Monday, July 5, 2010

One Lucky Girl

Today is my mom's 50th birthday (woot woot!) but before I can blog about her gorgeous cake I have to tell you about my birthday last Tuesday. Because it's all about me, haven't you figured that out yet?

Great picture, I know.

It started off by going to work and being greeted by a 3 year old in the window shouting happy birthday to me. When I walked in the door he said "I made you a birthday card with a rainbow, and we got you some cupcakes and we got you a birthday present..." That was a nice little welcome. And they indeed did have cupcakes and a card and a present for me :-) I didn't tell my boss it was my birthday so I'm glad she remembered. It made my day.

After I got off work we went to Mr. H's parents house to meet them for dinner. His aunt was in town visiting from Denver so she joined us as for for a nice meal. Afterwards we returned home for birthday cake! Typically I like a homemade cake (what a shocker!) but there is always one exception. And that exceptional cake is Chocolate Italian Cream Cake. Oh my gosh, it's Heaven! So I was pleased to have it and it had my name written all over it.

On the Sunday prior to my birthday, we went to dinner at my mom's house to celebrate my birthday. She made me a roast, baked potato mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and even made me Apple Charlottes. I was totally impressed and I appreciate all the time she put into making it special for me. Thank you Momma!

This year happened to be the year of earrings. My sister, my mom and Mr. H all gave me earrings. Of course I have a favorite pair (I'm wearing them in the picture below!) but I love them all. I'll have to take pictures of them and share them with you. I also want to thank Katie, Jenny, Janet, Michelle and Ingrid for sending me such thoughtful gifts and to my friends Kristi for a special care package and to Monica C. for the birthday balloons and card. I was totally spoiled this year. Thank you all for thinking of me and sending me birthday wishes. I love you guys!

I'll be back in a couple days with a recipe. I hope you guys had a nice weekend!

39 comments:

cybil said...

Happy belated birthday!!!
Beautiful cake for your mom!!!

Laura said...

Wow those are some great shots of you Monica! Looking hot girl! And damn you must be a young 'un if your mom is only 50...

tamilyn said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Monica! I hope it was a wonderful day. By the looks of the pics, you are surrounded by a lot of love. And the cake looks devine! Along with those earrings ;)

Memória said...

Awww, I wish I had sent or given you a gift! I did wish you happy birthday on your other blog, though haha. You look beautiful in all your photos. That is so sweet what the little 3-year old said. Looks like you really did have a great birthday. Happy birthday to your mom as well!

oneordinaryday said...

So glad your day was wonderful, Monica. It sounds great from start to finish.

The Duchess of Wessex said...

You deserve the Best birthday, ever!

The cake is beautiful, and so are you!

With love on your birthday and always... Janet

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

Happy belated birthday, Monica! It looks like it was a wonderful one!

And happy birthday to your mom!

Keeley said...

Happy birthday to you and your mom! Looks like you got a lot of love from family and friends... that's the best.

Shirley said...

Happy Birthday Monica
wish you many more to come !
Good Luck
Good health
God Bless !!!
keep smilin and Bakin..LOL

Julie said...

What a super birthday, you deserve it girl! Wishing you many blessings this coming year :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Belated Happy Birthday.I hope the year ahead is filled with many good things.
Blessings,Ruth

Ingrid said...

Hey, there! Glad to hear that your birthday was such an awesome one!

Happy birthday to your Mom! Hope she has a great one, too!
~ingrid

Maranda said...

Awwww! Too sweet! I'm so glad you had a great birthday and I hope your mom does too!

Heather said...

Glad you had a great birthday! You deserve to be spoiled!

Christine said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Your dinner looked fabulous!

vanillasugar said...

awww happy birthday sweetheart!

Leslie Limon said...

Awwww! Sounds like you had a great birthday! :) And that cake looks delicious!

Kerstin said...

Happy birthday!!! It looks like you had the perfect celebration :) And yay for earrings!

From the Kitchen said...

Happy belated birthday--well, not too belated since one should celebrate their entire birthday month! Love the photo with the cake. And, I would love to have been at the dinner your mother prepared for you--all my favorites.

Best,
Bonnie

Katie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday. What a nice way to start your day with a song and cupcakes. Your birthday cake sounds fab and the meal your mum made you looks delicious.

Elizabeth said...

Happy birthday! I'm new to your blog through From a Writer's Kitchen and look forward to reading it and trying your many delicious-sounding and looking recipes!

Faith said...

Happy Birthday!!! Everything looked amazing!

cookies and cups said...

Hope you had a great birthday pretty lady!
Those cupcakes look so yummy, what a sweet boss!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

::::hanging head in shame::::
How could I have forgotten Monica's birthday? I'm writing it down, so I don't forget. I'm happy to see that you had a wonderful birthday. How I wish I had my mom around to make a special meal like that. Momma's cooking! You look radiant Monica.
Please accept my Belated Happy Birthday wishes. I'm blowing out a candle for you, making a wish that I know you've had for a long time.
Blessings and xoxox
Debby

Cassie said...
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Cassie said...

Happy belated birthday, Monica! It sounds like you had a wonderful day. I wish I could dig into your birthday cake right now, it looks delicious!

Avril Miller said...

A VERY Happy (belated) BDay to you Monica! Looks like you had a really nice (and delicious) birthday! :-)

Maria said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like the perfect day to me!

Kristi said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed your birthday! You deserve a great day!

Donna-FFW said...

LOVING the earrings, and your smile! Happy, happy belated birthday!!

April said...

Looks like you had an awesome Birthday!

I have an award for you! :)

http://angelfoodskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/07/michelle-from-all-home-cooking-all-year.html

Beth said...

Happy belated birthday!! You look radiant!! :o)

Patti (aka Mint) said...

Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful birthday!! Those apple charlottes look so yummy!! Can your mom make some for me?..my birthday's in Sept. ;)

Natalie said...

I've had italian cream cake but never a chocolate version. that sounds wonderful!

happy belated birthday! :)

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to you Monica! Your pictures are lovely and the food all looks delicious. You can NEVER have enough earings (or shoes!!!).

bella said...

I hope that you had a most wonderful birthday and from the photos it sure looks as if you did. Those apple charlottes look incredible! Roz

girlichef said...

How wonderful!! Everything looks delicious...and Happy Belated Birthday to you, Monica. Sounds like a wonderful day packed with love =)...the best kinda gift, huh?

mbc said...

Beautiful photo of you and your cake. Happy Belated, Monica!

Sophie said...

Mom food is the best! Apple charlottes? Wow, those sound good, I've got to check them out!

You look so lovely in your pic! I'm an earrings girl, so I approve of your presents ;).

Btw, your blog is looking awesome. Such a pretty background.

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