Friday, April 4, 2008

Plan B = Happy Birthday!

I had a great birthday! The kids went shopping on Wednesday and had been dying to give me their present! So, shortly after waking up, Jeremy and Marissa woke up Annika who came in bearing the treasure that had been sweetly wrapped by them. (No tissue paper because that just gets in the way according to Jeremy!) I'm now the owner of a Lil' Kinz black lab name "Olive." My user name is JMom97 if you'd like to be my friend in Webkinz World!

We had chocolate chip pancakes, Johnsonville sausage links, Ethiopian coffee, and mango juice for breakfast. My BFF, LJ, and Mim stopped by with a gift which was a very pleasant surprise!! I set up my Webkinz account, and we just hung out for a while. The girls dressed up in pretty dresses in honor of my special day.

After a bite at 5 Guys, we went geocaching. We headed to Lake Crabtree, but the trails were closed because they were flooded -this is actually a good thing considering the severe drought we're in! So, we found two other caches at office parks. We came home to a pile of packages on the porch for me!!

We headed to my mom's for the family birthday celebration! She made one of my favorites, cubed steak and mashed potatoes! YUM! William created a delicious cake inspired by the Hostess Snowball! It was a devil's food cake with a layer of homemade marshmallow between the layers and covered in butter cream and coconut. He even made it pink! It was delicious!

Thanks for all of the birthday wishes and to those who made my day so special!! Love you!


K.P. said...

Sounds like a good day! Thanks for the gnome. It's cute and smells good too! :)


E said...

Happy Birthday!!!


Apryl said...

Happy Birthday to you! Susan that cake looks FANTASTIC! William needs to give Seth a baking lesson before my birthday comes in July :)

Jen said...

That looks like a terrific birthday! William really should think about starting his own cake-baking business! :)

Jen said...

What a happy day! The cake sounded really yummy! Looked good too! I am impressed.

shawn and tisha said...

Glad to hear plan B worked out so well! Happy Birthday again. :)

abbyjess said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like a good day. I'm sorry the weather was too bad for the beach. I'm so ready for the rain to be over or at least for them to stop talking about the drought. Is it over yet?

Jill Coen said...

Yeah for Plan B! Happy Birthday, Susan!!

Team Dragovich said...

Happy Birthday Susan! Sounds like a fun day :). I ordered the silks and did the PayPal thing. Sorry it took me so long. Can't wait to see them!

Zack & Rebecca Caldwell said...

Happy Birthday...I am a little late ;)

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vinceandalisa said...

So much fun! Happy Birthday!