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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Celebrating life (my morning)

Today I am one year away from the big 50.  DH and I met our children for breakfast.  I have to be totally honest and say that I am at my happiest when I have my loved ones around me, nothing else can ever mean as much.



This year is the year I have decided to no longer fight the curls.  I spend nearly an hour in the mornings to get my hair straight and by afternoon it flies away in all directions due to my natural curl and the humidity we experience in the summer months.  I am now slowly starting to enjoy being liberated from the hair dryer.



My beautiful children.  Front Wynand and his gorgeous wife Nadia, me, Kobus Jr. and Bianca in the back.

When we got to the Mission this is what I walked in on:



Flowers and eats that some of the leaders at the mission prepared for us.



The yummy cake that they baked for me...filled with berries, cherries and chocolate truffels...yum!



Cutting the cake...(in the background you can see Peter Herbst, he is 74 years old and everyday he comes to the mission to counsel some of our people...we are so blessed to have such a committed man to help us.

Tonight my DH and I will be going for a romantic dinner at Ginger, my favourite restaurant.

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Here is the layout I completed yesterday.  I used the beautiful new Bo Bunny Love Bandit line...perfect to scrap the pictures of my sweet little valentines...don't you think?

You stole my Heart....but I don't mind:)

xxxx

28 comments:

  1. I WANT TO WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, LYNETTE!!! AND MAY WHAT YOU WISH FOR WILL COME TRUE!!!

    (so no more curls? straightened your hair? i also straightened mine last year... any pics of yourself, lynette?)

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY 49TH BIRTHDAY DEAR LYNETTE
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO youuuuuuuuuuu

    WOW you are so beautiful looking - would never in a million years say you were nearly 50 nor a grandmother..you have been blessed with good South African genes for sure.

    Wonderful that you got to spend this day with your beautiful family, I haven't had a birthday with mine in 5 years...I do plan to spend my 50th at home - I want to be around all those I love.

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  3. Yes Lynette you really should post more pics of yourself. **wink.
    Love the shirt, looks the same as the pink one we both have now. That cake looks seriously lekker too.
    Love the title for your LO.
    Have an awesome birthday, enjoy every minute of it, you look great and have every reason to celebrate and give thanks. Your life is a fantastic testimony.
    Be blessed Curly.

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  4. Wishing you a VERY happy blessed birthday for tomorrow!!!
    And I love the Layout ;-)

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  5. Oh Lynette, wishing you the BEST BIRTHDAY of many more to come!
    You are so special and you should know that.
    Such a beautiful family for such a beautiful you!
    You should be so proud,hun.
    Happy Best Day to you.
    Have you a great evening.
    As always,everything you do ,
    you do it with so much love and
    it never fails to show.Kudos!
    hugs
    shakira

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  6. Now if I would not be arrested for public indecency if I tried to sing, I would sing "Veels geluk liewe maatjie" to you.
    Hope you have a fantastic birthday and an even better year.

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  7. Happy Happy day to you!
    May you be blessed abundantly this year and all the rest to follow.

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  8. A very happy birthday & hope you had a wonderful day followed by a super evening. Your l/o is lovely.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Lynette!! I'm so glad to "know" you. You are an amazing lady and touch so many lives. Thank you for all of the inspiration you share.

    I hope you enjoyed your special day and that your dinner was everything you imagined.

    PS--I love your curls! :)

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  10. **Gelukkige Verjaarsdag Lynette**
    Jou kaartjie is in die pos, jammer ek was so bietjie laat, het so bietjie teenspoed gehad hierdie kant.
    Hoop jy het 'n heerlike dag gehad!!xxx
    Pragtige bladsy:)

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  11. Oh Happy Birthday Lynette!!!! What a marvelous way to start the day off with flowers and sweets.
    I love this layout too by the way.

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  12. Happy Birthday Lynette! Your big day is the day after mine! I hope you have a wonderful day with family and an amazing dinner with your hubby! Happy Birthday friend!

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  13. Happy Birthday Lynette. You are such a wonderful person to know and I can see that you are appreciated by those around you. Enjoy this evening!

    Great layout, are those hand drawn stitches

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  14. Happy Birthday Lynette! I hope I look as good as you when I'm almost 50! Love the curls too! And your layout is amazing, like always!

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  15. 49 are you kidding me?

    not one day over 41 i would have guessed....

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  16. Birthday blessings to you Lynette! Your layout is just adorable, love that line!

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  17. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birtday, happy birthday, happy birthday to YOUUUUUUU!!! Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!! Can't believe how big your kids are if I look at mine! And I'm only 2,5 years younger!
    By the way, why on earth would you want straight hair??? All my life I've been wishing for curls, LOL!!
    Hope you've had a wonderful day!!
    Monique

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  18. Happy , Happy Birthday , Lynette ! Love your hair too ! perfect for you ! Very happy that you're happy ! ;)

    hugs,

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  19. Veels geluk liewe Lynette!

    What more to wish for than to be surrounded by our loved ones. I decided long ago (ok, when I had my first child) not to fight the curls anymore. I have never looked back!

    That cake look stunning!

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  20. Happy Birthday!!! May it be fantastic and I hope you enjoy your dinner. I am sure you will. It is also my favourite restuarant!

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  21. Noone deserves a fantastic day more than you do, my friend.
    And yes, I agree with all the others - you look fabulous!

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  22. Happy birthday dear Lynette and all the very best for you and your so beautiful family.

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  23. It was your day to shine.... and you certainly did!
    Hope you're getting ready for a big "knees up" for the big 5-oh next year! x-x

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  24. Happy belated Birthday!!!
    You both look gorgeous!!
    xx

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  25. Lynette, I know today is the big day. I am praying for you and for Wynand especially. Please let us know. God's love and light to you all.

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  26. You look gorgeous Lynette! Love that colour on you & the necklace ;-D Glad you got so spoilt...

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  27. Stunning layout and I am so glad that you were made feeling special on your big day.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  28. Heartly wishes from the Nicolaides family to you and your lovely family. Philip

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