Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Family Birthday's and Sale!

Good morning stamp friends!

I'm sorry it's been a while since my last post, but there is a very good reason for it. I've been super busy planning for my father's 70th birthday surprise party along with my mom and sister. We rented a room at a local community center and got a DJ and made up a story about me being in a craft show to sell my cards on Sunday. LOL! The party was such a huge success with the help of everyone that loves my dad. He is blessed with a very loving family. All of his sister's, brother's, and their kids helped prepare food and sent pictures, so I could make a picture collage of him with family and friends. He had the best time singing (there was karaokee) and dancing ("The Twist"). That night when my parents got home, my dad said to my mom, "That was really awesome!". I'm sending my blog link to his family to read this post and I want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of my dad's very special day. My dad is a very special man. He's been there for his family and has made many sacrifices. He's always offered good advice and has stood by us in everything we do. Dad, I love you so much and I honestly believe that I'm such a loving and caring person because of the way that you and mom raised me. Here is a picture of my mom, my sister, dad & I from his party.

One very unique thing about my family is my dad, mom & I have birthday's in March. Not just 3 days in March, but 3 days in a row! Dad's is the 22nd, Mom's is the 23rd, & mine is the 24th. Talk about March Madness! So yesterday was mom's birthday. On Sunday night at dad's party, my sister wasn't feeling well. She was having some pain in her stomach area that was shooting around to her back. On Monday, she called her doctor and he told her to go get blood work done. He called her yesterday morning to tell her that she had appendicitis and to go to the hospital. My mom left work and took her. My sister was very lucky that her doctor acted so quickly. It could have been so much worse. Her surgery went well and she'll be coming home this afternoon. Mom, I'm sorry that your birthday was so crazy, but I know you were just as happy spending it doing what mom's do best:) I love you!

That leaves me...I've been flooded with birthday wishes today. I'm so very blessed with the best family & friends a person could ever have. I'm very overwhelmed. I will be spending my day with my 4-year old niece. I thought it would be a perfect day for it, since my sister is in the hospital. My father spent the night at my sister's house to get my 2 nephews off to school this morning. Once I pick her up, he can go to the hospital with mom.

I will be running a special today for my birthday (which will expire at midnight tonight-any time zone:). 20% off of your order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax). Remember, the Sale-A-Bration promotion is still in affect, so you will receive a free item for each $50 spent (before shipping and tax). This special is not available for orders placed through my on-line website. Please either send me an e-mail or give me a call. If I don't answer, please leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

It's such a beautiful day! The sun is already shinning brightly and it's going to be 63 degrees. I'm looking forward to having fun with my niece:) I hope you all have a wonderful day!



  1. Hi Julie,

    Happy Birthday to everyone, that is too cool you guys all get to share your birthdays together. Just make the whole month of march your party month. Nicki the girls and I had a very nice time. Thank you for letting us be a part of it. The food was excellent and the company was even better. We need to get together more often that was very nice. It reminded me of when I was a kid growing up. Everyone would always be at my grandmals house when we were kids and I remember always having cookouts with everyone together. We have gotten away from that and it was nice to see everyone together again. I wish my Grandparents were here for it. Kayla really wanted to get up and sing a song but she was to nervous. You are right about your parents they are awesome, I love spending time with them we always have some good laughs. I feel the same way about my parents, I am the man I am today because of them (Love you Mom and Dad). Thanks for sharing this special occasion with us and look forward to another event soon whomever will host one.

    Lil Claude Showalter

  2. It has been a crazy week! Julie, Dad and I love you with all our hearts. Thanks for all you do, for being so thoughtful of everyone and for being our Julie Bug!
    Love, MOM

  3. Happy Belated Birthday Julie, I miss seeing and talking to you.
    You have a real nice family there!! And glad everything turned out great for your Dad and Sister. Have a great day, a little chilly,brr. Keep blogging.


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