Monday, December 19, 2011

~~~~~~~BIRTHDAY MEMORIES~~~~~~~

 ~ITALIAN COUNTRY CREME' CAKE~

Over the weekend I spent a wonderful, relaxing time with my family celebrating my birthday.  On Friday my children hosted a little dinner party for me where they served the a fabulous Bolognese Pasta, homemade bread and Italian Country Creme' Cake.
 ~BLOWING OUT CANDLES~
(alotta candles!)

As I told you in my previous post my kids are incredible cooks!  I'm so proud of them.
~DELICIOUS FOOD~

Of all the presents I received my very favorite present by far was the one given to me my Miss K.  Each year her elementary school holds a Children's Christmas Bazaar and it is there she bought my birthday gift with her own money.  After opening up her package and telling her how much it meant to me, how much I loved the tiny wooden cross, she proudly said...
 ~SO PRECIOUS~

"It took all my money!  It cost me thirty-five cents!"
~LAUGHING AWAY~
(Sorry for the blur)

We all laughed so much over it all and I just love her loving, innocent ways.  My only little grandchild knows me so well!  The shawl/scarf I have on is a pretty off-white beauty made of Cashmere and was from my Mr. AGPMan.  He also knows me very well!

The next day we dinned in Tulsa on more fabulous food and spent the weekend relaxing in our hotel room and doing a little shopping.  Because I ended my online selling this year a week early I have to tell you I ended up having one of the best birthdays I've had in a long, long time.

 ~~*~~

If you are a constant reader of my blog then you may recall a post I did earlier this summer regarding my father-in-law.  You can find it here.  This morning my Mr. AGPMan's Momma called and shared with us the very very sad news that Hospice has been called in for his ailing Father.  We aren't sure all that is ahead for the next few weeks but we would appreciate your prayers just the same.

This morning we are off to fill up our pantry so we can prepare for our Christmas 'Feast'.  I'll be back tomorrow to show you the treats I made for our friends and neighbors...

Blessings for a lovely day~

Love to you...

22 comments:

Coopy said...

One could assume the blur is due to the shared laughter, photographer included! :)

I will certainly add your FIL to our prayer list MsR. You tell your MrAGP he will be in our thoughts.

Again, Happy 39th.
Hugs
Tammy

Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Happy and also sad tidings do blend into our lives the way they present themselves and not the way we choose... But you got your 'happiness vitamins' from your special birthday and you might need them. Injections of family love 'are enough' for holding our own through the valleys of life. I pray that your Father-in-law will have a peaceful exit from his unfortunate last stage on earth. Let's pray that your Mother-in-law will be able to deal with it, supported by her fine family. Blurry photos are nothing compared in the blurr of our earthly life.
Hold on to all your dear memories and in your hearts you remain forever together!
Love to you,

Mariette

Nannyaboo said...

Becky--
Glad you had a lovely birthday. Sorry to hear about Ray, All of you are in my prayers.
Love you Forever-- Mom

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Merry Christmas Rebecca and prayers for your family.

Jen said...

So glad to see you had a wonderful birthday! Love the little wooden cross!

Sending prayers your way. Not an easy time I know that first hand.

Take good care of each other,

Jeannette

A Southern Rose said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca! What a sweet thing for your children to host a birthday dinner for you. Looks like you had a wonderful time and that precious grand-daughter of yours for buying that cross for you...she is a doll. Looks just like you too! They say the cutest things don't they?

I'm sorry to hear about your father in-law. I will keep him in my prayers.


Hugs to you,
Lee Laurie

Jill said...

I love this picture of you and I am so glad you had a nice birthday! Miss K sounds like a very special young lady.

I am sorry for the declining health of your father in law. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

sissie said...

Hi Rebecca,
I'm so glad that you had such a special birthday. I love the photo of you blowing out your candles and the one with your sweet little granddaughter. I can see that beauty runs in the family.

I'm sorry to hear of your Father In Law and I'm sending prayers your way.

hugs
Sissie

Chatty Crone said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Rebecca,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

Love, sandie

Kit said...

