Monday, May 17, 2010

A weekend of Birthdays!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
I did!
The weekend was very special, we went down to Tauranga to catch up with my family and friends.
Our friend Max, turned 50 so we attended his milestone birthday and celebrated this special time at his party.
The next day, 16th May was my birthday and from the moment I woke up, to the end of the day was fabulous. My husband and I started off with a wonderful breakfast at a little outdoor cafe. We drove back to the City and then met up with our children and had a wonderful dinner at a Restaurant called Soul, on the Viaduct.
Looking out at the water and watching the sun go down, was very special.
Another year older, and I often feel how lucky I am to have been blessed to have another birthday.... and you really are, only as old as you feel!

Pink macaroons anyone? My daughter bought some for our morning tea, on Saturday.
My lovely daughter bought me the cute houndstooth coin purse and son the beautiful plate.
Husbands present is a trip for Victoria and I to go to Sydney in a couple of weeks, for the weekend to celebrate her 21st birthday, so that will be exciting.

I'm a little behind in everything, including visiting you all, so I look forward to coming to say hello and to see what you are all up to.

Have a beautiful week


  1. Happy Birthday, Carolyn! It sounds like you had a lovely day and what wonderful presents you received!!

    Boy, May sure is a month of birthdays and anniversaries!!

  2. Happy Birthday sweet one...oh my those macaroons look amazing! May your year be filled with blessings. xoxox

  3. Happy Birthday Carolyn
    Your day sounded like it was made in heaven... I am so happy you had a wonderful weekend with family.
    Many Blessings

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear Carolyn! It's good to hear that you had such a fabulous day and received such lovely gifts. May all your wishes for the next year of your life come true, dear friend!
    Big Birthday hugs,

  5. Happy Birthday, Carolyn! The gifts are lovely and more importantly it sounds like you have a lovely family! :)
    ~TattingChic ♥

  6. Oh this sounds great! I wish you a happy, happy birthday, sweet Carolyn!!! And if you visit my blog you can find a poem and old postcards for all birthday-children (my husband is a May-born, too :o)
    Warm hugs from cold and rainy Austria, Traude

  7. Sounds like you have had lots of celebrating to do! Love the little hounds-tooth purse and those macaroons look yummy! Have a wonderful week Carolyn!

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  9. Happy Birthday dear lady.
    Oh my goodness you have trained those lovely children well. Those pressies are gorgeous!
    It is nice to feel so spoilt and you deserve it.
    Have a lovely week. x

  10. Happy Birthday & enjoy the trip to Sydney!

    Have a great week too!

    X LOLA:)

  11. A belated Joyeux Anniversaire.

    Sounds like you had a fabulous day and lucky you, a shopping trip in Sydney - I am very jealous :-)

    Bisous, Leeann

  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROLYN, Sounds like your weekend of celebrations was wonderful. I love your gifts and the pink macaroons look divine.
    I bet you are now looking forward to your daughter's 21st. What a special time indeed. Enjoy and again Happy Birthday!!

    Big Hugs, Celestina Marie

  13. Happy belated Birthday, Carolyn! It sounds as though you had a marvelous celebration.
    I love your gifts...and must tell you the photo of the macarons is lovely. There's something about pink and grey together I have always loved.
    Big Birthday Hug!

  14. Hope you had a Happy Birthday, it sounds like you did!!
    You have a wonderful family!
    My daughter's birthday is this coming Saturday. May is a good month.
    Have a great week,

  15. Happy Birthday my darling one
    May Heaven hear your every wish

  16. WOW...



    I'm really happy for your weekend whit a your family.

    KISSES...KISSES...a lot for ALLLLL!!! NI

  17. So fun, darling!
    Happy Birthday to you!!


  18. Very happy Birthday dear Carolyn! I also have my birthday in May and looks like many other friends of mine in the blogosphere...:-)

    One more reason to love May even more :-)

    Happy Monday!

    Cheers: Evi

  19. happy belated birthday, dearest Carolyn!
    thank you so much for your continuous support- it means a lot to me...
    have a fabulous week ahead, xoxo

  20. Oh OH OH! A VERY happy birthday to you! Sounds like a most marvelous weekend. Yay, a trip to Sidney. The party's not over. :D May you be blessed with another wonderful year!


  21. Hi Marsha,

    Many thanks for your visit, always great to hear from you.
    Yes, May is a busy month for my family with Victoria and my birthdays and then Mothers Day, so I feel very lucky.

    Many thanks Rebecca and it was a wonderful day with my family.
    Blessings to you.

    Thank you Koralee, look forward to coming over to visit you ~ I think I remember you having some birthdays in May also.

    Many thanks Julia, I feel so lucky to have so many beautiful friends here, and thanks for the birthday wishes.

    Thank you TattingChic and yes, I do have a lovely family.

    Oh Traude, wishing your husband a very happy happy birthday and I will be over to visit you and see your poems and cards - thanks.

    Thank you Sares, and yes, I must say the rose macaroons were yummy.

    thank you for your visit Parohia.

    Lovely to have a visit from you Suzi and many thanks for your kind words. I was very spoilt with the lovely gifts.

    thank you Nora and Lola and I hope that you are having a wonderful week.

    Many thanks Leeann, for visiting me today and yes, very much looking forward to a weekend shopping in Sydney.

    Thank you Celestina Marie, for your kind words you left for me today.
    It is lovely to have the friendship of so many lovely people here, and I feel very lucky.

