Monday, March 28, 2011

A million hugs of thanks!

A friend is someone we turn to
When our spirits need a lift.
A friend is someone we treasure
For our friendship is a gift.
A friend is someone who fills our lives
With beauty, joy and grace
And makes the world we live in
A better and happier place.
    -Jean Kyler McManus 

I want to thank my dear, sweet, friends, Donna of Brynwood Needleworks and Jillayne of A Fine Seam and each and every one of you for all the wonderful birthday messages you left for me! I have to say it was such a surprise and I feel like I've received a big hug from all of you! What a fun party!

   Zoey Bunny sent me a lovely photo of herself for my birthday. (She's so fluffy I'm gonna die!)
Friendship really is a gift we give ourselves and I sure do know how to pick out a present! hee,hee,hee.

Of course, I'm also incredibly blessed to be married to my best friend. We've shared 22 birthday celebrations since we stared dating in 1989. David and I hardly ever get a picture together. I thought this one turned out great. (Plus my hair and makeup were playing together nicely for a change!)

Love to all of you and a million hugs of thanks. You are truly a treasure to me! Blessings come in many ways and the nicest come as freinds. :)
xx, shell


Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Shell! Sorry I missed the big blog event but I hope it was a great one.

That is a GREAT pic of you and David! Lucky!

Jo in TAS said...

Gawjus pic Shell! Happy Birthday again!

joanne May said...

Happy Birthday Shell. I did not know it was your birthday!
I hope you had a beautiful celebration. :-)
Lovely to see a photo of you with David!

Many blessings to you both.
Jo. xx

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Glad you had a wonderful birthday. That is how I found your blog. You need more pictures with your are a nice looking couple!!

Sherri said...

Happy Birthday Shell!!!! I think you and your hubby make a wonderful couple! Hope you day was everything you dream it would be.

Lois Evensen said...

Glad to hear the birthday was good. That's a very nice portrait of the two of you.

The French Bear said...

You look beautiful!!!! So glad you had a fantastic day! It was a good feeling to surprise you! I am home with the flu but a small package will be winging it's way to you!!

Jan M said...

I am sorry I missed the real day, but it means you get to keep celebrating! May all the coming days of this year be just as joyful and filled with blessings. Happy Belated Birthday!

quiltmom said...

I hope that you had a splendid day and are looking forward to a fantastic year. May all your dreams come true.
Warmest regards,

Annette F Tait said...

happy birthday Shell!
it's a beautiful photo of you and your best friend - so special :)

Hef's Mom said...

We got you this year! The last couple years you haven't said anything until after the fact, I'm glad you had a happy day!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Happy happy birthday to you - mmm, late as nice that you had a party thrown for you, what fun.
Hugs, A.

Jillayne said...

It was fun and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Zoe is the fluffiest bunny I have ever seen!!
Awesome picture/perfect couple - hair and makeup certainly did play along - you fabulous Shell!

April Mechelle said...

I am just catching up on Blog reading !! Happy Belated birthday !e cut! You and hubby make a cute couple !!!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! I did not know but I will wish you a fabulous year ahead and hope the day was spectacular. I'll concur with everyone else. Good looking couple!

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, I am glad that you had a wonderful day. Great picture of you and your other half. Have a wonderful week. Your Missouri Friend.

Barb said...

Glad you had a wonderful Birthday!!

Jade said...

Mick says that Zoey should have allowed herself to be stolen in honor of your birthday. ;)

Glad you had a great birthday--and you are your hubby are a cute couple for sure.

The Fab Furs said...

Glad you enjoyed your Hoppy Birthday!Great photo of you two! And a picture of Zoey to drool over! Hoppy Days!

Clovie Boy said...

Great pic! Happy belated birthday!

Patty C. said...

I will agree - You were having a good hair day -
When I pose for a photo it usually comes out looking more like the bunny in the first photo - roflol

I'm glad you enjoyed the surprise & I hope you had a grand birthday :)

Janet said...

Happy Birthday, Shell! Sorry I missed the fun.

CHRIS said...

Happy hoppy Birthday Shell, lovely pic, thanks for being a friend xxx

Brynwood Needleworks said...

You're entirely welcome, my dear friend. I love the photo of you and David together. Beautiful! Thank you for the verse, too. Perfect.
Hugs from the gang here in FL,

Penny said...

Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Margie Kraft said...

Happy Birthday....just found your blog. I'm a quilter and bunny lover too! My daughter breeds show bunnies; so we usually have quite a few around.

Allie said...

Oh dear girl I was so sorry to see that I missed your birthday - was sick all weekend and just didn't get on the computer much at all! I missed the party but my birthday wishes for you are still from my heart. I love the picture of you and David. I hope you had the best birthday ever, and that this year is filled with all kinds of beauty and goodness for you!

Jane said...

Belated happy birthday wishes to you Shell, hope you had a lovely day, what a lovely surprise party you had!
Gorgeous photo of you both but I nearly didn't recognise you without the pink bunny ears!!!
Love to you all
Jane & Tilly xxx

Madame Samm said...

Happppy Name Sake Day Shell and I too am married to a David for 22 years this year...mmmm, We met on Halloween, 1989, married ten years later in both look great, I do hope your happiness carries you through yet another 22 yrs and beyond..

Lee said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had lots of fun!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I missed the party Shell but I'm sending a belated birthday wish for an incredibly blessed year! blessings, marlene

JCnNC said...

What a wonderful picture of you two. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us. Judy C

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Ahhh, so nice of Zoey to send you that gift!!

And that is a wonderful photo. Jerry and I don't ever get them together either. I won't allow photos after being pregnant at 40. Nope.

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

What a great picture of you and your husband!!!

Happy belated birthday! Sorry I missed it. So nice that they did the linky thing! I just caught up with Carolyn when I saw her post about your b-day! Hope it was special :)

Hugs ~ Jenn

Anneke Potgieter said...

Hi Shell, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to Shell, happy birthday to you.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A belated Happy Birthdy to you! I love bunnies too!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

So glad that we could all share in your birthday celebrations and I hope that the rest of the year will be fabulous.
Love all the photos, especially the photo of you and David. What a lovely couple and you are so beautiful.

Happy week, dear friend

Shell said...

Happy Birthday, Shell. Wishing you a wonderful new year!!

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

Happy belated Birthday Shell...sorry I missed your Birthday got in the way! All the best for another bunnyful year! Hugs Susan

Sarah said...

Belated Birthday Greetings from a new reader of your blog!

Hope it was a special day.

Hugs, Sarah x

Anonymous said...

Oh ~
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!
Hoppy Belated Birthday wishes, Shell! Wonderful pic!

Natascha said...

Ooops sorry I missed your Birthday
Huh...can't believe your Birthday is the 28th of March...LOL so was my Ex's! So you know I had to chuckle.

Happy Birthday to a wonderful person, that I'm so glad I met! :)

catherine baynes said...

Hip hip hooray! Happy Birthday Shell!!!
What a gorgeous pic of you and David. So nice to read that you have been together for 22 years, melt that is LOVELY!
Lots of love from Oz
xo Catherine

DebbieM said...

I missed your birthday, when was it? Well, Happy Belated Birthday to you!!! What a wonderful picture of you and your husband! I married my best friend almost 34 years now in June.

Your foyer is lovely, the simplicity of it makes for a very formal look, I really like it you did a great job! You are multi-talented!

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Oh no, I missed sending birthday wishes on time...sorry sweet friend. Hope you had an amazing day...sending over some elephant hugs. XOXO.