Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me :-)

Don't you just love birthday parties??  I feel so blessed to have recently celebrated another birthday with my wonderful, wonderful family and friends.  After four days of birthday festivities and 3 amazing cakes, I sure did feel special! 

Wednesday:  The day before my birthday, two of my best friends took me out to a yummy dinner at Red Robin.  These girls are precious to me...we've been friends for forever, it seems.

Here's a pic of us from last year (Mary Katherine, Me and Ashley)

Thursday:  On the morning of my birthday (October 7th), my wonderful husband woke me up by singing "Happy Birthday" and surprised me with a cute-as-a-button little birthday cake that he made.  This put the biggest smile on my face...I knew then that it was going to be an awesome day!  After all, it's quite impossible to have a bad day when you eat cake for breakfast, right?!?  That night, we had dinner at my new favorite French bistro - Chez Fon Fon.  I can honestly say that it was one of the best meals I've had in a restaurant in a while!  The atmosphere transported me right back to the street cafes of Paris, and the food was divine.  Everything was prepared flawlessly and tasted exceptional.

Friday:  The next day, I was in Montgomery for a business meeting, and my family met me there for a birthday lunch.  I was so happy to have the chance to see my Mom, Dad, Suzanne, Maranne, Blake and my Grandad.  My sweet sisters baked me this pretty cake.  I was so proud of Maranne - She whipped up some homemade marshmallow fondant (with the help of her boyfriend...thanks Blake!) for the first time.  This was her very first fondant covered cake, so I was so happy and excited to see it.  It was decorated with little rhinestones and a fondant flower.  Her inspiration was a Frenchie lace pattern. 

Putting the candles on can be a tedious task...

Maranne, Me, and Suzanne...Sisters are the best! 
I don't know what I'd do without these girls.  :-)

 Saturday: On Saturday night, Brad and I celebrated with his family.  His sister, Christine, baked me a scrumptious "Fresh Orange Italian Cream Cake" from Southern Living.  It's described on their website as a "showstopping cake"...and YES...I agree!  It was delicious!  Don't worry...the recipe for this cake will be my next blog post!

So, with family and friends like mine, turning another year older isn't so bad after all!  Thank you to everyone who helped make my big day so incredible.  I feel so loved.  :-)


Tia said...

Happy Birthday gorgeous! Looks like some good eats and a great time all around :)

Celeste said...

Thanks Tia!! ;-)