As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.


Monday, March 9, 2015

Sunday Snapshots: An Unbirthday


Yesterday, we gathered to celebrate the unbirthday of Ron's mom. It was an "unbirthday" because she was born around eighty-seven years ago on Leap Day. Technically, she has only had twenty-one birthdays, making her the same age as Kati. On their next birthdays, they will both be twenty-two. Says Kati, "Not many people can say that they are the same age as their grandmother!"   



Here's the birthday girl with a relatively small representation of her family. (She is the mother of eight, grandmother of seventeen, and great-grandmother of thirty-two!) 



Bekah made a delicious birthday cake for our celebration -- orange marmalade sandwiched between layers of yellow cake, all covered with vanilla butter cream icing, and garnished with candied orange peel. So good.




Bonus: Take a look at those knees! Cute or what?!  :D






13 comments:

  1. Your mother-in-law looks so young and happy at her birthday celebration, Cheryl. The birthday cake sounds and looks wonderful--congratulations to the accomplished baker! Happy times at your home- Cute stockings! ♥

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  2. Well, an unbirthday sounds PERFECT to me! Many blessings to the unbirthday girl!

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  3. Sweet! Happy Un-Birthday, Grandma! The cake looks amazing!

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  4. Pretty looking cake. Is that the Orange Marmalade Cake from author Jan Karon & her Mitford books?

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    1. No, Melissa...although that sounds delicious too!! Bekah used a cake recipe and an icing recipe from The Cupcake Diaries and then put it all together.

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  5. I always thought it would be fun to have a birthday on February 29th. Looks like I was right! :-)
    Bekah's cake look scrumptious!
    Your granddaughter's tights brought back a childhood memory for me {sniff, sniff} When I was young I was a tomboy and was forever getting holes in my tights. Mom, being frugal AND an excellent seamstress, would make her own patches and applique them/ If the hole developed a run, she would camouflage the run with a flower stem or a balloon string. Thanks for stirring the memory!

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  6. Happy birthday to her! What a good picture! I said that just the other day...what do people do who were born on leap year? And of course, an "un-birthday" lol. The cakes sounds and looks wonderful. The tights are adorable. How my grand daughter Tella would love those. Enjoy your week!

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  7. A Very, Merry, Unbirthday to Ron's Mom! How fun.

    Bekah did a wonderful job on the cake and with sweet folks like you all to celebrate with, I'm sure she had a great time!

    Deanna

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  8. She is a beautiful 21! What a great photo that is...everyone looking fantastic at the same time. The birthday cake sounds delicious...Bekah is becoming quite the baker. The knees are the bunny's whiskers!

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  9. Your mother in law is beautiful. How nice to have helpers around to bake cakes! And the knees are too cute.

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  10. Happy Un-Birthday to your pretty mother-in-law! The cake is very pretty, too, and I'm sure it tasted just as good as it looks. Love your beautiful photos showing the fun celebrations!

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  11. Well I see a very special celebration coming up next year for those 22 year olds!. My sister was born on Leap Year, too. Those knees are very cute!

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  12. Your MIL is such a cutie. Looking great for 87! An inspiration for sure. And Bekah is geting to be quite the baker. Cakes sounds yummy.

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