Monday, March 7, 2011

At 7:37 AM on 03-07-87, I was born. :)

Yes, today was my 24th birthday... I was surprised when my mom told me we wouldn't need to make a cake today, and then was even more surprised when she set an ice cream cake down in front of me! I guess it actually was Dad's idea to get the cake, as he knew we'd be running short on time after just getting back from the convention and then trying to get ready for them to leave again tomorrow...
Here Andrew is cutting the cake for all to enjoy! We had never bought an ice cream cake before, but have had it at friends' houses before. This one was SOOO delicious!!! By the way, does anyone have a recipe for how to make ice cream cake??? I'd love to find out how to do it!
Yes, the cake was so good, and COLD too! :)
I hesitated to share the following picture, as we still don't have everything put back in place after cleaning out our bookshelves and under the hutch and all the school drawers, so our house is a bit of a wreck...... Also, the big sheet is down, which looks funny, but is what we use as a big screen when we project movies.
Anyway, I did decide to post the picture as it is of me when I opened my gift from Jacob: a picture (in a beautiful frame) that a friend of mine took that she was selling copies of at the convention! :) I'll try to get a better picture of it some time in the near future.
It was a busy, special day... Our guys had to be out of doors all afternoon, as the 2 semis that were supposed to come for our corn on Friday decided to come today. Also, Mom and Jacob were busy packing, and Mom and I made chicken enchiladas from scratch (shells and all), so we were busy, but we did take some time to play a couple games together (the Monopoly card game and Foosball), and this evening, we watched a movie... I also had time to play piano for quite a while.
Also, what helped to make this day special was all the kind notes from friends!!! Two of my dear friends (who are sisters) called me from MI and played and sang a version of "Happy Birthday" that they'd made up just for me. :)
It was a lovely day!


Rachel Beth said...

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear Cora!
May the Lord bless you richly and abundantly and grant you the desires of your heart.

Lots of love,
Rachel and Family.

PS: Thank you for sharing these pictures. That cream cake does look delicious :)

Aaron and Naomi said...

Happy Birthday! You're almost the same age as me :) - my birthday is next month...Hope you have a wonderful year!

Kimberly said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Cora. It was great to see you at the convention. My computer is down again so I am using the one at the library. Take care.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday dear Cora!
I hope you had a lovely day and I pray you will have a wonderful year ahead! Thank you for being such a lovely friend :)

With lots of love
from Laura

Rich said...

Hi Cora!

Mom's made ice cream cakes lots of times.
You can use different pans.
First, we put a layer of double chocolate cookie crumbs. Then like a half gallon (or so) of ice cream. Sprinkle on more cookie crumbs, then another layer of ice cream. Freeze till solid. YUMMY!!
Have a wonderful day!

Love in Christ, Kathlyn Royal

The K. Family said...

Happy birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day!

HANNAH* said...

it was such fun to call and sing happy birthday!