Monday, July 27, 2009

Celebration #50: The End to a Wonderful Year of Celebration

Birthday Bliss, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

I put the time for this post at the actual time I was born: 4:41 p.m. As the clock turned, I was doing two things I adore: talking with deep, wise, and wonderful women while drinking a pot of tea!

It doesn't get any better than this.

This is my final post to the "Fifty Celebrations to Fifty" blog. It was a wonderful year of joy and laughter with family and friends. I am thankful to God for His wonderful gifts!

See below for a reverse chronological look at my big day!

10:08 p.m. A Walk with a Lifelong Friend

What a way to end my special day: Teala brought me dinner and we had a late night walk in the hot, sultry night with Tucker! Teala and I are like "Mutt and Jeff" with a 14 inch difference in our statures but hearts beating very close together!

3:25 p.m. Tea with Dear Friends

3:25 Tea with Dear Friends, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Friends I have known as far back as 1978 came and blessed me with their love and friendship.

11:40 a.m. Lifting Weights

11:40 Lifting Weights, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

My dream has always been to be "fit at fifty." I had to document myself lifting 140 lbs on this apparatus.

11:30 a.m. Reading on the Elliptical

Doing something I love [reading] with something that I am not inclined to do [exercise] makes it so much more enjoyable. Being fifty is about being self-disciplined!

9:27 a.m. Birthday Backyard Devotional Time

Another goal of my life has been to establish a lifelong habit of devotion, and it has been the joy of my life to commune with God on a regular basis all these years! I love my morning cuppa' with my Lord!

7:32 a.m. Birthday Breakfast with George at the Broken Yoke

Another one of my favorite things is to go out for breakfast with those I love, especially the love of my life, soulmate, and best friend, George! (It is nice to have a cuppa' Chai to go along with these two other pleasurable things.)

6:53 a.m. Reading Birthday Greetings on Facebook

The internet can be a vehicle for good! Facebook has connected me with dear, lifelong friends. I loved waking up to birthday greetings from my friends throughout he different eras of my 50 years. Blessings to all of you!!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Celebration #49: Baked Brie and Hummus

One of my favorite ways to celebrate is to have a casual evening with George watching a good PBS mini-series and eating finger foods like baked brie and hummus. Life's simple pleasures shared with those you love are the best!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Celebration #48: Sisters Since the 70's

We stayed in the Agatha Christie Room of the Sylvia Beach Hotel. I have always wanted to stay there. So, I booked this room in January, and we got it on our calendars. It was a very special time. This was taken on Debbie's actual 50th birthday. Happy Birthday lifelong friend!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Celebration #47: Dinner with Patty and Debbie

This is the first night of our stay at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, OR. We planned this months in advance, and it was perfect. We went to dinner at the Table of Contents Restaurant downstairs. It was lovely.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Celebration #46: Cruise to Mexico

Dock Sweet Dock, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

This was supposed to be a 50th birthday cruise for our whole high school class, but everyone dropped out except Beth (Elizabeth), me, and our husbands! LOL!

Here is the whole celebration set: ESHS 50th Birthday Cruise

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Celebration #45: Time with Lisa

Zac Ephron Groupies, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

Lisa and I love High School Musical. So, we had to see Zac in 17 Again!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Celebration #44: A Milestone

This was Michael's last state test. Marguerite has been testing him since he was in the 1st grade. This is Michael and Paul's milestone today, but it is also mine. So, I am counting it in my celebrations!!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Celebration #43: Celebrating SURPRISES!

SURPRISE from Sweetie!, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

This is my early 50th birthday present; an Amazon Kindle 2!!!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Celebration #42: Resurrection Sunday

Spoke at our service. Celebrating God's Amazing Grace in my life!


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Celebration #41: Celebrating Spring

Pieris , originally uploaded by carolfoasia.

I feel ilke I am in the spring of my life!