I was supposed to make gingerbread baby cakes today for TWD. I didn’t want to. I have an amazing gingerbread recipe already. I don’t want to try something different. I can be that way if I want to, right?
I feel busy lately. I’m not sure if I am, but I feel like I am.
Today is my awesome husband’s birthday. This is the 17th birthday I have celebrated by his side. I feel so blessed to be his wife. I am so happy to be a part of his life. I have a huge smile on my face right now just thinking of him.
I took a vacation day today to be able to decorate the house, make his cake and surprise him at work at lunchtime. I want him to feel special on his birthday. That’s just how we roll.
We got our Christmas tree on Sunday. We decorated it while It’s a Wonderful Life played on the television.
We made homemade tiger balm.
For the next couple of days I am making a ton of cookies for our local library’s annual fundraiser. They put together cookie platters to sell for Christmas. They make the bulk of their funds that way.
Being that I am a list making fanatic, I have a list of things I want to do or make or buy for Christmas this year. Being the overachiever that I am, I sometimes don’t feel satisfied until it’s completely done. I want to just enjoy this time without my crazy brain telling me to go, go, go all the time. I’m working on that.
So, here is Thomas’ birthday cake. It starts with yellow cake, then chocolate frosting, add crushed up oreos. Layer the other half, cover with vanilla frosting and here’s where it gets fun.
I went with a birch tree theme, since we all heart birch trees in this household.