Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Another birthday rolls along...

Today, August 4th, is President Barack Obama and American race car driver Jeff Gordon's birthday.  And mine. I was trying to block it from my mind....But some very dear friends and my family wouldn't let me.

First of all, my dear sweet hubs hired a PERSONAL TRAINER for me! Her name is Allison Campbell and I love her! She works me hard and I'll be spending 10 weeks with her and hopefully, build up my core strength and turn some fat into muscle! Make that lots of fat.



My daughter and her boyfriend gave me this! I think they felt sorry for me when I would crouch down on the floor and prop my cards against the TV stand, trying to get a good shot. I'm hoping I can now take photos any time of the day. Love it!





My dear friend Kelly sent me this adorable card and a box of goodies. Look at the shine on Flirty Anya's hair!


Alice told me she's sending me this amazing box that she recently shared on her blog. Talk about awesome paper engineering! Love it!!

Such sweet friends...I am blessed.

Tonight, I'm looking forward to some yummy sushi for dinner...and a very thin slice of cake!

41 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday sweet Donna!!! Aw, I was suspecting Alice to send you this gorgeous box!! Enjoy your day (I am jealous of the photo studio!) ! Hugs,
    Vanessa x

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  2. Happy, Happy Birthday Donna! Sounds like you had a good one, though I hope the personal trainer was something you wanted a not a hint, right? I'd have to kill my husband if I hadn't mentioned I wanted one, lol!
    Love the photobox too, I'm always struggling for decent light myself, you'll have to let me know how you like it :0)
    HUGS!

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  3. Happy Birthday Donna! I hope you have a wonderful fun filled day! Love your pressies! I could do with a personal trainer myself and the photo studio is brilliant - it must be great to have the perfect light all the time! The card from Kelly and box from Alice are both absolutely gorgeous! Enjoy your cake!

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  4. Happy Birthday Sweet Lady...Hope your day is Fabulous!!!! Lots of Hugs and Love...and I'm jealous of your light box by the way...LOL!

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  5. Happy birthday Donna! What fabulous presents and cards you got! I want that sunpak thing, never heard of it before but looks great!
    Hope you have a fabulous day.
    Hugs Kristy

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  6. Happy Birthday....to you.....Donna!!!!
    Hope you have a bless and wonderful birthday,Donna!
    Wow..me too..so jealous with your portable studio...

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  7. Happy Birthday, Donna! Sounds like it's started off VERY WELL! :)

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  8. Happy birthday, Donna! LOL, I remember you posted somewhere about taking your photos on the floor hahaha, now problem is solved!! I'm looking forward to some amazing new pics with the new photo tent! Have a great day and yum yum sushi dinner!!

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  9. happy birthday!!! Such fabbie raks!

    Have you started using that photo studio kit? I was just looking at that...my neighbors should pitch in and buy that for me since I'm always on my front porch...laying down taking pics....not a pretty sight...lol.

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  10. Happy Birthday to a very special lady! Thanks for sharing a bit of it with us!

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  11. Happy birthday, Donna! Enjoy your day and have a great celebration!

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  12. Happy Birthday, Donna! Love the light box you got. . .not that any of your cards need it. . .they always look fab to me! Have a wonderful day, my friend!

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  13. happy birthday donna! i hope you have a wonderful day! hugs, kelly

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  14. Mmm....such yummy goodies on your special day Donna! Enjoy your sushi dinner and cake and I just LOVE all the fabulous projects you received from our dear HA friends....such a loving community of stampers we are a part of! Enjoy your day!

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  15. Happy Happy Happiest Birthday Donna!! Hope you have the most wonderful day :)

    Sending Birthday Hugs!!

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  16. Happy Birthday, Donna! What fantastic gifts you received. You'll have to let us know about that portable photo studio. I am so intrigued! Kelly and Alice's projects are beautiful and so thoughtful ;D Enjoy your day and eat some yummy sushi for me!

    Big Birthday Hugz,
    Cheryl

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  17. Wishing you a super special birthday Donna! (I want one of those photo studio too.)

    Hugs!

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  18. Many happy returns sweet girl - hope you have a wonderful birthday! Jo x

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  19. Have a fabulous and super special Birthday, my awesome friend!! Awesome gifts you got from your DH, DD, and friends!! Mine will arrived late, sorry!!

    Enjoy your special day because you are special!!

