Happy Birthday to Me!

Creative ways of recycling your children's birthday candles.

Creative ways of recycling your children’s birthday candles.

I love to celebrate my birthday. I’m a child at heart when it comes to balloons, birthday cakes, and celebrations. I’m very lucky to have family and friends who indulge me. I started the festivities on the weekend before my actual birthday. So this year, once again, my wonderful husband cooked delicious homemade pizzas and baked me an awesome fudgy double-layer chocolate cake. And leave it to my 15 year-old resourceful daughter who found in the basement: balloons, “Happy Birthday” signs, and previously used number candles. Imagine my surprise seeing that chunky “53” sitting on top of my cake. At first I pretended to “act upset” at that monstrosity of a number and then that quickly turned to laughter. The reality is that the number no longer bothers me. A birthday is a cause for celebration! And then again my philosophical husband reminds me that “every day” should be a cause of celebration. I wonder then… does that mean I can eat chocolate cake everyday? So I now embark on a new year looking forward to making every day count. My dad likes to tease me and say, I have really started my 54th, but then again who is counting.

I came across some wonderful quotes during my birthday week. Below I share them with you along with the cake recipe.

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the Life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone – Neale Donald Walsch

I am always the perfect age for where I am in my life. – Louise L. Hay

Recipe by Robyn for The Best Chocolate Cake ever.

http://addapinch.com/cooking/the-best-chocolate-cake-recipe-ever/

 

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12 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Me!

  1. Happy Birthday my London running friend! You look fabulous, I think you could reverse those numbers to 35 and that represents more of how you look!!! I hope all is well with life in the US we are adjusting after a year here now too! Veronica Green

  2. Beautiful picture, beautiful friend, and beautiful CAKE!!!!!!

    Hey, I want to see those puppies sometime 😉

    Are you planning to stop by the KSANC Coffee on Wednesday?

    Larry is out all week. Call or stop by!

    Joan~

    Sent from my iPad

  3. Happy Birthday! You look 35, not 53! Maybe just a little bit older than I last saw you before graduation at Harvard. Love that happy smile. The cake looks yummy. Thank you for sharing your happy moments and the quotes.
    Cheers,
    Vera
    The Lonely American – A powerful, inspiring story about love, duty and reconciliation.
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