Monday, June 4, 2012

My surprise birthday party! June 1st, 2012

      Surprise! Happy Birthday Meg! 
(to me!, to me!)

This past Friday (June 1st) was my real life birthday. I had been out with my Husband fishing for the evening and next thing I knew.. I heard people yelling "surprise!" My Husband had planned a huge surprise birthday party for me. I will spare the details of it but, we were out for a few hours and came home fairly late in the evening. We got home and sat down on the couch and I hear my Husband say "Why don't you get on the computer for a little while?" I didn't think too much of it he's said it before but this time he was watching the laptop's screen intently. Which.. to me was odd. I just did as I normally do. I logged in and I got an IM from my little girl Ivy "Mommy!!" and an instant teleport. Everything is still normal so far. I TP'd in and then I saw local chat 'Happy Birthday!" and a ceiling full of balloons fell down upon me! They had a surprise party for me! I felt so incredibly amazing! As it turns out my Husband knew about it. Ivy, my little girl had contacted my Husband in real life  (he doesn't play SL) and let him know about it. They were both in on it! I couldn't believe this. I honestly have never felt more loved and appreciated. I am still in awe of the amount of love that was poured out to me on my birthday this year.  I'm not sure I will be able to express it in words how much I appreciate my little girl Ivy, my two nieces Giselle & Darla and, my sister Kara for this party so, I'll start with.. I love you. They planned me an 80's party for me (They know I *love* the 80's) they even hired a DJ for it! Here are some pictures for the 80's bash!

80's Roller Rink!

SURPRISE! I had just landed here!

I had just landed! Surprise!
They dropped a ton of balloons on me!

I had to get a big squeeze from my girl! I was so incredibly happy!

Ivy riding her my little pony!

Ivy and I both love zombies.. she brought the left for dead zombies to the party! They even dressed up! 

 After they showed me around and I had screamed enough times and generally regained some composure.. it was time to get on my 80's garb!
Perfect leotard!

Even Mrs. Rosalee Faith came! 

Group shot!

I wanted to see how many kids I could carry and skate with at the same time! 


 After we all spent some time skating, dancing and laughing Ivy told me it was time to put on shoes and go outside. I had no idea where we were going. I slipped on some bright turquoise flats.

Here we go!
 They made me a movie theatre! They were showing 13 going on 30! (One of my favorite movies!) We all crossed the street to the theatre - they even had a girl taking tickets for us!
We clicked the large ticket on the side of the window there and it gave us little mouthie tickets!

 We went indoors and they had some concessions, and a girl to wait on us! They even had hung up movie posters that I love! They didn't overlook any details! What great friends I have!

Movie Posters
Headed into the theatre with snacks!
                         We all sat down front with our snacks and ready to watch "13 going on 30!"
Birthday Snuggles!

Movie time! 
The thriller dance!
 After the movie was over we headed back across the street to skate some more and play in the photobooth!

Grazia and I showing off our moves! 

My sweet little niece Giselle in a cheeze-it outfit. 


Photobooth fun! 

  We had such a wonderful time! I am so thankful to all of you who came out to celebrate my birthday with me, and a huge thank you to my family for doing this for me!

  I'll leave you with a little song that I have overplayed for my family, that we laugh at/with/dance to.. and that was played just for me at my party! ..


Sunday, June 3, 2012

A visit from Nana!

                                    Rosalee Visits!

A few days ago we had a lovely visit from an elderly lady ~ Rosalee Faith. She spent the afternoon with us. The girls were happy to meet someone new. While I went to the kitchen for some tea; Mrs. Faith offered the girls each a lollipop from her little bag. When I returned with the tea, Rosa had the lollipops held up and looked to me for permission to give them to the girls. I, of course said it was fine. The girls were excited to have a little candy. I don't often let Ivy have candy, so this was an extra special treat!
We stood about and talked for a short time. In conversation it had come up that we have a garden. Mrs. Fatih asked if she could take a peek at our garden. She expressed her love for gardening and for baking pies! So, we headed down over the hill to the veggie garden.

Welcome, Rosalee!

It's only a short walk down to the garden. Mrs. Faith was quite impressed with our large veggie garden, and the array of fruit trees we have. Back up at the house she had mentioned her favorite pie to bake was strawberry rhubarb. We showed her our strawberry patch(they were ready to be picked!) and I offered her a small bowl to take a few home if she'd like to. We had a blast picking berries. I ate a bit more than I picked.

Inspecting the barries

Nothing better than fresh fruit!

After we had finished up picking berries and we showed Mrs. Faith the new bulbs we had planted in the garden we walked back up to the house for some tea and conversation on the deck out front.
We ended the afternoon with a lovely conversation and plans to meet up the following weekend for a small picnic and swimming lessons for Ivy!

Tea & Cakes
                                 Thanks for visiting Mrs. Faith! We can't wait to see you again!