Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today is my dad’s birthday. He and I are pretty close. We’ve always had a really good relationship (I *am* daddy’s little girl, after all!), and it’s just gotten better since I’ve gotten older. Now that I live more than an hour away from my parents, we have more phone conversations, and I enjoy every time I talk to him.

Last Saturday, we celebrated my dad’s birthday at my grandparents’ house. We get together for all the family birthdays, and it’s always a great time. This year we were missing Ryan, Oriona and Harry, but my grandma was back from her stay at a local nursing home where she’s recovering from a fall, so it was a nice family day.

I made the birthday cake, as I always do, and to try something different, I went with an orange cake. I made orange-flavored frosting and put orange wedges on the top. It turned out *really* well.


dad's birthday

After lunch, my grandparents got to spend a little time together before Joe, Randy and I took my grandma back to the nursing home. We got some pictures of them, and I’m glad we did because they’re some of the sweetest pictures I’ve seen.

bomma and boppa

So, happy birthday, Dad! Here’s to many, many more!

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Joe says:

    Happy birthday dad. May you have many, many more.

  2. Morgan says:

    That’s one big birthday candle! 🙂

    And, the cake sounds delicious!

  3. Casey says:

    1. Your dad TOTALLY looks like a southern attorney. He could’ve been in Steal Magnolias!” I LOVE IT!

    2. That is a ginromous birthday candle.

    3. Please share your recipe for orange frosting.

    4. Your grandparents are adorable.

  4. Felicia says:

    Awwww…That is so amazingly sweet. That’s all I want is someone to hold my hand when I’m old.
    happy Birthday yo your dad!

  5. Felicia says:

    Awwww…That is so amazingly sweet. That\’s all I want is someone to hold my hand when I\’m old.
    happy Birthday to your dad!

  6. Karen says:

    Happy Birthday to your dad. The pictures make me homesick! What a sweet picture of your grandparents holding hands. I hope that will be me and my hubby someday.

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