Friday, February 4, 2011


We all survived the blizzard of 2011. I actually slept through most of it, but was awoken by the thunder and lightening. Now, that is something I have NEVER experienced in all of my Midwestern years. I think the weather people were calling it Thundersnow.
The Husband made a wise decision to buy a snow blower back in December when they went on sale. It is amazing that we went so long without one but since we live on a city street, and there is just a short sidewalk and driveway, we got by. Boy, did he need it Wednesday. He went out several times as the snow kept coming down. Coming home from Ft. Meyers Beach on Tuesday, his was the last flight out until Thursday, so he just made it. The storm started just a few hours after he landed in Chicago.
Everything was closed down, shut down, The Husband closed his office. It felt like one long weekend with him home. We took a ride to get salt at a gas station a few blocks away and everything was deserted looking, just walls of snow on each side of the street. I didn't take any pictures because I thought maybe we had all seen enough snow pictures for one day.
Someone had a birthday Thursday. I still get excited on my birthday, I want the cake and balloons and everything. I woke up late Wednesday night to find Abby in the kitchen and she just dropped what she was doing and stared at me. Half awake, I didn't realize she was baking me a surprise. "We didn't have any cake mixes, so I'm making you birthday cookies." Oh, my heart nearly broke in half. Then she said, "And I'm doing a very neat job." I think she was referring to what a perfectionist I can be when I bake and cook. My little heart broke again.
So these are my birthday cookies and I even had one or two and blew off my diet. They were yummy. When son Jeff gets home from a trip to L.A., we will all go out to dinner to celebrate.
The Husband was able to sneak my gift into the house last night, these beautiful Coach boots. My little heart broke again. He knows me so well. They are suede so I have to wait for the crappy weather to get over to wear them. I really am a lucky girl. And if birthdays can always be like this, I don't mind getting older.

See you next week! :-)


Pamela said...

Happy Birthday Jane!!!!
Those cookies look wonderful!
I love love your "Coach" lucky girl!

Wishing you all the very best and many blessings for your birthday!
Pamela xo

Diane Mars said...

Happy Birthday~ Love the boots.
Hugs, Diane

Kerry said...

Happy birthday to you :) Love the cookies, boots, lovely sentiments...and I would have minded seeing the snow :)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

You did good! I love the boots and the yummy, pretty cookies!
Happy Birthday, Jane!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Happy Birthday! The cookies are adorable. Our kids (for me grandkids too) can do things that just melt our hearts. Love, love, love those boots too. You said Coach? I am going to have to check them out. Always looking for cute boots that don't have sky high heels.
Sending you warm hugs (I know you need WARM!), Sue

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday Jane!! Love your boots and oh those cookies looks so yummy! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! hugs, Linda

Sherri said...

Happy Birthday Jane!!! The cookies look delish and I Luurve your new boots.

Tina said...

Happy Birthday sweet Jane!! I LOVE your birthday cookies, what a darling girl you have!! Stay warm ~ Tina xx

Susan Freeman said...

Happy Birthday Dear Jane!!! Wow ~ what beautiful cookies and beautiful boots too. I am wishing you a wonderful year ahead full of family, friends, happy moments and good health. I am so happy to know you birthday girl!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley

myletterstoemily said...

what a thoughtful, generous family you
have raised! i don't know what i like
better, the cookies or the boots!

we had the thunder snow here, too. kind
of unnerving.

happy birthday!

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Jane, Happy Birthday sweetie!... I'm so happy your hubby was able to get home in the storm to be with you, and how precious that your daughter baked you birthday cookies... they look delish!... your new Coach boots are divine! Lucky lady!... hope your birthday was a happy one in spite of the bad weather... it sounds like it was!...xoxo Julie Marie

bj said...


Marigene said...

Happy Birthday, Jane! The cookies look so yummy...I want a blue iced one!

Theresa said...

Sweet Birthday cookies from Abby AND wonderful gift from the Hubby! Precious family wishing you a Happy Birthday!

Enjoy your weekend! Hopefully the snow will leave and things will clear out! HUGS!

Heaven's Walk said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, SWEET JANE!!! ♥ What a wunnnnnderful birthday you must'ave had!!! Those cookies look absolutely positively scrumptious. I would have had more than two for sure because they're my favorite kind! lol! And those boots!!!! Those boots!!!! LUV THEM!!!!

We had thundersnow here in Michigan, too, during the night. It was weirdly eerie, wasn't it??

