Saturday, January 29, 2011

Let the celebration begin!

Well it is officially my birthday weekend. You know I believe it is a national holiday. I also believe in celebrating for at least a week, if not more.
My husband started it all off with a beautiful brooch that I had looked at but didn't purchase for myself.

I love brooches and this one just screamed my name. He also bought a pair of earrings I will show later when I show off my new birthday shirt!
Then today I had my hair done. I had found a picture of me about 6 years ago when I had light red hair with highlights. I wanted to go back to that color.
My hairdresser went a little bolder and put quite a bit of strawberry blond highlights, so much so that my hair almost looks blond. It is so pretty! I also bought some new eye make-up and lipstick (you know you only turn 50 once!)
Here is the new me:

After we finished that, my sister's family, Mom, James and I went to a Japanese steakhouse where we watched them play with fire. It was so much fun! Here are some pics of the celebration:





All in all it was a fun day!
I will end this post with a picture of our new addition Honey:

Tuesday a friend of mine and I are having a spa party (facial, pedicure, manicure, the works!). And then on my actual birthday I have a new shirt and sandals to show off the new pedicure (even though it is supposed to be below freezing on that day).
So more celebrating is definitely on the way!

16 comments:

Carolyn said...

Donna,
Happy Birthday! I love the new you. You look fabulous. Looks like you had a wonderful day celebrating with your family.

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday week celebration. I love your new hair color. It really suits you. The family dinner photos are just wonderful. I hope you have a fabulous few days before the actual BIG day. :)

Enjoy every minute.

Blu said...

Happy birthday!
Your hair looks great and that brooch is gorgeous!

Maureen said...

Hope you have been enjoying your birthday weekend!

Terry said...

Your new look is beautiful!! Looks like everyone had a great time at the steakhouse. I love going to them myself. lol

Have a wonderful birthday week!!!

Tara said...

Happy Birthday Donna!The steakhouse sounds like fun. The brooch is so pretty!

Carol's Stitching said...

Enjoy your birthday Donna! :) You only live once and as my favorite saying goes.... "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body throughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WooHoo what a ride!"" Enjoy your special week and love the brooch!

Kay said...

Happy birthday! I love your new look, you look absolutely wonderful! Have a fun week with everything you have planned to celebrate your special day.

crossstitchbibs said...

Love the hair!!! You go girl and celebrate and enjoy life!!! You deserve it!!! Pictures of you and your family are great and your mom looks great too!!! Have a very happy birthday from freezing cold snowy freezing rain Pennsylvania. The groundhog is not going to want to come out to see the weather here thats for sure!!!

Meari said...

Happy Birthday, Donna!! You look FAB, girl. Glad you're having so much fun.

Katrien said...

happy Birthday

Vicky L said...

Happy Birthday Donna! You look fabulous! I love the brooch too.

Mary Ivancicts said...

Donna,

Happy Birthday! I love pins also, the more off the wall the better!

She's Just Jodi said...

Donna, you look gorgeous! Glad you had a great birthday!

Carolyn NC said...

Hope your weekend was fantastic. Looks like a great time! Love the brooch and your hair looks fabulous!

Cindy F. said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY...AGAIN:)
Donna...LOVE the brooch!! and LOVE your new "do"!! Absolutely gorgeous dah-ling:)