Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Birthday Celebration

I celebrated my birthday this past Sunday (please no tax jokes as I've heard them all). Having a birthday cake is majorly (is that a word?) important to me. I was born during Passover & most of my life have gone without a cake to celebrate. Can I tell you how that just sucks? Imagine being a child & not being able to have a birthday cake. Heck, if I remember correctly I didn't have one for my 13th, 21st, 30th - well just about all of them since my day usually falls out on Passover.
My brother-in-law & I share a birthday so Steven feels the same way. As soon as the Jewish calendars come out, I look at April to see when Passover falls. Then I call Steven & let him know if we're getting a cake that year. It's become a ritual in our family, & we actually have a good laugh over it.
This past Saturday night, Erin & I went over to my friends' Viv & Corey to celebrate my birthday. We had a wonderful sushi dinner followed by that marvelous looking cake you see here. "YUMMO!" isn't descriptive enough for this cake - chocolate cake, chocolate filling, fudge icing & topped with the most amazing strawberries. Because I don't normally get to have birthday cake, I had a rather nice slice & enjoyed each bite of it. It was pure sin!
After dinner, Viv & I spent a nice night scrapbooking. She's doing a great job scrapping her journey to her daughter. I'm so amazed by the sheer beauty of her book. I am just about done scrapping my "2006 Travels" book.


Sandra said...

OMG, Tammie. All these years I have known you and I didn't know it was your birthday!!! Happy Belated Birthday! And that ckae looks AMAZING! YUMMO is right!

C.J. said...

Happy Birthday (late)

That cake looks WONDERFUL :0)

Hope you really had a great day.

The Katie Starr Team said...

I am so glad that you were able to eat cake on your birthday and boy does that one look yummy..mmmmmmmm!

Wendy said...

Can I just say that cake looks fantastic!!!! and Happy Birthday. My husband and I are adopting a little girl from China and hope next month to finally get her referral. I will be over two years since we started this process. I have finally done my own blog it's Growingpainsandjoys.blogspot.com
thank-you so much for sharing your family!!!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, kiddo! Looking forward to our celebration of your birthday next week! And BOY do I need a scrap night, too!