Saturday, November 17, 2018

A Birthday Blast - Part Two

I had such a lovely birthday this year and it was so amazing, I had to make it into two posts! If you didn't read the first part, you can read more about it HERE.

So to continue, I wanted to really celebrate with my family and so we went out for my birthday dinner on Saturday. I chose my favorite restaurant, Olive Garden, and it was quite lovely. I had my favorite meal, Seafood Fettuccine, and they are always so sweet to give the birthday girl a free dessert so I chose the Apple Fritter. We all had delicious meals and I was serenaded by the wait staff with Happy Birthday.  Now, when I was younger, I absolutely abhorred having the attention of having others sing Happy Birthday to me, especially in a restaurant. However, now? I love it as I think it's important and exciting to celebrate my birthday to the fullest. 😊

After our dinner we went to do a little Christmas window shopping together and had a fun time looking at Christmas trees, decorations and all those fun things.

My gifts were so special this year and I received some things that will be treasured for the rest of my life.  First, I received the new Illustrating Bible!

This Bible is so amazing because it's coil bound and has large margins for decorating and writing on.

It comes in a lovely box that I can keep it in and it will be a keepsake for myself and my family. 

Then I received the 100 days of Bible promises journal.

Again, this is something that I will use to grow my relationship with God and also decorate and it will be a keepsake.

Finally, I received an Illustrating Bible kit! It has so many gorgeous elements in it like washi tape, stickers, die cutouts and more! I'll use it for both my Bible and my journal.

Here I'm holding the sweet note that my son had Day Spring send me with my gifts. I thought that was so sweet of him to do that. Here's a closeup of the kit - you can see a lot of the cute elements in there.

I had such a fun birthday spending it with my favorite people. I will remember this birthday as one of my best just because of the special time I had and for the thoughtful gifts that will enrich my life so much. Again, I am SO blessed!

Blessings - Julie


  1. What a great way to spend your birthday Julie. And your family knows just how to spoil you. 😁 You have received wonderful gifts!

  2. Oh, how wonderful, sweet friend! I am so grateful to know you were so abundantly blessed! You look wonderful and so very happy!!


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