Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fabulous 40!

Last night I went out with my dear friend Carol. She took me to our favorite Mexican restaraunt for dinner, (mango) margaritas (yum) and chit-chat. As we pulled into the driveway, there was a big Happy Birthday banner in my front yard and a door hanger featuring the Grim Reaper! Shocking!

For a moment I thought I'd pulled into the wrong driveway. lol And then I realized that all the fuss was for me. I turned 40 today! While Carol and I were out to dinner last night, her hubby, Todd came over and decorated the yard and my kitchen. It's just like Carol and Todd to make a girl have a good long laugh on her birthday. It helped put things into perspective.

40 really is fabulous! I am incredibly blessed by a God who is loving, merciful and faithful. I have a husband who adores me, 4 healthy, happy children, and the best of friends and extended family. What more could a girl ask for!?

Well...a trip to Chicago! Despite being born and raised in Illinois, I've only been to the windy city to go to museums, theatre, a Cubs game and the American Girl Store. So, when my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I requested a day in the city with him and our children. We're looking forward to going to Michigan Avenue, Water Tower Place, the Wrigley Building, Millenium Park, Buckingham Fountain and the Sears Tower. I'm hoping for good weather tomorrow. ;) Enjoy your weekend! ~Patti


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

I have been in my 40's now for 3 years, challenges, but great years are ahead of you!

Enjoy your day in Chicago with your family!

I'll pray for good weather,

Paula said...

Happy Birthday Patti!! Have a "fabulous forty" day tomorrow.

If you want a reasonable place to eat with good food, try Sopraffina Market Cafe. Good Italian food, lots of choices, no tipping. There are a few in the loop, but one that I know of is 10 N.Dearborn (just north of Madison).

Have a wonderful day tomorrow with your fam, and again, Happy Birthday!

stampmonkey said...

Happy Birthday, Patti!!! Sounds like your 40s are off to a wonderful start! I hope you and your family have a great time in Chicago this weekend, and I'll be looking forward to seeing some pics (even though I reached the 40-mark, um, "several" years before you -lol, I've never been to Chicago...or Illinois for that matter!).

Speaking of pics -- it's about time you put one of yourself up there! It's nice to put a pretty face with a name. ;)

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

WOOHOO - Congrats Patti! Forty shmorty - your spirit is young and playful, that's what counts! LOVE the pic you put up of yourself - bout time! ;)

P.S. Your card is still in the works on my stamp table! Nothing like having firends who make their own cards, but can't get them out on time to their family and friends! :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Precious Patti!

Love & friendship, Jules

Amy said...

I hope you are having a fabulous day in the city!!!

Priscilla Heistad said...

Congratulations, Patti. No more wandering in the desert, you've made it to the Promised Land! I am so happy for you that you had such a great evening. The balloons were a hoot! Great photo, BTW. Red truly is your color...

Angel W said...

Happy Birthday! I turn 40 this year too. I hope I have the same great attitude as you!


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