Monday, January 13, 2014

Birthdays

Birthdays.

"Do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many." - unknown

In December, I celebrated a milestone birthday.


My day started in the same way it has for the past 10 years.  My handsome husband lovingly prepared a fruit platter for my birthday. 


Though I anticipate this fruit platter every year, I am always surprised at how it's presented.


No detail ever spared.

Fruit lovingly sliced.  Candles lit.  Flowers in vases.  And, this year, the addition of barn wood trees and birch coasters added a rustic charm to the beautiful display.

 

My day, was turning out to be every bit as magical as my birthday last year.

What I hadn't expected, an equally beautiful display that was waiting for me after we returned from a celebratory dinner. 


 And...there was a present.  A present Grace happily opened.


A present with another surprise, a note asking me to look on our back porch.


And, when I finally looked up, my eyes welled with tears.  A beautiful chandelier was temporarily hung (and will in a few weeks permanently be hung in my kitchen) on our back porch.  I'd always wanted a chandelier...just as I had always wanted to have a husband that would make me feel special and loved, and had hoped to have a beautiful little girl.


Dreams do come true.

I can't wait to see what he'll do for next year :)

*My very beautiful chandelier was purchased from Overstock for a steal of a deal.

34 comments:

  1. Awwwww! Well, you deserve it all! Happy late birthday!!!!!!

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  2. What a gorgeous gift! And what a wonderful husband you have. Glad your milestone birthday was special! :)

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  3. You are a special person so surely it's not a difficult task for your husband to make you feel like one... but you truly have a special husband for the effort he puts into making sure you know you are. Happy Birthday Amy!

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    1. Maysem, you are so sweet. Thank you so much for your very kind comment.

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  4. Oh how sweet. It sounds like you have a very special family. Happy Birthday.

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  5. You hubby sets the bar really high for other guys. lol That is beautiful. Hope you had an amazing birthday!!

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  6. Happy belated birthday! I loved this post, you can feel the warm & fuzzies you got! So sweet! I hope that Mr.Hooah & I are as sweet & loving as you two when we hit 10! And my goodness is ur house gorgeous! I have been meaning to get intouch with you, I revamped my blog a little, gave her a facelift & my NYR is to be a better blogger...SO FAR SO GOOD! :) But I wanted to see if there might be a chance we can link up & do something together on our blogs sometimes down the road! (:
    -Carrie

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    1. Carrie! How wonderful to see a comment from you pop up. Thank you so much for your very sweet comment. Can't wait to check out what's been going on in your part of cyberspace :)

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  7. Omg!! So sweet!! Amy, you & hubs are awesome. I loved this post. I pride myself on being tough, I'm the least romantic person you'll ever meet; but this post may have made me sniff a little...aww!!

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  8. Such a thoughtful guy! I love all the details and that new light looks beautiful.

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  9. There he goes again making all the other guys look bad! Fortunately, you deserve it all (and more)! Happy belated!

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    1. Thank you so much Elena. He definitely does a good job of spoiling me on my birthday.

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  10. oh how sweet! that is so awesome and sweet. I luv his woodwork and its also a testament to how u celebrate him.

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  11. That is so beautiful, Mr WWH did a fantastic job and I LOVE the chandelier just beautiful. Great way to celebrate a milestone.

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  12. That is so amazing. Mr. Heels sounds like such a sweet guy.

    He must know how lucky he is.

    Happy Birthday, sweet Amy! You deserve all the fanfare, lady!

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  13. Oh!!!! You got your chandelier!! So beautiful too! What a sweet guy! Those fruit displays are always so gorgeous! I think they would make great coffee table book content! Do you take pictures of them every year??

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  14. I love it when our men are sweet, thoughtful, listen and most importantly LISTEN. Best Birthday wishes all year long! My 40year milestone is this October...you give me hope! :o)

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  15. Love it!!! I think it is so sweet the effort he goes to every year, lovingly cutting the fruit and arranging it just so. And the chandelier....gorgeous!! I happen to love Taco Bell's Fire Sauce, one year the husband got several hundred sauce packets and wrapped a present filled with sauce packets with sauce packets. I love husbands who got the extra mile.

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  16. He did good!!! Happy Late Birthday! Turning forty was an amazing time for me. Enjoy it.

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  17. {happy belated birthday to you ... happy belated birthday to you} ... just be glad you can't hear me singing! and i must say, that hubby of yours is a keeper!

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  18. Oh, he's good!! Every time you mention him, he's being the best husband ever! Is the man real? Haha. What a lovely birthday. Happy, happy belated birthday, my friend:)
    Can't wait to see the chandelier in the kitchen, I have such a soft spot for lighting fixtures, my favorite section in Home Depot!

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  19. AWE!!! That is the sweetest!!! He's a keeper!!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Cari. It was definitely a memorable birthday for sure.

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  20. Wow. So many fun surprises for your birthday. Your chandelier is gorgeous. Wherever did you find it?

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    1. Thank you so much Alicia. My husband bought it at Overstock for a steal of a deal...I edited this post to include a direct link.

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  21. He is the sweetest! And even a setup after dinner. How did he find the time? And you didn't notice the chandelier?? Anywho, happy 40!!!!

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  22. Fabulous Amy! Your husband is a lovely man who is as inspired by making daily life beautiful as you are.

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    1. Thank you so much for your very sweet and thoughtful comment.

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  23. Amy that is so awesome! I love that chandi! Your hubby is just wonderful!

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  24. ok lets try this a 2nd time:
    so I reread this post and I just noticed this line "A present with another surprise, a note asking me to look on our back porch." does this mean there was another gift in that pretty little jewelry box (that I just noticed would be the same colors as your cute cake!) :D

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