Nov 20, 2013


We had a birthday at our house last week.
#1 is 24!

#2 wasn't able to be home on Brittany's actual birthday so we celebrated twice, 
during the week on her birthday and then again on Saturday.

Unfortunately, #1 had to spend the day of her birthday working a twelve hour shift at the hospital, 
but after she got off, we went to the Bon Jovi concert.
I have always wanted to see them and was so glad that Brittany didn't mind spending her birthday there with me.
(They were great!)

When we got home late that night we had a little cake!

I found the cutest little fall themed cake at Whole Foods
it was delicious!
(Their cakes are always very good.)

Friday night, Brooke flew home from DC.

She and Barrett got started on the real birthday cake Saturday morning.
(I love that the three of them make each others' birthday cakes.)
They decided on an old fashioned southern Caramel Cake. 
It turned out to be a little more complicated than they expected….
involving melting granulated sugar over low heat, stirring constantly forever and ever, 
reaching an exact temperature and not going over it……
and well, 
after much labor,
here is a picture of Barrett trying to stretch and pat what was supposed to be the caramel frosting onto the cake.

And here is the cake after a trip to the grocery store to buy canned frosting! 
(The caramel frosting was literally rolled off the cake and thrown into the trash.)

That night we finally let Brittany open her gifts…

 and after some primping 

we took the traditional picture of her holding the notebook paper sign. 

We went out to eat at a new mexican restaurant in downtown Raleigh,
BF1 joined us.

Not your typical mexican fare, but in my opinion it was so much better!

Afterwards we came home for cake.


Happy Birthday Brittany!
I have a feeling that this is going to be really big year for you!


Simply LKJ said...

Happy Birthday to her! Your girls are gorgeous. Beautiful smiles?

Carrie Bullock said...

Happy Birthday to #1!
ooooo... does 'big year' mean like a question being popped or something... ;)
Your girls are gorgeous!

Just Ask Beth said...

so beautiful..all 3~

Katie Clooney said...

Lisa.... your girls are so beautiful!! I love the tradition of each of them making each other's cake. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family!!