Hope you have a great weekend, friend!

xoxo laurie

Shirley said...

Happy Birthday Jane, Your daughter did a good job on making your birthday cookies. They look so yummy and you can have hot chocolate, hot tea, or coffee to go with them. Your husband was lucky to get his flight and get home. I know some people that were stranded at an airport for way to long in their opinion. Haven't we had horrible weather this last month and starting of this. You made our news with the thunder. It is very unusual. I like your birthday boots. Stay warm and have a good weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

Nancy said...

Finally - I can leave a comment - I've been having trouble (on my end)! Well I'm so glad your man got home before the blizzard. The pictures were amazing and that "snow thunder" weather guy was so funny. We had 50 mile per hour winds when the storm blew through our area and it's been below freezing for 3 days. Crazy weather for everyone. Well happy belated birthday, Jane. Your surprise cookies are wonderful. What a sweet family you have. xoxo Nancy

Debbiedoos said...

Those boots are rockin Jane! And how sweet your daughter was..those cookie cakes look delish! Happy Birthday.X0

Melanie said...

Hello - and happy birthday, Jane! I am new to your blog, so it's nice to meet you. I love your Coach boots - what a great present! We don't live too far from each other...I'm in the far northwest 'burbs. I hope you visit my blog soon, too!

~Melanie from Comfy House

xinex said...

Happy birthday, Janie! The cookies look so pretty and delish and I love your Coach boots. I have something similar. Would you believe it is snowing here tonight? I am not sure if it will accumulate to anything but the vehicles are covered. Al comes home from Fort Myers and I am flying there tomorrow, just me, John stays here to work.....Christine

Jane said...

Happy Birthday Jane! What a thoughtful family!! The cookies looked delicious and and boots are gorgeous!
Glad you survived that blizzard.

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!
Why is it?
Why is it that the entire way through that lovely post about THE BLIZZARD...I was spell~bound by those COOKIES!
Those are the YUMMMMMIEST cookies!
I know they were made with so much LOVE!
And good for you!
I would have to come and get you if you said you didn't indulge in those COOKIES!
LOVE all the cute sprinkles!
Happy Birthday!

Mary said...

Dear Jane, belated birthday greetings dear - just know with pretty cookies, and gorgeous new suede boots, (love 'em), your day was very special. Many happy returns - and hope this is a wonderful year all round.

Stay warm - see you were at Ikea and purchased that luscious throw which will be useful these very cold days. Spring will come before you know it!
Hugs - Mary

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Jane,
Love your boots. Wasn't that so sweet that your daughter made you those gorgeous Birthday cookies? Even snowstorms can't interfere with love.

If I could write a song especially for your special day I would write only the lyrics that embrace your best memories!


Sue said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like such a great day. Don't we just love it when the kids do something nice for us. Looks like your husband did great the boots!


Happy Birthday Jane, I hope you enjoyed your special day! How sweet to have "Birthday Cookies" baked just for you and those boots are just so fabulous, I'm jealous!
Wishing you a blessed year of more magicial days!

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday Jane!

I'm sorry you've been sick. Hope you are top notch again very soon.

Terra said...

Dear Jane, happy birthday. I can see you are being treated as a princess, with pretty cookies and boots and a meal in future.

Coloradolady said...

Oh Jane! Happy Birthday. What a sweet surprise with the cookies and the boots. Those cookies are pretty and what a heartfelt surprise. I hope you have a great weekend!!

Linda said...

Happy HAPPY Birthday!!! I am loving your life!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jane!
Those cookies look so good, I am hungry just looking at them!
And those boots, OMG, Al did good!
Love them!
Do we wear the same size? lol. Just kidding!
Hugs dear friend,

Monica said...

Happy Birthday, dear Jane! And what a beautiful surprise... birthday cookies and family love! Those are the best things, as for me!
Monica xo.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Happy Birthday Jane! love your boots! What a sweet guy you have:) And the cookies are too pretty!


Happy Birthday, Jane. Glad your husband was home and your daughter was creative. It would have been sad to not be together. How fun to celebrate when you son gets home.

Today, we will finish unburying our daughters car.(She and I enjoyed the storm together at her place.) My husband gets home tonight, but our landlord says there is no place to park and our garage is in the middle of a huge and buried in snow alley. Should be an interesting night. :+)


Paula@SweetPea said...

