Tuesday, April 5, 2016

My Birthday Weekend


My husband treated me to a two-day birthday celebration this weekend! On Friday night, we ate dinner at Olive Garden, one of my favorite restaurants. Mr. Handsome isn't a fan of pasta, so that was a sacrifice for him.

On Saturday, we toured The Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson's plantation home. That's something I have always wanted to do, but the tickets are a bit pricey ($20 per adult), so we saved that outing for a special occasion. I posted a photo to my Facebook page and will share more pictures soon.

On Saturday evening, we met a group of Mr. Handsome's parents' friends, who were driving through our area, for a last-minute dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Then on Sunday after church, my husband grilled the fish he caught last weekend. We spent the rest of the day hiking.

I wasn't expecting a present, but Mr. Handsome surprised me with a card, a bouquet of roses, one of his paintings (pictured above), and two donuts. It was by far the best birthday I have ever had. :)

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  1. What is you birthdate? Mine is April 7!��

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    1. Mine was over the weekend. :) Happy almost birthday!

      Ellie

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    2. Thank you!!!

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  2. Anonymous4/05/2016

    My birthday was April 4! I turned 18! I love your blog,Ellie! -Emily

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    1. Thank you, Emily! Happy belated birthday!

      Ellie

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  3. Alicia4/05/2016

    Mr. Handsome doesn't like pasta?! That's possible?? Haha all kidding aside, happy birthday Ellie! I too celebrated my birthday this past weekend, though my actual birthday is March 31st. :)

    The Hermitage looks like such a neat site, I'll have to add that to my to-travel list!

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    1. Haha, I know right?! I thought everyone loved pasta!

      Happy belated birthday. :)

      Ellie

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  4. I love the birthday card he made for you! Your husband is so talented. I still say he could sell/give his paintings and now cards for profit, donations, etc. I certainly would buy an assortment of gift cards from him.�� (And happy belated birthday��)

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    1. Thanks, Maggie! The card was actually store bought, but selling homemade cards would be a great business venture. :)

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous4/06/2016

      I bet you love the card and will save it. After awhile you will have a bunch of cards and stuff. I can see taking a photo and saving the photo. If you do what I did you will have your heart set on plastic bins full of cards you got.
      You will never have the heart to throw them out and they will sit in a cupboard or closet, just sit there and seldom be opened. I do that, and I think I have made a mistake doing that all my life. But it is still like that. What will you do?

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  5. Anonymous4/05/2016

    Happy birthday and many more! What fun and thoughtful weekend!

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    1. Thank you! It was a great weekend. :)

      Ellie

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  6. Shela G4/05/2016

    Happy Birthday!! Seems like you had a wonderful time celebrating your birthday!! Getting to do things that are special to you can make the occasion even better. Mr Handsome did a very good job making your birthday a special one. Praying many blessings for this coming year.

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    1. Thanks, Shela!

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous4/05/2016

    Happy belated birthday! :-)
    My dads is tomorrow!

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    1. Thank you! Hope your dad is having a relaxing birthday. :)

      Ellie

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  8. Anonymous4/05/2016

    Is that the blue bird of happiness? It is cheering and heart warming to read episodes from your loving life. Thanks!

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    1. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoy my blog! What's the blue bird of happiness?

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous4/06/2016

      Read the Wikipedia page for that phrase. Maybe Mr H. did intend it as a symbol of the happiness and cheer you give him, ask him if he meant that.

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  9. Sarah Liston4/06/2016

    Happy Birthday Ellie!! May God bless you in the days to come!

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  10. Happy Birthday Ellie,
    This is not regarding your site, but the Duggar's site. in the past few weeks, I seem to be having trouble getting on to their site. It begins to load and then stops and a message pops up saying that a long running script is going and then the site sometimes crashes. If I leave the site open for awhile, it will eventually load, but by then I have usually moved on to another task. Is this something new with the site or is something wrong?
    Thanks
    Sharon

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    1. Anonymous4/06/2016

      I've had that same problem too. However, I can't even get it to load for me.

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  11. Stacey4/06/2016

    Happy Birthday Ellie.God Bless.

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    1. Thank you, Stacey! God bless you, too!

      Ellie

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  12. Anonymous4/06/2016

    Happy birthday Ellie!!!! Jera

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  13. Anonymous4/06/2016

    Happy Happy birthday Ellie!!
    Mr Handsome is very thoughtful!
    I love his painting.

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    1. Thank you! I love it too. :)

      Ellie

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  14. Gregga4/07/2016

    Happy birthday! Ellie, have you considered getting a PO Box? Your readers would love to be able to connect with you that way! We could send recipes or post ideas, or just fun mail. :)

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    1. Hi Gregga,

      Thanks for the idea. I'll have to look at prices. Feel free to email me at NashvilleWife@gmail.com. :)

      Ellie

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  15. Anonymous4/07/2016

    Happy Belated Birthday Ellie! I'm glad you had a nice one.

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  16. Anonymous4/07/2016

    Happy Birthday Ellie, my birthday was yesterday-April 6

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    1. Happy belated birthday! April seems to be a popular month for birthdays!

      Ellie

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  17. Happy Belated birthday!

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  18. Anonymous4/07/2016

    Happy late birthday Ellie! May we know more about the book you are outlining regarding your grandma's WWII stories.

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    1. Thank you! I have had to take a break from working on the book, as my wrists are healing from tendonitis. I hope to get back at soon, and then I'll share more about it. :)

      Ellie

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