View Full Version : My 40th (A BIG THANK YOU!) *Long*(updated 2-21)

01-09-2006, 09:21 AM
As most of you know last Wednesday marked my 40th Bday. I was sooo not looking forward to it.....but thanks to you all 40 has been my best year yet.

My best friend Robin (Robilee-the little birdie) started what's called a Card Party for me. She worked very hard pming everyone and asked them if they would like to participate. Needless to say, many, many, many of you did and I can't thank you all enough!
All the terrific cards, well wishes and gifts (to my surprise) were absolutely wonderful! Day after day the postman brought me cards, he probably thought I was one of the most popular people around because one day he brought me 17 of them!
I can't thank you all enough, I never realized how many friends I have!
Look at this stack of cards!
And here they all are layed out on my table...there almost wasn't enough room!

Ohh and do you see those black baloons laying on the floor? Know what they're from? A SURPRISE PARTY! Yep you heard me right, Mark threw me a party and was I ever surprised!
Goodness there was so many things that should have told me what was happening, but I really didn't see all the signs. My manager at work even almost let it slip so I kept thinking something was going to happen, but then when it never did I thought it was all just my mind playing tricks on me. It wasn't my mind, it was my hubby and my friends!
There were people from my work, family and friends...pt friends! Yep, besides Robin... Staci, Amy & Diana were there too! Phred had planned on coming but unfortunately he couldn't be here due to circumstances:(
Look at us all!
A BIG thanks to Loudlou, she had these made and sent them to us for everyone to wear & take home as a momento (and a keychain for both Mark and I to keep-there are better pictures of them in the album), it was great!

I have sooo many pictures and I really can't decide which ones to post so I'll just post one more of the man who made the party possible....
My hubby (Looks pretty cute with my crown on doesn't he:p)
I love him so much!
And what a lucky woman I am, his gift to me was a $300 gift card to a day spa! Ohhh I can't wait for a day of pampering!
The rest of the pictures are HERE (http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=2114980612) so feel free to have a look and please don't make too much fun of me:D:D

PS Staci sent me a link to her pictures also, they are HERE (http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=9Qas2bFs1URaw) She really captured the moment!

Thanks again everyone!

01-09-2006, 09:28 AM
That's really awesome! I'm glad you had a good birthday. You're obviously loved more than you thought! And wow, what a stack of cards! Was there money in them? Hehehe just kidding. ;)

01-09-2006, 09:36 AM
I had such fun being part of your card party. I hadn't hauled out my card making stuff in a while had a great couple days making it.

01-09-2006, 09:45 AM
Aww Anna, it looks like you had a wonderful 40th. :D It's not so bad after all, is it - you're definately not 40, fat and finished!! ;)

Thanks for sharing the pictures.

finn's mom
01-09-2006, 09:56 AM
Aw, that's wonderful! I wanted to send a birthday card, but, forgot. :( I was so bummed, too...RobiLee asked me awhile ago, and, I said I wanted to, but, then the next thing you know, I was seeing your happy birhtday thread. I had totally forgotten. I'm so sorry, but, my card wouldn't have made a dent! ;) I'm glad you had a great day, Anna!

Killearn Kitties
01-09-2006, 09:57 AM
What a fantastic time you had! :D Your cards all look wonderful, and all with animals on front of them! :D Cute.

I hope it's only the begining of a truly wonderful year!

01-09-2006, 09:59 AM
Anna, I'm so glad you had a great birthday! It looks like so much fun, I wish I could have been there ;) Looks like you got some great gifts. It was sweet of Mark to throw you a surprise party, and he looks very pretty in your crown :p

Pawsitive Thinking
01-09-2006, 10:38 AM
Life begins my dear! What a great day you had

01-09-2006, 10:43 AM
What a wonderful Bday you had..Im so glad..40s not bad , you just got started.. :)

Anita Cholaine
01-09-2006, 10:56 AM
I'm so glad you had a fantastic birthday!! :D The cards are just awesome! And of course you are loved here on PT!!

