Sunday, October 17, 2010

Doing it Differently

I sit here typing as my first batch of cupcakes are cooling on the counter.  Nathan is having his kid birthday party today and some serious Super Hero training will take place at my house.  We are very diligent about celebrating each of our birthdays with a family get together.  It is not about the presents, a lot about the cake and mainly about making that person feel special.  We do this for every member in Steve's family too...sisters, mom, stepdad, brother in-laws, cousins.

This is a change for me.  Growing up, my "first family" had small birthday celebrations but they stopped at a certain point.  It has never been in our family dynamic to get together as adults even though there are small children involved.  I so wish we would because it would be a perfect excuse to see each other regularly.

Don't get me wrong, I have tons of great first family memories.  The ice sculptures my dad would build every winter, him teaching me to ice skate, annual trips to Maine, playing Battleship...there are lots. 

So I am trying to do some things differently.  Isn't that what my mom and dad would want me to do?  Take the good we learned and learn from the rest.

My first family was at my 40th and we stopped to take a rare photo of all of us!  These had to go on a layout!

I used the beautiful October kit from The Nook...Lily Bee Catching Fall is sooo pretty!

Well, those cupcakes won't get frosted by themselves...Happy day!


  1. fab story stacey!! i loveeeeee the lo celebrating those photos...just beautiful! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. No those cupcakes wont get frosted on their own (unless little people help). I hope he has a fantastic birthday. We are a "Big" Birthday house here too. Not in presents but making the day totally special.

    Beautiful layout. So glad you have a photo of you all.


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