Sunday, November 18, 2007


Jeff surprised me with a birthday party on Saturday. My birthday was several weeks ago and I specifically said "No surprise party!" But he decided to ignore that and with some help from the family put together a lovely dinner at a fabulous local restaurant. Thanks sweetie! I also want to thank everyone that was there and special thanks to everyone who helped.

My sister surprised me with the lovely collage pictured above. She included photos from infancy up to my wedding. It was fun to see some of these blasts from the past!

I decided to embarrass myself and show you a few close-ups. Above is a photo of me doing the hula - and yes that is a Playboy bunny on my shirt! I remember my grandparents giving it to me - it even has my name on the bottom!

This is a photo of me and my cousin Grace. I'm sure she is going to love seeing this!

My sister-in-law had this lovely plate made and had everyone sign it. This will be a sweet remembrance.

Veering off in a different direction, I read about the above book in Home Companion . My sister and I decided to order a copy - oh yum! So many great recipes and beautiful photography and layout. I'm going to take Christmas Eve dessert from this book, but I will post that recipe closer to the holiday!

The fabulous Natasha surprised me with some of her yummy faux cupcakes. This is the tag and some wonderful millinery she sent along.

And here are the cupcakes! Aren't they gorgeous?! I will be participating in Natasha's prom on Tuesday. Hope to see you at the big dance!


Natasha Burns said...

what cute photos! love what you sister put together for you and the plate is gorgeous, so thoughtful! glad you like the cupcakes! i knew you liked yellow so you got the yellow bases, something different!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! So glad you had a wonderful day, and what fab photos-you were so cute!!xx

Alison Gibbs said...

How wonderful to have a surprise party.

Allison said...

Sounds like a lovely party! It really must have been a surprise party considering your birthday was a few weeks ago. Love those cupcakes. The cookbook looks fantastic. I really enjoyed seeing pictures of you when you were a little girl. So fun to see a glimpse into that part of your life.


Anonymous said...

Hi Karla :) You are too cute! How sweet your hubby gave you a surprise party! Gorgeous plate & book for your sister too, how lovely! And Stunning cupcakes from Natasha! Love the icing and frosted roses!! Have a lovely week Karla! Hugs to Margot! J & J xo

Monica said...

awee what a GREAT HUBBY!
Love your collage and your Playboy Bunny tshirt how cute you are!
Hope you have a wonderful week and Great Thanksgiving !

Vicki C said...

Oh... how fun! Happy Belated Birthday Sweetie! Everything is gorgeous! I hope it was a wonderful day for deserve it!!!

cd&m said...

You sure were a cute kid and happy belated birthday greetings to you.

4loveofacuppa said...

Awww!!! That's awesome and happy late birthday:) Glad you got a little bit of birthday attention!!! I think that's so much fun!

Heya, thanks for the NYC tips! said...

What a sweet heart of a husband you have there!

*Heidi* said...

Happy Belated birthday! Your sister was so sweet to make the collage and organize the cherished signed plate! Fun pictures of you as a little girl!

Susie Q said...

The photos are priceless! Wasn't it delightful to have a surprise party??

Your husband is the sweetest man to do this for you! I know you had fun...I am so glad!! I was just remembering how long ago your day actually was! I did so a post for you that day...but being later, your party HAD to be a huge surprise! That is the way to do it!


Sandy said...

Happy Belated B-day! LOVE those cupcakes! What a sweet collage from your sister and the plate - too cute!
Have a wonderful week.
Many Blessings,
Sandy :)

Jammy said...

WOW Karla, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! It looks like a fabulous day, and I LOVE your pictures. And that's so funny about the playboy bunny....hehehe


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