Sunday, December 21, 2008

Birthday Day

So Saturday was my birthday...33 years of my life are a wrap and the 34th has commenced. On Saturday, I did not get out of bed until well after 10 (maybe closer to 11?) which is virtually unheard of for me. As it was not freezing, windy or raining, I opted to take Chelsie for a walk. I treated myself to a pedi...the color on my toes is called "I'm not really a waitress" (an OPI color). Dinner was Mongolian BBQ, followed by a happy hour at BW3. It was a lot of fun.

This is the quilt my mom made me for my birthday. She has been quilting now for about 2 years, and I have been eyeing this quilt in the quilt store for about that long. She kept telling me "Nicole, there is no way I can do that". I am here to tell you I could never do this quilt justice in a picture. She has been working on this quilt for the past 6 months, as have the ladies at the quilt shop. All who stop by the castle have to see this. I am still working out how I am going to display this - clearly NOT ON A BED where an animal can lay on it.

Mom and Chelsie. This was right before we left to go out...and right before Chelsie had to go with grandma and grandpa. Anytime the thought that she may have to go with them enters her mind, she runs right to my side. Last night was no different. She was very glad to get in the car tonight and come home with me. I assure you she is treated very well at grandma's house.

Belinda and I at BW3. I think the last time she and I were in BW3 at the same time was when she told me she was pregnant with Bryce. He was 3 in Sept. No calculator needed for that math. :)

My good friend Lisa I used to work with at Deloitte. She shares the same birthday as my little brother and I was in her wedding 4 years ago. She and her husband are expecting a daughter (probably Ashley) at the end of February. They came from Blacklick (solid 40 minutes east) to celebrate - and poor Lisa could not even have a drink.

Chelsie cuddling on the blanket Aunt B gave me for my birthday. I love blankets and this is a really fun one. My gift also came with a toy for the bug a bean. The blanket has since been taken off her and is around me right now.
Thank you to all who came last night - I had a really great birthday and a really great time!!! A lot happened to me in my 33rd year, some better than others, but I lived to tell about it. I can hardly wait to see what 34 brings!!!


the youngbergs said...

Happy Birthday Nicole! So glad you had such a great day! May your 34th be your best yet!

The Scotts said...

Happy Birthday Nicole! Your quilt is beautiful. What a special gift.

The Tuckers said...

Mags... I might need to put an order for that quilt... it is beautiful! Dolan is still loving his quilt! happy b-day Nic

The Monroes said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday Nicole, I am sorry I could not make it out- I adore that quilt, nice work Mrs. Paloney!

Alexis said...

Happy belated birthday Nicole. I hope you had a wonderful day. Wow what a quilt. Tell your mom she did a great job. She's got quite a talent. I'm lucky if I can sew on a button that stays longer than a week.

Becky said...

Happy Birthday! The quilt ... wow, what a special treasure. All the best for the next year!