September 16, 2011

One Year Older

Wednesday was my birthday. And it was delightful.

I don't think I'll ever grow out of enjoying my birthday - it doesn't have to be a huge affair, it just makes me happy to be having a birthday.

I went for a run with some friends, Ella slept in until almost eight, we had a nice waffle and cider syrup breakfast before Bart went to work. Kayla wrote this lovely post about me. Have I mentioned how much I LURVE Kayla?

Ella took two two-hour naps, we went out for lunch (free sandwiches from Firehouse and Schlotzky's), and then Landen and Adam came over to babysit while Bart and I went out to do a little shopping (shoe shopping! my favorite!) and to dinner.

Then we came home, opened some lovely gifts (if you think the dress Merrick made ELLA is cute, wait until you see the one she made me - I'll take pictures sometime this weekend), and went to bed.

And the fun isn't over yet - Ralphie's having a little birthday lunch for me today and then this weekend? There will be this:

Image from Martha Stewart

Bart is dubious, but I spit upon his dubiousness. What in the world is there to be dubious about? (Also, the best part of a birthday is I can make whatever dessert I want and not care if he's skeptical). I am deeply indebted to Natalie at Perry's Plate for posting about this cake.

22 comments:

  1. Dude. That cake looks AMAZING. Mascarpone whipped cream?? I'm dying.

    And can I just say for the millionth time that I'm SO GLAD you like your dress? Cause I am.

    Have a great time at your party today!

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  2. So I'm gonna make those banana coconut muffins this weekend, so how about you give me a slice of that cake and I'll give you a muffin. Deal?

    North Meets South

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  3. Happy belated birthday! And that dessert looks amazing! Enjoy! :)

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  4. Happy Birthday! I love my birthday too. Sounds like you had a great day and have a fun cake to look forward to.

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  5. Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a lovely day. I can't wait to see the photo of your new dress.

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  6. Sounds lovely! And Ella's dress is so adorable. Can't wait to see pictures of yours - you have such a talented sister!

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  7. Kayla's tribute was lovely. Can't wait to see the dress Merrick made. Also, please have some of the cookie cake for me, okay? Enjoy the rest of your birthday celebrations.

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  8. Best friends really are the best! You're so lucky!

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  9. so I WAS right about September! definitely one of the best months! happy birthday!

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  10. Happy birthday! Many of my favorite people are Virgos.

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  11. Ohhh my goodness, Janssen. THAT CAKE. It seems like I shouldn't be quite as excited about it as I am... Why does it look so amazing??? I must try it as soon as possible.

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  12. Happy Birthday! September is the month of birthdays- I have 6 in my family all in a row. And my that cakes looks fantastic. Chocolate chip cookies are the best...Taylor would say it's "too much", but too much be danged!

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  13. Happy birthday! I am loving the chocolate chip cookie cake.

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  14. BIRTHDAYS ARE THE BEST!!! Happy birthday! I'm glad you had a great one.

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  15. Happy Birthday! I can't wait to hear how the cake turned out.

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  16. Happy Birthday again! It all looks and sounds amazing, dress and good eats included.

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  17. That cookie cake is the epitome of awesome!

    xox

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  18. I wished you happy birthday too early, cause FACEBOOK TOLD ME TOO.

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  19. K, that cookie cake does look awesome. What's wrong with Bart? :)

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  20. Egads, those cookies look outstanding! Happy belated birthday sounds like it was a good one. :)

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