21 November 2009

mon anniversaire



As some of you know, this week, (ending tomorrow, officially) has been my birthday week. It truly has been fabulous. My boys have been incredibly accommodating - helping me whenever I have asked, spending more time with me than usual, and I really am charged up for yet another year of playing the part of the queen in our lovely home.





Yesterday began by taking my sweet Gram home after her week with us. I was sad to see her go as I would have liked her to have been able to enjoy my birthday dinner out with us last night. However, before she left, my handsome husband took a photo of the two of us which I love~ When we met my aunties - to do the Grammy pass-off - they gave me a wonderful trellis which will be perfect for planting sweet peas on next spring!




In the evening, hh and I took #s 1, 2, & 3 out for dinner to celebrate. (#4 is still under the weather and 6 pm is the witching hour for him on a healthy day - don't even ask what it is like when he is tired and not feeling great...) We had so much fun, the boys were wonderfully behaved, and I enjoyed a cocktail (or two...).








After dinner, my boys dropped me with with my girls - three of my dearest friends. After sorting out a *slight* mixup in plans, we spent the evening at the fireside bar of our local lodge which sits smack dab in the middle of our little wine country here (in case you are ever looking for fabulous accommodations to treat yourself - J & J, hint hint...).





When I arrived home last night #s 1 & 2 presented me with THE. MOST. BEAUTIFUL. letters that they had written me for my birthday. Yes, of course I cried! I will cherish them forever, and would share parts of them with you, but I really don't think it is kind to rub in what amazing kids I have. Really, it simply seems mean... :)

When I climbed into bed last night, I felt like an absolutely gem. I received so many birthday wishes yesterday, phone calls from a dear sweet darling friend in France, my family, and friends, and was once again reminded of what a wonderful family I have. I really don't know what else a girl can ask for~

bisous


24 comments:

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Kimberly, it's so wonderful to see the smiling loving faces of the special people in your life surrounding you on your special day! Looks as if you had a really marvelous time - which if course, you deserve. ;0) Have a continued Happy Birthday YEAR, my dear!

(and I have to say, if that poinsettia tree was at Willows Lodge, they've finally stepped up the decor! YAY!)

Maison Douce said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful anniversary week...!!! I know first hand the high you get when you feel truly loved and appreciated by those surrounding you, there is nothing like it!!!
Isabel

Cathi said...

Wow,sounds like a fabulous week for you! Glad you enjoyed the festivities..! Have a wonderful weekend!

Drawn to The Sea said...

You have been blessed with a lovely family, Miss Mimi, and they with you.

karey m. said...

AARGH! i even had it written down to come over and wish you a grand day!

i stink at this. i do. i will make it up to you.

{oh dear. must i go shopping for you?! i toil. i toil. xoxo!}

FrenchBlue said...

OH OH OH Happy Birthday Most Special LOVED One!!! You are our gift to know from afar... I can only imagine how loved you are by those who have been honored enough to meet you and be in your life or be near you. You have blessed our planet by being here~ Happy Happy Birthday my friend!
XO's

Morning T said...

Happy birthday to you, thank you for sharing your celebration with us, you have a precious family!

Ange said...

You know, I've heard it said many times that we attract our own luck and happiness through our own loving acts and genuine kindness towards others. What you sow (sew ;-) ) you reap! You are obviously living proof of that! Knowing you, how could it be otherwise! Your gram is just gorgeous! Happy birthday again. Je t'embrasse

Temps perdu said...

Happy birthday dear! So happy for your anniversary week.

Barn House said...

Are you trying to suggest that we stay at "The Lodge" because we may be too rowdy to stay with you??? That's not going to happen...we plan to cause a little havoc on this picture perfect home you have, with the picture perfect husband, and picture perfect children. They all need some exposure to The Boys of BH!! lol OK...if grandma is there, we will act like we have some sense. If not, beware. (and we don't mind sleeping in the barn)

Lori said...

I love the pictures Kim and the letters you received were the perfect gift for you ~ I know you will cherish them always. I will toast you tonight with a cocktail or two ~ have a wonderful week-end.

Nora said...

Happy Birthday! This week is my birthday week.
I love that you had such a special time with everyone you love. That seems to always make them better.

cottagesweet said...

So glad you had a happy birthday week! Isn't it nice to have loved ones to celebrate it with? The photos are wonderful.

Nancy*McKay said...

it's apparent to see...that you & your boys share...ear to ear smiles...each other's company...& the most magical TWINKLE in your eyes...Happy Birthday lovely lady...

Jboo said...

What a fabulous week and birthday! The photos are so adorable! How sweet that your kiddos wrote letters for you. Sounds absolutely perfect!

Janet

Florence said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday week, keep on celebrating. Florence

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

Lovely Frenchie Princess~
I missed your b-day week! Just got back from Maui and I am loving sitting here (Paris tea in hand) looking at your sweet family...you have so much to be grateful for! What fantastic boys. You look so lovely, btw.

Happy, happy almost-trip-to-Paris-for-the-big-4-0 b-day. You deserve all of the wonderful creative time you can stand this weekend :)


Loved the card---it's in my special box to stay.
oxoxox
L

Jeanneoli said...

What a fabulous week and the letters...so, so priceless!!!! I love gifts like that.

Ciara said...

Oh Happiest of Birthday wishes to you!

And Happy~ness simply radiates off the screen as I read this post, and view the photos. Happy~ness and pride. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

So, next week is my birthday, and I'm liking the sound of a birthday WEEK!
Off to drop some heavy hints now... :-)

MCJArt said...

Joyeux anniversaire chère Mimi Charmante! ~ MCJ ~

blondiensc said...

ah I am so sorry I am late, forgive me...happy birthday to you! you look stunning and I am go glad you felt loved and cherished, the way we should all feel every day!! much love Kimberly!

P.s. I was born in the wrong era too!

Kasey said...

i loved seeing pics of your sweet boys.
I hope you had a wonderful bday week!
looking forward to seeing you soon.
xo

Sarah said...

Happy belated birthday from George and I up in rainy Vancouver!

You look fabulously happy with your family in these photos. Surely you're enjoying your Thanksgiving right now too with them.

All the best. xo

HeddyShea said...

oh goodness- I'm sorry I missed your b-day week! Happy belated birthday friend!

xo
shs