My birthday was yesterday! I tell you, there is nothing like waking up on your birthday and experiencing all the fun and excitement that was carefully and lovingly planned. The weather couldn't have been better because it was an absolutely gorgeous day. The fam went out of their way to make my birthday better than ever and it was truly amazing. Honestly, it felt like Christmas morning to me because I received so many lovely gifts. I had such a blast! Now before I begin, I'll have to warn you. This post is picture heavy, but I want to tell the whole story and not leave anything out. With that said, here are some pictures from yesterday and I hope you enjoy them.
My daughters are always so creative and they both surprised me by making me beautiful DIY cards.
I loved the cute little cupcake surprise inside.
This card is from my youngest and I loved all those pretty butterflies.
In case you're wondering about the picture in the center. That's me trying to look sexy, but that picture was taken about 6 years ago.
There were so many gifts that I couldn't even get everything in the shot all at once. Besides what you see, I also received an outfit which I wore that day and a pretty plate covered in spring flowers.
This card and the beautiful roses are from hubby.
For dinner, we ate at The Cheesecake Factory in Columbia, Maryland.
These were some of the different dishes that was ordered... Avocado eggrolls and stuffed mushrooms which is to the right of the eggrolls.
I don't remember what type of tacos these were, but that was red beans and rice shown in the front.
I had a factory combination which was herb crusted salmon over broccoli, mashed potatoes and shrimp scampi. It was so yummy.
Of course, I had the hardest time choosing which type of cheesecake I wanted to devour afterwards.
I finally decided on the tiramisu cheesecake and I was happily serenaded by our waitress and three other wonderful servers.
Can you tell what's written on the plate in chocolate syrup? I thought that was pretty cool.
After dinner, it was just starting to get dark. Even though the weather was suddenly breezy, we still enjoyed a nice walk around Columbia Lake.
Whew! I think that's it! Honestly, I feel so much joy right now. I am thrilled, happy, over the moon and profoundly grateful to God for my family who went out of their way to make little ol' me feel so very special because this was a birthday celebration I'll never forget.