By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter
With the flip of a calendar page, I sailed into 50 on Sept. 3!
Coffee on the porch with my handsome husband and fur family helped ease into the morning. This was followed by an invigorating call from my sister, Janet, and a power workout setting the day on just the right course.
Early afternoon, my good friend, Claire, treated me to a spa day at Tanglewood Resorts.
Afterward, we took an elevator ride up to the top of Tanglewood Tower.
Here is the Tanglewood Tower.
And me, on top of the world–or at least, on top of Lake Texoma.
Upon returning home, my husband, Rob, asked me to close my eyes and led me to my office, where he presented:
Brand-new solid oak writing desk! I LOVE it.
The Merlot and fresh flowers as well as the pottery and wicker basket add brilliant value to his thoughtful gift!
Our friends, Kirk and Tara, were kind enough to pay us a visit and hang out on the treetop lounge. Here are Kirk and Tara – picture from a few weeks ago.
We were equally honored they brought along their most valuable pint-sized package,
Ella Mae. This is Rob holding their NEW arrival; she is only 2 weeks old. We feel so blessed that they all 3 came to visit!
In addition to all this, Rob prepared an amazing steak, baked potato and crusty bread dinner, accompanied by delicious beverages and followed by rich chocolate cake!
Bella, our adopted kitty, hung out with us every chance she could get.
Here she is toward the end of the big day, crashed. I felt as relaxed as she looks after such a luxuriously divine day.
Finally, I received many well wishes from my social media friends, many with whom my relationship extends into in-real-life conversations and face-to-face visits. Thank you to everyone who helped me feel special on this once-in-a-lifetime day!