Birthday cookies and Coach boots? You lucky girl! Happy Birthday to you!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy Birthday, Jane! : ) So glad to hear your hubby made it home safe and sound. What a love your daughter is to make you cookies! They look delicious ~ love the sprinkles and sugar toppings. If I were you I'd just walk around the house in those boots! This would be a good time to get some outfits together that go with them so you'll be all set when the big defrosting occurs!

Amy Chalmers said...

Happy Birthday Janie! I am a Feb baby too! I adore the new boots, what a great hubs you have there for yourself. And a lovely little daughter to bake such sweet pretty treats. I dropped a hint to hubs for my gift...lets see if my wish comes true!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday!!! and I love those snow cookies... they're perfect for this time of year :-)

Boots = love. Period.


Hey Jane ~ Have you been online this morning. YOU WON a cool giveaway from Sharon in France. How is that for a birthday week surprise. How fun.


susan said...

Dear sweet Jane--Happy birthday! Your daughter and husband are so sweet...good taste on both counts :) Glad you survived the storm. I have heard of thunder snow but I bet it is eerie! Just wear those gorgeous boots around in the house :) That way they will be all broken in when the nasty weather goes away!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Happy birthday, Jane! Your boots are gorgeous! And those cookies look so yummy! I'm glad you survived the blizzard! Enjoyy our celebration!...hugs...Debbie

Shellbelle said...

Happy Birthday Jane! This was such a happy post and I'd much rather look at cookies than snow ann time. Yummy, now I want that chocolate muffin my daughter brought me home last night, lol.

Your hubby just came home from Ft. Meyers and another blogger friend is on her way there. We should have had a blogger convention there this week, so ya'll could avoid those blizzards and get in some beach time.

I heard that term "snowthunder" on the news and wondered about it, then I saw a clip with the guy from the Weather Channel and it occurred while he was being filmed. He got so excited, it was funny. I think I watched it half a dozen times. His reaction was great!

Glad your warm and fuzzy over such a great birthday, ain't life grand? Love those boots!


Maggie said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Janie,
Happy Birthday to you!
Cookies from your lovely girl and & Coach boots from a loving DH, how delightful.

Kathleen said...

Happy Birthday, Jane! I hope you have a grand celebration, and that all this bad weather leaves soon!
What a sweet daughter making you cookies, and I get it about the mess!
When you have gkids you will get over that! :)
Have a wonderful weekend, stay well!

Pondside said...

Happy Birthday to you Dear Janie! It's wonderful that the magic of being the Birthday Girl stays with you (it does with me too). The cookies, the boots - what sweet husband and daughter you have!

KarenB said...

Happy Birthday Jane! I hope you had a wonderful day!

La said...

Happy Birthday, Jane! Your cookies look divine and Abby did a wonderful job. Tell her next year she can feel free to send me some of her cookies.

I'm glad your hubby was able to make it home before the blizzard hit. I wondered about that.

Great boots! Enjoy them in good health. Have a wonderful weekend, Jane! La

My Grama's Soul said...

Happy birthday dear lady.....hey did you know you have a win over at My French Country Home....a nice little birthday gift from France.

Have a wonderful day.

Jody Blue said...

Happy Birthday!! Looks like you had a very blessed day! Birthday cookies, such a sweet idea!

Anonymous said...

Happy late birthday, Jane! Oh, how sweet those cookies look! I like the idea of birthday cookies! Your new boots are so pretty! I don't have any boots! I'm so mistreated! :)
Thanks for popping over and you can snap for me at anytime!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kat said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jane!! I love those boots, they are adorable. Your daughter was so sweet to make those cookies. And they look delicious, I hope you had more than a couple - it's your birthday after all :) I have a dear friend who has lived in Chicago for the past 30 years. He said this storm was like nothing he'd ever seen. The "thundersnow" really threw him for a loop. Hope you are staying snug and warm. Kat

Tracy said...

Happy belated Birthday! The cookies are so pretty. We have had more than enough snow here too, but we have a few above-freezing days forecast so I'm hoping it all melts. Have a nice weekend!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such cute boots and happy birthday.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Happy Birthday!

We had some lightening here with the blizzard too...very strange!

Those boots are adorable! What a sweet hubby.

Yummy looking cookies too...definitely look like they'd be worth blowing off a diet for...I know I would! ;-)


NanaDiana said...

