Joyeux Anniversaire

My husband has always been so amazing at making my birthday special.  He is always planning special gifts and dinners and surprise parties.  I love him for it, because there is nothing I love more than birthdays.  This year though, I begged and pleaded for something low key.

I told him that I didn't feel like getting dressed up and finding a sitter to go out to a fancy dinner.  All I wanted to do was sit in my PJ's and eat pizza and cake (because I seriously never get to do that)!  

Since my birthday fell on a Monday (and who wants to celebrate birthdays on Monday?) Cornel and Nathan woke me up with breakfast in bed on Sunday morning.  It was such a special moment.  Nathan climbed on the bed, gave me my card and then proceeded to eat half of my breakfast.  I could have never imagined my life so full than at that very moment.
The rest of the day went exactly as planned complete with pizza for lunch.  My husband cleaned the entire house while I got to relax with Nathan.  What more can a girl ask for?  

I was also showered with beautiful roses and presents.  I had picked out my gifts while on vacation, so it was nice that I finally got to put them to use.  I opened up my gorgeous shoes that I bought in Milan...

I love them...

And then of course there were my earrings that I picked up at the factory in Austria.

Later in the evening I got to enjoy my delicious raspberry tiramisu cake from Maison Vacher.  If you are ever in the area you have to stop by, really.  This is the best boulangerie in Chamalieres!  We've gotten all of our pastries, cakes and breads there for over 3 years because it is seriously THAT good!  Those are fresh blackberry macarons on top of the cake...
Of course, I had a little help blowing out the candles.  I have to say that even with baby spit all over it, the cake was still delicious!
It was such a special weekend and so glad that I got to spend it with my family.  Sadly, on my real birthday I spent the day at work, but I had the memories (and extra cake) to help make it through.

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24 comments:

MrsB @ crankymonkeys in london said...

Happy belated birthday!!

Michelle said...

Sounds like it was a great day! Just think...for your next one, you'll have two helpers for blowing out the candles!

vinobaby said...

It all looks amazing. Those shoes are to die for (and I'm sure that cake it too).

Cheers to you!

Jessica said...

That cake looks delicious! Happy belated birthday.

Adrienne said...

I love that feeling ~ the one that says "you don't have to add anything special to my little life...it's all right here and perfectly wonderful1" Such a nice day....and my i just say that there is no american cake, no matter how fancy, that holds a candle to those bakery masterpieces....my mouth started watering!!

Natalie said...

YUM that cake looks delish...and so shoes are so cute! Happy belated birthday! Glad you got to do exactly what you wanted :)

Missy said...

Oh, yummy. Look at those macaroons on top of the cake. I love those! Glad you had a nice weekend.

Skywaitress said...

Sounds like a lovely day. That cake looks amazing. Happy belated birthday!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday. I love having pizza for on my birhday too. Now if I could have a cake like your too it would be awesome.

Nieves said...

Happy Birthday! The cake looks so yummy, my mouth is watering after looking at it!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Your husband knows how to do things right! I love that he cleaned the house while you kicked back. What a perfect birthday. :)

Kim said...

It sounds like my idea of a perfect birthday! Those are some really cute shoes.

Kim said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday! And those shoes are adorable!

Kim said...

Those shoes are adorable and you know what? That's my idea of a birthday!

Sonya said...

Happy Birthday! You got some great stuff! Love the shoes!

Jen said...

Aw, Happy Birthday!! And pizza and cake?! That's my kind of birthday meal ;)

jeands said...

Belated Happy Birthday!!! Your cake looks so yummy, not a good idea that I'm reading your blog at 1am in my time. And you really have a lovely gifts.

Kimberly said...

Sounds like you had a great day! Happy belated birthday!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Happy happy birthday! Ooh, a day of PJs and pizza does sound divine :) I've never heard of raspberry tiramisu, but it sounds amazing. Thank you for joining Post Of The Month Club!! XOLaura

Kiddothings said...

Aw, you should have given yourself a day off on Monday!
A belated Joyeux Anniversaire to you Barbara! Glad you had such a wonderful, simple and joyous celebration with your family.

The Anecdotal Baby said...

Happy belated birthday... sounds like it was perfect!

Hungrigyrl said...

What a special birthday! Awesome shoes, earrings and cake! And of course, the loves of your life. Happy Birthday from California!

Elena said...

Happy birthday! What a great day! Your title took me back to French class in high school singing "Joyeux anniversaire et tu...." At least I think that's how it went. ;)

Susan said...

That cake looks to die for. Especially the macarons.

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