January 7, 2010

IT'S THE BIG ONE, BABY!

Well, it finally happened! I turned 50 on January 5th. So far so good! I know life isn't about "getting" things, but I have to say, I was treated to some wonderful and thoughtful gifts. My oldest son, Cory, gave me my first graphic novel. I've always poo-pooed them, but I highly recommend this one. The illustrations are so beautiful and the story is very touching. It's called The Arrival by Shaun Tan (top photos above). My other son, Tom, gave me a heartfelt little silver charm with "Mom" on it. I received my first pair of Uggs and now I know why everyone loves them - oh so comfy! My friend surprised me with a gorgeous floral arrangement and my sister-in-law, Patti, blew my socks off. She is a talented photographer here in Portland, and she snapped a photo of my boys giving their old mom a kiss. She had it blown up and stretched on canvas! Yes, I cried, but they were tears of joy.
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16 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Kathy,
Happy 50th Birthday!
It sounds like you had a wonderful day with your family and friends.

Debbie

Lorraine said...

Happy 50th!! See...that didn't hurt a bit!! Love the photo of you and your boys......Wishing you all the best for the coming year....Enjoy!

bep said...

Kathy,Happy 50th Birthday!
You look 40 on the fhoto with your boys. I wiching you more happy jears,Bep

fleurette said...

Happy Birthday Kathy, wish you the best.

Robyn said...

Kathy HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY it's great to hear you had a wonderful day...... and not a bird in sight!

Libby said...

Happy 50th! I'm just a week behind you *s*

Thankful~Threads said...

What a great year to turn 50! Happy birthday, Kathy. May 2010 bring you much prosperity and pleasure! Sew...be happy. Kathleen

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Kathy - Happy fifty, and many, many more happy years. And I think they will be happy ones, look at those smiles! I think that attitude is THE thing that keeps us going long and strong. A smiling attitude and family. You go girl!
We met in Houston this past fall, and my friend Colleen and I both commmented that you were a happy and content person. (we could tell from all The Birds flying around! hehe) Happiness shows. Anyway, happy day, and welcome to the Fifty club!

Monica said...

Happy birthday! Your age is just a number - take it from one who is 61

Melody said...

Happy Birthday Kathy! When Michelle and I met you in Pittsburgh we were just charmed by your lively personality! Wishing you the more of the the best that life has to offer!
Happy Stitches,
Melody

Kathleen L. said...

Kathy,
Happy 50th Birthday!! WOW ~ you sure don't look it. And, your bubbly and positive personality continues to make you young in heart. Wishing you all the best life offers you ~ from Ridgefield to you ...
Kathleen

Dixie said...

Happy birthday! My big 5-0 arrives in June and I'm hoping to spend it on the beach with all my kids. Love your designs!

Dixie

Jan PATEK said...

Happy 50th, youngster.

Ginny Worden said...

Belated Happy Birthday. Sounds like you were treated correctly for the occassion.Enjoy!

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday! I turned 50 on the 9th! I'm looking forward to it! I really like your patterns and am looking forward to working on some of these! Jamie V in MT
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Joyce said...

Happy 50th. I was right behind you by ten days. I feel like I'm just getting started.