Sunday, July 29, 2012

of birthdays, flowers, plants, and cats

 Last Wednesday was my hubby's birthday.
He had the day off work, so I took a vacation day from my job
so I could spend the day with him.
We started out by going out to breakfast at a local restaurant ~
and I gifted hubby with an iPod Touch. :-)

Our son even managed to get up early(ish) to join us for breakfast...

For dinner, we grilled bratwurst and also had my homemade macaroni salad
(Brian's request - he loves my mac salad!) and baked beans.
Dessert was Brian's favorite birthday cake - banana with cream cheese frosting.
My mom saw this photo on Facebook and asked, "Does wine go with cake?"
A valid answer: "Doesn't wine go with everything?!"
In all seriousness, the wine was mine and the piece of cake was Brian's.

Flowers from my gardens...and Clem looking on.

I bought some new succulents this weekend and got them potted.
I have quite the collection now!

My petunias are doing fantastic this year.
The weird thing is - they're planted in a vintage iron pot that 
doesn't even have any drainage. I also don't fertilize them.
Go figure!

Seeing it's almost 11:00 p.m., I'm going to take the hint from my kitties
and get ready for bed.
Hope you all had a great weekend!


  1. Happy belated birthday to hubby. Looks like ya'll had a great celebration. And yes, wine does go with everything (at least in my book). :) Your kitties are so sweet all sleeping together. Have a great new week. Tammy

  2. The picture with the cat looking over the flowers is lovely. Your cake looks yummy. Sounds like a fun filled day foe a birthday.

  3. Happy belated birthday to your husband. The day looked like a lot of fun! Pretty flowers.


  4. Belated happy birthday to Brian! It is so nice to have a day together like that. Just a day can feel like a vacation. I loved your mother's comment about wine and

    That photo of the cat's napping is too cute! They look very contented with their chosen spots on the couch.

    Hugs from Holland ~


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