Saturday, July 25, 2009

A lovely evening for a birthday party...

It's late, but I wanted to post these pictures of the birthday party we attended this evening. It was Joanne B's actual 65th birth-day and we joined her in celebrating it. The boys blew up these balloons for her with the rest of the helium that we had in the little tank Mom had bought for Andrew's graduation.

Here my parents are visiting while waiting to go through the food line... (My mom's up on the deck and my dad is sitting in the wooden chair.)

Joanne's mother, Fern (we've rented her farmland for several years now, so that's how we've gotten to know her well) read a nice poem about prayer....

Fern had requested that the boys bring their instruments along and play for everyone, so that's what they're doing here... Or at least, that's what Andrew's doing--I think Jacob was trying to get his guitar tuned...
Then they wanted pictures of the birthday girl (on the right) with the cake baker/decorator. We held the cake up for so many pictures though that, by the time we set it down again, it had slipped dangerously close to the edge of the cake board!
Joanne really liked the cake, so I was glad about that! :)
Fern said that this tree came from Washington state. It looked so exotic in a North Dakota backyard--with it's huge leaves and all!
We stayed at the party a little longer than we'd planned and consequently were just finishing our barnyard chores as the sun slipped behind the hills in the West. We had a nice time visiting though and, overall, had a peaceful day. Earlier in the afternoon, we sang hymns for a while as a family and then watched Dr. S. M. Davis's message, "Understanding Loyalty in a Disloyal World." I just love when we have restful days like this!

4 comments:

Miss Jen said...

How lovely...
looks like you all had a wonderful time!! That cake is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

Rachel said...

Hi Cora Beth! I just found your blog through Miss Jen's blog! It's nice to meet you! I just love your blog name, it's so creative! =:D

I noticed on your sidebar and your profile (and in this post too! Lol!) that you are a cake decorater! That's great! I like to do cake decorating as well! I don't think I am quite as good as you though. Did you take a class? I taught myself. I also like to go on Cake Central! Your the first Christian I have found who does! =:D You can see the ones I have done here if you would like: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-photos-by-Cakegirl20.html. I haven't put any new things on in quite awhile, even though I have done some more! Lol! The ones that are really bad are from my first year of cake decorating. I have better pictures now, but it's still not quite as good as yours. =:)

Blessings!
~Rachel~

Rachel said...

Oh, and I looked at your cakes on Cake Central...they are really good! I loved the one with the pancakes! Neat! It looks just like pancakes1 Lol!

Blessings!
~Rachel~

Cora Beth said...

Thanks so much for the comments, ladies!

Rachel,
Yes, I did take a cake class (Wilton class #1) in Bismarck, ND and was blessed to have a VERY good teacher! I looked at your cakes on Cake Central and you do fine work! I really like the Picnic cake and the Noah's Ark one.--Very cute! It would be fun to see more of your cakes if you have time to post them...

I look forward to getting to know both of you better in the days ahead. :)