01-09-2006, 11:21 AM
I am so glad you had a great day! I feel just horrible because I completely forgot about the pm I had gotten about it. With all the Christmas card stuff going on and all. So glad your day was really special.

01-09-2006, 11:26 AM
I am so glad you had a great day! I feel just horrible because I completely forgot about the pm I had gotten about it. With all the Christmas card stuff going on and all. So glad your day was really special.

Same here Val. I have been so busy with Diamond that I totally forgot. I'm so sorry Anna. :( I'm so glad you had a great birthday! You are such a special lady you deserve it so much. I love all the pictures. You and Mark make a beautiful couple. You two seem truly happy together. :D

01-09-2006, 11:36 AM
glad you had a great day....

(look out for that Staci girl.....every time there is a party she shows up)

01-09-2006, 11:41 AM
I'm so glad you had a great birthday! :D

01-09-2006, 11:47 AM
glad you had a great day....

(look out for that Staci girl.....every time there is a party she shows up)

Darn right I am a well traveled PT girl!
Black teeth and everything.
In California I wear Glittery eye lashes in Ohio my true redneck self turns out and I have black teeth! ;)

It was a great time yesterday and am so glad that we made the trip for our friend Anna. She just kept saying "I can't believe your here!"
We finally left around 730pm after eating Pizza and cake as you can see on my teeth. Mark and his black icing! ;)
Glad everything worked out Anna!
It was so much fun!

Daisy and Delilah
01-09-2006, 02:43 PM
What a fun birthday you had Anna! No one could deserve it more than you. We can surely see that you're loved alot by everybody! :D

What happened to Staci's foot? Did I miss something?

Maya & Inka's mommy
01-09-2006, 02:55 PM
WOW !!! Looks like you all had lots of fun!! A surprise party is a sweet thing to do!!
He he, I am turning 50 in July..... . Any PT-ers around for a good party?? ;) :D :p

01-09-2006, 02:58 PM
It looks like you had a great 40th Birthday Anna! :)
Thanks for posting some photos for us.
So if Mark didn't get you tickets to the Daytona 500 for your present, then did Robin get them for you instead? ;)

Those of you who didn't send her cards yet, send her belated birthday cards.
I don't think Anna would mind getting a couple of late ones.

01-09-2006, 03:31 PM
Anna I am so happy you were surprised, both by the card party and the party that Mark arranged. I bet the mailman thinks you are some kind of celebrity. Well, actually you are. I know I speak for everyone here when I say that you are a very special part of PT and even though we have never met I consider you a good friend. :) I loved your pictures and Staci's too. I'm glad there were lots of doggie pictures for us to view too. Your girl Huney looks like a princess in your crown! Don't worry - the 40's aren't so bad. In fact I wish I was back there in the 40's! LOL!

01-09-2006, 03:39 PM
I wonder if you got my card yet? I know it was late, but I hope it made it to you...

01-09-2006, 03:42 PM
Looks like you had an awesome birthday! I'm glad!

4 Dog Mother
01-09-2006, 04:33 PM
Great pictures, Anna & Staci. Having trouble getting mine uploaded to Image Station. Will work on that tonight.

And great party Mark! What fun we had! And Anna was REALLY surprised!

01-09-2006, 06:18 PM
Happy to hear your birthday was great! :D

4 Dog Mother
01-09-2006, 07:09 PM
Okay, I finally got pictures uploaded. Here are a few of mine.

The birthday cake
Was Anna surprised?

Needing help blowing out ALL those candles

My girls, Amy and Staci

4 Dog Mother
01-09-2006, 07:12 PM
The best liar in the world and the birthday girl

Mini Pet Talk meetinghttp://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid199/p6382515bdc36cf8d0b7d13125e67ae14/f0a6203f.jpg

The man who pulled off the surprise

Huney wanting to be a part of the party

4 Dog Mother
01-09-2006, 07:16 PM
Huney showing her thanks for being allowed in

Roxey trying on Mom's crown

Big boy Bon

Amy getting kiss from big boy Bon

4 Dog Mother
01-09-2006, 07:20 PM
Hi Staci, Want a Kiss?
Wow, these wild parties tire a girl out

And boys, too

And my album isHere. (http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2114964190)

01-09-2006, 08:12 PM
Now who goes to a surprise birthday party, and forgets a camera!! Silly me!!!