Oh Happy Birthday! What a great celebration for sure. And I will keep your family in my prayers. Hugs, Kit

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

So glad to see you had a "Happy Birthday" they seem more special each year.
Mine was the 18th and was blessed with phone calls for my sons far away, but arriving in a few days and some most beautiful warm sunny weather.
Prayers for your family and Have a Wonderful Happy Holiday Season

Dolores said...

Sorry I missed your birthday. It looks andnsoundsmlikema wonderful celebration...I love the gift from your precious granddaughter..so sweet.

Keeping your fil in my prayers.
Hugs,

KatyDidStitches said...

I glad you had a Happy Birthday, Rebecca. My hubbin's is the 21st...and I know how you December babies can sometimes get lost in the Christmas whirl. It looks like your wonderful family made a special day for you, though...and Miss K gets prettier every time I see her!

Of course we shall pray for your father-in-law. Difficult times ahead, I'm sure...but God and love will see you through.

Kathy

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca! Looks like it was a wonderful one.

Merry Christmas sweetie and have a blessed New Year!

Big hugs, Sherry

Yasmin Smith said...

THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE KIND OF SPECIAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION THAT LEAVES MEMORIES FOREVER! A FAMILY BIRTHDAY DINNER COOKED BY YOUR OWN TALENTED CHEFS, AND WHAT A DEAR GIFT FROM MISS K, A CROSS...I KNOW YOU JUST LOVE IT...DINNER OUT AND SHOPPING AND AN OVERNIGHT'S STAY IN A HOTEL..MOST RELAXING AND GOOD TO BE WITH YOUR Mr.AGPMan AFTER THE MANY HOURS YOU HAVE SPEND APART
THS PAST YEAR....
I AM SORRY TO HEAR STEVE'S FATHER IS IN HOSPICE CARE NOW...PRAYERS FOR ALL OF YOU...
HAVE A RELAXING WEEK AS WE APPROACH THE WEEKEND AND THE REASON FOR THE CELEBRATIONS...I AM HAPPY YOU STOPPED A BIT EARLIER SO YOU CAN BE WITH YOUR FAMILY...
MUCH LOVE TO YOU, MY SPECIAL FRIEND....FRANCY

lory said...

auguri di buon compleanno!!!!!!!!! tanta gioia, salute e serenità Lory

NanaDiana said...

Happy, Happy Belated Birthday my beautiful friend. I love the sweet innocence of your little MissK, too. You can sure tell she loves her Nana to the moon and back.

I am so glad you were able to shut shop a bit earlier this year. I think you need to make a habit of that! xo Diana

rosechicfriends said...

Hi sweet friend!
So glad to learn of your most wonderful birthday celebration. You are truly a blessed woman of God. Also so glad to hear of your amazing selling sucess...mine was a bit slower than normal :(.
Wishing you and your family a blessed CHRISTmas time. And thanks for being such a sweet caring bloggy friend.
Be blessed,
lorena
Ps..did you see my note i wrote you via facebook?

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

It sounds like you had a lovely birthday. The gift from your grand daughter is totally precious! Aren't our grandchildren the best! I think I have every little rock, string, drawing, toy dinosaur etc., that my grandson has given me. Lol!
So sorry to hear of your FIL. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
May you have a blessed Christmas surrounded by those dear to you. Hugs!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

CHRISTmas Blessings from my mountain top to your home…May it be the best one ever..Hugs and Love Gloria.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh my goodness! Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!! You are such a joy. I did my tree this year, at least the best I could, just like you suggested..and they turned out really pretty. Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration over this past year. My home grows just a bit prettier every year because of you and your lovely things. Thank you, Rebecca, for everything!
Love and many hugs and a very blessed Christmas to you and your lovely family!
Mona

Nezzy said...

Dang it, if I didn't hit the party late. Sweetie, I hope you had a very happy birthday. It sounded like it was just perfect to me! That little cross...priceless!!!

I'm so sorry to hear about your dear FIL. Hospice is a wonderful organization, I just can't praise 'em enough. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

God bless and have a wonderful Christmas filled with the laughter of friends, the love of family and a song in your heart.

MERRY CHRISTMAS YA'LL!!! :o)

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