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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Best Birthday Gifts Aren't Always Gifts!


Today is the Hubs birthday.  
Happy Birthday, Andy!


Up until this morning, he's been wearing this cumbersome, over the elbow, colorful cast.



Today, he got this shorter, sleeker, more stylish cast.  He can actually rotate and straighten his arm!  Even better, the color matches Jeanette's wedding colors!  What a great birthday gift!


Today is my birthday also. 
 I just finished the 7th dress for the wedding!  Woo Hoo!


I think I'll take a nap.  Today's a good day!

31 comments:

Cherie said...

Happy Birthday Connie to you and your husband!! That is fun that you have the same birthday :-D

I bet the smaller cast is alot more comfortable.

The dresses you made are so beautiful - I love the yellow and I can't wait to see them on the girls. You are such a talented lady.

Have a fun day!

Joanie said...

Happy happy birthday to you and Andy. His new cast is really stylish.
The dresses are beautiful and congratulations on finishing them on the date you set. Now you can relax a little before the wedding or at least take a couple naps.

Cheeseboy said...

Happy birthday!

I like the new cast. Wish I could sign it.

Kamee said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you and your hubby! Hope that means double the celebrating today!
LOVE the colors of those dresses, they look adorable:), great job!
Enjoy your day you deserve a nap:)

Kelly said...

Wonderful job on the dresses. I have two dresses to make myself for an upcoming wedding. Hope I still remember how to sew.

Happy Birthday to the two of you. Do something fun after your nap!

Julie Harward said...

WOW..what a woman! I think you deserve a nap for each dress! Beautiful color! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your hub...I hope you are doing something really fun to celebrate! Fun to have it on the same day. Mine and my hub are 4 days apart. :D

Barbaloot said...

Happy Birthday! And those are darling dresses!

Darla said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Connie & Andy dear;
Happy days will come to you all year.
If I had one wish, then it would be a happy happy birthday to you from me! Plus lots of chocolate and pampering!

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday to both of you!
So glad the cast matches the wedding colors! How awesome is that???

Kristina P. said...

Happy birthday you two love birds!

Garden of Egan said...

You share birthdays???? That is awesome! Totally meant to be for eternity.

Yowza! That's lots of stitching my friend. I bet you are so glad to have that done.
It's great to have things checked off.

Hope in spite of everything...cast and sewing, you have a wonderful birthday.

Valerie said...

Happy birthday!!! Hope you had a really great day together.

Love the dresses. If I could go back in time, one thing I'd do differently is learn to sew. No time for it now. How wonderful that your family is blessed by your talent.

gigi said...

Wow you really do need a nap! How Sweet that you, the hubs and My Sweetheart all share the same special birthday!! Love that the cast will match the dresses. Such a great summer color and I just know it's going to be a beautiful wedding. Can't wait to see the pictures.
I hope you got CAKE!!!
Best wishes to my favorite, Connie ever!

Natalie said...

Happy Happy Birthday Connie and Andy. I really wish the very, very best of everything to you both.

It's great that Andy got a smaller cast. I'm sure it will be so much more comfortable and how nice that it will match the wedding colors.

The dresses are beautiful. What a big job and "Good Job." I made the dresses for Alec and Kelly's wedding only the material that she ordered didn't arrive til one week before the wedding. I made 5 or 6 dresses. Still needed one for my baby and just didn't have time. My good friend Daisy stepped up and made Emily's dress. I was so grateful. Hurray for good friends. It will be fun to see the girls in their dresses.

Can't wait to see the wedding pictures.

Now you can rest up a little before the wedding.

Grandma Honey said...

Wait a minute...you and your husband have the same birthday? How cool is that!

And you made ALL those dresses??? Wowie! Pretty cute the cast matches the wedding colors :)

Lesa said...

Happy Birthday a little late!

Beautiful dresses. Wow, you are talented!

Yvonne said...

I forgot that you and Andy share a birthday. That is so fun. Hope you had a fabulous day--I guess finishing the dresses was a great gift ; )

Glad Andy got a smaller cast. I'm sure that is so much easier for him.

Susan R said...

Happy Belated birthday. Those dresses are so so cute.
My son and daughter are envious of your husbands cast. My daughter hurt her foot recently while jumping with her brother from bed to bed. There was pain, brusing and heat in the foot, so I assumed it was broken and told her she would probably need a cast and crutches. She was SO disappointed that she wasn't able to come home with some wonderfully colorful cast on her leg or foot. She had already picked out the color too. I think casts are a "cool" thing when you are young, but not so much when you get older.

karen said...

Wow - you are a talented girl! Are the colors yellow and black, or is it navy blue? Hard to tell in the picture. Either way, it will be lovely. We just went to a yellow and black reception and it was so beautiful, both in the afternoon and at night.
Glad your husband is stylin' with his new cast. And you, girl, deserve a nap anytime you want. Happy Birthday to both of you!

Kimmie said...

"Happy Birthday to you, dear Connie and Andy"!! SO fun that you share birthdays on the same day. Tracy's and my birthday are 2 days apart and so we always celebrate together as well.

YAY that Andy has a smaller more comfortable cast. Quite the break he had on his arm to have an over the elbow cast. Wishing him a speedy recovery...I'm sure if he's like my hubby he is going crazy not able to do everything he'd like to.

YOU ARE AMAZING...can't believe how many dresses you have made. I can't wait to see how the wedding details come together. I'm sure it will be a wonderful event!! Hope you enjoyed your nap...you're such a hard worker you deserve it!

Reva said...

Looks like you've been very busy. Great dresses for the wedding. Looks summery and cool. Is it going to be an outside ceremony? Hope your hubby's arm is doing well too. Oh, and Happy Birthday to you both. :)

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday to your husband!
Looks like you've been super busy!
Way to go on your dresses! I thnk you deserve a NAP!

jules said...

Happy Birthday to the hubs!

I love the bright summery color of those dresses. Super cute.

Doran & Jody said...

Dang! I'm late for the party and I probably missed some wonderful cake too!

But I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!

Kerin said...

Happy, Happy birthday to you both! You need to plan a weekend away after all the hub-bub dies down :)
My hats off to you......I'm so impressed with your sewing skills!
This wedding stuff is hard! I don't know how you've done it, or how you are doing it now :)
I'll be thinking of you, and sending good thoughts your way:)
As for me... I can't wait until the reception is DONE!

Natasha in Oz said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you both! How exciting to be celebrating together. I hope your week has been fabulous!

Take care and best wishes for a great weekend!
Natasha.

Life is good! said...

well i hope you both had a happy happy birthday. i love the dresses although that is not a fun way to spend your special day! have a great weekend!

Camille said...

Do those dresses come in my size?? Nice work!! I suggest putting a yellow sash on dad's cast for the wedding - just to blend in all the colors together :)

Kazzy said...

I hope you had a great bday. I love you.

JennyLynn said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you....Hope it was an amazing one.

The dresses are very cute.

M-Cat said...

Happy Birthday to you both! And nice that they could match his cast to the wedding colors. Awesome