Wednesday, March 9, 2016

They Say It's Your Birthday-A Birthday Celebration

I was talking with my sister-in-law, Eric's sister, one day and she said something that shocked me; she asked if I realized that I have lived with Eric now longer than she had.  Eric and I have been married for almost 15 years now, but before we were married he went off to college, went on a two-year church mission, and then more school, so he moved out of the house when she was only 14.

It floored me as time really does go so quickly.   When time goes quickly you also celebrate a lot of birthdays, including one more for Eric just yesterday.
Birthday Boy

His parents came into town last week to celebrate with us.  Their visit began a little shaky, what with Ryder throwing up the day before, but thankfully there were no more really exciting 'events' while they were here.

My mother-in-law sewed some secret projects with the kids, we played games and we ate out a lot.
Towels they made
Decorative towels the kids sewed
Blaze pizza

I decided I would make Eric a three-layer round cake... but then I got a little lazy and didn't trim the top layer quite flat enough.  When I decided I wanted to fix it and tried to pull the top layer off, it took a big chunk of the second layer out.  I quickly put it back down and decided I would just frost it and call it good.   Unfortunately that missing chunk led to a little crack, and then a big crack.   I told Eric I made him a California cake, it was quite the seismic event!
Cracked Cake

Candels on cake
Crazy candles for the crazy cake
We went to dinner at the Dickey's BBQ- when we discovered the place he really wanted to go was closed on Mondays.
Dickeys BBQ

It was still yummy though and the kids filled up on yummy meat and ice-cream, just in time so we could go home and eat cake.  (Birthdays are dangerous I have decided!)
Opening Presents


It was a great weekend and I look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with the love of my life.


  1. I liked your intro paragraph a lot. The realization of things like that always hits like a brick, doesn't it? I am quickly arriving at the point where I will have been a mother longer than I haven't and that just floors me. It doesn't make me feel old exactly, but it does remind me how incredibly fast the years go!

  2. Happy Birthday to Eric! I'm glad he had a special day. Love your crazy cake!

  3. This is my second attempt at commenting - my internet went out in the middle of my last one! That cake is awesome! ;) I have now been married to Jeremy more of my life than I havent! I married him at 19, and we just celebrated our 20th! Happy birthday to your husband!