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?
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!