I will be away for a few days. Feeling the love and feeling appreciation. My sister and husband surprised me with a most amazing, and early birthday party to celebrate my 40th on Saturday.

Lisa's camera


The best part is that I had my Betties for one night and now I have dear friends who came all the way from Nevada to surprise me.

I feel so lucky and so loved. So many people came from so far and near and it was an amazing night.

So, I am going to enjoy my time with my friends and my amazing family.

Oh, and the way they surprised me was my dear husband packed a full bag to leave for a trip to Europe. I am not going to lie, I checked his bag to see if it was really packed. It was and he said it was because he knew I would check his bag. He knows me so well.

Truly, I feel so loved and there is nothing more a girl could ask for to celebrate her birthday.

February 21, 2011 — Laura Putnam