I'm Nikki, a creative old soul who loves tea time, tip-toeing through gardens, mounds of books, swaying to records, watercolors, sunset walks with Rusty, and star-gazing with Paul. This blog carries snippets of my life with just us two (three with Rusty) - I hope it brings you happiness as you snuggle in with your cup of tea and begin reading. Enjoy, friends!

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A Birthday Celebration!

Although my birthday is not until tomorrow and Paul’s is not for another couple weeks, my family had a lovely birthday party for us this past weekend. Thank you, my lovely family for our gifts and the wonderful party! We are so thankful for you all! :)

Even when we were little, Mom and Dad would have this sign hanging up when we woke up on our birthdays. It always started our birthday on a good note. :)

I warned my sister these were going on the blog… :)


(Thanks to my sister for being my photographer!) About to blow out the candles until somebody beat us to it…


I got a weather alert radio so my parents don’t need to call me and make sure that I’m “hitting the deck” during thunderstorms. Paul got coffee beans (organic) and a coffee grinder – now he doesn’t have to use our food grinder. Thanks, Ma & Dad!

And that’s our birthday celebration! Tomorrow, Paul and I will be enjoying the loveliness of massages and Space Aliens; a wonderful way to start 24 off.