Saturday, March 28, 2009

March 29th-A Very Long Time Ago

In a few minutes it will be March 29th, and also, my birthday. No big plans, just an early dinner with family at Anchos, and breakfast in the morning with my birthday partner. Today is my friend Jae's birthday, and in years past, we would always celebrate her birthday by doing something fun together, and then also the next day, another celebration for mine. But with lots of changes in our lives lately, we have narrowed it down to one celebration for both days. In years past, we would get up early, start with breakfast out, then spend an entire day doing something fun. Sometimes we would go skiing up in our local mountains. We have also spent the day hitting our favorite quilt shops. Several years on our birthdays, we would spend the day at Glen Ivy, where we would have massages, pedi's and a leisurely day floating in the pools until the spa closed, where we would part ways and each go home to again celebrate our birthdays with our families. We have had a lot of fun sharing our almost mutual birthdays. Tomorrow morning I will be picking her up and off we will go for breakfast and then who knows? And when my boys get home from camping, the family will gather and we will celebrate some more. Tonight I made my birthday cake. It is a double layer 6 inch cutie. Champagne flavored yellow cake with fresh strawberry whip filling and iced in buttercream. Topped with simple Gerbera Daisies from my own garden.
Happy Birthday to Jae and Kris. I hope we have many, many more!!!!




Don't you love that wire cake stand? I seem to have a thing for cake stands. I am running out of places to store them too!!! It's not like they stack nice and flat in a cupboard. But I just can't help myself from buying them.

12 comments:

Genn said...

Hope you have a gret birthday Mom!! I love you.

Your bday cake looks delicous.

Maryrose said...

Happy Birthday Kris. Hope you have a very special day.

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Kris!! Happy birthday to you!!!

Katie said...

Happy birthday! The cake, and stand, are adorable. Enjoy your day.

Lauri said...

Happy Birthday! I never considered making my own cake...my thought always was, if no one else makes me a cake, I guess I just won't have one. Obviously, I should change my thought process; I haven't had a cake in years. Hope you enjoy your day!

gm-vasquez said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday My Friend! I hope you've had a great day! Loved hearing about your birthday celebrations in years past. Nothing like celebrating a birthday with a girlfriend doing girl stuff. :-)

deb said...

Hey HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU!!!!!! that cake is to die for!!!
I have that cakestand too! Crate and Barrel, right?

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!!! The cake is beautiful and looks delicious! I loved Genny's post about you... everything is so true! I love you like my own mom! I hope you had a WONDERFUL day!!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Kris and Jae!!! Give Jae a big old smoochy for me ok? I hope you both have a great day. Try and stay out of trouble.
The cake is soooo pretty and I love the cake stand.

Kris said...

Dear Each and Every One of You,
Thank you for all of your kind words on both mine, and Gennifer's Blog. I have so many special people in my life! I had a wonderful day, filled with surprises and people I love.
Lauri, I wish you were still here, I would make you cake!
Kelly, you know I love you too!!!

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Happy Birthday Kris!! May this be your best year yet!! Tat cake is so pretty - I love the daisies on it - and yes, the stand is kewl!!


I hope your time with Jae is a blast!