Saturday, December 13, 2008

Happy Birthday, Karen, From Gerard

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Today is Karen's 55th birthday! I wrote on my daily sign in our bedroom I thought it would be neat to make a happy birthday sign with a lot of xxxxx for kisses and ooooo for hugs. Then I enlisted Party Bear's help to hold the card. He goes all the way back when I surprised Karen on her first birthday after I knew her. I sent it to her workplace and she loved it!

I told her yesterday, she would get three presents. One in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening. Her morning present was the photo scanner she told me she wanted. She called me on her cell phone from Brookstone all excited when we were shopping and said she'd really like that. So I was happy to present her with that. I didn't even know what it was! She was very pleased and I'm sure she'll get a lot of use out of it. (Karen already has two ideas for posts using this scanner. She hopes the pictures will turn out better this way than taking a picture of a picture.)

Then we went to Denny's for breakfast because Karen loves going out for breakfast! Then we did our Saturday run-around: Giant Eagle where she picked out her birthday treat, the post office (she mailed "My Funny Dad, Harry" to the winner of her contest, Abelle at "Only in Silence" who lives in the Philippines) and the library.

Once we got back home from that, I went to Fitworks and the Geek Squad guy came to hook up our new 32" HD TV and VCR in the basement that we got for free with the Best Buy gift cards we got from Owens-Corning when they remodeled our basement which Karen posted about a long time ago. We waited to buy the TV until the Black Friday sale. (Click here to read the post about getting the gift card)

In the afternoon, was her surprise gift, a 3/4 sleeve animal print top that I ordered from a catalog. I think it looks great on her! Her third gift was Blogging For Dummies, another gift she told me she'd like when we were browsing in the stores so I was only happy to get it for her.

I had a very happy birthday today, Gerard. Thanks so much for making my day special and fun! Watch for my future post using the photo scanner coming soon: "Hubby's List" and "Making A Nativity Set" which will appear on "My Funny Dad, Harry" blog. I was waiting for this before I did it.

Also, yesterday at work two of my bosses surprised me with gifts: a big NFL Browns can of popcorn from the Popcorn Factory which I shared with my co-workers, and a gift basket of chocolates from Hattie Larlham's Cafe with a gift card to Talbot's so I'll be going there after Christmas.

7 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Karen,
Happy Birthday to you.

You did good on the gifts. Have the greatest birthday ever. :)

BeadedTail said...

Happy Birthday Karen! Sounds like Gerard did a great job of making it a wonderful birthday!

Windmill said...

WoW! It's Karen's Birthday!

Happy Birthday to You Karen.

I wish I had known this hours earlier so that I could have made a special Birthday Post for you at my Blog. Right now, I am moments away from leaving for my trip to Indonesia and :( I just don't have that extra time. My sincere apology Karen.

God Bless you Always Karen!

Mary Ruby said...

Happy Birthday Karen! May God fill this next year with many blessings.

Daisy said...

Oh, I'm sorry I missed your birthday yesterday. It sounds like you had a wonderful day! I still want to say "Happy, happy Birthday to you!"

wildcatsthree said...

Happy belated 55th birthday Karen. I hope it was a great day for you.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Thanks for all your birthday wishes! It was one of those days I hated to see end!!

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