Saturday, September 10, 2016

Steve Had A Birthday So We Had Cake

Not that we need a reason to have cake around here, but in this house, when it's your husband's birthday, you must have chocolate cake with Peyton's homemade Peanut Butter Icing. And his very favorite dinner, which I forgot to photograph...but trust me. It was delicious. But first...

Right after Flynn and I finished school, we got busy setting the table.
And in case you were wondering, I was aware of the wrinkles in the tablecloth.
I was going for a more cozy, rustic look.

O.K. Maybe not.
But Flynn was so excited about decorating, I didn't have the heart to take it off and iron it. : )

After we decorated, we wrapped some presents. And Flynn arranged them.
All by herself.
She was so proud. : )

My In-House Baker Peyton made his favorite cake.

Happy Birthday to the man I chose to walk beside me every step of every day.
One of my better choices, I must say.

My mom, my sister Margie and her husband Chris came to celebrate...

As did his sister Sally and her hubby Greg.
This is the sister I mention here often.
Sally is ten years older than Steve, and was to him what Peyton is to Flynn.
A second mother.
I love to hear the stories they tell about when Steve was younger...
Greg tells the best ones about when he was dating Sally and Steve was a little pain spying on them!
We are so blessed to have these two in our lives.

Steve and his kiddos.
We were happy to have Princess Jasmine join us for the party.
And don't worry.
Jasmine has nothing on Flynn's love for Cinderella.
I was sad that Madison wasn't in the picture...

Greg quickly took care of that!

Dinner was Steve's mom's recipe for Lasagna...which Sally and Greg both hadn't had for years and years. And both said I replicated it perfectly!
I was so glad, because it is Steve's favorite.
After dinner and presents, Steve made a wish and we sang and then he had some royal help blowing out the candles. Not 46 of them, but close enough.
Happy Birthday to the most awesome husband and father.
And a pretty cool guy. : )


Recipe for this delicious lasagna here!















12 comments:

  1. Aw a very nice birthday party indeed!

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  2. Hi Billie Jo!

    Happy late birthday, Steve!!

    What a fun day, anything that you can share with family is a good day! Loved the pictures, what a beautiful family, including furry family members...💙

    I made your mother-in-laws lasagna, it's wonderful!

    Have a great weekend!!

    XOXO,
    Barb

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  3. Hi Billie Jo!

    Happy late birthday, Steve!!

    What a fun day, anything that you can share with family is a good day! Loved the pictures, what a beautiful family, including furry family members...💙

    I made your mother-in-laws lasagna, it's wonderful!

    Have a great weekend!!

    XOXO,
    Barb

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  4. Oh, so much good stuff here....where to start?
    Happy Birthday, Steve!! I wish you a year with many blessings.
    And Steve's sister is 10 years older?? Holy cow, she looks great! I laughed out lout twice....once with the story of Steve spying, and then the picture of Madison in your family picture. Hilarious!
    Great job to Flynn for setting the table. It looked beautiful.
    Hugs to all of you!!

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  5. Perfect!!! My cousin was in the air force and missed a lot of events, my aunt made a cardboard cutout of her to bring to big gatherings. (Including her absentee bridal shower!) Happy birthday to your Steve. The best day!

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  6. Love that you were able to get a picture with Madison! :) Happy Birthday to Steve! And now, I'm off to check out that lasagna recipe.

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  7. Happy birthday to Steve! What a nice celebration! God bless. Juli

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  8. Happy Birthday Steve! You two are the BEST!

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  9. Happy (belated) birthday to your hubby!! Looks like a wonderful gathering :)

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  10. Happy birthday a little late to your hub! What a wonderful family celebration -- can feel the love through your wonderful photos!

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  11. Wonderful celebration for your husband! I love the darkened room lit with candles.

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  12. Happy Birthday to your sweet Steve!!! Family celebrations are the best! Hope he had a very happy birthday! ♥ And that cake!!! Yummy! : )

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