Monday, June 29, 2009

It's my birthday...I can have cake if I want to...

Russell was so tickled pink with himself yesterday. He bought birthday presents for me a couple days before and was so excited he remembered so early! He made this yummy cake. (I made the frosting on Sunday - since I don't like store bought.) The cake was yellow. The frosting was coconut/walnut. The frosting you would normally find on German Chocolate cake. Chocolate doesn't agree with me most of the time anymore. :(

Blowing out the candles. Russell and the boys picked these really pretty roses from our yard.
Opening the cards and then the presents. He got me the movie "Enchanted" - love it, a cast iron skillet - been wanting one, a box of Applets and Cotlets and a shoe rack. (I think the last one was a hint....)

A couple of anxious boys watching mom open her presents.

Russell broke in my new skillet tonight with the most amazing steak ever! He is posting it to my food blog as we type. I had steak, shrimp, salad and hash brown potatoes for my birthday dinner. It was a perfect day. I was blessed to be able to share it with my wonderful family. What more could a person ask for?

3 comments:

The Dutton's said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a super day!

Karen said...

It sounds wonderful!! Glad to hear you had an awesome birthday!

Sharon said...

I finally have time today to read/catch up and WHAT AN AMAZING steak and shrimp feast you'all had!!! gO Russ...bonus pts!

I just love this picture! The beach...it's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The beach...it's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!