Monday, December 18, 2006

my 50th birthday party

My 50th Birthday Party was sooo much FUN!
I was blessed to have 40 of my dearest friends celebrate with me and my family. I can't begin to tell you how I felt knowing they were taking time out of an already busy Holiday Season to love me in that way. But that just goes to show you how amazing, loving, thoughtful and caring they are.
But I need to tell you the purpose of this birthday gathering... well, I wanted them all to come so I could take pictures of them and then put together a scrapbook that tells our story... what they mean to me, how God has used them in making me who I am. And believe me, I have oodles of stories and many of them wrote out stories that I had forgotten! I can't wait to get started!

My dear friend Nancy made this collage of ME! Do I love it or what!

OK, my Norweigen buddy Don is a huge Minnesota Vikings fan (boo)... so what does he do! He has a Packer jersey made for me with my name and the number 50 on the back!!! But as I open the package and see the number 50 and that it's a Packer jersey, well, I think what Packer player is the number 50? Then I turn it over and see my name and I SCREAM!!! And then I realize that I'm the number 50! Don, you could not have gotten me anything that I love more!! I am so way cool! 
Thanks Don & Carol!

Andrew being crazy with Miranda & Nicole!

Nancy also took a ton of pics at the party. Love em all! Thought you'd like to see the one she took of the snowflake in our lemon tree!


Trudi said...

Happy belated Birthday! It looks like you had a great party and I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the layouts, when you get them done.

Heidi said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all! That jersey with your name and 50 is great--what an awesome idea for a gift!

kristen said...

Wish we could have been there and if all of us would have came it would have been an even 50!(counting the little boy or girl baby!)
love ya

Zoey said...

What fun! How lucky you are to have such great friends/family.

NanAZ said...

For those who don't know, the first pic is of Linda after she accidently blew out the candle (too soon) on her birthday cupcake. Doesn't she look a little bit guilty?

It was a great time to share with you Linda! Love you so much!

Nicole T said...

It was an awesome party and what a wonderful way for us ll to show you how special you are!

Carol said...

Such beautiful pictures of you and your family and friends Linda! How nice that your friend made you a collage! You are so lucky that you can use your garden even at this time of the year!