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We pulled off two birthday parties in the midst of the usual busy-ness this week. The first with around 23 teenagers. The big girl invited all of marching band and nearly all of marching band came. Much pizza and snacks were eaten. Lots of laughing. At one point the entire lot of them were playing and singing in the sunroom, our basket of small percussion instruments divided among them. I imagine the bus rides to and from marching band competitions sound similar. Joe & I really got a kick out watching them all, it was a good time for sure.

The second celebration was just our family. I baked her a pumpkin cake with maple cream cheese frosting from this recipe. Oh my goodness, delicious. Especially for breakfast with a cup of coffee the next day. I decorated it with wildflowers and calendula from our backyard. She loved it.

And now that big girl is 16. It's kind of amazing…….

xo~

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12 thoughts on “{16}

  1. Thank you….. the cake design was by accident. I somehow am missing my second cake pan. So I had to improvise and do a tiered cake instead of a simple two layer…. and the plain cream cheese frosting needed some dressing up so the flowers helped with that… I’ll definitely decorate a cake like that again. It came out beautiful! I even picked her mason jars full of flowers from the backyard to decorate the tables… everything but the calendula is wildflowers. Love living in these woods 😉

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  2. So simple and so beautiful! Happy Birthday to your girl! I remember when I turned 16 I invited all of the people who worked with me in theater to my party and they all came. I had a BBQ in January like it was summer time. I was the time of my life. 🙂

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