It was so great to see Anna and Robin and Staci! Sure seemed like it has been forever!! Thanks Mark for planning a great time!!

Happy Birthday Anna! glad we could be part of your day!

01-09-2006, 11:10 PM
Dearest Anna, nobody deserved it more than you! The pictures were awesome, I felt like I was there! Wish I could have been! I was so excited to be included in Robin's card party for you! In fact, for the 1st time in my life, I got a card that day and left it on the foyer table with a sticky note "Mail on Dec 31" and I didn't forget! I LOVED your wonderful gifts! And you, girl, with your incredible, beautiful smile...well, it's always such a joy to see you! Mark is quite a guy, I agree! Roxy, Huney and Bon looked so excited to help you celebrate! The shot of Bon under the table was hysterical! Sure wish I lived closer! Thank you all for giving Anna such a great surprise! xoxoxox

01-09-2006, 11:26 PM
What a fun birthday you had Anna! No one could deserve it more than you. We can surely see that you're loved alot by everybody! :D

What happened to Staci's foot? Did I miss something?

back in the beginning of Oct I did something that resulted in a stress fracture.
I dealt with it for about 3 weeks then finally saw a podiatrist and he told me to continue what I was doing and I should be fine. Then on Oct 28th I fell and rebroke my toe - so I have been in that boot since 10-31-05! :rolleyes:

01-10-2006, 12:27 AM
Yay! I'm so glad you had a great birthday!

01-10-2006, 12:31 AM
Anna, I'm so glad that you had a wonderful 40th birthday. :) Everyone took great pictures and I'm glad that I was able to participate in your card party. :) I noticed that you received a few of the same cards. I guess great minds think alike. ;)

Sara luvs her Tinky
01-10-2006, 06:20 AM
OH looks like you had a wonderful birthday!!!

What a sweet hubby to throw you a surprise party!!!

You are a very beautiful 40 year old young lady!!! and look so cute in your crown...... :D

Now Im gonna go check out your party pictures. :)

01-10-2006, 06:49 AM
Anna, it was fun participating in the Birthday card party! You got lots of cards too, that mailman probably did think you were a very popular lady! And you are!

What a wonderful party you had, your hubby was very sweet to arrange it for you. The pictures were just wonderful!

You are a very special person, Anna, and deserved all the fuss over you on your birthday.

Willie :)

01-10-2006, 07:40 AM
Ohhh, I love everyone's pictures! What a great day! I had such a good time and there sure was lots of laughter. It was really great to see Staci, Amy and Diana too. I also found out that I can be a pretty good liar when I need to be..lol. Right, Anna? :p Aww, it was only a couple of tiny lies...hehehe. Anna, you never did get me some pepto :p :D . My part in the surprise party was to get Anna out of the house so the guests could arrive and I sure did have fun doing that :p ;) !

Mark, you did good!! I could go on and on about what a great husband you are and blah, blah, blah, but gosh, that is just too hard for me to do;) :p :D .

I just want to thank everyone for participating in the Card Party and for all the wonderful replies I recieved to my PMs. You guys are great! I also want to apologize to those that I missed. I sent out tons of PMs and tried to get in touch with as many of you as I could and I'm really sorry if I missed your name.

Ok, Anna, you have officially jumped into my age bracket now. The 40's! I say we make our 40's our best years yet! What do you think, Girlfriend?!

01-10-2006, 08:55 AM
Ok, Anna, you have officially jumped into my age bracket now. The 40's! I say we make our 40's our best years yet! What do you think, Girlfriend?!
Let's go for it! We're 40 and we're fabulous:D

Tracey you are right, great minds do think alike!

I actually have received a couple more cards that didn't get to go into my picture, one from Sarah (*Labloverkeb*) and one from Krista (luvofallhorses). Girls they are too cute, thank you so much!

