Early January is a very busy time for us. Hubby and I were married January 3, 1976, daughter was born on our second anniversary, number one grandson was born January 8, 2005 and number one granddaughter was born January 8, 2008.
It's a difficult time for celebrations, coming so soon after Christmas. We always made sure our daughter's birthday was special but she still says she wishes she could have a half-birthday mid-year. Unfortunately, when she was small, a lot of relatives would "combine" her Christmas and birthday presents, which was easier for them but hard to explain to a child. Our anniversary has always taken a back seat and we have yet to really celebrate. I thought maybe our 35th would be different but, sadly, no. Post holiday burn-out, dealing with three birthdays, slim wallets. We have also found over the years that quite a few restaurants are closed on January 3rd as they have just had New Years Eve and are taking much needed holidays themselves. Enough whining.
I had great fun making this birthday cake for Ryleigh. Driving over to her house for the party with the cake balanced on my lap, hubby says "wouldn't it be funny if I had to brake suddenly?" Hilarious!