Jacob’s Birthday

Tracy / October 18, 2011

After years of being told how horrible it was going to be to have teens in our home, Paul and I have been pleasantly surprised with all four of our oldest children. They are a blessing to our entire family- and I actually look forward to those teen years now! Imagine that!! It’s the years between toddler and teen that…

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Emma’s Birthday….

Tracy / October 14, 2011

I *love* birthdays! (Well,those that belong to the younger folks around here, anyway. *smile*) Emma’s birthday always marks the “birthday season” in our home. I’ve been working recently to make these days extra special. I’ve added some things to our celebrations and I still have a couple of things to put together, then I’ll share the projects with all of…

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Meredith Turns 2!!

Pictures from Meredith’s birthday….. “Miss Two” celebrated with birthday cake and gifts! Courtney was very kind to make her cake…I’m still recovering from having baby and developed a pretty horrible case of mastitis last week, from which I’m also still recovering. 😛 I’m so glad she was willing to step in and “have fun”, in her words. She did such…

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Paul’s Birthday …a Few Pics

First- Thank You, Barbara, for Paul’s birthday wishes. He had a good day…. I was only 16 years old when I first celebrated a birthday with him. I baked cupcakes and took him a case of Dr. Pepper to the high school we attended together. Yesterday, it made for a sweet, shared memory. Paul’s day was filled with homemade birthday…

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Timothy’s 9th Birthday

Tracy / February 22, 2011

Some quick pictures from Timothy’s birthday on Sunday: Opening gifts Courtney, Jessica and I made him a “Kung Zhu” cake. It’s not my best cake ever, but for a first try, I was happy. Timothy REALLY liked it–I guess that’s what really matters. Because his birthday fell on Sunday, we also took a cake to church. This one was really…

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February 11, 2011

Tracy / February 12, 2011

We were blessed with an evening snow on Wednesday. Not just any snow…the most beautiful, big snowflakes fell right after dark. My youngest children had just been tucked into bed, but the announcement of snow, had them jumping up and running outside…which started a snowball fight on the front porch. Notice the older children don’t even have on coats. Even…

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Jessica’s 13th Birthday

Tracy / January 7, 2011

It’s still hard to believe that Jessica has turned 13. For many years, I wasn’t sure this young lady would see her 13th birthday. If you are new to my site, Jessica was born with multiple, serious heart issues that eventually led to her having a multiple seizures each day and a heart surgery that can only be described as…

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Cake Mix Extender

Tracy / December 13, 2010

We love homemade cakes, but sometimes, time gets the better of us and we need something quick. I *love* this recipe from the MOMYS cookbook. It takes a standard cake mix and makes it “big family” size. Birthday Cake Extender 1 c all purpose flour 1/4c sugar 1t baking powder 1/2c vegetable oil 2/3c water 1 box cake mix, your…

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Celebrating Jessa…

Tracy / November 14, 2010

Wow, my little girl has turned 13. This is a miracle to me. I honestly didn’t know if I would ever be celebrating this time with her…my sweet daughter had so many things happening to her body when she was little. God has been so good to us. We’re still mid-celebration for this young lady. Though, we’ve technically celebrated her…

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Celebrating Emma

Tracy / November 12, 2010

Emma turned 5 in October. What a sweet joy she is in our home! After cake and gifts, we took everyone to the park:

1-2-3-4 Birthday Cake/ Mama’s Quicker Frosting

Tracy / September 20, 2010

“Birthday season” is upon us. This is my absolute favorite birthday cake recipe! It’s pretty generic and can be adapted by adding nuts, or changing the flavoring just a bit. I love Paula Deen’s recipes anyway, but this is one of her best! 1-2-3-4 Birthday Cake 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 3…

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