Monday, February 03, 2014

SUE-per Bowl Party!

Yesterday was my birthday. I thought it was cool that people all over the nation held little parties and named them after me... get it? SUE-per Bowl Parties! That's what my son, Ben, told me those parties were for. Oddly, no one invited me, but still...

At church yesterday a lady brought a big helium balloon for my birthday. It was tied around my chair where I sit at the front of the church with the Worship Team. So much for flying under the radar for this birthday!

By the time we got home from church it was apparent that Mike was not well. Sam had been sick the night before. We decided it was better if the little granddaughters didn't come over and catch anything so I went to them. I also knew all the guys would rather be watching the game.

Even with this last minute change of plans, Maria had already decorated for me when I got there. She and I and the girls had our own little party. We didn't even have to listen to a football game.

 I felt special!

I received a delightful array of gifts, many for project "Happy Room".

 I received one of Eric's prints, one I'd been hoping for!

 Cordelia gave me art work as well.

Even Elise gave me a pretty framed drawing of her and me together.
So precious!

 The cupcakes were delicious and featured my favorite color.

Elise enjoyed the cupcakes.
When she was done she said, "Mess."

Interference by sickness and the Superbowl did not ruin my day.
I got to communicate with my Mom,
all my children, 
my granddaughters, many friends 
and my siblings.

I felt very loved.
I am blessed to have people 
in my life who know
how to love well.


Holly said...

Sounds like you had a lovely birthday! I hope you have a wonderful year! :)

Maria Rose said...

Elise spotted her photo on this post and said,"Mess."

affectioknit said...


~Have a lovely day!

Tina said...

I am so glad you had a good day. Wish I could have been there too. :)

Sue said...

Thanks, Holly! I plan to do just that!

Sue said...

Thank you so much!

Mom said...

Ha Ha! Well, she is right about that!

Sue said...

Glad we got to talk!

Anonymous said...

U R so Loved; God bless you, and Happy Birthday anyway.....better than never late...!

Sue said...

I AM well loved, because I have so many friends and family who are good at loving!

Michelle said...

You know you did your job as a parent well when your daughter writes such a post as Maria did in her report on your birthday. I am quite certain she did not exaggerate! (I thought about you on your birthday--sorry that I just thought and did not communicate. I remember when you were born and your grandparents went to Colorado so Mother could help your Mom. I was in high school and was in charge at home with the twins and Hughie while they were gone. Of course, the fact that you share your day with the Groundhog makes it easy to remember the date!)

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