March 11, 2006

Since I'm Not There

It is my beloved niece and blogdaughter's birthday this week. Since she is NOT going to be anywhere with internet service AND I have it on good authority that her birthday party is today, I thought I'd just go ahead and put up her birthday post now.

Please note: excessive sappiness to follow. This is a young woman that I love as if she were my own, and I'm VERY sad not to be there to celebrate.

Dearest Carmen,

Happy Birthday sweetie. Whew, it's been one hell of a year, hasn't it?! But you're strong, like the women in our family are. You've done so well - and I cannot tell you how proud I am of the woman you are today.

I wish I could be there to sing happy birthday and do a little happy dance. I wish I were there to meet your BF and give him a hug for being so damned good to you (and threaten that if he EVER hurts you I'll kick his ass). I wish I were there to see you open your presents. I want to look in your eyes and tell you how much you mean to me and how very happy I am for you.

But - it's not possible. So we do what we can.

Here are the roses I know you love so much. I couldn't decide on a color so I got you a variety.


And we both know that the candle addiction runs in the family - so here's a few pretty candles for your collection.


And of course, there has to be an adult beverage or 9 involved, and since I do have the best private bar stock in Northern Illinois, I offer you a drink of your favorite.

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Now I know I know - you've got the boyfriend, but what's a party without a few good lookin' studs. So here you go darlin' - a little eye candy.


On second thought, I'll just keep that last one for myself. I don't want to spoil you toooooo much.

Happy Birthday Sweetie. I love you very very much!!!

Your Favoritest Auntie Tammi

Oh Oh Oh - Ktreva has a wonderful gift up for Carmen. Wait, maybe I should have phrased that differently. Oh hell - it's a wonderful way to start your day ladies!!!! Hmmmmm I think I need a car wash!!!!

Posted by Tammi at March 11, 2006 06:20 AM

Yummy! I agree, keep the last gift for yourself, you need some MAN CANDY!

Posted by: ktreva at March 11, 2006 07:12 AM

BTW, you should see the gift I got her ;)

Posted by: ktreva at March 11, 2006 07:27 AM

OOOOHHHHH I'm excited! Happy Birthday to me! I love you too - mom suggested making mexican manacotti (sp?) for my dinner and I told her only if you make are you at her house hiding in the closet???? I Love You and we all miss you very much. Hopefully we'll still be able to come up in May to visit.


Posted by: Carmen at March 11, 2006 08:14 AM
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