(Okay, so technically now it’s my 26th birthday, the 28th. But since I was born at 12:21 am I didn’t want to miss a moment of my own party, even while I slept. As you were.)

Birthdays are a really big deal to me.

Anybody want to make me my birthday cake?




Didn’t think so.

For some reason nobody really wants to attempt making my birthday cake. It’s cool. I was planning on having a huge pile of donuts anyway. I may even stick candles in them.

But you know what I really want for my birthday? A comment cake. Layers and layers of comments from you. I want you to tell me the best thing that happened to you in the last week. Anything, everything. The best. I love it when you guys do that. It makes me happy. And I want to be happy on my birthday. So you know what to do.

Delurk you lurkers, save yourself a phone call IRL friends, let’s party. (Oh, and wish her a Happy Birthday too.)

Make this the best comment cake ever so that I don’t have to eat all those donuts, because you know I will.


  1. Happy Birthday! You do NOT look a day over 25 and a half.


  2. Happy Birthday! Birthdays are a big deal to me also.

    The best thing that happened to me this week actually happened today–we were given the assignment of being tour guides for the Twin Falls temple open house this summer! So that’s pretty exciting.

    erin’s last blog post..It’s that time again!

  3. Do you see how I do not EVEN follow the rules?

    The best thing that happened to me this week is I found out that my pretty car is getting a brand new transmission (whatever THAT is :)) and I don’t have to pay for it!

  4. Happy! Happy! Can I put my order in for a chocolate cake donut with chocolate glaze and nuts? MMM…my fave!

    This is the best thing that happened to me this week!

  5. Happy Birthday!!!

    Best thing that happened to me this week? I went to the White House Correspondents Dinner. SO.AWESOME. :)

    Z’s last blog post..Well…

  6. Happy Birthday to you gurl!!! I had a drink in your honor last night. (although I didn’t realize it was for you at the time) Hope you partied like a rock star!!!

    AFRo’s last blog post..Cheap, But Accomplished

  7. I am ALL ABOUT THE BIRTHDAY. You deserve the biggest, fattest comment cake there ever was.

    Best thing this week?

    Spring finally came. HALLELUJAH!

    Angella’s last blog post..Reunited, And It Feels So Good

  8. Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the smiles and laughs.

    Jennie’s last blog post..A Shifty Lookin’ Guy… I Guess?

  9. Happy birthday!! Definitely, birthdays are a huge deal to me too, I wish you had a cake! You gotta have a cake! (but donuts are pretty good too)

    Best thing this week? Hmm. Well it sure wasn’t all the earthquakes or the waking up at 3am last night for the day. I guess because of the latter I’m having a hard time thinking of anything. But I’m sure there was SOMETHING. :)

    Marilyn’s last blog post..The Great gDiaper Experiment

  10. Happy Birthday! Here’s to your comment cake (that’s always what I ask for on my birthday, too).

    The best thing that happened to me this week…I finished sewing and hanging curtains in our living room, which was in dire need of the treatment. Yes!

    Camille’s last blog post..A Fate Worse Than Death

    comment cake – lol…
    best thing for me this week? I got to have an emotional meltdown times a million, but was picked right up again by family and friends. OH, my kids came home safe and sound after a weekend at daddy’s. return home hugs are great!

  12. Happy Birthday! Two good things happened to me that I can think of. I got an unexpected check in the mail for over $300 from my mortgage company for overpayment of escrow. AND I found a volunteer opportunity at the local animal shelter that I can do with my daughter. I can pet all the kitties I want to, teach my daughter about service, and spend quality time with her all at once.

    Sheyenne’s last blog post..My kids? Competitive? Nah!

  13. Best part of this week? Going to dinner at some friends house tonight and just all sitting around and chatting.

    Also, two ****roaches in our house tonight and my husband dealt with both of them.

    Happy Birthday!

    Janssen’s last blog post..Officially Austin

  14. I hope your birthday is a happy one!
    The best thing that happened to me this week was that I got to have a 5 hour (!) phone conversation with my best friend that lives in Australia.

    heather-ibabble’s last blog post..Ouch

  15. Coming out of lurking to say Happy Birthday! I know shame on me for not coming out sooner. I’m shy and have issues.
    The best thing thats happened to me this week starts to tomorrow..a new job but at the same work place. I’m super excited though.
    Happy Happy Birthday and many more!

    Jean’s last blog post..Big Spender

  16. Oh I forgot to mention that my best friend is a guy… and he has the most amazing aussie accent… *swoon*

    and again,
    Happy Birthday!

    heather-ibabble’s last blog post..Ouch

  17. Happy Birthday you spring chicken you! :)

    Let’s see…my daughter had a GREAT soccer game yesterday and she took it upon herself to apologize to me after she and her little sister got into it.

  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Damn, I love birthdays. They’re my fabourite day ever.

    The best thing that happened to me was I wrote three essays in one day. Which does not sound so awesome now I think about it, but the point is they are DONE!

    Oh and I went on a clothes shopping spending spree!

    Enjoy your comment cake. And the donuts.

    Missy’s last blog post..Bitchy McRant

  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! If you lived around here, I’d bake a cake for you ;)

    Erika Jurney’s last blog post..I cured my insomnia without prescription drugs

  20. Happy Birthday!

    The best thing that happened to me this week was hanging out with two of my best friends at my 5 year law school class reunion.

    Mandee’s last blog post..Local Access

  21. Nicole M. says:


    I watched my 8 year old catch his first game. It was cool.

  22. Happy Birthday to you!

    The best thing that happened to me this week was getting all the hugs from the kindergarteners in my field experience class.

    I hope you enjoy your day and your comment cake :-)

  23. i’m de-lurking!

    the best thing that happened to me this week was getting a scholarship to support me this summer during my internship in DC! such a blessing.

    happy birthday!

  24. Happy Birthday! