Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Sweet Cheeks

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Today we were excited to celebrate Ry's 33rd birthday! We started out the day with some lemon poppy seed muffins (thank you Betty Crocker muffin mix!). He got to blow out a candle before 7 am :).

I got to meet him for lunch--after attempting to go the Bombay House (which we discovered is only open for dinner) we found The India Palace... it's a well known fact that I'm not a very adventurous eater, but I actually really liked the food. I ordered my usual (Mango Lassi and Naan) and even enjoyed the appetizers and Tandoori style Tiki Chicken that we shared.

I made my annual German Chocolate Cake (I think every birthday post includes woes of my cake making) and today was no exception... I opted for the cake mix instead of the dirty-every-dish-in-the-house-from-scratch-recipe which turned out just fine... but it all fell apart when it came to the frosting. I struggled to get the frosting just right and then had grand designs in my head of how to make it lovely. The chocolate dollops made the coconut pecan frosting fall right off the top of the cake... and I was left with a giant mess.

Thank goodness Ryan is a good sport and loves the taste of the cake more than he cares about how it looked... as shown in the picture below (he might have just been humoring me to make me feel better... I was more than a bit frustrated at the sight of this cake... but he worked hard to make me feel like it was the best looking cake he had ever seen).

Whether or not the cake tasted good, I will never know because I don't like coconut OR pecans... but the kids and I enjoyed some cupcakes with plain old chocolate frosting. Yum.

I have to be cheesy for a minute and say how grateful I am that Ryan was born and that he came into my life. He helps me be better in so many ways and I feel so grateful that we are together.

Happy birthday Ryan! Love you!


Rockelle said...

33 seems like a baby to me now. LOL
I think your cake looks scrumptiouis....Course I am trying to lose weight and everything looks so yummy to me. UGH

Linn said...

Happy Birthday Ryan! And I definitely think that cake looks awesome--I'm a huge fan of German chocolate cake and actually don't remember the last time I had it. Delicious!

Julie Pia said...

Happy Birthday Ryan!!!!

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday, Ryan!! What a fun day for all of you.