Thursday, March 4, 2010

Best Week Ever!! : )

Have you ever had a week where it feels as though all the stars have aligned, everything falls perfectly into place and unexpected treats and visits fall on your door step to fill you with pure joy?
I just had that week and I feel so truly blessed.
Yesterday was my birthday so, for those of you dear readers who have been with me for a while, you know that we naturally had to go to Disneyland......
and have a fantastic time...... But I also was able to spend almost every day this week doing all the things I truly love with (almost!) all of the people I cherish....

Sushi and a much needed gab fest with my oldest and dearest girlfriends......
Martini's and Nordstroms with my two besties and the only two people in my life who regularly read my blog (except for you Mom and Dad : )! ).....
Love you Dawn and Stace.

Sweet birthday hugs and songs from my little man...

A surprise new scanner and printer from my sweet hubby!
Yeah!...Can you guys believe I have never had one?....I have done all my prints professionally (which is a giant pain in the arse!)
And oh, the pure joy of playing with these images and all the potential to create more and more art in many different forms, all makes my heart pitter patter!

But, mostly, just the sweet messages and cards that have filled my heart with much love.
And then the best week ever! is about to come to a close...what do I find on my doorstep but a package from my sweet Cousin/Auntie LuAnne. Lo and behold are you kidding me for the loveliness that was to be found inside?! She had so carefully packaged up some sweet goodies from my great grandmother (her grandma) Nellie Thompson. Crocheted pillow cases and towels (that she had done herself), salt and pepper shakers (she collected these), a sweet little crocheted hat and a half doll pin cushion. You know I almost fell over when I saw that! How I love anything that reminds me of my grans or my great grans!
Thinking of them brings the greatest happiness to me because they were women who truly, inspired me in every way.
Talented, pioneering, unconditionally loving women.
Women that touched my life and forever made it better.

Thanks for reading with me and letting me get a little off track for tonight.

Have a wonderful weekend sweet readers!



  1. Awww, you deserve it!!! Happpppyyyy Birthday! :) What a wonderful time you have had. Hugggss! :)

  2. Aww yay happy birthday sweetie, I hope you have many birthdays as happy as this one x

    Micki x

  3. "Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Julie
    Happy Birthday to you"

    Best wishes to you, I hope that you enjoyed your day, you are so lucky that you have been given such treasure from the past, family heirlooms are so precious don't you agree? ..and now you are able to make even more treasures for the future.. I can't wait to see what you create..

    ~ Julie

  4. Aw sounds wonderful and lifted me up a bit from my not bad, but very hectic week. Right now I am having trouble lifting my chin from the desk so I can focus on all I need to do!! Happy Birthday!!

  5. Happy Birthday- looks like you had a great week! :)
    Aw, how I miss going to Disneyland.
    Take care~

  6. What a lucky girl you are!! Happy Bithday Julie! I love all the pictures. Thanks for sharing your special week with us.


    PS You are going to love having a scanner!

  7. Happy Birthday! Glad you had such a wonderful week :) ~Lauren

  8. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Happy birthday to you dear Julie! You are blessed!

  9. Im glad you had a great time HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! hope your year is a good one x

  10. Happy birthday to you, Julie!!! What beautiful smiles you all have - you can see the pure joy on everyone's faces. What a generous and thoughtful gift from your hubby. I know you will definitely put that to GOOD use.
    I have had those perfect weeks. This one has been more than I am overdue for a lovely spectacularly great week! :)
    Take care, birthday girl! Theresa

  11. Thinking that the C pic should be our christmas card! "Sending Christmas wishes from the Crazies! "

    I will read your blog forever and as always, luv getting shout outs! Glad you had a great b-day week and that I got to be a part of it! Here's to many more! XOXO

  12. happy birthday, so glad you had such a great week :D

    i love disneyland too :D

  13. A little late but HAPPY B-DAY!!!!!
    very glad you had a great week :)


  14. happy belated birthday.
    i think you are just the cutest thing ever.
    and i LOVE your art.
    you are super duper talented!
    so excited to follow you.

  15. Lol, glad to hear someone out there had the best week ever ;) and hope you had a fantastic birthday!~!