Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Beautiful Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday.
As my gift, I asked that we
go to my favorite beach,
take a long (8 mile) walk and
a picnic, and then
eat dinner at one of our favorite Thai restaurants.
Gregg and David gave me my wish, and Laura (Smileygirl), Tom & Wrigley joined us.
It's only fitting, as I was at their house on Wrigley's birthday, and
I've been wanting to introduce them to Port Townsend since they moved to Seattle.
Wrigley discovered salt water - and he went wading.
He had a great time!
Thank you, Gregg, David, Tom, Laura & Wrigs, for helping to make my day so happy.


Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, dear Karen. I am grateful for your friendship and wish for you a year ahead of happiness, rest, peace and contentment with just a tad bit of the good kind of excitement --

Maggie May said...

Happy Birthday beautiful!

Clippy Mat said...

It looks like a lovely birthday. And well deserved.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your birthday does sounds just wonderful. I hope you have a beautiful year to come too my friend.
So, only an 8 mile walk? What, no time for a marathon this year??? :)
If I asked my dogs to take an 8 mile walk, they would laugh at me.

Take care, Suz

Truth Ferret said...

Sounds like a wonderful celebration of a remakable woman. Happy Brithday, Karen. May all your wishes come true.

Ellen said...

A Happy Birthday to you! What a lovely place you live at...and your poochie Golden looks so happy too! We have a golden but she dislikes the water...go figure...

Erin said...

Looks like a glorious day. Glad the sun made a visit on your birthday.

karen gerstenberger said...

Thank you so much for your kind words! XOXO

ChiTown Girl said...

Happy, happy birthday, my dear friend! I'm so glad you enjoyed the beautiful day with some beautiful people!

Jan said...

Hope your birthday was wonderful and that you continue to be blessed. So glad you posted pictures; they make me miss Washington!

Kay said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day! Eight miles?! : )

Mary Potts said...

WOW! What a great birthday! A long walk on a stretch of beach with a picnic, family, friends AND a golden?!! Now that's just about perfect. Keenan would have a ball with Wrigley - what a handsome guy! LOVE the picture of him rolling in the sand, and the one cuddled up to you. They think they're lap dogs.

I can just hear those waves and smell the salty air. Yes, please send me some photos so I can go there in my head. I'll turn on my sound machine and let my imagination soar.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Karen. May the pleasure you felt yesterday with Gregg, David, and dear friends stay with you all year long. Love, B.J.

Tracey Axnick said...

What a wonderful day! And what FABULOUS weather you had... LOVE those blue skies... I know Laura was thrilled! :)

Karen said...

You share your birthday with little Josie, our son Joey's namesake who was born a year ago to his best friend Kevin. Birthday love to you on your special day, one that I won't easily forget!

artebaiao said...

VocĂȘ merece ser feliz!

rebecca said...

dear one,
you are a collection of such beauty and compassion.

you have taken me with a loving hand and walked me, with great courage, straight into your loving world.

may this new year fill your heart
as you so generously fill the hearts of others.

i am a richer person knowing you.


deb said...

belated birthday happiness to you , Karen.