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All you need is love and powdered sugar

May 18th, 2004 · 3 Comments

In my previous post, I mentioned that taking out a second mortgage in order to afford a wedding isn’t wise or necessary. But I certainly approve of parties!

Inspired by what I wrote, Lenn Pryor described a great party he happened to attend. I’m not sure I’d ever heard of a surprise wedding before…or at least known someone with personal experience at one. Go read it – it’s a cool story, one that further confirms how loads of cash and loans aren’t required for a fun wedding….

Or a good party either. Birthdays are another reason to throw a party. I think all you need to have for a celebration – birthday or wedding day – is love and lots of powdered sugar for frosting…as the photo below illustrates…


I saw a picture of Ariel Meadow Stallings with her birfday cake. This year she gets to have two celebrations: a birthday and a wedding. I haven’t met her yet but I’ve had fun reading her wedding plans in her blog, including her recycled dress and her ring made from her grandmother’s jewelry. Ariel’s birthday was Sunday. Happy Belated Birthday!

I know she knows my brother John but I don’t know if she knows how close they are in age to each other. Happy Birthday John from your Big Sister!

Another blogger celebrating a birthday this week is Enoch Choi, an old friend from college days. Thanks to Betsy Devine 🙂 I learned that his special day is today. He’s grateful for many blessings and I’m grateful for him. Happy Birthday Enoch!

May 18th is particularly hot because it is the anniversary of Mount St. Helens 1980 eruption, a day my family remembers for multiple reasons….we were at a party for my brother at a friends’ home and I can still see the kiddie picnic table where we were sitting when we heard the news… many Northwesterners remember too…

Others who have celebrated birthdays this month include:

  • Michael Hanscom who gave himself a new site design as a present, and who has been celebrating manly pink. Happy Belated Birthday!
  • Jenny Ingram’s daughter Livi turned 2. Jenny works wonders with powdered sugar and I liked the sunflower cake with Twinkie petals…Happy 2 to you!
  • And Katherine Fedor … although she resisted getting her own blog 🙂 she does occasionally post comments here and she is also now educating (at least one) “mystified mailman” in Silicon Valley about the benefits of blogging…Happy Birthday to my good friend and fellow lover of bubble baths…

    Enjoy lots of cake, love and frosting for me….:)

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    3 responses so far ↓

    • 1 Michael Hanscom // May 19, 2004 at 12:05 am

      Woohoo — thanks! 🙂

    • 2 enoch choi // May 19, 2004 at 7:14 am

      oh boy, that 10th birthday was fun, i totally remember the TV coverage of the eruption during my party 😉

    • 3 Jenny Ingram // May 31, 2004 at 11:59 pm

      I just saw this today – not sure how I missed it! Thanks for the compliment Julie!