Friday, September 25, 2020

A Birthday Fond(ant)ly Remembered

 

Flashback Photo ~ Gibson & Hu-Mom ~ September 2015

 

Tomorrow is my birthday, and this one from five years ago always springs to mind. What a birthday this was! At the time, I had been on a special diet for my health and feeling quite grumpy because my acupuncturist had me on a detoxing plan, so all I pretty much ate was seeds and dirt--hence the grumpiness. My husband and daughter went back and forth on whether to get me a cake, knowing I was on the special diet. Ultimately, they decided to get one, because what's a birthday without a cake? Even if I couldn't eat it, I could still enjoy the ceremony surrounding it.

 

They totally surprised me with this beautiful cake complete with a portrait of my beloved heart dog, Gibson, on the icing! It was truly a work of art! The cake was so pretty, for a moment, I thought about saving the top! (Confession time: a few years earlier they had a custom cake made with five fondant Huskies on top, and while they eagerly waited to eat the creative sweets, I did not let them because, yup, I saved them! Even sprayed those delectable Huskies with clear acrylic! They are still proudly perched in my curio cabinet)

 

I loved that cake. And yes, I did eat a piece! Even Gibbie liked it! (Well, more liked he enjoyed sneaking in some licks as you can see in the bottom photo!) Sigh...little did I know that this would be the last birthday he would be celebrating with me as he made his journey to north of the Rainbow Bridge that December.

 

It truly is so important to cherish each and every special moment as they are happening for they truly are memories in the making.

 

Oh, and every birthday since, I still jokingly hear about how I would not my family eat those fondant Huskies! 

 

“Look back in life and you’ll see that some of the best memories will be the simple moments....” ~WishesMessages.com

 




 You're Invited!
 
Come join us each week and share your Memory Lane pics from yesteryear or yesterday. Simply grab our badge, be sure to link to us, join the linky list below so others can come and visit your blog, and join in our weekly #FlashbackFriday Blog Hop. 
***Link open all week so join in any time. ***

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

14 comments:

  1. Love that cake, and we hope mew have the most epic birthday ever! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! XX

    ReplyDelete
  2. Such a sweet memory. Happy Birthday from all of us!

    ReplyDelete
  3. It is my birthday on Sunday which is the eve of our Fast - Yom Kippur so will not be celebrating. I love the Friday memories you share as they are so precious and wonderful, they always make me smile. Happy Birthday with a woof from Layla

    ReplyDelete
  4. Aww I love these flashback photos with you and Gibson. That cake looks delicious and now I'm getting hungry. My favorite cake is ice cream cake. Yumm. I wish you a very Happy Birthday weekend ahead!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a beautiful cake. Very best birthday wishes to a fellow September birthday person. This cake may not have fondant Huskies, but the wishes are still sincere and heartfelt. 🎂

    ReplyDelete
  6. Awww, that was so sweet of them to do for you. Happy Birthday from all of us.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    ReplyDelete
  7. Happy birthday!! How cool, I never knew it was even possible to save fondant! You are SO right, we have to cherish every moment we have with our loved ones. Having a senior dog now has made me even more aware of that fact. I hope you have an amazing birthday!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. It is indeed vital to soak in every moment of our lives together. Happy birthday!

    ReplyDelete
  9. There is nothing worse than having a birthday and being on the diet. I remember how sad it was when one of Cookie's birthdays fell right in the middle of her pancreatitis.

    That cake looks amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Such a beautiful cake! Fondant Huskies?! I would have sprayed and kept them forever too! What a special birthday.

    ReplyDelete
  11. You're right - we never know what tomorrow has in store. That's why it is so important not to take a single moment for granted. I am glad that you were able to make special memories like this ❤️

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your cake stories did make me laugh. Fondant Huskies EPIC IDEA!

    Birthdays are special - Celebrate!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a beautiful cake. And thank you for the reminder to celebrate every moment. I would have done the same with the fondant huskies. My mom once tried to make me cat shaped pancakes - I couldn’t eat them lol.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Cherishing those special memories helps us get through the hard times. Beautiful cake!

    ReplyDelete