My birthday, lets start there. Since it was a Sunday I asked my family to stay home to be with me and DH was happy to do so. He loves church with me over so many things I can't tell you how much he likes to hold my hand while we sing and have church. We are fortunate in that our church comes right into our home at 10:30 PST every Sunday they stream it live. If you would like to join us here's where we congregate it's John MacArthur's Grace Community Church. My heart was acting up that weekend so we had to string my day out long. I believe I took a nap between events but I made it through.
They found the best candles! Ones which spell out Happy Birthday, sort of like this but not exactly as they were altogether.
These were on top of the BEST cake in the world! We got a sheet cake which was large enough to feed an army. Somehow DS and I tore through it in about a week. BAD DOGS! But it was so good! Cream inside of white cake with butter cream frosting NUM! That's my favorite cake. We used to get a small one from Federico's, now we get the massive sheet from Costco.
DH pointed me towards my facebook page, I was shocked! There are well over 50 good wishes posts and PM's for the day! I am so thankful that so many people are so kind.
After cake of course there was presents. Don't fret! I'm not going to go over every single one, there were too many for one thing and for another, I'd bore you to tears! Can't have that now. Those of you who know me know that I'm so NOT into Halloween
BUT this ghost immediately found a place in my heart. Not only does he light up but he changes COLOR! As does the candle in the back on the right. CRAZY! I have never heard of such a thing. I can't figure out how either do what they do but there you have it, FUN! I love me some candles and I love the fact that these wee black ones will last until their batteries dye and DH doesn't have to wake up chocking after I blow them out. A very special friend send me the colors above and also sent me YARN! YUM Oh and a large package of Swarovski crystal pearls! You should have seen me, my mouth literally dropped open.
She sent 4 different yarns, Mink, silk and gossamer and so many other goodies. See the dark teal top right, it's really special as it's the left overs from a scarf she made for her Mom's Memorial, it will be treasured as much as the mink due to it's origins.
Tink made a showing as did a movie and Season 1 of Downton Abby! There was also scrapbooking paper since that's my latest crazy, insane trek.
Saved the best for last... my very dear friend made a tribute to my lovely boy, The Raven shawl! LOOK AT THIS!
Again my camera can not do it justice. This is a large frame in which she built another around. Her hubby found MY TREE! Yes this is something I have doodled for years and he found it as the perfect background for this project. I set my book in there by my boy. Is it not perfect ME! I have it here just to the left of my bed so I can look at it all day long. The thought that went into making this, the time, the effort and everything! It just bowled me over and I, (ME!) I was speechless!
Quick project run down.
Most of you know that Castiel was published here he is.