Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Andy's 33rd Birthday


Andy's birthday was Friday and it was a fun day! In the morning, I gave him his presents (a close-up of one of my favorites is below). I baked his favorite cake - yellow with chocolate icing. I wanted to take it up a notch, so I crumbled his favorite cookies (Fudge Stripes) and mixed them into the icing between the layers. I also added some crumbs as garnish for good measure. (The cookies look weird because they were red - apparently Keebler has a marketing deal with Spiderman and these were colored red for the movie. Funny.)

Andy hangs out with a group of guys every Monday night so we had them and their ladies over for a cookout. We turned on the Olympic opening ceremonies and watched them together - but sadly we missed the beginning. I've heard it was pretty crazy and I'm bummed that I missed Mary Poppins saving the day!

I like to take photos of us and Andy likes to make funny faces. :)


If you spent any time in Nashville in the past 40 or so years, you might be familiar with Opryland, Nashville's country music theme park that closed years ago. I grew up in Louisville and we made the trip down to Opryland once when I was probably around 10. Andy grew up spending his entire summers at Opryland and those memories are really dear to him. I have been wanting to get him an Opryland souvenir for awhile and I searched etsy and ebay for something I thought would be fun and useful. I found these awesome coasters on ebay and thought they would be a fun gift. 

It was a really nice day! The past few weeks have been a rollercoaster of emotion (more on that later) and it was nice to just unwind with friends and celebrate my awesome husband.

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  1. Love the coasters! So sad when parks have to close. Looks like a great celebration though!

  2. Aww, looks like you had fun! That's awesome you found the coasters. It's so satisfying to give the perfect gift!

  3. Yay! Bet he LOVED the coasters! Such an amazing wife. :)

  4. Oooh....that cake sounds and looks so good! Sounds like he had a great birthday! I love those coasters. Good call. I hope that the roller coaster ride is mostly uphill from now on.

  5. yay for birthday celebrations with friends! Looks like a great time. LOVE the coasters!
    great job on the cake.
    funny funny pics...he is so silly! Love the haircut!

  6. It looks like your husband had an awesome b-day! That cake looks amazing, yummmm

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