There are a few things that make the perfect day for me.
Spending time with my family and friends.
Being at the beach.
Sunshine and clear skies.
When all of these converge into one single day you can imagine that my day is complete.
I am feeling so blessed these days and this past weekend as my immediate family gathered for some time together at Fripp Island you had better believe I was counting my blessings.
Thanks to all of you who have extended birthday wishes to me. I had a wonderful birthday weekend filled with all of the above things. The bonus was a fundraiser I promoted on Facebook for my birthday in honor of my brother in law, Carlton. I chose the National Down Syndrome Society and actually raised $558 from family and friends through my birthday fundraising efforts. Isn’t that amazing? Thanks to all who donated.
The beach, any beach, is a special place for me. It provides a place to walk, get some exercise, enjoy some sunshine and if I am lucky find some seashells to add to my collection. This trip has had the added bonus of having all of us together in one place. That has not happened since the first part of December so you can imagine that this Mama is very happy.
I am in my happy place, counting my blessings and enjoying time with my dear husband who made this all possible. I am indeed a blessed woman. And I know it. I think it shows, don’t you? Or maybe it was that mask.
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A perfect birthday weekend for you!! So pleased you were all together. It means so much to a mom. And that Penny is so sweet. How Dot would love to play on the beach with her. A great start to the coming year. Sending birthday hugs. xo
Awwwww, such lovely pictures of you and your family! Happy Birthday!
Thanks, Dawn. It has been a wonderful time.
Oh, my heart is so happy for you! What a lovely birthday weekend you had and you so deserve it.I know how blessed you feel when your family is all together in one place and when that place is the beach? Perfect!! Hugs to you!
It has been the perfect week for sure. The weather has been amazing and the time with family perfect. My happy place without a doubt.
What a wonderful weekend and you are most definitely blessed! It’s a fantastic picture of all of you!
I am blessed. Without a doubt. So enjoy being with family.
Happy BDAY!!! Sounds like an amazing day, and those shrimp & grits… Boom mind blown, that looks good!
Thanks, Josh. Oh my gosh–best shrimp and grits EVER!
What an absolutely perfect weekend. You are glowing with happiness.
It has been a perfect time. Say goodbye to Aaron and Erin today but will have lots of time with them this month so I am not too sad. The weather has been so wonderful here that it is difficult to not glow!
Looks like a fantastic birthday!! And those shrimp and grits look amazing.
It was a fabulous birthday for sure. I am so blessed.
Looks like an amazing birthday weekend to me! I’m not a huge fan of shrimp and grits but had some very good ones in New Orleans a while back. Your dish looks very yummy though. And Penny is the cutest. I’d love to add a Corgie to our crew. Ally and I love them. 🙂
Thanks, Susi. These shrimp and grits were seriously amazing. And yes, Penny is adorable. She brings a lot of fun to the party, that is for sure.
Love this! What a wonderful birthday!
Thanks, Val. It has been a great birthday week!
I love that picture of Miss Penny looking tired!
She was worn out! So much play time on the beach!