your Me page on Etsy. We are just about the exact age. My 51st (I mean 27th!) birthday was on the 10th. I'm wishing you many, many more happy, creative and very blessed years ahead. Hugs, Paulette ;)

glenda said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca,
I can't wait to see your chandelier...I too can look back on 50, but I would have to look a long way...grin!
Happy,Happy,
glenda

Brenda said...

A Happy belated Birthday to you Rebecca!! I'm a December "baby" too; I was born on the 13th, Friday the 13th! My mom always said I was good luck on a bad luck day :) Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your family. Have a wonderful Christmas!!! Warmest, Brenda (shabbycatsandroses)

Lisa said...

HAppy Birthday!! YOu do NOT look 50! But enjoy! You are starting a new season of your life!
Hugs, Lisa

Marydon Ford said...

You look MARVELOUS, darling! Sheesh, if we all could look that good!

So glad you had a wonderful birthday!
Love the pic of you & Miss K ...

Hugs of love, Marydon

Connie said...

Okay, okay, sugar, you need go go and read THIS post I did a couple of weeks ago. Make it a good day/week/year/life, chickee!!!!!!

http://connie-livingbeautifully.blogspot.com/2009/11/sum-of-all-my-parts.html

xoxo and Merry Christmas,
Connie

Connie said...

OOooooooh, and I've got 20 years on ya, chick.... ;-)
xoxo,
Connie

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday!

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca, It sounds like you had a wonderful day and evening. The cake looked yummy, Maureen....

Nanbon44 said...

Happy Birthday, You look fabulous. My inner self says that I am 20 yet my outer self says I have past the 55 mark. It gets a little scary when I look in the mirror and see my Mother staring back at me, wrinkles and all...

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Birthday, Rebecca! Hope the coming year is wonderful for you and filled with many blessings! Merry Christmas!

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Happy Birthday sweet Rebecca! You look simply stunning! Little Miss K is so adorable and looks like she loves her nana so much! I'm glad you had some yummy Mexican food and salsa... mmmmm... hope all your birthday wishes come true... I can't wait to see your new chandelier from Mr. AGP! Bisous... Julie Marie

ceekay said...

Happy Birthday! You look great to me! Enjoy that new chandelier!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Happy belated birthday! You look fabuloso! I know what you mean about feeling 20 on the inside. I am tiptoeing into 54 and I still think I am 18. Well almost. I can't function on 4 hours sleep anymore :) Looking forward to seeing Mr AGPMan's gift.

Let's hear it for December babies!
Hugs, Sue

Victorian1885 said...

Happy Birthday! Yous hare the day with our Son who turned 30!

Wanda

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Dolores said...

Oh my goodness..... I missed your birthday. Happy Birthday beautiful Rebecca..... you are such a blessing to so many (including me, that's for sure!)

I can't wait to see your wonderful gift.....

Love you!!!
Dolores

sissie said...

Happy Birthday and may you have many more. Don't feel so bad, I turned 60 this year! And, I feel 30 inside my head but the body isn't doing so well.

June said...

You still look 27 in my book.
Just a beautiful lady inside and out!
I still feel like 27 in my head, but my body's saying something completely different.

Can't wait to see your new chandy.
hugs

Mollye said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca, and your best years are still ahead. I think we get more beautiful as we age because we look more unique not like carbon copies of others as we tried to be when younger thinking we had to be this way or that way. You are gorgeous and your spirit, soul and heart match. As for Miss K, she is granny's gal over and over. Merry Christmas to you and all your family, Mollye

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca! I look at birthdays as another year the Lord has blessed me with! The big 5-0 is coming up for me in February. Have a blessed day!
Love, Lisa

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Have a Blessed Birthday. Being in the "50's" is delightful and you look fabulous. We celebrated my dear husband's birthday yesterday. December was certainly a wonderful month for boomer babies:-).

Ruthie said...

Happy Birthday sweet Rebecca!You look beautiful.So here you are,beautiful,healthy,smarter than you were,I am sure,talented with a family that loves you,what more could you ask for.Way ahead of the game I'd say.Love and hugs to you,Ruthie

Celestina Marie said...

Happy Birthday Miss Rebecca. You look fabulous and so glad you had such a wonderful time enjoying your favorites. So excited for you and the new chandy. What a guy huh? Enjoy your year with many more blessings to follow.
What a cutie Miss K is!

Love to you and your guy this Christmas.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Sares said...

Happy Happy Birthday Rebecca. Marydon mentioned it was your Birthday and I meant to say hello, but you didn't post so I figured you were out celebrating! I hope all your wishes come true for you , you sweet thing!

Tammy said...

I think the term growing old she be put to rest, don't you? Your only as old as your limitations. That is why my granpa used to say and by golly he was right. My boddy may be a crickety old lady but my mind is young like a child some days. Enjoy your day! Hugs. tammy

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY REBECCA!!!!

You still look twenty seven... :-)

Huggies and Lovies,
Spence

Ginger said...

Rebecca, I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday. You are the youngest 51 yr old I have ever seen. I am 59 and I'm 30 in my mind. Hope your day was as wonderful as it sounded. Can't wait to see your chandelier.

