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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hey, turning 60 isn't so bad after all...

Especially if you have great friends. XOXO Not everyone could make it from the southern reaches of the province :(

Margaritas and another Diane.
 
A delicious meal of bison delicacies followed by an excellent chocolate cake.

A cute chef comes out to cut the cake for you.

And then comes back to take pictures with you.

You have lots of laughs (and some tears too).

But best of all is a best friend who flies all the way from Perth, Australia on a grueling flight with 2 lay-overs, leaving behind balmy temps of +37 and her 2 little kiddies, to help you celebrate your 60th birthday. Sometimes coming here in early December wouldn't be too bad, but this year we have a tremendous amount of snow and it keeps falling basically every day, and some rather cool temps too. Not fun to have a crash course in trying to adapt to cold weather in 2 weeks!

I am so thrilled and so, so happy that Jacqueline came--this is the most wonderful thing that anyone has ever done for me (except maybe my mother giving birth to me, especially with me being 5 1/2 weeks late!!) Words can't adequately express my feelings. Thank you, thank you, thank you Jacqueline. I love you ♥♥♥♥. I don't want you to leave, you know!

PS We are going to see The Hobbit on opening day here on Friday!! Whoo Hoo!

6 comments:

Jane of The Jewels said...

Happy Birthday, Dianne!!!! 60's really looking good on you :) These are wonderful pics! You're giving me some hope for the future, lol!!

Your friend Jacqueline is a sweetheart and a great friend to travelled so far. Have a great time at the Hobbit opening - you're braver than me - I think I'll wait a few days :)

Dianne SS said...

Awww, thank you Jane--for the birthday wishes and the lovely compliment!! You look pretty good so far (lol), so I think you'll be doing great when you get to 60!!

Jacqueline is pretty special alright!! We have to see the Hobbit on Friday if we want to see it together--she leaves on Saturday :(

Squishy said...

So how cool and brave is your friend Jacqueline. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And good job on your mom suffering an extra 5 1/2 weeks! She could have been a horse with that extra time!!

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Happy Barkday, Dianne. We plan to see the Hobbit sometime next week. Do you know Dad accuses us of having Hobbit Feet. Gesh,

Essex & Sherman & Dog Dad too.

onecollie said...

So glad you had an awesome night :)

JM said...

Aw, shucks. *blushing*

What a great post. Loved it!

I'm looking forward to the last couple of days here too...dinner and the Hobbit. And with this little cold snap right on your birthday today...-16C what the heck--it was -1C yesterday...it makes going back to the sun and sand a lot easier. :)