Monday, March 28, 2011

A Fun Birthday!

We started out at the Carl S English Jr. Botanical Gardens.
It is filled with rare trees and shrubs.
And these Canadian Geese.
This is right next to the Hiram Chittenden Locks
also known as the Ballard locks by the locals. It is the locks
that takes you from salt water to fresh water and vice versa. We
used to take our sailboat through.(I always felt nervous :-0) didn't
 like being next to the wall. I digress... so we visited the locks too.
Then we were off to dinner at Ray's Boathouse
on Shilshole bay. I had the best Cioppino ever.
The sun was setting on a wonderful day.
But wait there's more....
Oh so yummy!
        I am wearing a beautiful necklace from Vicki
from 2bagsfull. It is beautiful sea glass and lots of sparked
jewels. Just beautifully made. I had several comments on it 
so was glad I had the designers card for reference. Thank
you Vicki for this gorgeous gift.
Speaking of gifts, I wanted one thing and that was a draftsman chair
for my drafting table . Well we took our son back to his vehicle and...
presented to me right there in the parking lot. LOL
Most girls want jewelry and perfume but oh no
not this gal!!! I was tickled pink.
Sorry for the long post but what's a girl to do when she has a lot to say!

24 comments:

Shirley said...

Happy Happy Birthday. It looked as though you had a wonderful birthday. The lock brought back memories of when I went to visit my brother. He took us to see a lock on the Mississippi River and we got to see a barge come through. It was fun to watch. Your Chair will be really useful and looks so comfy. Have a great day. A Missouri Friend.

Momma Bear said...

Happy Birthday!
It looks like you had a happy one.
I'm in seattle too!

Pondside said...

Happy Birthday - and I think a special just-for-you chair is a perfect gift! I love the photo of you - beautiful woman on a happy day!

ginger@bearbits said...

Looks like a really nice birthday celebration! By the way, Happy Birthday to you!

`ginger

Janet said...

Happy Birthday!! I've got my eye on that dessert! It looks yummy.

I'm like you....mo jewels or perfume for me, mostly I just want art supplies.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Sharon:
It looks like you had a wonderful birthday, my friend. I hope your year is filled with all your hearts desires...starting with the great drafting chair. I asked for a washer and dryer for my birthday one year (and got it). I was thrilled. I know how you feel!
Big Birthday Hugs,
xoxo
Donna

Createology said...

Looks like your birthday was wonderful and spent the way you really wanted to enjoy it. Love the new chair. I always prefer practical gifts. Happy Belated Birthday...

alveen said...

Belated "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU". What a wonderful day you had. Mmmm that dessert looks delicious.
I always enjoy your posts and seeing Teddy's little face pop up on the screen makes my day.

Merry said...

Happy Birthday Sharon, no wonder we get on our birthday's are only a week apart. :-) Looks like you had a fantastic day. So love the sunset photo....that is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jasmine said...

Happy birthday xJ

Snap said...

Many Happy Birthday Wishes to You! What a wonderful day!

Maggie R said...

Hi Sharon,
So happy to know you had such a wonderful birthday celebration and hey... You didn't need the fire department after all !!!!LOL
I LOVE the pendant you are wearing and the drafting chair for a gift... My kind of girl...
Hope the year ahead is full of all good things for you..
xoxo
((((hugs))))
maggie

Sharon Lovejoy said...

OHHHH yes! The seaglass necklace is just another one of Vicki's gorgeous creations. Wonderful!

All joys to you and hours of comfort and creativity as you sit on your new drafting chair.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

baukje said...

Very happy birthday , hugs from Baukje

Monica@The White Bench said...

Happy belated birthday dear one!!!!!!!!! Love, love, love to you!!!!
Monica xoxo

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Happy Happy birthday! What a great kid you have!!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh...PS..when I first looked at your post (skimming) I though it said the botanical gardens at Carl's Jr's..I thought..We don't have great looking fast food places in Utah! ..LOL

Marilyn Rock said...

What a wonderful birthday you had! Thanks for sharing! Happy Birthday!

Pearl said...

Happy Birthday dear lady! You sound like me on the birthday presents, give me something practical. So nice of your son to do that. The necklace is beautiful and I just love the colors and design. Looked like a wonderful day, glad u shared.

Sharon said...

Well my goodness!!! Thank you all so very much for the birthday greetings. Everyone of them means the world to me. Now ever onward towards the next one!!! Thank you all dear friends.

Jeannie said...

Belated birthday wishes! You spent the day doing some of my favorite things in Seattle. Does Ray's still have that to die for artichoke appetizer? I was always hesitant about the locks - the hemmed in feeling. Thank you for sharing your day. I feel homesick for Seattle.

Elizabeth said...

Your trip to the Locks bring back so many memories- that was a favorite spot for my Uncle and ME!! I never liked traversing the locks either but our boat yard was on the cheaper side of town so we had to do it!! I so miss the PNW!!! So glad that you had a wonderful day. I am with you about wanting useful comfartabel things rather than jewelry- but your necklace does look divine!!!

Elizabeth Golden said...

I am always late to the party...It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I was drooling over the food, admiring your beautiful necklace, and totally agree - a good chair is worth every penny! [plus having your son surprise you is priceless] Sounds like a perfect day. Belated wishes for a fabulous year Sharon. You so deserve it!!!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Happy late birthday. I'm like you as far as gifts. I got a chair just like that for my birthday a couple of years ago! Such a nice surprise for you. Take care, Connie