the new year brings two birthdays in our house. the first is my youngest son and then comes mine two days later. i'll promise not to go on and on about this but i'm having a hard time believing that my youngest, my baby, is now 18. where did the time go?
i do have to talk about my birthday cake. for reasons i won't bore you with, my daughter was moving on my birthday. full blown renting-a-van-filling-it-with-a-couch-bed-etc.-moving. so for more reasons i won't bore you with my middle son and i went with my daughter to her new home 2 and 1/2 hours away and helped her while my youngest stayed home. we didn't get home till 2:30 in the morning but there, waiting for me, was a birthday cake, baked by my youngest who had never made a cake before in his life. he even shaved some chocolate on top. it was so unexpected. it was beautiful. it was delicious. best birthday cake i ever had at 2:30 in the morning.
and i was so pleasantly surprised to find the next post art exchange in my mail box! even the mailer is a work of art. now i've got to add my little bit to it and send it on. i am loving this whole experience.