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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Happy Birthday

Daughter turns 40 this year. Can you imagine that? I won't go into how special she is to me and many others but she also marches to her own drum. She was totally opposed to having the typical invite everyone you know to a "surprise" party and simply asked to spend time with each person in her life. This was our time......
Breakfast at the Cottonwoods resort in Scottsdale
Shopping at the Borgata where they have some very unual items like these glasses we modeled

We finished shopping just in time for lunch. I had made reservations at
The English tea room in Carefree, Arizona, a very unusal  sight for the everything western town.
We could not finish our lunch but packed it in a to go box and enjoyed them the next morning with our yogurt parfaits for breakfast..
We spent the night at the Carefree Inn that is totally western and more in my comfort zone...



 They have their own botanical garden to wander through

It was a great place to stay...we napped, did the Jacuzzi with drinks, had a great dinner

 looked at old photo albums from when she was little and of course talked and talked and talked.

Breakfast was on our little patio over looking the pool and we basked in a lazy dazy morning. My last treat was to take her to the little Mexican food place in carefree for lunch. This is not just any Mexican food restaurant but a total experience


What a surprise when you walk through the archway....
Tables that surround the pond with ducks, turtles, birds, and a resident goose. Now can can you tell me anything about THIS duck?
He had a toupee! The ladies didn't seem too impressed....
Everyone was delighted to see the new babies that were born the night before...

The food is great and the bar in the back that looks out to the pond is pretty cool too.

It wasn't just any birthday...it was Happy 40th and am I ever glad to have been able to spend it with the apple of my eye.

7 comments:

texwisgirl said...

happy birthday to your 'little' girl. what a great way to spend time together.

love the duck w/ his toupee!!! ha!

Chatty Crone said...

I can see and feel that she IS the apple of your eye. Looks like you had a GREAT day. She is pretty and I was so glad to see a sort of picture of you. I wish everyone would share their picture.

Happy birthday to your daughter.

sandie

Granny Annie said...

My daughter is dear and precious and if only she knew how much it would mean to me to have her to myself on her birthday. Maybe I can tell her about your treat and it will give her the idea. It sounds like you guys had a lovely time and I am so jealous. (Glad my wigs look better than that duck's toupee. LOL)

Nancy said...

I like the way you celebrate!

Farmchick said...

So wonderful that you spent time together. That is more important than anything.

Lady Di Tn said...

Making memories is much more fun than a big party and it looks as if very special ones were made for her 40th. Happy belated "Burpday to her". Peace

Mevely317 said...

I SO enjoyed this post ... you've gone and highlighted my very fav novelty shop (Borgata).
Now I'm anxious to check out that Mexican food restaurant; saliva glands gone wild!