Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Birthday Filled with Food and Family...and a little shopping















Yesterday was my husband John's birthday. When asked what he wanted to do he said he wanted to see all of his kids and grand kids, and also he wanted to go to the Kohl's sale, and the antique mall. He also mentioned a movie, but we ran out of time so we will do that today or tomorrow.

Since our daughter Lisa and her husband Brad and their daughter Bailey had evening plans already, they met us at The Rib Crib for lunch. I forgot my camera, so we didn't get any pictures with them,... but we had a good time, good food, and good fellowship,...and Grandpa shared his free Birthday treat!

Then we went to the big Veteran's Day sale at Kohl's. John loves to find the bargains and then use his coupons for even greater savings, and then also get his additional bucks to spend at another visit. We both found things there and even a Christmas gift for someone.

Then we ventured on to the antique mall on the west side of town and spent quite a long time browsing and hunting for treasures. I know it was John's birthday, but I found more than he did. I found a cute little etched hand mirror, and also a little perfume bottle for my curio cabinet, and a couple of cute cards I might frame for my antique office/bedroom.

From the antique mall we went up north of town to our daughter Lynnette's house and on to the little pizza place in her town called Killroys. Our daughter Lonna and her 4 kids met up with us there. Lynnette and the 6 kids too of course, but Kyle joined us later since he had been in Kansas City on business.

Then we all went to Lynnette's house after eating and visited some more. We all treasure the times when we can be together. It is hard to schedule, but we try to do it once a month when we can, to celebrate family birthdays.

We have a granddaughter turning 17, so we will do it all over again real soon.

I love my husband so much....he is so good to all of us. I think he enjoyed his day,...and so did I. ((smile))

11 comments:

3 Blessings said...

Tell him happy birthday from me. I love all of the things he picked to enjoy on his day...family and fun!
Blessings,
Amy

September said...

Happy Birthday John!! Great pics Linda... I am so glad that we can share in one another's special days. Sounds like a very busy, wonderful birthday!!

Tara said...

Hey Linda! Looks like your sweet hubby had a great birthday. Nothing better than spending special days with family.

Kristin said...

That sounds like a wonderful time! I'm glad you were all able to get together to celebrate!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday John! What a fun, wonderful time you all had! Great memories!

Deanna said...

Plez tell John HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Fantastic day you guys had. Sounds like a blast. Wonderful family you are blessed with.
He sounds like a great guy and the two of you make a sweet couple.
God bless,
d

croleyc69 said...

Happy Birthday John and looks like you all had a great time together. Great memories to look back on. Thanx for sharing your family fun.
Caroline

Darlene said...

Hi Lynette's momma! thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is just beautiful. And I love all the pics. What joy. When you wrote "I love my husband so much..." It left me smiling!
Have a blessed day!

Holly said...

Happy Birthday John!!

I love it when family can get together. Those are moments to treasure.

~ shi ~ said...

Hi Linda..
Sounds like a wonderful time together..I find myself a little jealous...I wish my girls were closer.. I hope God is patient with me...I Just want them close!...And all those Grandkids..Oh, you are so Blessed..Glad the Birthday party/ family time was enjoyed!..Sounds like John had a blessed day..happy birthday John!

Monday is my Joe's BD..He will 49...Amelia is coming home today and we will have a small party tonight...He wants Apple pie for his cake...And I made Cinnamon Rolls last night for the weekend also..so it should be fun..

I was very carefull taking my pictures this morning..it was too earlie for traffic...so I was almost stopped...:) I don't play on the snowy, icy roads..I do to many traffic accidents and ambulance runs for that...I hate driving in it too, but have been doing it for to many years..Seems like we have to stop living in the winter....and wait for the roads to clear up to do anything..but then I guess we have it better then they did oh, say before the
1900's..:) Well Blessing and have a wonderful weekend...

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Happy Belated Birthday, John!!! Sounds like a great day...love the pics of your beautiful family...

Thank you for the encouraging words in your last comment on my blog!

Love to you...