Friday, May 30, 2014

The Birthday Trilogy Part 1

It turns out people love me.  I know, who would have thought?

You know how I know that people love me?  Well, there are lots of ways, but one of them is that I sat down to write about my birthday and realized that I received way too much love to write about it in one sitting.

This year, my birthday love came on 3 separate days.  Thus, it was a birthday trilogy.

I know what you're thinking, all the best stuff comes in trilogies.  There's Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Hunger Games, and my birthday.  It fits right in, doesn't it?

Part 1 of the birthday trilogy took place on Sunday.  I went to my parents' house to have a celebratory dinner.

Mom made all sorts of goodness.  There were zucchini noodles with chicken and alfredo sauce.  There was grilled asparagus.  Mom's famous rolls.

But, most importantly, there was eclair cake.

First, I need to tell you of my love for eclairs.  When Robyn and I got married, I pretty much let her plan everything she wanted.  But there was one point on which I was immovable: Eclairs.  We had to have eclairs at the reception, because they are the most delicious thing ever made.

So, knowing this great truth about eclairs, can you imaging the greatest thing ever?  Say it with me:  Eclair Cake!

Here it is, in all its glory.  My photography probably doesn't do it justice, but it was fantastic.

After dinner, my family gave me gifts.  I primarily received books.  (Which I love.) I now have a problem.  My to read shelf is overflowing and I've begun stacking on top.  (That's a glorious problem to have.)

My new acquisitions are stacked on top.  Except that I now realize that the most excellent title, "Freedom is Blogging in your Underwear" is not pictured because it fit snugly on the shelf lower down.  I just have lots of reading to do.
I did receive on item that was not a book.  My mom gave me a Chromecast.
What is a Chromecast, you ask?  Just a device that brings happiness and joy to all that enter its presence.  Also, it streams video from your computer to your TV.

Of course, one of the presents had a bow on it, so we naturally had to try it on.  Who do you think pulls it off better, me or Robyn?

That's only day 1 of my birthday trilogy!  Stay tuned for the rest of the story.


  1. Sorry Jeff, but I'm team Robyn on this one.

  2. It's okay. I think I am too.

  3. So glad you thought of eclair cake. It was so delicious!! Our home teachers enjoyed it too.


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