Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Week of Parties

As many of you know, this is the week I turn another year older as well as enter a new decade; it is so hard to believe I can possibly be turning 60.  Today a group of girlfriends took me to a small cafe in a nearby town; a town I hadn't explored before, a town filled with quaint buildings as well as some small and some very large homes.  I absolutely love back roads and spending time with friends makes my heart sing. 

This the towns old Grange Hall that is still in use.  The photo doesn't do it justice because the brick work was so awesome.
The small cozy coffee cafe-such fun; they even had gluten free muffins etc. This may become a new favorite place. 
Most of the gals are from my ladies bible study and each lady is so precious! 
 From left to right- Ann, Carla, me, Jeanne and Kim.  Love each lady there.

One of the back roads we explored; now I've got to find a day to take hubby on an adventure.
The gals spoiled me with a bracelet, necklace, stationary, plant and welcome sign.  The entire week isn't filled with parties but there are a couple of more; I'm not one for huge parties but getting together with family and loved ones is the best present of all.  Thursday is the big day and I'm embracing this new year, thankful for each and every blessing.
Joy to you~Noreen


  1. Happy Birthday- I turned 60 a couple of years ago and STILL can't believe it!

    What a cute place the Grange Hall is..and the little cafe is wonderful!

    Hope you have a great evening- xo Diana

  2. Happy Birthday to you! I had a birthday in March too..Its so nice to spend a day with friends celebrating ones birthday. Old Grange Hall looks so charming, I Love an all brick building. Enjoy your birthday week and may all your birthday dreams and wishes come true.
    Big hugs, Elizabeth

  3. Those two buildings are very attractive, and our friends are treasures, aren't they? How fun to be celebrated by your buddies.

  4. Glad you had a good time!!! Fun picture!

  5. What a wonderful day. Sounds like you have a perfect week in store for you. Happy Birthday.

  6. Hi Noreen I have been meaning to get over to your blog for some time. Glad I made it before your big birthday! You are looking great for a soon to be 60 year old! I am right behind you! I will be 60 in July!

    Your lunch party sounded great! What pretty views of the town. Sorry Reggie is not doing so great - such are the ups and downs of life with our precious pups.

    Halle is at the beginning of her medical regime. I will do all I can for her & enjoy every day. Gave my mom the update & treatment plan (Halle was her dog) & she is fine with it.

    Glad you had a wonderful day. 8~)

  8. Happy Birthday sweet sweet friend. We need to celebrate together sometime. I will be the big 60 next year. How is it ? (o:
    What little town was that? I can't believe we have not set up a get together yet. Lets do it!!!
    I have a few Grand kids BD's this week. Oh Boy!

  9. Hi Noreen. I had to smile while reading this. Knowing that you and I have been doing the same thing this week....celebrating with close friends, and then our own family on Thursday. Oh if only we lived close enough to celebrate together too.
    I will be thinking of you Noreen, come Thursday! A very Happy Birthday to you! And to us!!!!
    Much love,

  10. Hi, still no dog. Waiting for the right one. Doing well.

    Happy Birthday...hope it's a great one. Love ya

  11. GOOD MORNING! Not sure how I missed this yesterday, but what a wonderful way to celebrate! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You and my hubby were obviously in the same grade etc. at school, haha. I am coming to the decade in a couple more years too (God willing of course) Hope you have a wonderful day today, and I pray God's richest blessings on you! HUGS


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