Monday, November 7, 2011

Today is my birthday...

Yay me!  I love birthdays.  I don’t know why some people don’t enjoy celebrating their birthdays.  Not me!  I love it.  Just to know that you made it through another year…well, it’s a great feeling!  And yeah, some days I totally feel my age, but most I don't even think about it.  For reals!  I’m lucky in that I have a wonderful mother who also enjoys celebrating my birthday.  This past Saturday she decided to have a family dinner for me.  She made one of my favorites, posole (some spell it pozole…it is a traditional hearty Mexican soup/stew…when I get a chance I will post recipe).  I wish I had a photo to insert here but I enjoyed it so much that I forgot to take pix!  Just imagine a big bowl of goodness!  OK, fine…will post some pix later this week.

And bonus…Vivian made me a cake! Although I did give her some "helpful" hints, she did all of it herself.  The cake part was chocolate (of course) and the filling was a layer of strawberry jam, layer of chocolate mousse, and a layer of fresh strawberries with chocolate mousse frosting. It was delicious!  Check out her decorating skills! 

The photo was taken after the candles were inserted so that’s why there are holes in there (she was kind enough not to insert 42 candles!)  It was a wonderful evening full of good food and company.  Will continue the celebration this weekend when I go out to dinner with some friends.

Until next time….

This was Luna on Halloween dressed as a Lady Bug...she looks like she's hopped up on candy!