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  20. Happy Birthday Donna! It looks to be a fabuous one, lots of cool gifts and a nice night out to dinner! Enjoy you day! Hugs! :)

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  21. Happy Birthday Donna!! Love your cards from Kelly and Alice! Go...dance in the street... eat cake... and have a really fun day!
    Hugs, Marilyn

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  22. Happy Birthday sweet Donna! It looks like your are in for a special treat today. That studio looks great - what a great present! Enjoy the sushi and have a great birthday! Hugs, Pia xx

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  23. Happy Happy Birthday Donna! I wish you told me sooner! love all your goodies and that is a fabulous gift from your daughter. where can we get one of those? lol! love the cards you recieved. so lovely! well have a wonderful day today!!! lucky you...no jury duty! hahaha! be blessed! hugs, Joy

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  24. Happy Birthday, dear Donna!! How nice to get to use a personal trainer! Love that mini photo studio! Someday, I'd like to get one, too, so I can take my pictures any time. So convenient!

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  25. Happy Happy Birthday, Donna!! =) Hope you have the bestest day!! please do let us know if you like the light box, i am considering getting one!! have fun and enjoy the evening!!

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  26. Happy Birthday Donna
    Feliz cumpleaños from Venezuela
    XX00

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  27. Happy Birthday - what a wonderful family - perfect presents. Your light box will be so handy... what a darling Daughter!!! Enjoy the rest of your day

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  28. HAPPY BIRTHADAY, SWEETEST DONNA! Oh how I WISH that I could SHARE your Birthday present.....BOTH of them! Keith's gift is just what I would LOVE!!!!!!!! I DREAM of having a personal trainer, Donna.....no matter HOW HARD they work you, it's the BOMB!!!! :) Wait, did I really say that???! Well, I can't think of a BETTER gift, it just says, "I REALLY LOVE YOU"! And I LOVE your little photo shop........how CLEVER! I may get Ron one of these. I was hoping that you could eat a BIG peice of Birthday cake for me, but I don't want the personal trainer upset with me!!!!!!!! Hope your sushi was delicious, too. See, that's something that Molly would LOVE........I haven't acquired a taste for it, YET! OK, GO and ENJOY your BIRTHDAY EVENING....hope it's extra special NICE......JUST LIKE YOU!!!!! Lots of LOVE, Karen oxoxoxoxo

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  29. Happy Birthday Donna! Hope you're having a great day . . . wow, great BRAKs and that light box, please tell us if you like it or not and if you'll recommend it. I made my own out of a cardboard box. I'm so cheap! :) Hugs to you neighbor!

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  30. Happy Birthday Donna! Hope you have a wonderful day full of nice treats. Looks like you got given some nice presents, enjoy!

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  31. hope you had a fab day! a personal trainer....doncha feel like a rock star?! what thoughtful gifts from your family!
    happy birthday!!

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  32. Hauoli Lahanau Donna!! How awesome of your DH - that is a present that keeps on giving, I think I'll request a trainer for my bday too!!! And wow - what a an awesome light box, as if your pictures of your beautiful cards didn't wow us enough, now you have a fabulous new studio. ;) Hope you had a beautiful day, and that it continues through the month!

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  33. Happy Belated Birthday Donna! You got some awesome gifts, especially the personal trainer!!! Go get 'um sister ... be healthy and happy! xoxo, Linda

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  34. Donna! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!! Those are terrific gifts and I hope that you get all you want and more!!
    Have a good one!!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  35. Happy Belated Birthday Donna! It sounds like you had a great day. Love the photobox. I have to go outside to look for a nice spot to take my pictures. Lucky you can go anywhere now. Sweet! I hope the trainer doesn't work you too hard in the beginning. Your muscles need to rest. Best thing is having someone there to motivate/push you. I wish my hair was as shiney as Kelly's card and that gift box you received is adorable. Have fun with all your birthday goodies. Hau`oli la hanau!

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  36. Happy, Happy Birthday, Donna!! You are a Leo too! What great gifts you received - hope your sushi was ono and the cake sinful...after all, it was YOUR special day! hugs, Teri

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  37. Happy Happy Birthday!!!! Fantastic presents! Love the card from Kelly and the box from Alice is adorable!

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  38. Happy belated Birthday Donna! I can't wait to see the pics of your cards using your new toy. :) And a personal trainer, woohoo! Can you ship her to Indiana when you're done with her? heehee... Hope you had a GREAT day!

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  39. Happy Belated Birthday "Aunty" Donna (as I know you from Heather and Mike). Here's to hoping you had a wonderful birthday and that some day you will come to Colorado and give us a Copic lesson. ;)

    Happy Birthday!
    Autumn

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  40. Happy Belated Birthday to you, Donna! SO sorry I missed it! I hope it was great! BIG hugs! :-D

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