Tuesday, September 24, 2013

~A Romantic Birthday~

My birthday was yesterday, Sunday, September 23.
We just go back from a Surprise trip visiting our kids, Carly and Scott in Santa Cruz.
We had such a good time shopping in Carmel,
 riding bikes on the beach and of course, eating at the most wonderful restaurants.
We stopped at Specialty Produce on the way home from the airport
 and I picked out some beautiful cheddar and purple cauliflower and avocados for a salad.
Stan made chicken piccata and artichokes too. 
Some champangne to toast!
It was a wonderful Romantic weekend.
Here are some of the photos from our trip!
This is the Bed & Breakfast we stayed at in Santa Cruz.

The gardens were beautiful.

Loved the names of the rooms.

Redwood trees everywhere!

This was our room.
They had a stained glass door to the bathroom, very pretty!
We overlooked the water wheel from our deck.

I haven't riden a bike in 25 years.
It was so much fun.
Stan is going to buy one for me for my birthday!
It was a wonderful trip and loved seeing the kids too!
I'll be sharing more photos this week.
Also, some of my close friends gave me a wonderful birthday party last friday.
Wait to you see those photos!
Birthdays are so much FUN!!


  1. That place is absolutely beautiful! Happy late birthday!

  2. Happy Belated Birthday and may all your wishes come true. What a lovely place to stay. I love Santa Cruz. Sometime my son takes me there for dinner when I up visiting him and granddaughter.
    Have a Happy Fall week and continue on with your Bday.

  3. Happy Birthday, Jody! Looks like you had a wonderful day! :)

  4. Happy birthday, Jody. It looks like a fantastic trip. Beautiful photos.

    Hugs from here

  5. Happy Birthday!! Thanks for all of the beautiful photos.

  6. What a wonderful way to spend your birthday!! So glad you got away and got to visit with your children.


  7. Happy Birthday:) All year long..Carmel has always seemed magical to me..
    And this trip? The dinner home? The bicycling..:)
    You must feel 29 on this bday!

  8. Happy Birthday, Jody! Your dinner looks fantastic, Stan is a wonderful cook! Love that inn, too. xo

  9. Happy Birthday, sweetie!!!!

    Looks like you had a WONDERFUL birthday.

    I love Santa Cruz. I ADORE Carmel.

    My youngest daughter lived in San Diego for 7 years so I was able to get to know Cali fairly well.

    Hope you have a happy healthy year. Again. Happy birthday - a bit belated but just as sincere!

  10. Happy Belated Birthday to you Jody!
    What a romantic time at the Babbling Brook Inn. Loved seeing all the photos, looks like a wonderful place, so cozy and inviting.

  11. Happy Birthday, I haven't been to Santa Cruz in years and I'm only in San Francisco.. the B&B looks simply wonderful.. can't wait to see more.. with love Janice

  12. Happy Birthday, Jody.
    What a sweet way to celebrate your birthday.

  13. Happy Birthday, Jody! What a gorgeous and peaceful place. So glad you had a nice time!


  14. Hey, it's my son's birthday the same day. Don't think he celebrated in quite the romantic way that you did though. Looks like a wonderful weekend - well deserved for someone who is as creative and works as hard as you.

  15. What a wonderful way to spend your birthday! Belated Happy birthday dear!

  16. Happy Birthday friend, what a beautiful and special trip. I love what dinner Stan made, YUM, the table is so romantic looking!!!


  17. A very happy belated birthday Jody! You certainly were treated like a princess. Such a beautiful and peaceful place. I love the chandelier in the first shot. Perfect x

  18. Happy belated birthday and oh what a trip. How romantic was that, loved your images, I could relax there any time.

  19. It sounds like a perfect birthday! The inn looks so charming...I would be happy staying there! Happy Birthday, Jody!

  20. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY To You!! I'm happy for you too :D:D:D, how lovely is that first picture, chandelier with greens over it and outside, gorgeous!

  21. Jody, It was such a pleasure hosting and creating your garden birthday party. We all had so much fun celebrating with you and trying to "honor" all your creativeness! Your surprise trip to see Scott and Carly looked absolutely perfect, must look up the Babbling Brook B & B. Your Romantic dinner at home was a perfect finale to a perfect weekend, celebrating you. Love you, Linda xx


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