Aug 11, 2009

Birthday Fun...

I'm sure you've been wondering what I did on my birthday.

On Saturday, Anna, her hubby, and The Girl came by to spend some time with me and celebrate my birthday early. We went over to the Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, which I am sure incredibly bored Anna out of her mind. The winery tour was a bit lame, but I've already been on tours of wineries before. Poor The Girl, she was so antsy and the tour guide/owner took his sweet old time and droned on a bit too long.

Hubby and I got to taste 4 different wines, and I bought a couple of bottles.

Finally, we headed back to the apartment to eat Chinese food and Anna's famous meatballs!

Then we had cake. Check out my hubby's glorious work--chocolate cake (my favorite) with cheesecake (my other favorite) topped with strawberries. Check out these shots:

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake

Birthday Cake 2

Birthday Cake

I took my actual birthday on Monday off from work and spent it at home reading books and blogs, among other relaxing pursuits. Watching Jane Austen movies, etc. I want to thank all of you who stopped by to wish me a happy birthday. It made me smile.

What would you do on your birthday?


Florinda said...

Belated happy birthday wishes! I almost always take the day off from work on my birthday too.

And your favorite cakes are mine too - I love the way your husband put them together. I hope it tasted as good as it looks!

Marie said...

Happy birthday! What an awesome cake! As for me? I would love to have a big party and make my own cake. Maybe a cheesecake! But definitely something with chocolate. Yours looks incredible!

bermudaonion said...

I can't think of a better way to spend your birthday than reading and relaxing. Your hubby did a great job on the cake!

Janel said...

That cake looks beyond yummy! Definitely my favorites too.

I like going out to dinner with my family on my birthday and maybe getting ice cream for dessert. Nothing fancy.

Anna said...

I wasn't bored. Just hot and not into wine, but it doesn't mean I didn't have fun. The cake was delish. Too bad I was too full of Chinese food.

On my birthday, I'd like to lie in bed all day and read. Not lift a finger at all except to turn the pages.

Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

Florinda: It tasted D-vine.

Marie: my hubby did a good job.

Bermudaonion: he likes all these compliments he's getting on the cake.

Janel: I like simple bday celebrations.

Anna: glad you weren't bored.

Luanne said...

Hmm what would I do - come to your house to eat cake!! Kudos to the hub!

Jeannie said...

Happy belated birthday, Serena! I didn't realize that is why you took the day off.

I don't think I can top your hubby's fantastic cake, but I do make some mean cheesecake. That is my specialty! Anyhow, please do let your hubby know that I think his cake looked fantastic!

My birthday is coming very soon. I'll be celebrating it on two days. This Sunday we are going to see a ball game. On my actual birthday, we're going to my favorite all you can eat Japanese restaurant. It's free on birthdays- how can I pass that up??

Again, happy belated b-day. Sounds like you had a very nice time. :D

Serena said...

Luanne: lol you're more than welcome to come eat cake.

Jeannie: thanks for stopping by and inflating the hubby's ego some more about his wonderful cake. You guys are too kind. Have a great time on your birthday! Happy Birthday!

Jo-Jo said...

That cake looks wonderful sounds like you had a beautiful day!

Sandy Nawrot said...

In my wildest dreams, I would have a Napa rampage! As in a limo driver, and my best friends with me, winery hopping. Ending with a wonderful dinner. Hey that cake looks great! At first I thought it was Boston Cream Cake, then the icing came, and it got even better. Yum!

Anonymous said...

That cake looks awesome! Happy belated birthday!

Alyce said...

Happy belated birthday! The cake looks very yummy! I like chocolate cake the best. My favorite cake would be German chocolate cake with ganache used instead of the chocolate frosting that they usually have around the edges.

Blodeuedd said...

This was what I forgot on Monday, when somone said I shouldn't say she sent us, lol.

Happy belated bday :)

Wrighty said...

Happy, happy birthday! It sounds like you had a great time and it looks like your hubby made a delicious cake! My hubby does a lot of special things for me too. :)

Anonymous said...

Great, now I want cake:) I didn't know it was your birthday! Happy Birthday and may all your wishes come true! Take care!

Julie P. said...

Happy Birthday. Sounds like you did it right! I think the cake looks great!

Dar said...

Glad you had a great birthday! The cake looks awesome combining my two faves-chocolate and cheesecake. It can't get any better than that. I like to spend my birthdays now just lazing around and reading in the sun.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday!

I'm SO impressed with your husband's cake ... J makes dinner on the weekends (esp during grilling season), but I can't remember the last time he baked a treat (hmmm, maybe I should leave this post as my homepage when the browser starts ... big hint!)

Serena said...

Jo-Jo: it was a yummy treat.

Sandy: I am with you on a NAPA binge!

Softdrink: thanks for the birthday wishes.

Alyce: I think that sounds like a good runner up for me...maybe next year. ganache here I come

Blodeuedd: Its not a problem.

Wrighty: I really expressed my need for chocolate cake this year. :)

Passionate: yup august bday girl and it was a great day.

Julie: I will tell the hubby you said so.

Dar: I agree...lazy days are great.

Dawn: hint away. I did and I got my chocolate cake! :) I love grilling out too!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. That cake looks absolutely delicious!

Bandit Jack said...

happy belated birthday, serena! i'm glad you stopped by my blog. yours is very nice & pretty!!!! = ) birthday was last weekend. i turned one!!! (which is pretty old in puppy years) i took a nap with my mom and then she took me to sonic for some tater tots. how does a doggie birthday get better than that!?!!

monnibo said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! Looks like you had an awesome day. What a yummy looking cake!!

Jenners said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday!!! Sounds like a great way to celebrate and what a delicious looking cake.