Friday, May 16, 2008

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to...




I am a firm believer in the fact that birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake. Growing up, birthday cake was a big deal at my house. My mom is an incredible cake decorator! She would spend two or three days before our actual birthday laboring away on another masterpiece. Now, I love to make birthday cakes for my friends and family members. I'm definitely not a pro like my mom though. Mostly I'm crunched for time and I get too impatient to make sure that every shell and star comes out perfectly. But I do enjoy it. Immensely. There's nothing quite as satisfying as the creamy mixture of buttercream frosting and moist cake in your mouth. Am I making your mouth water? Even more than I love birthday cake, I love birthdays. And not just for me. Watching other people celebrate their birthdays makes me proud and grateful to be there to share a special day with them. Every year on my husband's birthday, I am grateful and amazed by the wonderful man that he is. So much can happen in just one year. Time holds us accountable for what we have done with that year, but birthdays let us celebrate it all- the good and the bad- the progress and growth we have experienced over the past year. How important it is to celebrate living; truly living and experiencing everything this life has to offer. Birthdays are simply the icing on the cake.

4 comments:

bclawson03 said...

I love that cake! Maybe when we see each other again, whenever it is that we get back to Idaho, you can teach me how to make a cute cake like this. This cake is perfect for Martha!

Kellie & Dan said...

RISSA!! Hey this is Kellie (Anderson)Henry! How are you? I am a big time blogger so I am so glad that you have one! Dang girl that cake is amazing! I am jealous! Well you look so happy and I am excited to keep in touch with you this way. I added you to my friends on my blog page! See ya

Karley and Brandon said...

Rissa! Hey girl, it's been forever. I pulled out some LEAD pictures the other day and had a good laugh. Anyway, I found your blog through Kellie's and it's good to see you're doing well. Keep in touch! -Karley

Clayton and Susan Leonard said...

you made that?! WOW! I love watching Ace-of-cakes and the like on foodnetwork.. any kind of cake decoratins is so cool.. I've even told clayton I want to take a class! You HAVE to teach me!!! that would be so fun!