27 September 2010

a glimpse at the weekend and then some.



the weekend was full of lovely things. there was a birthday cake. warm sunshine. fun surprises. favorite familiar faces. wrapping paper and ribbon. farmers market tomatoes and honey crisp apples. a movie date night (i loved inception, thanks for your reviews!) fresh flowers. a trip to the zoo and the craft store and the cupcake shop all in one day.

my mom and i went to women's conference (so uplifting and inspiring) and later joined our men to watch boise state win and eat chinese take-out (my favorite). in classic style, we stayed up late to play games and slice up chocolate cake with buttercream frosting. i didn't even bother with a candle, i was too darn happy at the moment. i see it as a very good thing when you have trouble wondering what to wish for.

sunday i got to sing songs with the children at church, hold hands with my two boys, take an afternoon nap, read scriptures and eat baked french toast. it was pretty perfect all the way around.

• as promised, here are the random winners from the comment boxes during last week's celebration. kim, miranda and christen you'll each receive a set of penpal postcards from my shop! congratulations and please email me your shipping addresses.

• don't miss jessica's blog, living the swell life. she is always showcasing something special, clever or heart warming. today jessica is kindly featuring the penpal project and getting the inside scoop on our collaborative postcard process with a Q&A session. be sure to drop a note in her comment box to get in on the giveaway!

24 comments:

Tiffany said...

Happy birthday, you beautiful, wonderful, inspiring girl! I can only imagine the amazing things this next year holds for you--you are a magnet for joy.

XOXO

polly said...

happy happy birthday. love you tons. so happy you were born to be my little whit's best friend and twin. from aunt polly

Hannah said...

Happy birthday to you, Marta. That cake looks incredible. I hope you share the recipe.

swell.life said...

really sweet photo of you and benj.

thanks for linking to the interview!

happy monday!

--r said...

was seeking out the honeycrisp apples on saturday as well. with lemon yogurt for dipping. yummm-mmmy!

many happy returns!

Brian and Kendra said...

That is the cutest picture of you two! :) Happy birthday!

Elise said...

Go Broncos!!

The picture of you and Benji is gorgeous!! You should frame that one.

I get to sing songs with the children on Sundays and I ♥ it!!

That cake looks delish, so glad you had a happy happy birthday!!

Eeny said...

oh my... this picture of you and benji is way too cute for words.
I am happy that you had a wonderful birthday weekend with lots of fun things to do. And your cake looks delicious =)

Hil said...

Sounds like an absolute perfect birthday weekend! So glad you were able to spend time with your loved ones and eat a delicious cake.

You and Benj are adorable.

Happy Birthday once again!

Eileen said...

happy birthday! Love the photos!

Kim said...

happy birthday -- so glad you had a wonderful celebration weekend!

and I can't believe I won, I'll email you my information :)

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday! Perfect picture of mama bear and baby bear.

Love that cake stand....

Ronda said...

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite Visiting teachers. I just love both of you. You make coming to my house so special. I just love it. Hope you had a very happy day with family. You and Benji look so good to gether.

ellen said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend!

Maryclayre Dick said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like a lovely weekend...and your cake looks scrumptious, please share your recipe!

amy said...

aw is it already tight-wearing season up there? how fun. you're the best marta.

Travelin'Oma said...

You know how to treat guests! Thanks for all the wonderful meals, good conversation and fabulous company!

talesofahummingbird said...

both pictures are perfect - that cake looks way too good to be true, and aren't you looking so pretty sitting there with your sweet boy at your side. happy b-day, m!

summer said...

oh my goodness. the hair, the earrings, the perfectly perfect fall-colored shirt, the cutie tights, the little boy.. all so dazzling. (your eyes look such a cool blue here, too!) i love it.

dangly earrings are slowly becoming a fave.. they look awesome on you.

and i'm so happy you got in on some honey crisp! (i hope you'll get to try regent apples sometime.. they are tops.)

Ann Marie said...

wanted to let you know i still enjoy your blog, daily. happy birthday!!!

dandee said...

Oh, that cake! I feel my sweet tooth twitching.

Happy birthday to you dear Marta. Sounds like you were able to enjoy all of your favorite things on your special day. Just the way it should be.

caitlin said...

w.o.w, that cake looks decadent and delightful. sorry i haven't been over for a visit to wish you a happy day. but i'm here now to say it. happy, happy birthday miss marta!

Missy said...

I LOVE this post! The little things in life is what stands out the most, even over the big things in our life. The cake looks fun and modern - LOVE the cake plate.

AmberLee said...

happy birthday to you.

what a lovely weekend.

and GO broncos!

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