Monday, October 01, 2007

Birthday Presents and Giveaways.....

I am so blessed to have the most wonderful family and friends. Today I received a Birthday package, I noticed it was from my friend Ellen in CT. She doesn't have a blog....yet, although she should, she has a beautiful garden and her decorating style is wonderful. We met on another online forum for working out, it's called Thunder Crush. There I have a thread called "Xena Beena's porch", the theme has sort of spilled over to my blog.

I decided that I couldn't wait until tomorrow to open my present so I dove it. As I opened the gift and realized what it was, I began to cry. It was the most beautiful thoughtful gift and probably one of the best presents I've ever received. Inside was a picture of the front of my house; my porch, during the summer with flowers in bloom, the same picture I used on my Sept 25Th post. With it is a beautiful poem, I'll share it with you:


Welcome To My Porch...

A reflection of my home, a invitation to a passerby and an open window to the world around me. A nook to cuddle up with a good book or a place to share coffee and conversation with friends. On the porch we'll share our memories, we'll watch our garden grow, we'll enjoy our tall glass of tea and we'll find our private moments to take in life.
In celebration of my Birthday tomorrow and how blessed I am to have made such great friends and acquaintances here in blogland, I am going to have a little Birthday giveaway. So stop back by tomorrow if you would like to play.

*muah*





12 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Happy birthday!

lila said...

I have an October birthday too!
Nice to meet you, I think maybe there are a lot of October birthdays in blogland!

Nunnie's Attic said...

That's absolutely beautiful! I can see why you cried. She was able to capture the exact essence you want your house to be known for. And it's a beautiful home. Happy Happy Birthday, Michelle!

MUAH!!!!

Love,
Julie

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Happy Birthday! That is indeed a wonderful picture of your porch and such a precious gift to have it put with wonderful verse.....

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy birthday Michelle! I hope it is everything good and wonderful and begins a very happy year for you:>) What a wonderful gift from your friend!

Doris/GreatDane said...

Michelle...

That is absolutely beautiful... just like you...

A BIG Happy Birthday to you today...

Love,

Doris

Kari & Kijsa said...

WE LOVE THAT! What wonderful thoughts, wonderful words, and the most perfect gift ever! Thanks for sharing and happy birthday!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Penny Carlson said...

What a wonderful present! I love the poem. Your porch is so welcoming. I love that porches are becomming popular again.. Even new builders are adding them.

Happy Birthday!!
Penny

Esther Sunday said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! I have seen ya on our neighbors blogs and thought I would pop in. I love your stuff! Your house, your painting, etc. I loved reading about your 7 things! So cute! Have a great day! Love, Esther

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday!! The porch is beautiful....just like you :) I'll have to make a trip to see it in person.

Cre8Tiva said...

michelle...i am a faux finisher/muralist/artist also...so glad to meet you...were you at the recent faux event in philly...i am reinventing myself also this year... will be back often...blessings, rebecca

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