Monday, August 14, 2006

It was a wonderful birthday...

Well, I definitely could not have asked for a better birthday. The day was fabulous!!! We started out the day at the house infusing my with my morning ration of coffee and opening presents from my parents. My mom made the most incredible birthday card. It is rare that I get emotional about stuff like that, but it was so incredibly sweet and thoughtful and I definitely got emotional! She also sent me some gorgeous clothes and this awesome Diva travel mug...LOVE IT!!!


When the day began, it was really rainy and wet and was like that all the way to Durham, but as we entered the city limits the clouds began to break up and it turned out being the most seasonable day we have had all summer. Low 70's with absolutely no humidity. It was gorgeous!!! God was smiling down on me for my birthday!!!

Our first stop of the day was, of course, Carolina Memories so I could buy my own birthday present. I sent the guys off to another store and told them to give me 1 hour to shop. About 15 minutes into that hour, I was starting to panic that I wasn't going to have enough time when my brother, Daniel, called me on my cell phone to wish me happy birthday. Immediately when I answered it, it started beeping to tell me that my battery was low...ACK, why didn't I think about charging it before I left home??? Daniel, I love you, but at that point I was way more concerned that I was going to run out of time and not have the battery to call DH to tell him to come back later. I am so sorry that I cut you off!!! I really appreciate the call....REALLY!!!

After being extremely rude to my brother (I love you, Daniel!!!) and telling him that I had to keep shopping (priorities here, right?!?!) I finished up and got in the long line to check out with all of my fun purchases. Carolina Memories was celebrating their birthday too with all kinds of freebies and discounts so it was a madhouse in there! I just got to the checkout when my mom and the rest of the extended family called to wish me happy birthday. They were in Oklahoma at a mini-family reunion with all of her sisters and families. That poor lady trying to check me out...she was trying to tell me what stuff I was getting free while all of the Griffin clan was doing a beautiful rendition of Happy Birthday on my cell. LOL! It was crazy, but so much fun!!! When I got off the phone, she asked me what was going on so I then had to explain that it was my birthday which gave me a break from all the people that had been in line behind me giving me dirty looks...they then started laughing and wishing me happy birthday too. It was a lot of fun and here is all my new stash...



We then went to lunch (Macaroni Grill, my favorite) and out to the Duke Homestead which was an absolute blast. That place was awesome and really interesting. The perfect weather meant that we just wanted to walk and wander around the grounds. They ended up kicking us out at closing time.

On the way home, we stopped at Cracker Barrel
for some "birthday cake" in the form of a brownie sundae...YUM! It was a great day!

smiles,
christi

15 comments:

Sue Oren said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTI!!
Looks like you had a great one! Love the jewelry you made.
Great photos too!

Rita said...

Sounds like a GREAT birthday Christi! So happy to hear it. Love the Diva mug! And love the photos! Happy Birthday my friend!

Heather said...

Glad you had such a lovely birthday, Christi. :)

Norah's said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISTI! What a wonderful birthday! I vote for shopping for your own present anyday. What fun. Also, love the jewelry didn't know you do that too.

Missy said...

ooohhh Happy Birthday Christi!!! Glad you had a nice birthday. The Duke homestead is a GREAT place. I love seeing that little house the lived in. I can still remember that great smell of the tabacco barn (even though I detest smoke I do enjoy the smell of tabacco).

Adrienne said...

Glad you had a happy birthday!

Ann(i)e said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!!
Gorgeous photos!! Love the ones of you and your son!!!!
Looks like you got lots of fab birthday stash!! You deserve it!!
XO

Renaud Family Blog said...

Christi,
So glad you had a great birthday! Sounds like you had tons of fun, and I love the pics you got!

Linda said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day Chrisi! Love to see what you do with all those goodies you bought! Also, where did your Mom get that great Diva mug? I want one!!

Sandy McTier said...

Hi Christi,
LOVE the DiVa mug! Mailing you CD's today with pics from the past. Also, a few "small" goodies that I know you will find something to do with them!
Have a great week.
Sandy

Sue said...

OHHHHHHHHHHH How'd i miss your Birthday!!??
Glad you had a good day :)
Lovely photos !

Cami said...

love that mug! happy belated birthday Christi!!!

Sue said...

Tagged for your B day !
I am sure you have all the time in the world to answer these questions!!( on my blog) LOL ;)
No worried if you are too busy hun

ArtsyMama said...

So glad to hear you had a great day! Happy be-lated!!! Look at that stash too...LOVIN' the Daisy D's autumn line.

chris jenkins said...

A Happy Belated Birthday to you! Sounds like you had a great birthday!

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