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Thursday, August 14, 2014

My Surprise Birthday Party

I am so blessed to have some of the sweetest friends in all the world and we all met through blogging.  Who would have ever thought that blogging would create such true friendships.  

One very special friend is Laura of Decor to Adore.  She has become such a very, very special friend and I love her dearly.  Tuesday she asked to take me to lunch for my BD.  So I arrived at her house to find her in total birthday mode.  She opened the door wearing a happy birthday tiara and yelling Happy Birthday.

She had a sash that said Marty's Party and two tiara's for me to choose from.

Laura made this fabulous sash for me to wear and she had on a Happy Birthday tiara

When we got to the restaurant, I was surprised to see a couple of my friends.  This was really a surprise, and so fun. I thought it was just going to be she and I.  She really can keep a secret.   Left to right is Barb Hinske our resident blogger and Author of two Best Selling Books, Laura my special friend and hostess from Decor To Adore and Ck from Thinkin' of Home.  How fun are these ladies, they wore Happy Birthday tiaras too.

Jamie from Mimi's Corner arrived in just a few minutes, so even more surprises.


I have been trying to lose some weight, but I caved and had the most fabulous hamburger I've had in ages.  My own little jar of pickles, a fabulous silver container of Fry's and yummy dressings.  I took off my tiara and dove in.  It was delicious.

I was also spoiled with tons of presents and fabulous fellowship.

Barb had to get back to work (she's an attorney), but the waiter took a pic of us BD girls right before we left.  (CK, Laura, Jamie and me.)

Such a special day with some of the most wonderful people in all the world.  I am truly a very Blessed lady.  Oh and yes, the very special milestone birthday we celebrated was my 75th.

Ladies, you all have my love and my heart.  Thanks so much for such a special day.




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67 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! You all look beautiful and fabulous :-)

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  2. Happy, happy birthday, Marty! What a great surprise! You are loved by many blogger friends, near and far. xo

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  3. Happy Birthday, Marty! What a blessing to spend the day with friends, beautiful ladies!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Marty! If I would have known, I would have dropped by to give you a birthday hug too. I've been in the Phoenix area for a few days visiting family. Anyway, I'm so happy that you were able to celebrate with sweet friends. You are a gem! Have a wonderful rest of the week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  5. Here's to many, many more wonderful days spent with you!

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  6. Happy Birthday, Marty!! What a sweet gesture and special day, I would have never guessed you were 75, you look fabulous!

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  7. Marty,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! And how wonderful that you got to spend it with some blogger friends!! NEVER in a million years would I have guessed you were 75 y/o!! You look fantastic!!
    My hubby turns 60 on Sunday.....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  8. How wonderful to have spent your birthday with such special friends!! Happy Birthday Marty...you look fabulous!!

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  9. Marty!!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy, happy birthday my friend! You are so blessed and I love the sash!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  10. Happy Birthday Marty. What a wonderful celebration with friends.

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  11. Happy Birthday, Marty! I would have never guessed you were 75, you look gorgeous! What a wonderful treat to spend your special day with loving friends:) Birthday hugs, Poppy

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  12. How sweet. Hope you had a wonderful Birthday Marty!

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  13. Happy Birthday Marty! What a nice surprise!
    -Shelley

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  14. Happy Birthday, Maty! Good health to you!

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  15. what a special milestone birthday! happy birthday!
    b

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  16. Marty,
    Happy Happy Birthday. What a great and wonderful surprise Laura and the girls gave you. You look fabulous. So happy you had such a lovely lunch with sweet friends.
    Kris

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  17. A very Happy Birthday to you!! How blessed you are with such wonderful friends...

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  18. Happy Birthday Marty! What a special luncheon that was with such sweet friends! ;)

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  19. Happy Birthday, Marty -- what sweet friends you have! :)

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  20. looks like you all had such a wonderful time! Happy, happy Birthday, Marty!

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  21. Happy Birthday to a special blogger--you are an inspiration to us all! You deserved a wonderful surprise celebration--your friends knew it and did it!! How great to have friends like that!

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  22. Marty, it's wonderful that you and this group of special women have connected and become real life friends. Happy Birthday to you, sweet friend! You look fabulous!

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  23. Happy Birthday Marty!Isn't great how blogs have allowed us to meet such wonderful people!

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  24. happy birthday and what a great surprise and get together! :)

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  25. happy birthday, you're one lucky lady to have so many good friends. fondly ~lynne~

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  26. What a wonderful celebration…you totally deserve it. Happy birthday, Marty!!!

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  27. Looks and sounds like a fun celebration, and the burger does look yummy. Happy 75th!!!!

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  28. "Happy Birthday, Marty. You look wonderful." Hugs, Deb

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  29. How wonderful a surprise for you Marty.Happy Birthday!!! (And there is no way you look 75!)
    XO Barbara

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  30. Happy Birthday Marty and may you have 100 more.

