May 6, 2013

Another Year Older


Today is my birthday, I'm now officially as close to 40 as I am to 30 and I'll be honest that it's just a little scary! These years are flying away from me, but I have so much to celebrate and to be grateful for that I won't let a little thing like aging get me down.

We had a fun week-end full lots of small celebrations. The boys made me a cake from scratch. They used this recipe (which I may have hinted would be just the cake) and it was moist lemony deliciousness. I only assisted by separating the egg whites, James is not a baker and wasn't even sure what 'egg white' meant'. They did such a good job.

On Sunday we went to a friend's barbecue and brought along cup cakes iced with leftover frosting from the cake (the recipe made a crazy amount of frosting). We've officially hit our quota on baked goods for the month... maybe.

I will be spending this birthday morning at the DMV, trying to renew my license which expires today, clear up a discrepancy with my name (?), and entertain a wiggly toddler. The day can only go up from there, nothing like waiting until the last minute!

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  1. Happy birthday to you! I discovered your blog few times ago and I love it. You have beautiful family. Solène from Paris.

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    1. Thank you so much Solene, Paris is one of my favorite cities, I'm jealous!

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  2. No WAY do you have to spend your birthday at the DMV. There may be a law against that!

    Happy Birthday, Lilly. You are an amazing woman, remarkable blogger, and talented artist. I am honored to "know" you!

    P.S.- You look beautiful with that round moon of a belly!

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    1. You would not believe how long we were at that DMV either... the whole day! Thank you for all of the kind words, so generous and lovely.

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  3. Happy Birthday! That cake looks delicious:)

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    1. It was delicious, and not too heavy either, thanks Erika.

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  4. Happy Birthday! That cake looks amazing. Hope your day is great. Welcome to 35!

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    1. I'm still a little shocked with this 35 thing, I think it's the 'advanced maternal age' that the midwives are now labeling my pregnancy that's pushing it over the edge :) Thanks Ruthie.

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  5. Happy Birthday! Yay for cake and your loves taking such good care of you. xo

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    1. I know, lucky me :) Thank you Katie.

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  6. happy birthday! yum, that caked looked delicious! and you look so cute; what a sweet bump.

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    1. Thank you! I'm kind of surprised when I see that bump in photos that I'm so pregnant, somehow it feels smaller in person :)

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  7. Happy Birthday! What thoughtful boys you have. And you look absolutely beautiful, as always.

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    1. Thank you Allison, I'm quickly outgrowing all of my clothes so we'll see how beautiful I look in the coming months, I'm thinking muumuus and flip flops :)

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  8. Happy birthday Lilly, cakes made with love are the best aren't they? So bright and pretty too x

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  9. Welcome to thirty! It is more glorious than you might think! Love all of these photos but it is so sweet to see Little Smith on your lap! Love it. xo

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  10. Happy belated birthday!!! Love the photo of your mummy tummy and your son :))

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  11. I hope you had a wonderful birthday, despite the DMV (that place should be outlawed!) ;)

    I'm actually going to tip the scales officially by being much closer to 40 than 30 this summer. Yikes!

    Also, you look beautifully pregnant.

    xo
    cortnie

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  12. That cake looks so delicious and how sweet that it was made for you by your boys. And that round beautiful belly and glorious hair? You are all sorts of gorgeous and wonderful.

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  13. What a lovely cake! Happy Birthday! I fear the birthdays too. I know I shouldn't (the alternative not being ideal) but I can't help it. :)

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  14. Happy belated birthday, Lilly! You and your belly and your hair- so beautiful. Sorry to hear you spent your day at the DMV. Yuck. Hope you have an excellent year!

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