I promise this is the last time I will talk about my birthday. Even I am over me!

But, I thought it would be fun to tell you about the gifts I received.

Home cooked meals.

Visits from afar.

Old stuff, because, we all know I love old stuff.

Breakfast in bed.

Gift Certificates to my favorite places.

An awesome drill (nothing makes my Dad happier than to buy me tools).

Thoughtful jewelry.

Thoughtful books.

Loved collectables.

Gifts are fun, let’s not deny it. But what was really great was the thoughtfulness that people put into what they gave me.

I made me feel understood and appreciated and that is the best gift we can ever received.

Not to single out one gift. But this one is worth sharing in pictures.

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We have all seen these before, but this one is more than 100 pages. It is my whole life in pictures.

It is all there.

The 70’s (I am the short one with the googly eyes on my cheek, hot!).

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Oh yeah, the 80’s are there too. I was all that with my turned up collar and feathered hair. My birthday 058

The wedding. My birthday 060

The birth of my babies. My birthday 061

The growing up years. My birthday 062 My birthday 063

Friends old and new. My birthday 066

Our amazing trip to Disney. My birthday 067

My Betties. My birthday 068

It will be always treasured.

Thank you Big Sister. I love you!

March 02, 2011 — Laura Putnam