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  31. It was a wonderful afternoon and I am soooo glad I was invited to join in! Love you bunches!!

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  32. HAPPY, happy birthday, Marty! The blogging world was made SOOOO much better when you started your blog. I am so glad that you had such a wonderful celebration!!!! You look MAHVELOUS, darling!!!! XO

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  33. Happy Birthday Marty ! You look fabulous ! Such a nice surprise party for you !

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  34. Well.............Happy Happy Happy Birthday Marty...........wow, I would never guess you were 75 in a million years, cause you look fabulous............and you are so full of fresh ideas all the time.
    So happy they surprised you like that, what a wonderful gift and wonderful friends. Hope you have a whole year full of lovely
    surprises this next year and beyond.
    Blessings, Nellie

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  35. Happy Birthday Marty! Wow, you are one energetic lady and I would have never guessed your age! You look fantastic!

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  36. Happy Birhtday Marty! What a fabulous way to spend it with all your blogging buddies! Wishing you many more Happy Birthday's.
    Julie

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  37. Happy Birthday Marty! 75?????????????? You are kidding right? Good grief....you look awesome and not that 75 is that old by no means but really....you wear it well my friend. Hope you are blessed beyond your beyond on your special day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  38. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. You guys have all made my day, I think bloggers are the greatest people in all the world and I am so thrilled to be blessed with so many friends.

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  39. Marty, What fabulous friends you have because you are such a fabulous friend.. I'm so glad the gals spoiled you on your special day-I would have never guessed you turned 75, would have thought you were in your early 60s. You touch so many lives, it is good to see it coming back to you.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  40. Happy Birthday, Marty! I am so glad you had such a fabulous time with your sweet friends. You are very lucky, true friends are hard to come by. Big, big hug, Maria

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  41. Happy Birthday! What great friends--loved your post!

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  42. Happy belated Birthday Marty! On my...I would have never guessed you to be 75! You look so young...:) Sounds like a fun day celebrating!

    Blessings, Vicky

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  43. A very Happy Birthday, Marty! What a wonderful day you had. I read a bit about it on Laura's blog yesterday. May you have many more to celebrate!

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  44. Happy, Happy, Birthday Marty! Glad to hear about your special day.

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  45. Marty!!!!! You cannot possibly be 75. No flippin way. Good Lord, lady, I have more wrinkles than you and I am more than 20 years your junior! What a wonderful day, what a sweet thing for Laura to do. I love bloggers have become real friends. That is so awesome.

    Many many more happy and healthy years, Marty. God bless you this entire year, ma'am!! ♥

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  46. Happy birthday, Marty. I can't believe you're 75! Blogging has kept you young.

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  47. OMG, Happy Birthday Marty! You sure showed everyone what the "new" 75 looks like!! Which is gorgeous! The way I think about it, we are privileged to have every day, so many of our friends don't (or didn't). Was lunch at Mimi's? Looks fab, and I need that burger!

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  48. Happiest of birthdays to you, Marty! Man, I hope I can be as vibrant and youthful looking when I turn 75! You look fantastic. What a wonderful way to spend a milestone birthday and the memory of it all!

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  49. What a wonderful surprise! Happy Birthday, Marty!
    Brenda

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  50. A very happy birthday to you Marty! It sounds like you had a wonderful day.-Kristi

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  51. How fun Marty! Happy 75th Birthday! As Billy Crystal said- You look marvelous!

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  52. Happy belated day, Marty. It looks like you had a great day. Cheers!

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  53. Happy Birthday Marty, looks like y'all had a fabulous time!

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  54. What a fun time! That was such a sweet gesture! Happy Birthday, again, Marty! You look fabulous!

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  55. Belated Happy Birthday Marty!!!! A big hug to you! I love Laura too both as a person and blogger! Glad you wonderful ladies are friends in real life!

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  56. Happy Birthday Marty!!!!...So very wonderful that Laura coordinated this very special birthday event for you with your special friends and fellow bloggers...so nice to see them...I cannot believe that you are 75!!!...you do not look a day over 29 !!!!
    I wish you a very special 75th celebrating with your loved ones!

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  57. Hi Marty! Thank you for the sweet comments about my painting! I'm sitting here enjoying browsing through some of your recent posts. Happy (belated) Birthday! You look great! What a nice birthday celebration with blogging friends! That hamburger looks delicious and the cute jar of pickles and silver fries server such a nice touch! Also love your black and white decor!

    Katherine

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  58. Happy Belated Birthday, Marty! I am so glad you had a great time with your sweet friends! You definitely deserve it!

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  59. Happy Birthday (belated) to you, my dear friend! I'm so sorry I missed it.
    Love,
    Mona

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  60. Oh how fun Marty. Wishing you a Belated Happy Birthday!!!! May you have many many more. How nice of your friends to surprise you with a party. Everyone looks like you all were having a grand time.
    Mary

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  61. Happy Belated Birthday, sweet Marty! Such sweet friends you have. What a pleasant surprise.

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