Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me!

Today it's my birthday. The start to the last year of my 20s. I woke up as usual at 5:30AM and went for a run, and when I returned I was welcomed with this cake lit with a candle and all...what a sweet surprise! Randolph slipped out quickly to the grocery while I was running and got this cake and rushed back home to surprise me when I came in the house! This definitely caught me off guard, but was such a sweet gesture, it made my day!

So here's how this cake came to be...Last night as we were finishing up our Valentine's Dinner, he said, I'm going to make your cake now. You see, this has been a running joke for the past few years. Ever since I got into baking, I always make him a homemade cake so we joke that he will make me a cake when my birthday rolls around...which still hasn't happened. So it was about 8:15 PM at the time and he was about to start making my chocolate cake. He was in the kitchen searching for recipes and the first thing he asks is "do we have any yeast". I knew this was not a good sign if he thought there was yeast in cake...but this is the same guy who refers to cake as "bread" so maybe it makes sense in his head. So I suggested he could just make Martha Stewart's One Bowl Chocolate cake since it is super easy and everything goes in the same bowl. He then asks, "even the icing goes in the bowl with the cake"...oh my! This gave me a good laugh, but realizing how clueless he really was, I quickly let him off the hook and told him he really didn't need to make me a cake after all.

So although I didn't get a homemade cake, I still got a cake and that is all that matters! And the fact that the cake was a total surprise made it even better!

Along with the cake I got this card. It couldn't be more perfect since we have a black lab. Although my lab would never ever be carrying a basket of flowers in his mouth, since he won't even retrieve a ball. But somehow Randolph always manages to find the perfect card that resembles something personal in our lives, he is a great card picker outer!

And on the inside of the card was this drawing from Randolph of our dog Tillman. He is always decorating my presents and cards with little drawings which always puts a smile on my face.

It has been a great birthday! Thanks R for making this a special day!


  1. Happy Birthday Lauren! I hope you had a wonderful day!

  2. Happy Birthday! What a pretty little cake even if he didn't make it. Love the card.

  3. Happy Birthday! Birthday cakes are the best! I think he should practice in advance next year and surprise you with something EIPC! :)

    Anywho, hope it was a fabulous birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday to you! What a sweet gesture it is of him. The icing on the birthday cake is really unique looking.

  5. Happy belated birthday Lauren! Hope it is the best year ever!!!


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