The grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins were here today to help us celebrate Julianne’s birthday. The big day is actually Tuesday-she will officially be a teenager!
Julianne chose Barbeque Chicken Pasta and Texas sheet cake for our lunch. We added some fruit salad and raw veggies with ranch dip. Grandma, who can’t seem to show up empty handed, brought some banana bread. Aunt Penny brought some redskin potato salad because she had a boatload to use up-well, it actually was just a really large bowl. Our poor low-carbing family members…I think they enjoyed every cheating bite.
We aren’t going to discuss the lack of decorations, ok? I think candles on a cake automatically make it obvious it’s a birthday cake. Besides, how would one decorate over nuts in the icing? We aren’t talking about the extra little holes in the cake, either. I gave Allison the candles to arrange on the cake-I’m thinking she changed her mind about a couple of them. lol
Julianne loved all her gifts. She got some things she had requested as well as some cash and a gift card. The gift card came with a suggestion that she might go shopping with Aunt Kathy to use it. She likes that idea!
We had a nice visit with everyone and it was a good time. Until the toilet plugged and overflowed, anyhow. Some memories you just can’t anticipate…and would rather forget…