A flurry of activity has been going on here this week in the form of two birthdays and a wedding. While all of these festivities haven’t kept me out of the kitchen (yay!), they have kept me away from blogging. As I’ve said before … life happens sometimes, but it is all good stuff.
Two Birthdays and a Wedding
With five kids, their significant others and us, we celebrate a lot of birthdays throughout the year. I’m surprised, though, that the birthdays aren’t all on top of one another. They are generally pretty spread out throughout the year. However, when September rolls around … we hit the birthday jackpot.
The two younger girls are 4 years apart in age, however their birthdays are within two days of each other. They get to celebrate together. This particular birthday called for two different types of cupcakes. Tara likes citrusy flavors, so I put together these *spoilers* Lemon Cream Cupcakes just for her. Alexis is more of a banana fan, so I made these *spoilers* Banana Cream Cupcakes for her.
* These cupcake recipes will be posted soon! *
Happy Birthday Alexis and Tara
Don’t you just love my mad iPhone photo-taking skills? That was some quick candle blowing action! Anyway, the family gathered to celebrate the birthdays. We feasted on 7-Layer Bean Dip, Potato Salad and barbecued burgers and hot dogs, not to mention the Lemon Cream Cupcakes and Banana Cream Cupcakes. We had a great time, like we usually do … and, of course, it was all delicious!
Congrats to Chris and Nicole
One day, a little more than 10 years ago, Chris visited our home and became part of the family. We have watched Chris grow along with our two youngest, Alexis and Jacob. They became a trio of fast friends and spent a lot of time together through the years. Now they are all young adults and when Chris brought his girlfriend Nicole over to meet us, we couldn’t have been happier. She is a lovely girl and Chris made a perfect choice for his life’s mate. So, it was with great pleasure that Rod and I were asked to photograph them on the day of their wedding. Aren’t they the cutest couple?
So, now we get back to normal day-to-day. But, I look forward to more of these Life’s Happening moments. They do make the day-to-day a lot more exciting!