Thursday, February 23, 2017

Birthdays are Ordinary Days Sprinkled with Stardust

Birthday celebrations have been ongoing for me during our Florida vacation for a couple of weeks and I'm proud to say that as of today, I am officially a senior! Sixty-five, and proud of it... but I wonder where the time has gone? 
The celebration started on February 15 with an afternoon tea at The Wisteria Tea Room in Fort Myers with our youngest daughter and granddaughter.
Birthdays are filled with yesterday’s memories, today’s joys and tomorrow’s dreams.
Hubby gifted me with a ruby necklace and a cross for my Valentine's/birthday gift.
The weather in Florida this February has been better than any other year - in the 80s almost every day producing gorgeous sunsets like this one on the canal at the back of our rental house.
Hubby and I came home from our after dinner walk with the dog one night to excited whispers from the grands and a party table set up.
We put on our party hats.. (granddaughter Alexandra on reading week)
and had a decadent chocolate fudge cake with chocolate dipped strawberries on top.
Birthdays are ordinary days sprinkled with stardust.
Sometimes the guests at a party have too much fun! lol Above is our grandson Sam with 6 hats on, there's one sticking out the back too. 
Decadent macarons from Le Macaron were picked up for tea one day.
Lavender and pistachio were my selections with a cup of Earl Grey tea.
After filling in a temporary form for the US mail, I received a birthday card with a dishcloth and new variety of tea to try from my sweet blogging sister Kitty in Texas. The cloth is perfect for a doily on my teacart back at home, so pretty in my colours. 
Tonight we're getting dressed up to go out for a nice dinner as Alexandra heads back to northern Ontario tomorrow. I'll have the birthday cards from our card and tea exchange group to look forward to when we go back home next week and other surprises that have been hinted at.
A few other bloggers have their birthday this month and a shout out to them for best wishes.
My lavender sis Diane at Lavender Dreams has already celebrated, as has Phyllis at The Relevant Tea Leaf.
Kitty at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen celebrates tomorrow. 
I'm sure there are many more, please include in your comment if you are a February woman.
Each birthday is a new beginning, full of promise and opportunity 
and the chance to make dreams come true.
Take time for tea.

35 comments:

  1. Hello Judith, Happy Birthday to you! You have a lovely family, I am glad they were there for your celebration too. The cake looks delicious. Pretty sunset. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  2. Happy Birthday, Judith! You are a happy lady with your lovely family. The cake looks delicious. Wow, you wear a summer dress. Enjoy warm weather in Florida. I am smiling to you. Happy day to you!

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  3. Many Happy Birthday Wishes ... what a fabulous month and birthday celebrations you have enjoyed.
    Lovely to share this special celebration with family.

    Good wishes to fellow bloggers who also have a February birthday.

    Dear Judith - enjoy your day and the coming week ahead

    All the best Jan

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  4. Happy birthday! Have a wonderful day, Judith!

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  5. I'm glad your birthday has been celebrated in such special ways, and I hope today is extra special too. Love that February mug! ;-) Hugs, Phyllis

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  6. I sounds like you were fêted on your big day Judith - Happy Birthday! This is indeed a banner year for you so a birthday celebrated on holiday is entirely called for. From what I know of you, there couldn't have been a better celebration than tea with your girls and cake with the extended family. It all looked perfect!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Judith! There were several Feb birthdays in our family (all deceased now): my dad, stepdad, and MIL. The necklaces from hubby are GORGEOUS! Enjoy your special day.
    Hugs, Beth

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  8. Happy Birthday, dear Judith! Every birthday is a great one to celebrate! I agree that Florida had beautiful weather for February!

    You have a lovely family!

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  9. Happy Birthday to you. Gosh, you received such lovely gifts. We share a birth date. Today is my 72nd. Will celebrate with some of the family tonight. Enjoy our special day.

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  10. Happy Birthday Judith! You had a splendid celebration from the sounds of things. You have a special family who knows just what you like. Your gifts from your hubby are amazing! I'm so glad you've had such a lovely month. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  11. Happy birthday! Your every photo is just so full of joy and beauty!

