Saturday, March 6, 2010

Another Year Wiser, Hopefully

So, I had a birthday this past week, Happy 36!

Larkin had the front room all decorated with balloons and the kitchen table cleared off and set with the "special plate" and all by the time I got home from the gym early that morning. What a guy!

For lunch, my sweet friend Vangie took me to Le Baguette. I had read a review about this place in the newspaper a few days before and just had to try THIS. Turkey and Hearts Panini. Go ahead, click on the link. So so so delicious. And, it just happened to be the special that day so we even saved a few bucks! How fun is that?

Is this not the cutest cupcake? I love this little bakery in American Fork called Dippidee and almost stopped in to buy myself a treat for my birthday (I have never actually tried anything there before, just bought lots of cute things for gifts.) Little did I know my sweet friend Julie had done just that for me. She dropped this by that afternoon.

I had to take a picture of it because it was almost too cute to eat. But, eat I did. Right then. Right away. It was red velvet cupcake at the bottom, topped with cheesecake and a generous dollop of cream cheese frosting. Oh so fun.

Then for my cake. I want to make sure I note here that Larkin would have made my birthday cake if I had wanted. But, I wanted a Lemon Angel Food Cake, from scratch. And, I wanted to make it. It's just so delicious. I think Mindy gave me this recipe originally, and I love it. It's so so delicious.

Strawberries. Cream. Light slight hint of Lemon Angel Food Cake. Need I say more.

I had a graet day. I was able to talk with friends and family and listen to messages sent(facebook) and left(answering machine)...and my girls tried extra hard to not whine at me all day. It was fabulous. Thanks everyone.


  1. Sounds like a perfect day!


  2. happy happy birthday! glad it was a good one!

  3. Looks like you had a delicious birthday, literally! I am blessed to call you sister and so glad you came before me so you could show me the way, heaven knows I needed a calming influence (Choose You This Day anyone?). As for that fabulous cake, you can thank the Barefoot Contessa - she's always whipping up scrumptiousness.