Tuesday, March 10, 2009

a peck and a cake....

Every day may not be good...but there's something good in every day.

I have no idea who said that...but it's so true. The sun is brilliant today...that's good. Today's temperature is not so good...it's -8 out at the moment and we are hoping that our grass fields which were already nice and green...aren't heavily damaged. Farming is all about weather...you know!

But we always have some reason to celebrate over here...and we've been eating cake with everyone we know for the last few days. Today we'll be having a slice for my niece, Gillian...who is having a birthday today...her first birthday as 'Mrs'! Now I really can't imagine Gillian as a Missus...the same girl who wore frilly dresses...and always carried a kitty...who played soccer or basketball with the boys...or took Emme and Spencer on adventures in more recent times. Where did the years go? We wish we could share a slice of cake with you today, Gillian...but we are having Manitoba weather in your honour...and we look forward to seeing you in the near future (somewhere warm). And I'll be posting 'your cake' recipe over at the MGCC blog soon...so if you want a piece of cake...you'll have to start from scratch!

So we send you our love...and a peck from your biggest fan club...and wish you many blessings today and in the year that lies ahead!

Have a wonderful day...


  1. Happy Birtday Gillian. I would be honored to have a slice of that cake.

  2. Judy, If only we could get together and celebrate with our two cakes. What a good looking cake. I am anxious to get the recipe. The picture of Gillian and your two granddaughters is so adorable!! I agree with the quote you shared.

  3. Oh Judy another peek at that cake..glad to hear the recipe is following!
    Global warming??

  4. Happy Birthday Jillian. . and what a tasty cake to celebrate. . oh goodness. . what a cute picture of the girls you love.
    . . .following the links to the cake recipe. woo hoo.

  5. Happy birthday Gillian! Your cake looks scrumptious!
    I have a grand-niece that is named Gillian...lovely name.

    Hope it warms up for you Judy and that the grass stays green!

  6. Hmmm, wonder where that weather is going once it leaves your corner...straight north, right?

    Glad to see that you know how to celebrate birthdays far and near. Hope that Gillian has had a happy one.

    Beautiful header, Judy!

  7. -8 degrees???!!! Oh my.

    That cake looks soooo good. I'm going over now to look at the recipe.

  8. Beautiful bride, beautiful cake.
    I'm going to join the rush over to copy that cake recipe - I'll bet there's a line-up!

  9. Thanks for the birthday wishes Auntie Judy, I can't wait to have a good visit in a few weeks aboard our cruise! And if you think -8 is bad, try -40 because that is what is was here, I don't think I have ever had a colder birthday! Thanks for the cake, I'll have to whip one up! Gillian


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