And what a wonderful day it was! As we were getting ready to head out the door, my 7-year old presented me with a lovely "Happy Birthday" poster he'd created earlier this week (kept hidden in his room). The sweet and thoughtful deed brought tears to my eyes.
It was also our last day of the current Bible study - always a special event. We feasted on veggie pizza, brownies, chips & salsa, bacon-wrapped weinies, and other yummy treats while sharing stories from our time together. Mom had a special gift for me as well :-)
Then there was the surprise visit by my sister-in-law Amy and adorable nephew who were waiting for me after the study with the cutest gift ever - a secret for now...
Lunch with two other ladies followed. Jen introduced me to Leah last fall when I had the privilege of creating three albums in memory of her 2-year-old daughter Heather. We played (with Jen's kids), ate (yes, another feast), and spent the entire afternoon socializing.
Afterwards Tilly stopped by with a decadent sweet treat and the biggest Bou Card ever. Then there was Stacey's Bou Card. And the hubby's Bou Card. Wow, it really was a Bou Day!
Thank you all for the funny cards, warm email wishes, and telephone calls. It really took the sting (I almost said STINK!) out of turning forty.