Happy Birthday Brittany!
She turned 23 on Tuesday, Election Day.
Mondays and Tuesdays are her really long days at school.
She has twelve hour shifts each day.
On Monday's she is on the maternity floor at a hospital and then on Tuesday mornings
she has to drive out of town to another hospital.
When her shift was over Tuesday she drove home to Raleigh so that we could celebrate her birthday.
She was tired when she got here, but looked cute in her scrubs!
We went out to eat at a great little restaurant,
I had the seafood and grits and it was delicious!
Both of the BFs were able to join us.
BF2 (left) drove from Chapel Hill and BF1 (right) lucked out because he lives just around the corner form the restaurant.
We all shared the birthday dessert...
pecan caramel pie with pumpkin gelato!
We hurried home to watch the election results and for even yet more dessert!
I made a Hummingbird Cake, a traditional southern recipe.
My grandmother used to make them when I was little.
Her's were a lot prettier than mine though.
I am not sure what happened to my icing, maybe the weather, but it definitely was not
"light and fluffy" as the recipe said it would be.
Mine was thin and drippy!
It wouldn't be a birthday at the Odom house without a picture with
our notebook paper sign!
#3 did homework while gifts were open
Lola gave #1 a little birthday snuggle!
We sat around and watched the election results afterwards.
I was glad that #1 did not have class on Wednesday and she was able to sleep in
and spend some time at home.
She headed back to school early this morning,
older and hopefully rested!