And truthfully, I've been playing with that this week and not posting my birthday photos. After presents we moved on to cake . . . and since the girls were making me an actual cake, Kev decided to make me Peachy Cake, a warm cobbler-like dessert which I must admit I crave fortnightly.
After that I ran home to collect the family and we went out for supper with my parents. I seem to remember picking Golden Corral last year, too . . . must love me some horse meat! Actually I couldn't really think of anything else I wanted and I was too excited for the dessert that Kev made.Then, home to open presents! My sister sent me a delightful box filled with things she thought I could use now that I'm 30: menopause relief pills, stool softener, denture adhesive . . . she took her inspiration from the ladies at the retirement home she works at . . . yeah, she's on my "list" . . . eventually she has to turn 30, too. But in order to redeem herself, she also included a couple of scrapbooking idea books and embellies and a really fun jewelry set. My parents got me "National Treasure 2" for blu-ray, which I love and had been waiting to get a player so I could steal their copy again and again. And Kev got me a Silhouette . . . a die-cutting machine that connects to the computer and can cut any shape or font out of cardstock . . . for titles on layouts or cards.
Since we mosly deal in little-guy birthdays around here we didn't have enough candles . . . I know, I'm old . . . so he creatively drew out a 3 and an 0 with the few candles we did have:It was delish. Thanks everyone for my presents and well-wishes! It wasn't so bad turning 30. But this last photo is really my fav . . . apparently even my camera had something to say about me getting older and decided to emphasize just how many candles were on there . . . I love it because it looks like the flame from my cake set our wooden table on fire and was subsequently burning down our dining room: Okay, I'll embrace it. Bring on NUMBER 31!