I had a real nice time on my birthday. My son and daughter-in-law came over and we all went to the Cheesecake Factory.
I haven't been there in years. The young lady who took care of us was very sweet. As busy as she was, she didn't bat an eye when I asked if she would take our photograph.
You will recognize some of these photos from my post yesterday.
My Darlings made it extra special by being there. We had a lot of fun together, as is always the case.
The guys had fish tacos...
daughter-in-law had a delicious looking salad...
and I had the chicken pot pie, and this delicious chocolate cake. I had heard a few of the staff singing happy birthday to someone, and I looked at our son and said, "No thank you!" I knew what was on his mind. Our young lady heard me and got the message, and her face was a question mark, like don't you want us to sing? I said out loud no thank you with a greatful smile. But she did bring me this, which I thought was a lovely touch, and not expected.
It was delicious, very rich and I could only eat a couple of bites. I took the rest home to be enjoyed later.
Gregg ordered a piece of cheesecake...
and son and daughter-in-law shared key lime pie.
Gregg had given me two birthday cards early in the day, along with these gorgeous flowers.
My favorite color roses.
And our son and daughter-in-law gave me the prettiest pillow.
I looked at the square shaped package and had a good idea what it was, even after our son jokingly said, "Bet you can't guess what this is Mom." I loved it and it couldn't have been a more perfect gift. I have been looking for pretty pillows to brighten our sofa. I even turned it into a painting.
Here is my card from them, next to the pretty paper rose that came on top of the parcel. The bulldog Bobby was a gift from our son years ago when he went to England on a school trip. His grandfather, my father, was a 30 year career police officer in the UK. The background is part of a painting of the village I lived in. That church is where Gregg and I were married in 1975. I've shared all this before but am adding these little tidbits just in case there's anyone new popping in since then, and it was a long time ago that I last mentioned it.
And that was this year's birthday.