This morning (March 22) I thanked the Lord when my eyes opened, and my heart was still beating. Why, because it was my birthday and I am thankful for another year!
Here's me over the years:
My 72nd birthday - 2022; one of my many teaching pictures - around 1985; my wedding day - 1970; and my first day of school - 1956.
What can I say other than I have had a wonderful life from childhood through my adulthood. I grew up in a small town and loved playing outside. Every day was a fun day! In 1970, I married my high school sweetheart; have celebrated 51 years of marriage; taught school for 37 years; try to swim laps about everyday; and have a daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons. I have gone to church my whole life. What more could I have hoped for!
For a birthday lunch, I joined four lady friends and had a great time at Dumplings in Murray, KY. We forgot to take many pictures.
When I got home from the luncheon celebration, my husband had an evening birthday dinner planned for the two of us. He is quite the cook!
He served Cajun grilled shrimp plus buttered lemon shrimp kabobs on skewers of zucchini, yellow squash and tomatoes.
To top the evening of celebrating off, our daughter had us over for cake and some family birthday laughter.
Thank goodness we shared the cake and cupcakes. There was strawberry cake, carrot cake, red velvet cake, and two kinds of chocolate cupcakes. Can you believe all that goodness on one plate and soooooo many calories too! My daughter stopped at a wonderful bakery where she loves to buy cakes.
It was a wonderful birthday but I know I've got to get to the pool in the morning to swim off some of those birthday calories.
Let me know what you think about the celebrating and the sweetness shown by my family. It wasn't so bad turning 72! So many blessings - Judy.
Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Collage at 8:30 am
Classy Flamingo @ Poinsettia Drive
Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Create, Bake & Grow Together @ Shabby Art Boutique on Thursday
Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Wandering Camera @ Ink Torrents Graphics on the last Thursday of the month
Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday