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Blessings and the Big 2-8

It's that time again, time to celebrate my birthday!  I'm already feeling very loved today, and it's not even noon.  Even with the hubby being out of country, I don't feel alone thanks to all of the sweet cards, messages and gifts from friends and family.  I'm thankful to be celebrating another year of life and to look back on all of the blessings I've received over the past 28 years.  It's truly a great day!

Here I am back in the day celebrating my 3rd birthday with my Rainbow Brite cake.  I LOVED her as a child.  Now, 25 years later, my hair is less curly (thanks to Chi) and I've grown a bit, but life is still good.  Look at my sis trying to help me blow out the candles.  She's always been there for me.

Speaking of my sis, I went to visit her and her family this weekend to celebrate the Baptisms of my nephews.  It was a wonderful moment to witness.  Here's Mer and her cute little family.  Cohen wore the same Christening gown that Mer and I wore when we were Christened.  It's been passed down in the family for over 100 years.

I also got the pleasure of celebrating my birthday with my family this weekend--such a treat since we all live hours apart.  Meredith surprised me with a replica of the cake I mentioned on my post here.  And Cooper and Michael worked on a big domino surprise for me that had a handmade birthday sign from Cooper at the end.  It was all so thoughtful!
Posing with my b'day sign after the grand finale.  

Cooper with the domino creation before the show began and a closeup my b'day sign. :)

It's just a hunch, but I think 28 is going to be a great year.  Especially for me because I have a thing for even numbers :)


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