Friday, August 31, 2007

Ahhh...Friday!! (and the best one of all!)

Happy birthday to me.
Happy birthday to me.

Happy birthday dear me.
Happy birthday to me.

Ha ha! I just had to get a little bit of self-gratification in there this morning!

I have already had a super-duper birthday. The girls woke me up at 6:3o, saying Gary needed to see me in the kitchen. (First off, when are MY kids waking ME up at 6:30? And when is Gary in the kitchen before I'm awake? Sounded fishy to me.) Well, my groggy, half-awake self managed to get barely as far as my bedroom door when I was accosted by balloons--lots and lots of them! The girls had gotten up at 6 (another hard-to-believe feat!) to blow up and put out balloons, and hang up streamers and signs. Needless to say, I woke up quick and told them how great they were! So sweet!!

I also had this on my table...


McKenna said I have to wear it all day long. So I guess I will!!

And this...

Do these people know how to wrap presents or what?

(They were filled with all sorts of Bama goodness. A new Bama shirt to wear this year to the games, a houndstooth cap, and an oh-my-gosh the cutest Bama crocs! I will display them all in a photo tomorrow from Gameday!)

And thank you so much for all the wonderful birthday greetings from all of you!!

Thank you, Maria, for your special shout-out to me!
Thank you, Liz, for my RAK. I know it wasn't for my irthday, but it arrived yesterday so it felt like it. LOL (It was the coolest set of Autumn Leaves stamps.)
And Thank you, sweet Adrienne, for my special shout-out on your blog this morning!
And to Gary too!! Sometimes I do think I have a pretty good husband!! LOL
And to all of the rest of you who have left me sweet birthday messages!

Last night I got to spend my birthday eve with lots of my best buddies at our monthly Bunko gathering. I even enjoyed a decadent cake that I went ahead and considered a Birthday Eve Cake (chocolate cake covered with--get this!!--a cooked mixture of a can of Hershey's chocolat syrup, a can of Eagle Brand milk, and a stick of butter! Oh my....)

I've already got an e-card from my Aunt LaRue, an email greeting from Bobby (although I didn't really enjoy the comment that "You are an old lady now"!), and IMs from several friends. You guys and gals are all so great!

Yesterday, I got five birthday cards in the mail. My favorites were from my sweet grandmother in Texas (she never forgets!) and my sweet, sweet friend Michelle who lives in Hawaii. Getting a card from Michelle (which you always get ON your birthday exactly or even a day early; I really don't know how Super Michelle manages to be so amazingly organized and thoughtful) is a highlight of your birthday in our household. She sends us all cards and they are always the coolest! They usually involve palm trees or flamingoes or hula girls...always something beachy and Hawaiian and fun!

This was the card I received from her yesterday in the mail...


Almost as sweet as the card itself is the sentimet that always comes inside. In her beautiful handwriting, she gave me these special wishes: "I hope your special day is filled with sunshine and warmth, love and laughter, pampering R&R combined with a just-right amount of wild, adventurous fun, and something rich, decadent and preferably chocolate-y, as a delicious treat! I'm thinking of you and sending you birthday hugs and aloha, my friend!"

Now if that won't get me all psyched up for a birthday full of celebrating, I don't know what will!!

On tap for today and the weekend...

~ After the high school football game tonight, we are going out for our annual Late Night Birthday Bowling!!!

~ We will go to Tuscaloosa tomorrow for the Bama game, but not before we have a birthday gathering at my parents' house (where I will get my Italian Cream Cheese Cake. Yumm-o!!)

~ And then a long Labor Day weekend. Should be a GOOD one!!!

I hope you all have a FANTASTIC weekend and holiday this coming Monday. I will be sure and share some pics of everything when the weekend is over! And now, I'm off to the scrapbook store to finish up my cool little mini album I'm doing for a class in two weeks there (I may pop back on this evening to post some pics, if you want to pop back on later and check it out!)

See ya soon!!! Love ya!!!

(And, ooh, I just LOVE this song! Makes me be-bop!)

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHERYL.... HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT ONE.

LORRI

Rubys & Purls said...

Happy Birthday Cheryl!!!!

~gkw said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE!!!

Misty Busic said...

Happy Birthday Cheryl! I hope you have a great day today! Have a great time in T-Town tomorrow and have a great Labor Day weekend! Your the best and you deserve all the goodness that comes your way! Love you girl! Oh....GO DAWGS!

