A rose for me in Portland grows…

I had a stellar significant birthday.

Part of it involved a surprise visit from some Royal Rosarians (including the Prime Minister!), the ambassadors of the city of Portland and the mythical Realm of Rosaria. (Portland is the City of Roses.)

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There were ceremonial speeches.

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A rose was planted in my honor.

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I got to shovel dirt.

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Thanks to DH for arranging this very sweet surprise! And thanks to friend Susan for sharing her pictures.

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Obligatory knit content: I was wearing my ruffle tank.

In other news, the Teen has been brewing his own ginger beer at home, resulting in his own 15 minutes of fame. Sweet!

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17 responses to “A rose for me in Portland grows…

  1. Woo Hoo!

    Happy Birthday!

    xoxo

  2. I LOVE this! What else happened that was fabulous for your birthday? I was so sad to miss it, I had just gotten out of the car. A 6+ hour car ride. I was there in spirit!

  3. Happy birthday! You look fabulous and very happy in your ruffle tank.

  4. Happy birthday!!!

    I noticed the ruffled sweater right away. It looks lovely on you.

    Congrats on the beautiful rose and being SUNG into your significant birthday!

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  6. Happy Birthday! Spotted your ruffled top immediately. Good luck to the teen too. That ginger beer brings back memories!

  7. Wow, he is definitely a keeper! What a sweet guy for such a special momento. And YES I couldn’t miss drooling over the ruffled blue top. :D

  8. Happy Birthday, Michele! Looks like you had a blast!

  9. That’s amazing! Congrats! =) Also, the tank looks great on you!

  10. How fun! Happy Birthday!

  11. What a special birthday surprise! Happy day!

  12. Mazel tov! (And I love that you were wearing a hand-knit during the festivities!)

  13. Aw, what a cool birthday memory! September birthdays are the best. ;)

  14. Happy Belated Birthday – looks like you had an amazing one!

  15. Happy belated birthday! Mine was yesterday.
    How cool to have Rosarians greet you!

  16. Happy (belated) Birthday!! Wow! What a special way to mark the occasion!!

  17. Belated Happy Birthday to you! We were away last week and I tried to stay off the computer as much as possible (even though I brought the laptop with me). Great photos and I’m certain the recognition is well-deserved. Congratulations on your special day! Dee