I am just getting to the computer. Happy, Happy Birthday Jane! I love your birthday cookies AND your Coach boots. Now RUN, don't walk, to any store that sells shoes and buy the water repellent spray. I spray every single suede and leather item I know with it. When you put the first spray on your heart will sink beause you will think you have ruined your boots. SOAK them with it...with 2 or 3 coats as they dry. You CANNOT tell it is on there and your boots, purses, etc. will be impervious to any weather conditions. I have shoes that WEAR OUT before they LOOK I even spray the insides of my shoes cuz it keeps the bottoms clean looking.

You are a blessed woman..but I think you know that! Hugs-Diana

Karen Valentine said...

Yes, yes! Happy Birthday! Wow, those boots are really yummy!!! I'm just ignoring the cookie!! LOL! Thanks for your sweet comment and have a wonderful weekend!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday!! Those cookies look delish ~ think I will have to bake something today ~ I feel the need. Glad you survived the snow ~ we had one on Wed and another one predicted for tonight into tomorrow. I know I am in the great white north but come on already!! Hope you are snuggly and warm this week-end and that you will be able to wear those gorgeous boots soon. xo

Unknown said...

What a wonderful birthday gift from Mr. Handsome, Jane. Hope your day was filled with joys & blessings.

Cookies look fabulously deelish!

Have a beautiful PS weekend ~

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Belated Happy Birthday!!!

Lovely things from and done by your loving family.

Poor Husband! After sunny FL, he lands, and has to start snow clearing. -chuckle-

Hugs and ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to You!
I love your birthday cookies, they look beautiful, I love cookies over cake anyday:-)) Great boots, it sounds like a wonderful day despite the storm, snow and thunder WOW I never knew that could even happen!!
Stay Warm (the boots will help:-)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Jane! I think your birthday cookies are gorgeous...too pretty to eat almost! I would rather have cookies over cake myself. Nice boots too! It does make it easier to get older when you have so many that show their love to you in different ways! Enjoy your day!~Hugs, Patti

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Happy Birthday!!! The cookies look delicious and what a sweet thing for her to do. Your boots are heavenly. My birthday was just about two weeks ago. I'm older but I still like birthdays!
I hope you are celebrating all weekend. Happy Birthday!

Gypsy Heart said...

The cookies are beautiful ~ she did a wonderful job with them! I'd love to have 1 or 2 or 3 right now. Tell her how much we all admire them!

LOVE the boots too! You will enjoy them so much I know. We've had so much ice, a little snow and then yesterday...a lot of snow...for us. :-) I could not live in an area where there is so much snow & cold ~ I know that for sure now.

I hope you celebrated BIG!

Elaine said...

Well Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you had a fine time despite the weather.

Those boots are fabulous! I love suede. And your daughter is so sweet to bake you something.

I hope that storm was the worst of it.
I don't mind the snow but the flash freeze was mighty frightening.

Enjoy your boots!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful

Linda said...

What a sweet daughter and hubby! Happy Happy Birthday!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Jane! Love your new boots and those cookies look so yummy! ~Deb~

Ann said...

Happy Birthday!!!
You are lucky to have your family...
That pair of boots is so gorgeous:)

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday, Jane! I love your new boots! I love when my family does something sweet for me. Moments like those are what life is all about.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane, your cookies look wonderful. I love the boots! Happy B'day!

During the great storm of 1982...I call it that because it has been in the news again, for comparison, lately, we had thunder snow. Lots of thunder snow. That was one of only 2 times I missed work due to weather. I always managed to get there, even when it took 2 hours to drive 18 miles, because of floods.:-) The idea of thunder snow is it is like a regular thunderstorm, with lots of moisture, thus producing more snow. As far as I understand that is. I didn't read your comments, so someone may have mentioned why it's called thunder snow, already.

Privet and Holly said...

What a lovely
family you have.
Looks like you
have had a cozy
week at home
and to me, that
in itself is
a great gift.
Big hugs to you!
xx Suzanne

Carmen said...

Happy Birthday Jane! Tell Abby she did a wonderful job on the cookies. I'll bet they were super yummm! Love the boots, btw! Also, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

Olive said...

♫♪♫Happy Birthday Jane♫♪♫ those cookies are so sweet and the boots oh my!

shabbyfufu said...

Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuu (singing!) Jane!! Love the boots, hope that they keep you warm! xoxo, Janet

Dreaming of Vintage said...

OMG! Happy Belated Birthday Jane! Those cookies look delish! There was some creepy times during the snowpocalypse. That wind blowing out there can sure make you feel like your the only person alive. A wire along Weber Rd. fell so it was constantly flashing like lightening and the zapping was really loud. C-R-E-E-P-Y!

