Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me!!

I had a wonderful birthday today, with a grand finale at the local Pizza Pub. Mark was especially nice today, offering to give up all school work for the day so that I could just sit back with my feet up and relax. After basketball practice, we headed off for pizza. We were all excited, these girls more so than some of the other kids.

Family and friends, and all 10 kids. What more could a mother ask for.
There was even entertainment for the littles. (They didn't even need quarters, they had plenty of fun "playing" the demo.)
Becky made my delicious cake. I opted for wonderful taste over wonderful presentation. It is a cream cheese, pudding, whipped cream, shortbread type of cake-the official name, on the very old recipe card is "gooey stuff."
That candlelight seems to be glowing sort of like a small campfire.
Did you put on enough candles, Becky?
I was blessed to have good friends help us celebrate.
Thanks for the wrapping job, Amy. This gift looked a little tricky to wrap!
Becky gave me a---physics review book?
No, but it was a very tricky disguise-to hide the movie
Get Smart. Very spy like, Becky!
December 2008 family portrait
Party's over, time to go home!
Thank-you everyone, for a wonderful birthday!!


molly said...

Happy birthday to you!

And, I think the presentaion of that yummy looking cake is excellent!

Alice Gunther said...

How wonderful!

Happy birthday!!!

Inna D. said...

Happy birthday!

Cay G. said...

Oh, I absolutely love it!
What a joyful bunch. And to have all 10 children with you. What a blessed b-day gift. :)

The gift idea is fabulous!

Again...Happy Birthday!

The Krazy Girl said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Looks like a great birthday!

You're so cute with that great family!

heavenly bliss said...

We were thinking of you yesterday Joann. Glad you had a good one.
xoxo Jenny

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday ...looks like a wonderful time was had by all!!

Rhonda said...

Happy Birthday! Everything looks so wonderful and I love all of the candles on the cake. *giggles*

His Servant: Ann Kraeger said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you. Hugs and kisses and lots of love. I like Mark's idea of a present.