Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Celebrating 44 years of life and living!

Flowers from Blaine
Two different "birds" in this picture... Can you identify them?

Elizabeth, Blaine and I at Alki Beach in West Seattle!

On the stairs at the beach

Elizabeth amongst the pigeons ~ they wouldn't scare off though.
As soon as we walked away, they all "swooped" us!

Brrrrr, it's so cold ~ Starbucks all around!

Happy Birthday to me!

Elizabeth and I

Blaine and I

Blaine discovered the Great Harvest Bread Company in West Seattle makes gluten-free bread ~ cinnamon raisin. Yum!

Apricot Bliss cake at Flying Apron Bakery in Fremont

Nicholas and me!

Birthday balloon from Mom and Dad!

Gift from Blaine's parents...

Nicholas gave me a book about "greens" ~ and he's not a fan of veggies!

Elizabeth gave me the Ikea boxes I need to build a little nightstand in our bedroom ~ a place to put my books!

Oh happy day ~ and do you see the hiking socks Blaine got for me?!

Yay! :)

Benjamin and Kirstin gave me a 1 hour massage ~ I'm so excited!

And the biggest surprise: my parents gave me the Vita-Mix mixer I've really wanted, but didn't know when I'd be able to purchase it myself. So amazing! I'm still in shock and can't believe it's in my kitchen... Thank you ~ more than you can know!

Modeling my new mixer!

Look ~ it makes ice cream!

Nicholas' amazing flaming fingers!

All of us together celebrating my birthday!

My "silly" boy and I!

...with Benjamin and Kirstin

How does he do this?

Anybody want to play? Look, I have a monkey...


  1. Your birthday was pretty amazing and we were so happy to be there with you. Glad you'll enjoy your mixer and hoping it will make you healthier.
    Great pictures of all.
    Love you always.

  2. Happy Birthday Joanie!! Great pictures too.

    And the other "bird," a CRANE!

  3. Thank you everyone! It was a wonderful birthday this year... I really like the sound of "44", so perhaps God will give me another 44 years!

    And yes, Laurie ~ it is a Crane! Woohoo! :o)


Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! Abundant blessings on your day... Joanie