March 31, 2015

Caitlin's Golden Birthday

How old were you when you had your golden birthday? I don't remember mine because I was four. Golden birthdays are when you turn the age that your birth date is on. I don't think I knew this until recently when someone spoke of it.  Anyway, Caitlin had hers this past Wednesday on the 25th. It was a beautiful spring day, which sometimes this isn't the case on her birthday, because the weather is still a bit topsy turvy, but we were blessed with a gorgeous day this year. We had dinner with Cyrous' parents and a friend of Caitlin's later in the evening here.  After dinner we came back to the house to have cake and ice cream. The cake, oh boy the cake. I love this recipe and I've mentioned it before on my blog, but I gotta say, when the directions say active time one hour,  I just don't believe this to be the case! So I don't stress myself out, I do the cake the day before and the frosting the day of. The frosting starts out as a cooked custard, which when cooled, you add lots of butter and two types of melted chocolate.  This year I nailed the frosting!!! You can't rush this one or walk away to answer the phone hahah.  I hope she had a nice "golden" birthday :) Oh to be 25 again!!

Friday I met Caitlin in the city to check out the bridesmaid dresses and color swatches. We loved the dress and the quality. We had my niece Natalia come meet up with us so she could see it, and we could see how it will look on. I think in the colors Caitlin chose it will be super pretty on the girls. The dress she picked for them is by Jenny Yoo, and the style is "Annabelle." You can go here if you want to see it.  She picked begonia pink and cherry blossom. The colors are so pretty together!

I've been washing and prepping fabric to cut out the most darling dress that I'm excited to make, so stay tuned for that!  I'm also going to start making some things for myself, because I'm really discouraged with what is out there for spring summer for me. We will see how fare I get with this past haha, but I think I'll make some skirts and maybe at least one dress.

I'm also starting to look through a few cook books to get my Easter dinner together. I've always made a leg of lamb and seasonal veggies to go with it, but this year I think I want to make something a bit different, so I'm on the hunt.
All the roses in my yard are blooming, which makes me very happy and I love the color variety that was planted. This time of year is just eye candy for color isn't it?
Well, I'm off now to get some things done. Have a wonderful time preparing for Easter if you celebrate. If not, enjoy the beauty of the season!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday to Caitlin! It looks like she enjoyed her special day. Her cake looks amazing! I love the gold candles. I see a Kate Spade box on the table... my favorite! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter. I am excited to see what you make for yourself!