Cheryl Wray said...

Lorri--THANKS!!! You're so sweet!
Ruby--So cool to have you drop by. Thanks!!
G--Thanks sweetie!!
Misty--Thanks!!! We will have fun!! I hope Georgia wins too!!!! Go Dawgs (sic em, woof, woof, woof!) lol Yes, I know how to do it!!

Kari said...

Happy Birthday, Cheryl! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! And just for your birthday, I'll go ahead and say "Roll Tide!". (That kinda hurt, but it IS your birthday so I've struggled thru it just for that reason. lol

Sheila said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHERYL!!! btw love the song on your blog.

Renee said...

Happy, happy birthday, Cheryl! Sound like you're going to have a great 'birthday weekend'!

Virtuous said...

Happy B-day via Adrienne's Blog! :op

Kimberly said...

Hope you have a great ROLL TIDE birthday! Can't wait to see pics of the game.

Bev Love said...

Go Cheryl, it's your birthday, Go Cheryl it's your birthday, Go Cheryl HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Bev aka paletpc aka friend of Adrienne's

Phats said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I got you a cake but I ate it before I got over here sorry. So my gift to you is a BIG BAMA WIN! ROLLLLL TIDE!

Michelle said...

happy birthday to you! Sounds like your girls went all out with the balloons - how sweet! Have fun celebrating!

Josie said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHERYL!!! HOPE YOU NOT ONLY HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY BUT YEART!!!
ENJOY YOURSELF..HAVE A SLURPEE ON ME : )

Vee said...

happy birthday!! :) :)

Dawn Bibbs said...

Happy, Happy, HAPPY Birthday to you, my dear sweet friend! I hope you have a day that is as awesome as you are.

Kingcover said...

Happy birthday Cheryl!
I didn't know it was your b'day otherwise I would have done a shout-out on my blog.

Hmmmm lemme think. I need to do something special ...


There once was a girl from Texas
Who soon after moved to Bama
She had a daughter and found a husband
And now the family is complete with two more!

~Telah said...

Happy Birthday, Cheryl! I hope you have a great birthday weekend!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!

Cheryl Wray said...

Hey EVERYONE!!!!
Wow!!! Look at all these sweet comments and birthday wishes!!! I have had a fun day--pretty much just messing around and enjoying "my day." I hope to get back on later and commenting and visiting each of you individually!!
Hope you all have a good weekend!!

Adrienne said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We all have something for you when you get a sec!!!

Jeff said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Phats said...

I know it's your birthday and all but you have to swing by and look at my Bama prediction!

wendster said...

Nice to know you are loved, huh? What a great family! Balloons and bama wrap! and Bama CROCS!?! That's too cool!
Looking forward to pics!
HAPPY B DAY!!!

Sharmaine said...

Happy Birthday Cheryl!! Hope you have the bestest birthday yet :)

Deidra Brown said...

Happy Birthday & Roll Tide Roll

wendster said...

Hey B day girl ... I forgot to mention: I LOVE your birthday song on your blog.
Could you post a note on my blog telling me how to add music? You have the MAD SKILLS woman!!!
Ready for those BAMA croc photos!

Mandy said...

Happy (late) B'day! Hope it was great!!

NY KAT said...

Happy Birthday!

Adriann said...

Yes it is a great song! Sounds like you have a lovely Birthday day. And knowing you... It's not over yet!

Enjoy!!

Travis Erwin said...

Happy Birthday.

And I too am ready to get football started.

Nina Diane said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHERYL....hope you had fun and your weekend is awesome! Sounds like hubby and the kids did good!

Phats said...

WOOHOO
ROLL TIDE AND BOILER UP BABY!

She-Ra said...

Well wishing you a happy birthday seems a perfect reason to stop lurking and leave a comment.

Happy Birthday!

Michelle said...

Looks like you had an absolutely wonderful birthday weekend!

crazy working mom said...

Happy belated birthday!

Susie Q said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Cheryl!!! I am late because of our little trip down South but i WAS thinking about you!!!

We even did a bed jump just for you!!

It is pictured on my blog!!!

You have just been having much too much fun!! Nah...how can anyone have TOO much fun!! Just keep celebratin' all month!! The month of Cheryl!!

Love,
Sue

Delia said...

Forgive my lateness but...

Happy Birthday!