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas,

Hugs, Ginger

Laura said...

Happy, happy birthday dear sweet Rebecca.

Have a wonderful Christmas as you enter a new year.

I am so glad to have met you!

Laura

Tanza said...

Hi Sweet~r~,
Ooohhh you look soo BEAUTIFUL blowing ALL those candles out !! hahaha .. that cake looks to die for .. and that sweet Ms. K, I could just eat her up too .. hahaha..Looks like a wonderful birthday celebration, shared by those that matter the most !! PERFCT !! you just get prettier, and did I say Sweeter ?! Have a wonderful 27th year .. giggle :0:)
Birthday hugs ~tea~xo

Miss Rhea said...

Happy Birthday !!! You TRULY don't look a day over 27 :) We used to have a mall in Arizona ( where I grew up ) called Los Arcos. I cant for the life of me remember what that means in Spanish, lol !! Anyhoo, I am glad it was such a great day for you :) Cant wait to see your new sparkly chandelier ! I am sure hubby has pretty good shabby taste after all of these years with you :) Miss K really looks like her Grandma :) Again, Happy Birthday !!!! Hugs :):):)

chandelier magic - beach house said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca -

What a great happy photo!

I'm doing WW too - the wedding is getting closer and closer and I swear I could jump into the computer for that cake...

Marsha

BECKY said...

YAY Rebecca! You're part of the fifty-won-derful sistas now!! I joined the group about 6 months ahead of you!! I LOVE this age group!! I have found more freedom in this last year and 1/2 than at any other time in my life! Praise Jesus!!

Birthday blessings to you, sweet friend! Can't wait to see the pics of your new chandy!! I know it will be scrumptious!!

Love and big birthday hugs!!
Becky

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh Rebecca...you look 12 years old..ok..then..seventeen at the most! Happy Birthday, sweet friend!
And I must say this...you are the age of my middle child..and you notice I said "child." 50 is just a good start and you have it all and I am so happy for you. I am going to post a picture of my tiny Christmas pillow soon...
Everytime I take it out into the living room...I will think of the work you hands and heart went to to make it...
Merry Christmas! A VERY Merry Christmas to you!
Love,
Mona

chicroses said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a dear lady. Hope you had a great one. I remember when I was just turning 50...I dont want anymore birthdays. Gosh doesnt time go by so fast? Its scarey..Birthday Hugs..sally

MiniMadWoman said...

Happy Birthday, Rebecca! Looks like you enjoyed your evening and I can't wait to see your birthday present . . . sounds incredible!

Blessings,
Teresa

Martha's Favorites said...

Happy Birthday, the best is yet to come my dear friend. I thank God for you in my life. Martha

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

HaPPY birTHDaY Friend!! You are looking great-

Can't wait to see that new present of yours!!! Sounds like the perfect gift!!

blessings
mary

Miss Gracie's House said...

Happy (Late) birthday! What a fun celebration...mexican is my favorite, too...blessings to you as you continue to celebrate HIS birth this week.
Rene'
PS You look great BTW...who cares about the number if you have the sparkle in your eye? I want to let you know you are a big encouragement to me with your weight...if you can do it then I can do it too...just hit 10# mark...

Cathy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Rebecca! And you certainly do not look a day over 27! Keep up the celebration and I hope this will be a very special and wonderful year for you.

Cathy ♥

Lee Laurie said...

Happy Birthday, Rebecca. I hope that it was wonderful for you. You are beautiful inside and out. You really don't look your age at all. Miss. K is adorable too. She looks just like you.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

P.S. In answer to your questions about feeling worn out because of retail...Oh yes. I'm exhausted! This will be a really tough week. Just gotta keep smiling! LOL

GWENDOLYN said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY REBECCA!!! You don't look a day over 27:) You really do look gorgeous and young! I love your bday cake. I am a big, big, coconut fan. I have a funny story about that and my hubby I will share another day. My hubby turned 54 on the 16th. I can't wait to see the chandelier your guy bought you . Now that is a man who knows a gift! I hope the coming year brings you many joys and blessings!!
Gwen

fannipauline said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca and may you have a beautiful year ahead. I just turned 79 the 30th of November and I only feel 50 and feel extremely blessed with good health. Dec. 18th was my 54th wedding anniv., but Troy has been gone for 4 years, but we still visited and shared many a laugh and days long past with each other. I know we will meet again one day in Heaven. Hugs, Pauline

Piney Rose said...

You look lovely, Rebecca! I do hope you had a lovely birthday - I'm not too far behind. I'll be 51 in April. I feel 20 inside, but if I pass a mirror, wow does it remind me!!! LOL. I cannot wait to see the chandelier gift!!! Birthday hugs to you, my friend!

Sandra said...

Hi Rebecca! I wanted to wish a happy belated birthday! I hope your day was wonderful full of love and happiness, sweet friend. Have a wonderful evening.
Sandra

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Rebecca,

You look beautiful! I thought you were in your 40's! lol! Happy belated birthday!

Debbie

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