Tuesday, September 30, 2008

feeling the love

Wow.. what a day. If I knew this day would have felt like this I would have wished to turn 29 ages ago. Yesterday when I went for my run in the morning.. I was overcome when a certain song came on my ipod.. it's called.. How He loves you and it always shakes me to my core.. well yesterday I was just praying it would sink in.. I mean I'm already 29.. I just want it to sink in. Today I felt the love over and over and over again. So thanks to all of you who wished me well (who knew facebook could be such an encouragement) and those who went out of their way to make me feel loved all through out the day. I am in awe. So here are some highlights....
It all started Sunday when I was taken to dinner with some friends.. these are not just any friends. We enjoyed a fantastic meal followed by our own "Martha" making one of my fave's kit kat cheesecake with a special Crystal spin.. and it was good.. I mean it was so good. I got some special gifts and a cuddle with the most handsome little guy. Crystal ventured all the way to North Carolina for my gift and was thoughtful enough to visit Anthropologie for me.. I mean really this store was meant for me.. I LOVED the owl tea towel.. not sure if I will ever bring myself to use it.. but it looks really good in my kitchen. Thanks C!
Monday we celebrated with my family.. Steak dinner courtesy of the grill master himself. So good. Ice cream cake. A kicking Loewen family dance party. And a Magic Bullet.. oh my! Been waiting for this one for awhile now. Amoung lots of other good things.


Today has been amazing. My thoughtful husband got me the best gift this year. I will be getting a cleaning lady once a week for October and November.

Just what I need in these crazy couple months with tons of rehersals and other stuff. I can't wait for her to start next week! The above picture is the card he made me. He is just so good!!
I was surprised at work with a couple flower deliveries, pizza, chocolate, bath & body works. Amanda kept me on my toes all day with surprises every hour or so. Although at first I was a bit afraid of how much she appeared to not know me when her first gift arrived. I won't explain it all but go to her blog and read this Hey an owl is an owl right? It felt so nice to have her think of me that way. Among a couple of other things was this Recipe Box I had seen on Etsy.. loved it! It is even better in person. I almost cried when I opened it and found it FULL of hand written recipes. Old recipes.. Like some Grandma's treasured recipes. I couldn't belive it. So amazing. And then as if she isn't already the greatest my partner in crime Audrey at the office surprised me by getting Amanda to make what can only be called the most amazing cake you have ever seen. I mean the picture does not do this gorgous, delicious cake justice... my favorite Starbucks drink a carmal macciato.. and seriously guys it even tasted like it.
Thank you for all the phone calls and your generosity.. I feel like I won the jackpot and Hey Marcy my friends put a dent in your gift cards thats for sure. :)
I also received a magazine subscription to my fave magazine Domino from Audrey. Just fits me perfectly.
I had rehersal tonight and my favorite new friend Holly made sure to solidify in my mind why I seriously heart her already. She made me homemade salsa and gave me a super cute card.
I wish it could be my birthday every day.
I do have a great post on Norwex in the works with a draw for that free gift.. if you want in on it make sure to leave your comment on my last post.
I feel full. Finally full feels good!

13 comments:

valerie said...

Yay! So glad you've had such an amazing day...if anyone deserves to enjoy it, it's you. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

Tam said...

sounds like an awesome couple of days!! And a cleaning lady! That would be on the top of best gifts I'd ever receive!! Enjoy!! TFS.

SuJ'n said...

Sounds like an amazing birthday! Congrats on turning a sprite 29 years!

lindsey said...

happy birthday heather! i'm glad you had such a great day...and that is the most amazing cake i have ever seen!

Dixie Vandersluys said...

Oh I'm so glad you had a good birthday, Heather. And happy birthday from me too!

Holly said...

WOW what a fantabulous birthday you had!! so glad i could be a part of it :) and i'm SUPER flattered that i'm your favorite new friend!! see you...next tuesday!

kelly said...

what a fabulous-sounding day! Happy Birthday to you!
that cake looks AMAZING! WOW!

Marcy said...

So glad you had an awesome birthday! That cake looks killer!!

Melanie said...

I'm impressed with the thoughtfulness that went into each gift!  And that Dave made a card makes it all the more special, am I right?  Anyways, happy belated.  :)

Eva said...

Wowsers!! That sounds like a perfect birthday! Happy for you. :)

Jamy said...

Lucky you. I never have awesome birthdays like that. You deserve it. So glad it was a good day.

heather said...

Happy Birthday Heather!

The Stiffs said...

So glad that E was part of making your birthday so special!