Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

It is my very own Birthday today! I am 31, which makes me officially in my 30's. I know that some folks dislike birthdays, and some even go so far as to pretend that their own birthday does not exist. I am not one of those people. I love birthdays, especially my own. I love that happy, surprised feeling when someone wishes you a happy birthday, and you have forgotten, so you get a little tingle and realize, "Why yes, it is my birthday!" I love the cards and surprises that show up in the mail, and the messages that come through the phone, and the ones that show up at your door unexpectedly.

Today I am featuring some surprises that showed up at my door this morning. I think that it is only appropriate, as these particular surprises came from my Mama and Daddy. It is only right. Plus, they are particularly pretty, and (as my mother pointed out) completely impractical.

Folks, meet Birthday Necklace. Birthday Necklace, folks. She is quite gorgeous, and I think that we are going to get along just fine. We are not sure how old she is. Despite her Deco appearance she does not appear old enough to be from the twenties. We are thinking 60's, but really, we are too polite to ask.

Do you want to see another fabulous birthday surprise? Yeah, that's what I thought.

It doesn't actually get any more glamorous that these lovely ladies. Here they are a little closer.

Aren't they gorgeous? This one has shimmering gold detail.

Here you can see the great accessories at the bottom. I tried to get better pictures of the lingerie, but they didn't come out. That little square in the middle is a list of prices. the entire wardrobe comes out to $897.

There is some water damage that cased the paints to run a bit, but I am not complaining. Nope, not at all. I love it, every little bit.

Aren't birthdays wonderful.


Lynda said...

Happy Birthday Katie
I love your presents. It will be hard to take off that necklace. May you feel as special every day as you do today.
Hope all your shiny dreams come true.
Hugs and Kisses!

Diana Jo said...

Do you love the birthday surprises that came a week early when Auntie wished you happy birthday on the 9th thinking that was your actual birthday? Seriously, everything else happened on the 9th why not your birthday? Guess the 9th would be Corrin's b-day and Nana's birthday and your anniversary!!! I'm exhausted for thinking of it. Love the necklace though. It is beautiful and suits you perfectly. Love Auntie

katielizabeth said...

I just thought you were all on top of things!

Anonymous said...

So glad you love your gifts. Hope your day was special, as you deserve lots of specialness.
love Mom