You all too sweet and thank you again for helping me celebrate, I don't feel old any more:D

01-10-2006, 08:57 AM
Looks like ya'll had a great time! :D

01-10-2006, 09:42 AM
I'm so glad you had such a great 40th birthday, Anna! :) The pictures are wonderful!!!! :D


02-21-2006, 05:03 PM
Well lookie, lookie.. Here it is almost 2 months after my bday and I'm still getting presents!
A box came while I was at work and Mark said he just knew it was for the dogs! (well it was for both of us!).
It was a box from Amber (gemini9961). Inside was all kinds of goodies.
There was an adorable card, and candles for me (mmm they smell soooo yummy!)
and of course some toys for the puppers!
I had the box sitting on the counter and Bon seen it and just sat there and stared...he knew there was something in that box for him.
So of course I had to get the camera out and take a couple of pictures (and a video too!!!)
Everyone waiting nicely for the presents
Bon grabbing the squeaky before Roxey can
and little Huney just waiting for something good to eat (she won't play with toys)
And of course Roxey LOVED the squeeky (check out the video)
Video (http://www.sharkle.com/video/52907/)
Just thought I'd share and say a big THANK YOU! to Amber:D

02-21-2006, 05:20 PM
Oh Anna I loved these pictures! The one of the three of them all lined up is just priceless! Isn't it amazing how nicely they can sit still when there is a present in store for them. LOL!

The video was so cute. I wish Roxey could get through to Bella that squeekie toys are not to be de-stuffed. :mad: Ripley is on my lap now and watched the whole video and I could see his little body tensing up as he was probably thinking he could lunge into the monitor and grab the toy! :rolleyes: :p

02-21-2006, 05:27 PM

I am so glad it arrived and SO SORRY it was SO late. :o I feel awful about that. I was going to squeeze in some treats but as you might have noticed it was a tight fit in that box. Besides, it was your birthday and I didn't want it to seem like I had gotten more for the pups. :o Happy Birthday again from me and my gang.


02-21-2006, 05:43 PM
Don't know how I missed this thread before, but I'm glad the day turned out so well for you. :) I too, carried a note around with me so I wouldn't
forget to mail the card in time. :D

02-21-2006, 06:09 PM
Aww, how sweet of her! :D I got Anna that same card for her birthday..;):D

My Peanuts
02-21-2006, 06:15 PM
Don't know how I missed this thread before, but I'm glad the day turned out so well for you. :) I too, carried a note around with me so I wouldn't
forget to mail the card in time. :D

LOL, I bought the card the day I found out about it and I refused to put it away so I wouldn't forget to send it. :p :D

02-21-2006, 08:18 PM
Oh Anna,

I'm so sorry I missed your birthday thread!! It looks like you had a wonderful birthday! Lots of hugs and kisses from me and my crew!


02-22-2006, 03:39 PM
I'm gonna have to check here in General a little more often! Just now seeing this thread- so many nice pictures! That crown looks like a natural fit on that beautiful Roxey girl! We're all hoping to see you soon here in Findlay, and I think Mr. Sherman wants to share a pup-cake with you!

02-24-2006, 08:46 AM
For those of you who said you never seen the thread thanks again:)

Oh Pat you are right, I think that crown would be perfect for Roxey. I'll have to see if I can get some picture of her this weekend (I'm sure she's going to thank you for that:p)!
And I can't wait to share pup cakes with Shermie!

Dixieland Dancer
02-24-2006, 11:47 AM
I was one of the ones who should of put a note somewhere to mail a card and didn't. I'm sorry it completely slipped away from me. :(

I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday, Anna. You deserve it!! :D Please accept my belated birthday wishes. I hope this is the beginning of the best part of your life! Since I stopped having birthdays at 45, you are on your way of catching up to me! LOL


02-27-2006, 05:54 PM
Anna, it gives me a very good feeling inside, to know that I helped make your 40th birthday special. :) Thatnks to Robin, I was able to send you a birthday card! Love you, Anna!

02-28-2006, 08:44 AM
Thanks you two!

Candy, I think after this year I don't want any more birthdays;)