Monday, March 31, 2014

A Very Happy Birthday

It was a whirlwind weekend...
most of which was spent off of the farm.

Some of Hubbs' family were here from Pittsburgh to see his nephew's
All State Orchestra concert in the city.

This orchestra was picked from high schools across the state.
They were given their three symphonic pieces on Wednesday,
practiced on Thursday and Friday,
and performed them on Saturday.

What an amazingly talented bunch of young people!

After the concert,
we headed to a local brewery...
Appalachian Brewery...
for a private guided tour by the brewmaster ( who is also one of the owners).

We were joined by more family members in the evening for a dinner
at a new restaurant that serves local faire...
whose menu items are completely from scratch....

Cards, gifts, and kisses....

such wonderful presents for Grammie.

Then we had cake at Andy and Ashley's new home...
I made a wish and blew out the candles....
(I know....that's a whole lot of candles!)

wishing that life could always be this good,
and that the rest of my life would be full of times just like this...
spent with those that I love.

Sunday was a quiet day at home.
Knitting in front of the fire.
Amanda made dinner for us....(so nice to not have to cook!!)

When Hubbs went out to the wood pile for wood,
he uncovered this delicate nest.

Teeny litte mouse babies...

awaiting their mother's return...

Hubbs covered them back up again.
We really don't need more mice around the house,
but these little creatures were so delicate and beautiful...
sweet and innocent...
he left them undisturbed.
(I love that about him!)

Today is my official birthday and I will be spending the day with my animal friends...
and maybe I will take a little time to do something wild and crazy!


  1. Sounds like a perfect birthday weekend . . . enjoy YOUR DAY today with your favorite animal friends . . .
    I loved the sweet kiss picture . . .

  2. So glad you had a memorable birthday. Enjoy your day!

  3. looks like you had a wonderful birthday weekend. i guess you are 29, i counted the candles...haha! those mice are so cute! have a wonderful birthday day!

  4. Bravo! That music gave me goosebumps! Beautiful! Glad you had a great birthday celebration!

  5. Sounds like you had the perfect birthday weekend! Have a great day today!

  6. Happy Birthday ! Awe little creatures all snuggled up . Looks and sounds like you had a lovely weekend . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

  7. Happy Birthday Bev! Hope this day and the new year bring you lots of love, joy and happiness!

  8. Happy Birthday!!! I had never seen a mouse nest so thanks for taking a picture. The nest is awesome. The little ones are cute.

  9. Happy Birthday!! What a wonderful weekend you had! Enjoy your day! Hugs!!

  10. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you.. OK..I won't sing but have a beautiful day...Love the little mousies..Thanks Hubs for leaving them be.Lot's of Love..Keep being your wonderful self !!

  11. ALL BABIES are so sweet and so very innocent!! Like you, do not need more mice, but darn it! They are to precious!

    Happy belated Birthday by the way. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I tried to count the candles but to darn many of them! HAHAHA...actually you do not look a day over 29!

  12. Happy Birthday Bev. What a wonderful weekend. Great to be with family and friends. Today will be another special day with your farm friends. Enjoy!!! Spring is on its way which I am sure is present enough for Have a Great Day!!

  13. Happy Birthday! Mine was Saturday! Lots of candles for me too!!! That mouse nest was beautiful. I knew that rodents "nested" using soft materials and such, but had no idea that they were formed so similarly to birds. That nest is a work of art!! Have a happy day!!
    xo KRIS

  14. A wonderful birthday for a wonderful and special lady! Hugs to your Hubs too for not disturbing the mouse nest!

  15. Happy Birthday Beverly, and many more to come!

  16. Happy Birthday! What a beautiful way to spend the day…You are truly blessed.

    eeek! Mice! :-)

  17. Happy Birthday to you! I hope it was a great one for you and the family. I love the picture of those little mice, so sweet and innocent. Have a wonderful and warm week.


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