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  12. Happy Birthday Judith, lovely to meet up for tea, wonderful celebrations.
    Joy

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  13. Happy Birthday Dear Judith, my birthday was Feb. 18th. Great people born in Feb. Looks like you are celebrating well. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  14. I love it when a birthday is celebrated over days and weeks...even the whole month! It's obvious your family loves you and what a good birthday they gave you. Glad the weather has been good for you this year.

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  15. Happy Birthday Lavender Sis! It looks like you had lots of special moments this month. The weather has been so beautiful and how nice for you to have family visit too. Enjoy your weekend! There are 3 festivals close by so I'm deciding where I want to go. (I can't go to them all! lol) Lots of birthday hugs, Diane

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  16. Happy Birthday! That cross necklace is beautiful! It looks like you had a wonderful day! :)

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  17. Happy Birthday, Judith! Glad to hear that your milestone birthday was filled with wonderful celebrations which will continue when you come home next week. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Florida and the senior discounts.

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  18. Happy Birthday Judith! Your gifts are simply stunning, and treats looks absolutely heavenly! You truly are blessed to have such an amazing family. My sister's birthday was on the 21st and mine is one week later, the 28th. It's coming up fast. Blessings, Carol

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  19. What a perfect month you've had, Judith, to celibrate your birthday, and how special to have your family to join you. The cake, the tea, and the macarons look heavenly. Happy 65th, my friend! ❤️

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  20. Many happy returns! What an excellent way to celebrate. 🍰

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  21. Happy Birthday Judith!! (again haha!) You look radiant, and not just with those extra sparkles ;) Congrats on becoming a senior! Great family shots, and so nice they could come and celebrate with you.
    My daughter is a February baby which always made for some fun winter birthday parties when she was little. Make the most of your remaining sunny days in Florida cuz it's chucking down rain here today!
    Wendy xox

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  22. Happy birthday Judith! How lovely that you have lots of family there to make it a special celebration! Stretch it out as long as you can! You may as well make a good thing last! Lol I'm happy to know you've been having nice warm weather while there.

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  23. You've had lovely celebrations for your birthday. Hope you are enjoying some lovely weather.

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  24. Belated Happy Birthday greetings, Judith. You look well-celebrated! That cake is amazing! Congratulations on 65 years. Have a safe trip home.

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  25. It's nice to celebrate a birthday over many days.....especially that 'special' birthday and that you had family there to help you celebrate too. The chocolate cake looks amazing as do the macarons. Enjoy your last days of vacation. Pam

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  26. Happy Birthday! What a great time you had! :) Kit

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  27. Belated Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a great time.

    FlowerLady

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  28. Happy Happy Birthday! You are a beautiful 65! Lovely to hear that you are having great weather and those macaroons look divine! I love macaroons!

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  29. Wow-we, your Hubby can look smug in the company of all men having done so well on the Birthday/Valentines front!! Congratulations Judith I'm sure you will get a big kick when questioned for your seniors eligibility for the first time as not looking old enough :) Looks like you had a well deserved lot of fun with your birthday celebrations.
    Wren x

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  30. I'm sorry to be so late to wish you a happy birthday, but what a special one it was! What a lovely tea party you had with your daughter and granddaughter too... beautiful sunsets, sweet surprises, family joys and special memories - so happy for you my friend! And that sweet Kitty, what a joy she was to send you such a special gift :) Hugs!

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  31. Hi Judith, it looks like you had wonderful birthday celebrations. It's so nice that your family was in Florida with you to celebrate. What a gorgeous birthday cake! Your husband has wonderful taste in jewelry - very pretty! The dish cloth you received from Kitty is quite pretty, what a nice surprise that would have been. Have a wonderful week, Kelly.

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  32. Glad to hear you had such a marvelous birthday month! And hey, I'm going for senior status when I hit 55 since around here, that's when the discounts kick in! :)

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  33. I am so terribly sorry for missing your special day, Judith.

    It sure looks as though your "becoming senior" was done up in perfect style! I am so happy to know that.

    May your year be richly blessed with smiles and love and good health in abundance! Hugs! ♥

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