Anonymous said...

Love the look of those cookies. I could almost smell them. Happy Birthday.

Sue said...

Oh Janie Girl- Happy Happy belated Birthday!!! It looks as if you had a wonderful celebration with your loved ones. Glad you survived that horrible mess of a storm. Hasn't this winter been just the worst? I am so looking forward to spring, nicer weather, and some sun. :-)
hugs, Sue

Stacey said...

Happy belated birthday Jane! You're certainly blessed with a family that loves you lots!;-). Love, love the Coach boots! XX

SmilingSally said...

I'm glad to hear that that nasty storm has passed, and you had a new snow blower to use.

Those cookies looked so good. Love those boots!

♪ Happy Birthday to you. ♫

♪ Happy Birthday to you. ♩

♬ Happy Birthday, dear Jane. ♪

♪ Happy Birthday to you. ♬

Melissa said...

happy happy happy birthday .....
those boots were made for walking....gorgeous!

enjoy it all.....

melissa x

Suzann said...

Happy Birthday!!
How special of your daughter to have made you those cookies.
Those boots!? Beautiful!!
The snow? My goodness we got quite a bit and more yesterday, didn't we!?

Heartfelt living said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Friend!
I also wanted to let you that I had put my blog on private because I have had been invaded by spam. There were a lot of not so nice comments and my traffic feed is filled with some really bad sites. I don't know how this has happened but I'm going to work on it and I hope be back in a few days.
Thanks for understanding.

April said...

So happy to know that y'all survived being snowed in! I've been thinking about you! Happy Happy Birthday...even if I am a few days late! Wow...those cookies look DE-LISH...and so do your snazzy boots! :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Birthday Jane.. just a tad late, but sent with much love.. your cookies look so yummy..Boots YEA!!! Hope you're starting to melt a bit your way. We have more in the forecast..grrrrr. hugs ~lynne~

Connie said...

Wishing you a happy birthday from Tulsa, OK! I just found your blog & your story just made me smile - those cookies are beautiful & made with the most loving of hands. I, too, am a February baby - the 5th. I turned 64 this year & still love the fanfare. Both of my kids, Tony - a Capt. with the Tulsa Fire Dept. & Loren - a blogger (The Magoos News) & a stay at home Mom of 2, made my birthday very special in spite of the major blizzard we experienced. I look forward to coming back & visiting you again! Connie

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I don't know how I missed this post Jane. But Happy Belated Birthday! Your recollection was quite touching. I felt a stab in my heart every time you mentioned your heart breaking. You are blessed. I am blessed. What would we do without our loving families?
p.s. My 5 year old came over to the computer and saw your cookies and became really excited! Guess I'll be pulling out the sprinkles for Valentines!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

love the cookies and the boots, j.

h-ppy v-d-y to you. it's code, but you know it. ;-p



The Quintessential Magpie said...

oh, the best thing... h=ppy b-d-y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i'm trying to figure out how to type without the 'hey' key when i left out the best thing. hope your b-d-y's the best ever. wish i could've been there to celebr-te with you.

love you...



The Charm of Home said...

Happy Birthday Jane! What sweet people do bake for you and get you beautiful boots. Some days are diamonds. Your cookie close-ups are wonderful!

Designs on 47th Street said...

It was fun reading your snow story. My daughter is a flight attendant and was due in to Chicago that night. She was diverted to Nashville where she spent the next 36 hrs.(I believe). Anyway, I was relieved when she told me she made it safely home. We were talking about the crazy parking and CHAIRS saving spots! Too funny! Hey Jane! We share a birthday month! Mine is next week. Wishing YOU a very lovely birthday!
No one has had any clues on my sand filled kitty yet!


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Jane, HAPPY (LATE) BIRTHDAY!!! I have been busy and gotten behind with my blog friends!! What a sweet family to make your day so special even in an epic blizzard!!

LOVE those boots!

I have actually seen thundersnow before! It is not the wierdest thing? We actually had a BLIZZRD in '92 way down here in Alabama. We were without power for 9 DAYS! I truly thought I might lose my mind! lol

Stay Warm!

Lou Cinda ;)

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Belated Happy Birthday Jane! What beautiful cookies, and how precious that she was trying to make them without messing up the kitchen. Love the new boots. You are going to be styling in those! I think your family loves you - lots! laurie

Donna said...

