Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Birthday...To you and you and...

We have a lot of multiple birthdays in our family. My mom and my brother are a day apart. Another brother and a sister are on the same day. Actually, there are two of those events. And another one of my sister's birthday's is the day after mine. Another brother and Roman are just days apart.

I guess that's what happens when you have a big family. I mean, there are only so many days in the year.

My family


We have gotten used to combined birthday parties.

And we had another one yesterday.

Happy 25th Birthday Salem!! I can't believe you are growing up right along with me. But no matter what, I'm still older than you! You are an amazing little brother. Although I always think of you as the only big brother in the family, since you always seemed so close to the same age as me and we really shouldered through the same things as children. Thanks for being so wonderful and always having a word of encouragement and faith in people every time I feel discouraged and my sarcasm gets out of control.

Birthday Boy!

Blowing out all 25 candles
(Look at the smoke!!)

Happy 45th Birthday, Mom!! I can't believe that you are so young and that you are so grown up. I've said it before and I will say it again (and again, and again...) The older I get, the younger my mom seems. I feel that we are moving towards the same age. You are my best friend. Thanks for always having an shoulder to cry on, and ear to listen, and the patience to put up with your daughter and all her weird ideas and opinions as she slowly grows up.

Blowing out all 45 of her candles

(Oh, and for the record, you know, posterity's sake...I made my mom a cake. A real cake. From scratch. Cake, filling, and frosting. Even with Keith saying, "We could just get a box. You know, the one with the sprinkles." I made a orange zest cake with orange filling and marshmallow frosting with toasted coconut. And it tasted okay. Yeah for me!)

The cake I made! For my mom.

And then, the coconut caught on fire.

And Happy Birthday to you!

Now playing: The Beatles - Birthday
via FoxyTunes


  1. Wow, I can't believe your mom is only 45, so young. Your cake looks beautiful. I can't believe how fast people grow up. I still think of Salem as a 13 year old kid

  2. i love the before and after on the cake works. Mother says birthdays start to feel that way too.

  3. What a beautiful family! Your mom looks like she could be one of the sisters in that picture of Grace & Spring's birthdays. Did I count 16? You DO come from a large family! I feel that mine is piddling in comparison...

    But I do know that I have been richly blessed, despite the daily chaos and craziness.

    Thanks for stopping by!