Thursday, January 28, 2010

What a wonderful world. . .




Fifty-nine years ago, Dibb and Roween Smith and big sister, Myra, welcomed their baby girl into the world. It was a cold January day in a little country hospital in the town of Hale Center, Texas, on the plains of West Texas. In West Texas, they say the only thing that is between you and the cold northern wind is a barbed wire fence!! That little baby girl was me!! And today I am celebrating my 59th birthday with a rose covered pink cake, some good fresh hot coffee, and punch, so please join me in the celebration. I have always loved life and look forward to what each new day may have in store for me. The words of this song usually sung by Louis Armstrong pretty well sums up how I feel about living:

I see trees of green, red roses, too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying, "How do you do?"
They're really saying, "I love you!"

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself, what a wonderful world
(lyrics by George Weiss and Bob Thiele)

And now, to announce the winner of my 100th post give away. I placed all the names in a large straw hat, closed my eyes, and drew out the name: Amy, of Bunny Rose Cottage!! Amy is a sweet and kind friend who loves her home and family. She loves springtime, bunnies and roses like me. Congratulations, Amy. Please visit Amy's lovely Bunny Rose Cottage by going here: http://bunnyrosecottage.blogspot.com/
You will enjoy your visit with her!! To all of you who visited and helped me celebrate my 100th post, "Thank you" for your kind comments. Thank you, too, sweet friends for stopping by to help me celebrate my birthday. I hope your week has been a good one!




34 comments:

Marilyn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
WOW... You & I are about the same age!! Only a couple of months difference!!
I have this recording of Louis Armstrong & I love it!!
Have A Wonderful Day!!
Love,
Marilyn

sissie said...

Happy Birthday Vicki! I love that song too.
I love your pink birthday cake and pink heart shaped teacups.

Enjoy your special day.

Sissie

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Happy Birthday my sweet friend! Oooh, how I wish I would have known today was the day... I hope all of your birthday wishes come true... you are just the sweetest lady! A beautiful rose~covered pink cake, fresh~brewed coffee and punch sounds so delightful! That is one of my very favorite Louis Armstrong songs too... and it suits you perfectly! I am sure your sweet sister Myra and your niece will have something wonderful planned for you as well... congratulations to my little sis Amy (I adopted her!) at Bunny Rose Cottage for winning your beautiful giveaway! Wishing you a perfect day Vicki... xoxo Julie Marie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Happy Birthday, Dear Vicki...

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Fond birthday wishes for you for the happiest one yet! Many happy returns...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Bumpkin Bears said...

HAPPY Birthday Vicki, may you have a wonderful day full of love and laughter. That cake is so beautiful and I have never seen teacups like those! Hugs, Catherine xx

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sweet Bunny Friend!!! Happy birthday!! My gosh Vicki, even our birthdays are close together!! How funny!!!!! I hope you have the best birthday ever :) I LOVE your pics in this post! Those heart cups are so darn cute! I have never seen anything like them! And that cake is gorgeous!
How sweet of you to have a giveaway on your birthday!!! I cant believe I won! I am So excited! I love that journal so much! It just looks like spring and it will be so fun to write my thoughts in it. I will think of you every time I look at it and that makes it even more special!
Love ya sweet friend! Have fun today!!
Amy

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Birthday! The cake is beautiful and so is everything else. Hope your day is special in every way and the year ahead is full of blessings.

Blessings,
Sandi

rosechicfriends said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Vicki!!!
Hope your day is special just like you! And that cake is YUMMY divine! Too pretty to eat huh?
Have a GREAT day!
Lorena

someplace in thyme said...

Happy Birthday Vicki, your cake is gorgeous and I hope you have the most wonderful, special day ever. Celebrate with all you can, it only comes around once a year!! Char

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Happy Birthday sweet blog friend! What a beautiful cake!!! I would love to come and have coffee and a piece of cake with you! Enjoy your special day!

Debbie

lilian said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sweet Vicki! Have a wonderful day, with love , friends and family. I really like the coffee cups they are so cute. besos. Lilian.-

Elizabethd said...

