Sunday, November 7, 2010

Project 365 - Week 45

 Week 45.

I think this has by far been one of the best weeks of my year!!!  Not bad coming from someone who just turned 50!!!

I have to say that my husband out did himself.......A surprise party on my birthday and then a HUGE surprise of bringing in 5 of my closest friends to celebrate and pulling it all off without me finding out any of it!!!  I love that man!!!

I am so blessed.  And let me tell you my heart is very full right now!!

Here's my week:

We had the privilege of dedicating our Worship Pastor's twins this morning.  At one point, Britton (the dad) spoke to his son about the meaning of his name and Seth (his son) looked right at him and smiled this huge smile.  It was priceless!!!


ugh....didn't have time to do laundry this weekend and the beginning of this week is not looking good either....oh well.

 Happy Birthday to me!!!
50 years....really?


 playing with some of my gifts today!
Jason designed this great gelaskin for my kindle!!
very fun...yes?!

....and my new phone!!!!
it really is fun to have new toys to play with!  I guess we never really grow up!! :)

 Today was a pretty amazing day!!!
First, the Grace Korean staff took our church staff (our youth pastor couldn't make it) to lunch at the most incredible sushi restaurant.  It was so much fun to visit with them in a casual setting and get to know each other even more!! 

 Then my wonderful husband told me to pack my bags for two nights, that we were "getting away" for a couple of days.  What he really had planned was surprising me with 5 of my closest friends!!!  They were waiting for me at a restaurant and Steve had arranged for us all to spend 2 nights at a bed and breakfast here in Little Rock.  These ladies came from CO, TX and GA to celebrate with me!  I love them!!!  

Today, we got up, packed a picnic lunch and headed up to Petit Jean State Park for the day.
 It is gorgeous up there and the weather was perfect!

We stopped by Fresh Market and got all sorts of cheeses, dips, fruit and crackers.
And we spread a blanket on the edge of a cliff overlooking the park

 These ladies are all amazing prayer warriors.  We have all known each other for over 20 years.  And one of the best parts of the day was spent praying for each other.  I can't even explain how much this ministered to my heart.

Sadly, we had to check out today.
This is the front of the B & B

We have a running joke/tradition in our group.  He is called Hunka Hunka.  It's a long story how it got started, but Hunka Hunka is passed around the group each year.  Of course, turning 50, I got him on top of my birthday cake!  How crazy was it when we saw this sign in downtown LR!!!  We just had to get a picture!!

 Before everyone started heading home, we all got some pampering with a pedicure!!!  The perfect way to end a PERFECT birthday!!!

How is that for a great week?!!!

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Now, it's your turn to show us your week!  Link up!!!


Aspiemom said...

Oh, your birthday sounded FABULOUS! You will always remember when you turned 50, won't you? Your husband is amazing. All of that thinking and planning he went to. (I think I told you before that I just got a CARD from my husband!)

Your friends sounds wonderful. I always think it's great to hear about people who have been friends for really long term like that. You know each other so well and have so many memories. Looks like you had a great time. (I love that you pray together.)

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow, what a fun time. Your husband rocks! And so do you friends!

Kim said...

Wow! What a fantastic week of surprises and wonderful memories. Some time you're going to have to share the story of Hunka Hunka :)

StephieAnne said...

What a week! I am so happy for you...that picture of you all praying together just blessed my heart!

LuAnn said...

What an awesome birthday wee Sara !!! One you will never forget. Your husband - what an amazing - thoughtful loving man.
Thanks for shring the great pics.
blessings to you this week !!!

The Bug said...

Wow - your husband is pretty darn special isn't he? LOVE the Hunka Hunka - that's hilarious. Glad you had such a special birthday.

rita said...

Can't even remember when I was 50!

Blessed are you,to have
husband, family and friends,
food, fun, and fellowship
to celebrate FIFTY years
of God's faithfulness.

All very special! (except for the mounds of laundry ;)

Rebecca Jo said...

Look at all those perfect toes! :)

Dont feel bad, I'd give anything for my laundry room to only have that much to do... mine is SWAMPED!!!!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

What BD fun!

You did have a great week!

Loved the pedicure picture, my new favorite thing to do!


McCrakensx4 said...

That sounds like an amazing week with the start of dedications to a few days away with your besties! I am glad that you had such a terrific birthday week...You deserve it!

RaD said...

Wow! That is an absolutely fabulous week! How can you ever top that?

H-Mama said...

Oh my! Hubs surprised me once with a 'pack your bags getaway'. Those truly are the best. Yay for your hubs!! Major love deposit. ;) And such great friends you have. It must have been fun to catch up. Glad you had a wonderful 50th!! ((hugs))

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

Wow!!! You really DID have a great week!! What kind of cake is that? Strawberry?? (And what are YOU doing serving it?! Ha ha!!) Your hubby did a fabulous job with your surprise. Sounds phenomenal. I love that you guys enjoyed the beautiful outdoors AND managed to pamper yourselves a bit. And what a blessing it is to have close friends who pray with us. I'm so glad you had a great birthday week. Just so you know, you do NOT look anywhere close to 50! Happy Birthday!!

Jill said...

What fun it is to see this glorious week! A girls night out is REJUVENATING and throw in a pedicure...perfect!!

Mimi said...

It looks like an amazing week. I think I want a Kindle for Christmas, do you like yours so far?

Hugs & love,

He & Me + 3 said...

Can I just say "So jealous of your week" but you totally deserve it and that cake looked amazingly yummy. Needing some sugar as I type. Happy 50th.