Monday, June 02, 2008

Somebody Had A Birthday - So We Had A Party

We sailed upon the waters of the Atlantic. We sang. We toured St. Augustine in a horse drawn wagon, trolley and carriage. We laughed. We dined on a 3 course tapas and wine dinner. We danced. We indulged on specially prepared chocolate and strawberry cakes by Leaa D. We celebrated. All of this we did and more, taking pictures till discarded batteries gathered like fallen leaves.

The quest was a simple one. Celebrate a birthday with limited notice to family and friends on details such as: When and Where. It was Aly's birthday. That made it Party Time!

The nuances of International Adoption wrecks havoc on plans and schedules. Alas, our birthday bash called for something close to home yet adventurous. Fun and engaging but allowing something for all.

In short, romantic yet family and friend oriented.

So the call went out and once again our wonderful family and friends responded. So awesome! Each and every one of them.

Happy Birthday Sweetie! Since we didn't make it to the Keys, I guess we'll just have to settle on a trip to China :)

I love you Aly and just want you to know that I give thanks in celebrating each and every day I share with you.
peace
f

27 comments:

Matt, Kathy & Chani said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time doing so many activities. Happy Birthday Aly!!

Catherine said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday Aly! I'd say a China trip as a chaser is well called for! Hopefully soon!!!

PIPO said...

What a beautiful birthday it was!

Happy Birthday :0) I look forward to you getting the gift of a lifetime this summer.

OH MY #6 said...

I am impressed. Obviously a suitable celebration for this lovely Ally!

Lea
xo

Daniella said...

Happy Birthday Aly! Looks like a fabulous celebration was had by all.

Wendy said...

Happy, Happy BIRTHDAY Aly!!!!!

Harmony said...

Looks like a wonderful celebration!! Hope Aly had a fantastic birthday :)

Found the site through NaCoLeavMo..

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy Birthday Aly! What a fabulous birthday celebration!

Lisa

redmaryjanes said...

Happy Birthday, can I call you Aly too?? Love the photos. It looks like you had a wonderful day!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Happy Birthday...
Looks like a WONDERFUL time..
LOVE the pictures..
Have a Great Week..

rubyiscoming said...

Happy Birthday Aly!!!! Photos were great - and who needs the Keys when China is on the horizon? :)

xo

Donna & Joe said...

Happy Birthday, Alyson! Looks like you had an awesome time. Ford, you are so sweet and your love for Alyson shines through so strong. Alyzabeth is going to be a lucky girl to call you mom and dad!

Donna :)

m said...

Twas indeed a worthy celebration! Thanks so much for including us in the festivities! It was wonderful fun. Good memories and many, many, many, many pictures.
Marsha

Linda said...

Wow!!! You guys know how to party!! The love you share shines through everything you do. Their is one lucky child waiting to share in that love. Hope our China trip is very very soon. Happy Birthday!!! Linda

sarah said...

Happy Birthday Alyson!

Looks like a perfect birthday celebration!

St. Augustine is so pretty too (although I've only been there once)!

3D said...

Awesome bday celebration!!

Keep smilin!

Brian & Ruth said...

Wow a very Happy Birthday to you!!! Your day sounds like it was an amazing celebration. Just think it was your last birthday to celebrate without your daughter. So fun to be able to say that.

Jill W said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like it was a great party.

Truly Blessed said...

What a wonderful celebration -- your last before being a Mom!

Happy Birthday!

calliope said...

Happy Birthday!

Here from Nacomleavmo & excited to "meet" another Florida blogger.

Those photos were wonderful. You can see the joy & happiness.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Happy Birthday... hope it was a good one... let the good times roll.. take care

Briana's Mom said...

Happy Birthday Aly! What an amazing day!

sea star said...

Awww, what a fantastic birthday! Happy Birthday Aly!

Vivian M said...

Happy birthday Aly, and what a man you have there...maybe he can give my hubby some pointers on how to throw a party!
I am so looking forward to seeing you both with a little bundle of joy in your arms!

Johnny said...

Happy Birthday A!

(I tried commenting yesterday but things were acting up).

Julie said...

Happy belated birthday!!!!

Kimber said...

Happy belated b-day! It looks like a lovely celebration:)