Very best Birthday wishes!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Sweet Vicki -- happy birthday! Wish I could be there to help you celebrate. A birthday is a wonderful celebration of you! You are special, you are wonderful! Louis Armstrong --such a beautiful song of life! Every day is a celebration of life! Happy day to you. All the best, always, Tammy

June said...

Oh Vicki I love that song! Have the loveliest day sweet friend. I wish for you all the best on this day and here is a big hug and kiss from me!!!

Beansieleigh said...

Congrats to the winner, and a very Happy Birthday to you, Vicki! Enjoy your day!.. Have an extra piece of cake for me!.. And many happy returns! ((hugs)) ~tina

Linda said...

I watched a movie about Mother Teresa. Very inspiring story.
And the song, What a Wonderful World, beautiful. Happy Birthday! Linda

Julie Harward said...

YEA FOR THE WINNER, I WILL GO SEE HER TOO. VICKI..."HAPPY BIRTHDAY" TO YOU MY SWEET FRIEND. I WISH I COULD BE THERE TO GIVE YOU A BIG BIRTHDAY HUG! I REALLY LIKE YOU AND I LOVE TO COME SAY HI AT YOUR BLOG. YOU HAVE A SUPER WONDERFUL DAY! ALL THE IMAGES ABOVE ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL TOO! COME SAY HI :D

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Birthday Vicki! I love your cake and the heart shaped cups are gorgeous. Wishing you a wonderful day :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Anita said...

Happy Birthday! You were my 100th follower and since you were and since it is your birthday, I want to send you a little something. Please email your address to me at mill57@charter.net. Looking forward to getting to know you.

Regina Cabral said...

Parabés e feliz aniversário!
Seu blog é mágico, lindo!
Beijos, Regina.

Cottage Rose said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!! your cake sounds so very yummy... love the on in the photo, and those heart shaped coffee cups,,, adorable... I hope you have a Lovely day......

Hugs;
Alaura

Susan said...

Oh.my.goodness. What a beautiful cake! I heart the heart cups! And the song is a favorite of mine. Great post on your very special day! Hope your birthday is filled with delight and maybe a few sweet surprises!
Birthday Blessings!

Sares said...

Congratulations to Amy, she must have excellent taste too since your blog names are so similar! Happy Happy Birthday to you Vicki, i hope you eat a piece of cake for all your blogging buddies!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Vicki!
I wish you a happy, happy birthday filled with light and life!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your big day!! Love all those pics! I think I need a heart cup and saucer!! Congrats to Amy!!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Maria said...

Hi Vicki!
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Vicki!
What a wonderful day for you! God blessed you with such a sweet spirit. And, you, in turn, bless all of us that visit you~
My compliments to The Creator~

The cake and tea set are gorgeous... perfect for your lovely day.
It IS a wonderful world!
Enjoy a birthday weekend dear ♥
~Maria

Mary said...

Happy Birthday!
Hope this is your best year yet!
Blessings, Mary

craftymarta said...

Happy Birthday to you. Hard to believe you are your age, you are full of energy, keep house and garden the way you do, I know what is the secret, is the Lord. I'm about to get one this weekend, do you ever wonder where time goes? Blessings, Marta.

Dianne said...

Hi Vicki,
I came over from Calm Energy and just want to also wish you a very happy late birthday. I love your vintage look. I also am a former school teacher. TAught most of my years in Tulsa. I live in Little Rock now and we are in the middle of a sleet storm with schools close. Hope your day was awesome. The cake was beautiful. Dianne

maría cecilia said...

HAAAAAPPY BIRTHDAAAAY MY DEAR DARLING SWEET VICKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I´m sending you a bunch of hugs and listen to my happy birthday song for you!!!!!!
Have a wonderful day today and always, my friend!!!!!
LOVE
Maria Cecilia

Willow said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you had a great one. I just love the pic of those heartshape cups.


Willow

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Hello,
This is my first visit to your blog and I just have to say that it is simple delicious! So very beautiful...I love it! I, by the way, am your newest follower!
Come by my site sometime and have a look, maybe you'll want to follow me too! ciao bella

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Oh Vicki how could I have missed your birthday! I want to wish you a very happy belated birthday. Everything looks so lovely. Again, happy, happy birthday!
Valerie

Kerri ~ ArtisanBella.com said...

So sorry I missed your birthday! Your pics are great and I love that cake :)