Monday, July 1, 2013

Birthday Weekend in Photos



My family made my birthday special this weekend - low key and relaxing, just like I like it. My husband walked in the door on Saturday with beautiful, bright pink flowers and when I opened my gift from him and my daughters, it was a new and improved Keurig. We had the original, smaller size, but am looking forward to one that will fit my bigger mugs. They know how much I love my coffee and tea :-)

Sunday morning, we went to breakfast at my favorite breakfast place.

Just look at these yummy blueberry pancakes I ordered. Usually my order is one of their whole wheat options, but since it was my birthday, I splurged a little.

Later that night, I enjoyed a birthday cocktail - a Lemon Cosmo. It was a mixture of tart and sweet and so delicious. Here is the recipe { 2 ounces lemon vodka, 1 ounce Cointreau, juice of 1/2 lemon, 11/2 ounces cranberry juice. Shake in a martini shaker filled with ice and enjoy. }


Megan and Melissa made us dinner and it was healthy and light and perfect. They made two of my favorites - taco salad served in tortilla bowls and strawberry and raspberry shortcake.

I am so thankful for a thoughtful family, who made my birthday fun and relaxing.

Happy Monday!


Linking with Mockingbird Hill Cottage, Favorite Thing



  1. Looks like a delightful birthday celebration! The pancakes look so tasty!

  2. It looks like it was a wonderful birthday weekend!

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy a great year . . .

  3. Glad you had a great birthday weekend! :-)

  4. Happy Birthday! Looks like a fun time was had by all. Enjoy your Keurig.

  5. Sounds like a perfect weekend. Happy Birthday!

  6. Perfect way to spend your birthday! We love our Keurig!!

  7. Happy birthday! I'm so glad you enjoyed your birthday celebration!

  8. Happy birthday! Those pancakes look SO delicious. Looks like the perfect day spent with family!

  9. Happy birthday! It looks like you had a wonderful day.

  10. Happy Birthday! Great gifts! Sounds like you had wonderful day!

  11. Oh what a wonderful celebration of another year:) Sweet times with the family make the BEST Birthdays! Have a blessed week dear friend, HUGS!

  12. Happy Birthday. Looks like it was a perfect one!

  13. Happy Birthday! Those flowers are gorgeous! As for the Keurig, I now don't know what I'd do without it. My kids are really into using it for iced coffee and tea now. There is no need to stop at the expensive coffee shops any more with the Keurig.

  14. I just put up some fresh strawberries this morning but your birthday seems to have been sweeter! Happy belated!...:)JP

  15. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday..and yes, one should always splurge on ones birthday..

  16. How nice that your family knows to keep things low key for you, yet special!

  17. A perfect birthday! Belated birthday wishes to you.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  18. You are clearly loved and adored by your family. Happy Belated Birthday, my friend!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!



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