Happy Birthday Jane!!! The cookies are beautiful and the boots to die for!! What a weekend! I wish all the snow would go too...seems like an endless winter! I think I'd rather be in ....Fort Myers Beach!!!

Unknown said...

Oh so sweet ! Happy BD ! I love the boots so much ! Great with a romantic dress ! You do have good taste and i gained 5 pounds looking at the cookies....Oh yummy ! And so pretty !
i can't wait for bad.
I hope this is the last snow storm. We had a blizzard today...Oh crappy weather. LOL
Love ya !

koralee said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you....I am glad you were able to stay cozy during that storm...your baking looks amazing. xoxoo Hugs

Denise said...

Happy Birthday Jane, oh my! those boots are gorgeous, you lucky girl you :)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Many happy returns, birthday girl!! Those cookies looks delicious!! That's SO sweet! They certainly do look very neat indeed!


Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a special one! Your hubby is such a sweetie! Love those boots! Jealous :) I'd wish warmer weather your way but we are covered in snow, too. Ugh!

Blessings for a happy and healthy year!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Happy Birthday Jane! Isn't that cake mixe so you get birthday cookies - LOVE it!! We celebrated my youngest's half birthday on the 1st....always do - and he's the only 1/2 bday we celebrate - he was very pleased that he got two days off from school too! Love your boots...yes, do wait until all of the muck is gone before wearing them :) hate to see those beauties messe up!

Have a lovely week Jane!

Daydream Living said...

Hi Jane,
Happy belated birthday! Thank you so much for your well wishes, it means a lot of people think of you while being sick. You know, you came into my head while I was laying in bed last week, thinking of how our lifes look the same, thanks for being my blogfriend, big hugs, from me to you!
Maureen x

Maryrose said...

Hi Jane....happy, happy birthday. What a thoughtful family you have. Love the new boots and those cookies just added inches to my thighs from here. They look delicious.
Enjoy your dinner out when your son gets home.

Sonny G said...

So sorry I missed your birthday Jane..
you arent getting older sweetie-- just wiser- lovlier and kinder..


Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Yum - cookies! They look fabulous! But the boots - woohoo! Love 'em! Have a great birthday! Linda

Signing Out said...

Happy Birthday, Jane! What a sweet daughter you have, baking you cookies. She did a beautiful job,too; they look yummy. And, those boots are gorgeous!

Glad you survived the blizzard. We've had a lot of snow here in MA. Getting a little tired of it. Can't wait to go on vacation in March!


Knitty said...

Belated birthday greetings! The cookies look delicious and those boots are divine!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Jane
Happy birthday to you :)
Blessings for many more dear girl!

June said...

Hey sweet Jane,
I want to wish you a happy birthday, even though I'm late. Your daughter cookies are so pretty! And those awesome.

You guys have really been hit hard with snow this year. I don't know if your husband is this way...but my husband loves to play with his snowblower. He also has a snowplow on the front of his truck, so when it snows he goes up and down the road plowing our neighbors out too.

big hugs to you...

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

♥ your birthday gift and your "snowy" cookies! Happy Happy Day!

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Birthday Jane! How precious that your daughter made you surprise birthday cookies, the thought and planning of something like that is the real gift. Your boots are gorgeous:>) It sounds like you had a good day, aside from the snow. I am so ready for spring are you?

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Jane! Your cookies are sweet in more ways than one.

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Happy belated birthday...those look like my kind of cookies...frosting and sprinkles. How sweet of your daughter. Yay hubby on the boots too :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jane...sorry that I missed it. Love your new boots:)


Bill said...

Hi Jane,

Sorry I'm late stopping by, but I wanted to wish you a belated happy birthday. Your day sounds magical -- wrapped in the arms of your loving family on a cold snowy day! The cookies are beautiful, and those boots are going to look great on you -- hope you get to wear them soon!

Have a happy Valentine's Day!

Bill said...

Happy Birthday Jane!!!Don't you have the best family ever:) We have gotten more snow this year than I can ever remember. I'm not sure when we are going to feel like it is Spring.I think the snow is going to be around for a long time. Hope your birthday was fabulous:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

LOVe the boots. ANd the cookies look wonderful!!!

Deanna said...

Happy belated birthday Jane! Those cookies are the prettiest cookies ever! I can't wait to see you in your birthday boots!

Deanna :D

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

How did I miss this post?!?! Ack. Happy VERY belated birthday! Love your boots. :-) Laura xo