Sunday, October 28, 2012

My Birthday...Part One...:)

A little girl...who loved to color and draw...
eventually, after many, many years,
realized a lifelong dream
and moved out west
to Arizona.
that little girl celebrated a very significant birthday last week.
She started the day at Nick's Cafe...
a local diner hangout here in the West Valley.
Then she had a fun day shopping for
sacred hearts from San Miguel Allende, Mexico.
After that,
 a spur of the moment road trip
to Black Canyon City...just north of Phoenix
and the Rock Springs Cafe
for a slice of delicious homemade birthday pie...
(ala mode, of course)
sweetened the day even more.
The weather was spectacular...the beginning of tourist season
here in Arizona...
and the inevitable approach of cold, gray days
 up north.
There was even time for a bit of horseback riding...
before heading back down to the valley...
escorted by a gorgeous sunset.
The actual end of the day came accompanied by
a leisurely swim in the pool
a starlit soak in the hot tub.
(Sorry photos of that!)
I love the simple, everyday pleasures and comforts of home
out here in the great west!...:)
More of my birthday adventures continue tomorrow...
(the artistic side...:)

"A birthday
is just the first day
of another 365-day journey around the sun.
 Enjoy the trip."
~Author Unknown


Betty said...

Many happy returns!

Mary Walker Designs said...

Happy Birthday

Cathy Holtom said...

Happy Birthday, looks like you had fun!

soulbrush said...

And you still look like a girl, and not a day over 40! Happy bday to

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What fun seeing you as a little girl. Happy Birthday...and may you have many more.

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

What a fun day! Happy, happy birthday!

PAK ART said...

Your birthday DAY sounds wonderful! Happy birthday to you!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Happy Birthday to you. It looks like you had a fabulous day. Arizona is my favorite place in the whole world, but I live in Calgary, Alberta:(
Looking forward to spring when I can escape to my Arizona retreat!
Hugs and blessings.

Jane said...

What a lovely way to spend your birthday! Many happy returns.

Sandra said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you know how to celebrate!!

marianne said...

Wow you look great!
Happy birthday dear

john.p said...

Happy Birthday! Can't help but smile when I see what all you did and how you embrace another trip around the sun.

Claire M said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Love your little girl picture and hearing about all your birthday activities. Celebrate and enjoy!