Monday, October 13, 2008

Friday & Saturday

Thank you for the birthday wishes. It was a nice, quiet day. (Well, aside from all the laundry that I did.) Joe came home around 2:30-ish that afternoon, after being out of town. And the boys came home from school shortly after that. I had some friends stop by with chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter Rice Krispie treats. And I ate a lot.

Joe stopped on his way home and bought me a cake! This is big. I don't think I've had a birthday cake in ... um ... years. Maybe since my friend Jenneen made me one when we lived in Ohio! (I bought myself a cheesecake last year? the year before?)

I love the combination of chocolate and raspberry and this cake was just that. Yum.

Joe surprised me with a new zoom lens for my camera, which we used on Saturday for soccer games. We both love it. I feel like I can almost touch the boys as they play soccer on the opposite side of the field.

And we bought Joe a little iPod shuffle for his birthday. He turned 40 on Saturday. When you have two birthdays back to back like this, your birthday really only lasts 24 hours. Well, probably less than that. Just the hours you are awake on your actual birthday. There is no "leading up to" or "lingering past," because the next one is right there on top of it. I'm not complaining though. It is what it is.

19 comments:

trishia said...

Thought you might be interested- I am trying to spread the word about the Butterfly Project from the Holocaust Museum Houston. They are trying to gather up 1.5 million handmade butterflies to represent the 1,500,000 children killed in the Holocaust. For more info on how to participate, please stop by my post about it here:
http://birdsofpaper.blogspot.com/2008/10/butterfly-project.html

and if you can, maybe you could do a post about the project, too?

thanks!

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh, the cake looks SCRUMMY, and the zoom lens is making me drool!

txmommy said...

happy Birthday!

Karyn said...

I'm drooling. That cake looks scrumptious!!!!!

Sound like a great birthday weekend. How old are you NEXT year????

Kris said...

We have some birthdays on top of each other like that. We look at it this way, at least nobody shares a birthday and everybody has their own day!

kirsten said...

that cake sure looks yummy!

(when did you get a new camera - or have you had it?)

nikko said...

That cake looks so yummy. I had no idea that you had such a snazzy camera that I should be jealous of. LOL.

Happy Birthday!

miss chris said...

Oh that cake.

What a wonderful gift, too!!! How exciting.

And I love the ipod inscription.. sweet.

My folks actually have the same birthday, same day, same year. And mine is two days before theirs...so, yeah. There isn't a whole lot of personal anticipation. It's practically a family holiday where no one feels singled out! It's not bad, just different, like you said.. :)

happy birthday, again, Lera! xoxo

Lucy Jane said...

what an AWESOME birthday...the cake looked almost too wonderful to cut into until I saw the layers....yum yum... lucky you...

Emily said...

Happy Birthday (belated!) to Lera and Joe!

Tori said...

Looks like a wonderful time and that cake looks awesome!

Happy birthdays!!

Stacey said...

What a great idea on the shuffle! Also that cake looks heavenly! So jealous!

amandajean said...

what a beautiful cake!

we must have the same camera, because that zoom lens looks mighty familiar.

happy 40th to Joe!!!!!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday - I know what it is like having back to back birthdays. Mine first and then my husband's the next day - it is all over to quickly.

Jo-Anne said...

Happy belated birthday!
(You are one week older than my sister. She turns 39 on the 17th!)
I hope you had a wonderful day! That zoom lense is SWEET! (I am aware that I am far too old to use that terminology but how else can one describe it??) And, happy bday to Joe, too! That's fun to get to practically "Share" a birthday.
That cake looked so yummy, by the way....

Cindy Is Crafty said...

What a yummy cake! Oh and happy, happy birthday Lera!

Diane said...

The cake looks delicious. It makes me want one for my birthday... c'moooon August! Again, Happy Birthday :)

dig this chick said...

Happy Birthday! Love your list of little known things.

Melissa said...

oh- belated happy birthday to you, too!
hope you had a great day.