    Thank you Barbara, for your visit and kind note. I love the colour combination of pink and grey, does go so well together.

    Hi Rosemary,

    May is a good month and wishing your daughter a very happy birthday for the 22nd. I hope she has a wonderful day.

    Thank you Jeanne, for your very kind wishes.

    Oh thank you dear Ni, for your kind birthday wishes.

    Many thanks Couture Carrie.

    Oh happy birthday to your dear Miss Eve! what date in May? Yes, May is a great month and there are a lot of birthdays this month.

    Thank you Susan, for your kind words and I hope that you are having a wonderful week.


  22. Many thanks dear Bella, for visiting me today and the birthday wishes.
    I appreciate your friendship.


  23. Carolyn -

    Happy Belated Birthday my friend!!! So glad you had such a lovely day...and I agree you are only as old as you feel!

    What wonderful gifts from your daughter...sounds like your trip to Sydney will be a very special one!

    Have a FAB week!


  24. Happy Happy birthday to you sweet Carolyn- I hope it was a lovely day, but then again you had macaroons- how could it not be :)

  25. Hello Carolyn,

    How have you been? Well, I guess that is self-explanatory.... you have been partying!!!! Stuffing yourself with pink macaroons and filling your armoire with Versace!!!! Good for you!!!! Aaahhhh... the joys of pink macaroons, birthday parties, and Versace!!!!

    That first photo....I swear.... that's a photo of a print ad of Miss Dior Cherie perfume! Or was it Dior Miss Cherie? One or the other.... I love that perfume!!! Although too light for me, I love to sniff it!!! I like Vera Wang better for my own personal use... :)

    cheerio! cheerio dahhh-ling!!!!

  26. A very Happy Birthday to you my dear friend. Your gifts are so beautiful, so lovingly chosen by your Darlings. The up-coming Sydney trip sounds fabulous!
    Millie ^_^

  27. Happy birthday to you both!
    Yes to pink macaroons any day.

  28. Happy Birthday Dear Carolyn!
    I am so happy that you enjoyed your day. Your children have wonderful taste...lovely gifts. And such a thoughtful gift from hubby...

    Hope you are enjoying your day!
    Hugs, Nancy

  29. Sounds like you had a great time! Happy belated birthday... I had birthday on the 15th so it's nice to know there's another Taurus out there ;-)

  30. Happy Birthday Carolyn!

    What a beautiful day you had and the fact that it was filled with love is wonderful :)


  31. Happy Birthday Carolyn! I hope the dear Lord blesses you with much , joy , peace and happiness in the coming year.

  32. Many thanks Denise, for your visit and kind wishes.

    Thank you Lorraine, and yes, having pink macaroons was a sweet treat.

    Hi Charity,

    Thanks for visiting me today, always lovely to hear from you.
    Yes, it is a Dior ad Miss Cherie perfume. Don't you just love all the pretty balloons.

    Thank you Millie, and yes, daughter and I are both very much looking forward to a weekend in Sydney.
    I love Sydney.

    Thanks Slices of Beauty, yes please pink macaroons any day for me too.

    Thank you Nancy and I was very spoilt with gifts from my children and a trip from husband.
    Happy day to you.

    Oh happy birthday for the 15th Haute World ~ will come over and say a belated happy birthday wishes to you.

    Thank you Rue, for your visit and yes, I had a lovely birthday filled with love.

    Many thanks Gwendolyn, and blessings to you.


  33. Happy Birthday Carolyn! Mine is at the end of the month. I know what you mean...I don't need a lot of fan fare myself, just to have my family all around. What thoughtful kids you have (and of course, your husband). Love that embroidered tea napkin that's under the macaroons. Hope you enjoy the rest of your birthday week (or shall we say month?!). XO Trish

  34. Happy Belated Birthday Carolyn! Sounds like you had a funfill weekend and birthday. Hope that the celebration and good times continue all year through. Sending you all my best.

    Hugs and Kisses,


    Even though I'm two days you still love me??? ;)

    You have such a wonderful family to make your day so special. And! To give you and Victoria a trip to Sydney???? WOW! He's a keeper Carolyn!!! haha

    I hope you celebrate the rest of your Birthday Month!!!

    Best wishes to you girl...and MANY MORE!!!!

  36. Thank you so much Trish, what is the date of your birthday?
    There are quite a lot of birthdays in the month of May, I have noticed reading other blogs.
    Lovely to have a visit from you.

    Many thanks Ana, for your birthday wishes and kind note.

    Oh yes, Jodie, ... I still love you and thank you for your visit and kind birthday wishes.
    Always great to hear from you and I know how busy you are!


  37. Oh no, I'm so late.... Happy belated birthday, Carolyn sweetheart! Late as it may be, but it comes from the sincerest of my heart!

    How sweet are your kids to present you with beautiful gifts. I think you're indeed a lucky woman! :)

  38. Many thanks Fe, for the birthday wishes you sent me, I appreciate this, dear friend.
    I look forward to coming to visit you tomorrow.


  39. Dearest Carolyn, HaPpY HaPpY BIRTHDAY to you! Best wishes to a very sweet Blogging Buddy.

    God bless you Always,
    d from HomeHaven

  40. Many thanks Deanna, for your kind birthday wishes and it is lovely to have you as a sweet blogging friend.


  41. My dear Carolyn... please receive all my best belated wishes for this new year of your life... I wish you are happiest than ever and that God brings much blessings to you and your family!!
    Big, big and warm hugs, my dear friend from NZ,
    Maria Cecilia


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Carolyn xx