Surprise Birthday Weekend


Have you ever just up and decided to take a trip on the spur of the moment? I mean… day your husband just up and says…..lets go to ( Branson ) for us that’s a close, quick to get to place without plane tickets or driving all day. We’re there in like 3 hours or less depending on traffic and our crazy Oklahoma HWY road construction that NEVER seems to go away. :/ Anyways…….. I couldn’t believe it! One minute were talking on the phone and then next were planing a birthday trip for the weekend and we would be leaving in just a few hours! I don’t think I’ve ever been so surprised and excited…..maybe it was just a different kind of excitement or just the ” I can’t believe we’re on our way to Branson ” kind of thing. We’ve never done that kind of thing before that I can ever remember. We’ve been married 31 years and I think this was a first……and I liked it! I liked it allot! We are such ( planners ) I mean we plan EVERYTHING way ahead of time. We take cruises every year, we go to Branson at least twice a year. We own our own Business ( Farnsworth Quality Roofing ) Farnsworth Quality Roofing and really just have to plan accordingly because of that. Anyways, we had a blast. I found myself all weekend saying out loud…..I Can’t Believe We’re In Branson ! …..Happily ;) We stayed on the Landing in the Hillton ” love the Hillton ” although we really enjoy a condo the best when we go it was still so nice to be on the Landing. Walking right out of our hotel right onto the Landing……no driving….just shopping……some much needed retail therapy I might add…….and wonderful Gluten Free Restaurants and time alone with this husband of mine… business interruptions…….just him and I…… Loved every moment ;) If you ever have a chance to go to a Sight And Sound Theatre you’ve just GOT to see JOESPH! That was my all time favorite….at the top of my list……then Noah and then The Nativity. The BEST SHOWS on Earth! Plan to see them where available. Sight and Sound Theatre


Then Monday came and with it a day full of fun with my Mom and my niece Rachel who I call Puddin ;) Birthday lunch, shopping and then back to watch and laugh at the Real Housewives of Orange County…….OMGOSH! Talk about drama queens! I need to be careful when watching that because I could get Hooked! ( Shhhhhhhh don’t tell anyone I watched it. ) 😇 We love our girl time together. ;) below are my special gifts from them….the only thing missing???? Is a picture of us three! What was I thinking? Oh I know….I wasn’t!



Then Tuesday came and with it came my birthday ;) To be surrounded by my kids and grands always does my heart good. Watching them together laughing and sparing and teasing with each other was the highlight of my evening. ;) I think I could have watched and listened with a smile on my face and laugher in my voice the whole entire night! I think my favorite time of the whole night was while we were at the dinning room table eating our dinner together………loved every moment! Again…..sadly….. No pics. No one in my family takes pics…..ever, except me. I wish I could have had pics with my kids but thankfully I did have pics with my grands thanks to my husband. ;) (except for one….my Genevieve ) they had to go because it was getting close to her bedtime. ;)


Did you notice my birthday cake? Doesn’t it look pretty and yummy? My daughter in-love Lacey made it for me and yes… was gluten free ;) I really appreciate my family and how they are very understanding about the Autoimmune Disease I suffer from. Thank you my Lacey love. 😘

I’m thinking I just might have gotten spoiled by my kids and family……..;) Happy dance. Thanks to all my darlings, my husband who planned this whole weekend and planned my party and thank you to my girls Brandi and Lacey for helping their daddy with prep work and clean up. You girls are a blessing to us. I love you all 😘😘😘



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Skye
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 23:06:41

    I do not know how I missed this in my reader!!! I am so sorry!! Happy Birthday, Sweet Amazing Friend!! I absolutely love this post. You are so beautiful. I am so happy that you had such an amazing time. I can feel your happiness pouring through my computer!! It blesses my heart.

    Happy Birthday, again, dear friend!!!!! Love you!!!



  2. Skye
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 07:41:53

    YO, GORGEOUS!! WHERE YOU BE??????????????????????????



    • Kathleen AKA Precious Pearl
      Aug 29, 2013 @ 09:24:22

      You always make me blush……🌸 Anyways, I’m still here. 😇 I’ve been having a terrible time with some kind of rash all over my body….I’m so itchy and haven’t been sleeping too good. Im allergic to something and have been trying to figure it out. Been busy working on my Poshmark website and having a blast! Been going through all my clothes and jewelry and purses and weeding out the ones I don’t need anymore.;) plus I went to my stomach doctor yesterday and he has put me back on gluten for two weeks! then I’m having an upper and lower GI and biopsy’s done and extensive blood work up done the day of my procedure which is Sept 12. My stomach is all up in a ROOAARRRRR and pretty upset so I’m feeling pretty yucky. Right now I’m working on a blog that is about my experience going through all this. I don’t know If I should post as I go along or if I should wait till Ive completed all the trials and testing…..what would you do?



      • Skye
        Aug 29, 2013 @ 10:21:42

        I would post as you go along. That way you can have support. Unless, it is too taxing…then just post when you can. I will be sure to stop in and bug you when you have been gone FOR FAR TOOOOOOO LONG!!!! {{cough cough}} Let me know the web address. Love you…. you will be in my prayers!!!


      • Kathleen AKA Precious Pearl
        Aug 29, 2013 @ 16:18:21

        I started it. :) The Celiac Diagnosis……..I told you I didn’t feel good!
        Let me know what you think. :)


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