"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

24 January 2011


It's a mixed emotion day here today.
Hard to believe that someone is turning 12 when it seems like just yesterday we were holding her for the first time.  Sniff.
Em is definitely growing to fast for my liking.  :)

We celebrated yesterday so that we could have a entire, quiet day with Dad.
Birthday dinner was made.
Chicken Parmesan, ranchy noodles and peas.
Don't know how that ever got to be everyones favorite birthday meal.
I'm not complaining.  At least it is well liked.

Then afterwards there was yummy purple swirled cheesecake
 with yummy, juicy strawberries on top.
The birthday girl was quite pleased with how it turned out.  Especially with the swirl going all through the cheesecake.

I might have to take another taste today just to make sure it's still good for everyone else.
It's the least I could do.  :)

Off to spend more time with the birthday girl today.  It's a free for all day after lessons.  


  1. Happy birthday to your daughter, it sounds like a perfect day.

  2. Happy Birthday, Em! That cheesecake is right up my alley. Um, delicious!

  3. Happy Birthday, Sweet Em!
    Hope your birthday is wonderful:)

  4. Oh -- you could make that cheesecake for my birthday too! It looks so good. It sounds like a happy day all around.

  5. Yum! Cheesecake looks good even purple! Everything else sounds perfect.

  6. What a fun birthday celebration. That sounds like how we celebrate at our house. Cute purple cheescake! My girls would love that :)

  7. Looks like you had a great time. That cake looked (yes, in the past!) delicious!

  8. Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter. They do grow up way too fast, don't they? I guess you just have to try to remember to treasure every single moment with them. It's sounds as though you are very good at that!!

  9. Happy Day to your girl!
    Cheesecake is the cake of choice more often than not around here for birthdays. Yours looks delicious. Twelve. What a wonderful age!