Wednesday, September 4, 2013

my birthday

My sweetie helping me blow out my candles (practice for Saturday at his party!) 

If my birthday falls on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, it becomes a part of Labor Day weekend. As a kid, I didn't always like this because some of my friends would go out of town with their families, so it was hard to schedule a party. Now, I think it's fun that it falls on a long, holiday weekend. :)

I didn't want to make my own birthday cake, so Steve made it-- first cake for him! Although he used regular sugar instead of powdered sugar in the frosting (a little gritty), it was a delicious chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream filling and frosting.

Steve bought me roses and doughnuts (2 on one plate, 6 on the other for my age). He and Nolan also got me a couple other gifts, and a 2013 quarter to add to the 25 quarters from every year of my life (that he gave me last year). I'm a lucky girl!

And to spend my birthday evening, we drove a couple hours to attend Steve's friend Neal's wedding reception. He and his wife Jen got married two weeks ago in the redwood trees of California. It was fun to celebrate with them and see many of Steve's friends from high school.

Our computer is still in the shop getting a new hard drive. Luckily, our files were recovered! But I've had to steal my mom's computer for the past two weeks to blog and make decorations for Nolan's party.

Hope you all are having a great week! :)


  1. Happy late birthday:) Looks like you had a great time! and I love your skirt.

  2. Happy belated birthday, Rachel! What a sweet way to spend your special day.

  3. Happy Birthday! I love that he separated the donuts for your age! Clever! And the quarters is such a neat idea. Glad you had an awesome birthday!!!

  4. Happy Birthday! I love weddings. Hope you had fun!

  5. Looks like a great birthday! I just nominated you for the Liebster Award! :)

  6. How did I miss this post ?? I love your cake and you looked wonderful !! PS You will love planning a party in January too, LOL


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