Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sixteen Candles

The J-Bird. 27 years old now. His birthday landed on Mother's Day this year so...hmm. What do you do? We went out to eat the night before and made sure to have plenty of leftovers so neither of us had to cook :)

We had friends over for cake and ice cream that night. (A german chocolate cake with a coconut and pecan filling on top of a chocolate torte layer covered in a dark chocolate ganache. Mmmhmmm. Recipe here.) And yes, I only had 16 candles. One candle for every 1 year, 251 days. Standard birthday candle ratio if memory serves.

11 comments:

Julie said...

Wow, Abbey looks a lot like you, but when she scrunches her face,she has the same beautiful smile as her daddy. Hope he had a great birthday, a mm...that cake looks delicious!

Makenzie&David said...

I love that you called him "J-Bird". I've been looking at Grandpa's albums and it is so cool to me that your kid looks just like you.

Danette said...

J is such a youngin', happy be-lated birthday to him. Happy be-lated Mother's Day to you. The pic of the Abbey and Justin smiling is so cute, way to capture the moment!

Danette said...

J is such a youngin', happy be-lated birthday to him. Happy be-lated Mother's Day to you. The pic of the Abbey and Justin smiling is so cute, way to capture the moment!

Koryn said...

Happy Birthday Justin! These shots of you and Abbey are just darling. Hope you had a great day and I am wishing I could have been there to help with that cake!

Amy Anson said...

ooh, I'm sorry we missed it! And that cake! It looks so yummy! Did you have any left-overs of that?

Allison & Noah Riley said...

I love these pictures. You have the most adorable family.

This comment kind of sounds like I'm not related to you or that I don't know "your family." But really, it just catches me off guard sometimes what a truly stunning group of people the three of you are :). Love you guys! Happy Birthday, j!

Allison & Noah Riley said...

I love these pictures. You have the most adorable family.

This comment kind of sounds like I'm not related to you or that I don't know "your family." But really, it just catches me off guard sometimes what a truly stunning group of people the three of you are :). Love you guys! Happy Birthday, j!

"All you need is love" said...

Happy Birthday, Justin, we love in you Layton!

hayley said...

Happy Birthday J. Will has the same problem, his birthday is May 8. When we blessed Luke, it was mother's day and his birthday. Also, all your pictures of Abbey are so cute! She is such a beautiful girl. I can't believe she only has her front bottom two, with molars in the back, crazy! Hang in there, you are probably delivering right now:)

Kimberly said...

I love your photography. It's so fun to look at. I didn't realize you were so artistic back when we were at USU.