Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Birthday Friday 13

Hello to all my dear friends, well guess what this year my birthday fell on a Friday, not only a Friday but the 13th. No, it hasn't been bad luck for me, always good luck with this number. In fact met my husband on a Friday the 13th and we took out our marriage license on Friday 13. Everything good for me is always on the 13th.
Today our daughter wanted us to celebrate my birthday with a little trip up the coast a bit to the beautiful city of Ventura. Here are a few of the pictures I took.

We went shopping, what fun we had.

Had to take a pic of this darling display in one of the shops. Just an old bird cage with glass shelves and birdie items inside, isn't it just so cute?

Closer look.

We enjoyed lunch at this darling 50's restaurant.

The Mission.

Wow, this is where the priest heard confessions, you can see the little doors on both sides of this confessional booth.

Did you know that this is the only Mission that had wooden bells?

Hand carved many, many years ago.

Had to take a pic of this lonely little seagull at the beach.

So sad, no lifeguards on duty, due to all the cuts in CA.

Taken from the car, so long Ventura see you again soon...

We had a delightful day, weather was perfect with blue skies and we did buy some pretty things. They have a sweet Angel Shop the name is Things from Heaven and I bought a couple of endearing Angels.


  1. Dearest Lu,
    Happy birthday, my friend♡♡♡
    Oh, you had a wonderful day with your daughter and thank you very much for sharing the pictures and information. It was really interesting for me, like confessional booth.
    It is funny to read that Friday 13 is not a unfortunate day for you, even you have met your husband on that day. I was born 9/19 and 9 is a bad luck number in Japan connected with Japanese, which means "have hard times". Well, 9 is sort of a good luck number for me, haha.
    Blessing to you, xoxo Miyako*

  2. Happy late Birthday to know its breakfast time here as I write...its 5:12am we're a hole day apart.

  3. Happy birthday Lu, the 13th is indeed a good luck day!!!!!

    your birthday trip looks delightful...wooden interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day!

  4. Happy birthday to you, I loved the photo's
    Have a lovely day.


  5. Happy Birthday! That sounds like a wonderful trip...that mission church sure is old (I looked at their website too). 13 seems to be a good number for you. Our Lady of Fatima appeared on the 13th of each month from May through October. So there goes! love,andrea

  6. Hello Lu, What a wondeful trip you made, I have never been but now I want to go. The old bird cage was fabulous and I could think of many places to put that beauty, thanks for sharing.

    I am now a follower, Maureen

  7. Wishing you a very happy birthday Lu. You certainly had a lovely day by the coast. Look at that lovely blue sky. I love the sound of that 50's restaurant! Would love to go there. That little bird cage was so cute. Interesting too, to hear the story about the Mission and its wooden bells. My birthday also falls on the 13th (April), and quite often it fell on a Friday, but I don't mind. It's a lucky day for me!

  8. DEAR LU,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Happy, happy birthday!! Sending you belated birthday greetings and sending best thoughgts for joy and love and many blessings!

  10. A belated Happy Birthday Wish to you!!!

    It's lovely that you have no worries about Fri. the 13th. Such things are silly, but I worry about those people who are *spooked* on a day like Fri. the 13th. Never know what silly thing they might do. -gigggggggggles-

    P.S. And no, I don't know what my quote is about, either! LOL

    "Smooth ice
    is paradise
    for those who dance with expertise."
    ~Friedrich Nietzsche

  11. I hope that you had a Happy Birthday, Lu!!! I love Ventura and the mission is beautiful....It's been quite a long time since I've been to it. It looks like you had a perfect day and I LOVE that birdcage!!!

  12. Happy Birthday, Lu! I can tell you had a wonderful day! Thanks for taking me along on your little day trip! I do believe the 13th is your very special number. :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Happy Birthday, precious friend, Lu....May this be a wonderful year for you, filled to the brim with Joy and Happiness....

    (and I enjoyed those pics)

    Hugs and Warm Wishes,

  14. Happy Late Birthday Lu!! Love that Cross!!!

  15. Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had a wonderful day!

  16. Lu,
    I've been trying to get through, but not able to comment. I've heard other people are having problems with the same thing trying to leave comments on blogs. First of all, Happy Birthday to you! That bird house is so unique. It looks like a little doll house for birds. I love the 50's restaurant. You know, one of my favorite things to do is sit in a 50's diner with one of my loved ones and eat a good meal. Wow, that priest's confessional is something else - it's beautiful. Have a lovely week Lu.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  17. Hi Lu and Happy Belated Birthday. I have not been able to comment on some blogs over the weekend. Today seems to be better. No comment section will show.
    Anyway, sounds and looks like you had an amazing time for your special day. What a wonderful trip and your pics are beautiful.

    The angel shop must have been very special. Love the name.
    Best wishes for a wonderful year and many birthday blessings.
    Big hugs for you!!
    XO Celestina Marie

  18. Those are some lovely photo's you took Lu!
    Thank you for sharing with us.

    You had gorgeous weather indeed.

    I am having my eyes on a Brass crown (that I would love to have for display in my booth) and an old birdcage.
    But with not having enough hours in the paycheck I have to be patient.

    I am going to check out your Etsy now!

    Till soon.

    P.s. I just became a new follower (again) here at your lovely blog.
    Thank you for having me.


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Hugs and smiles...Lu

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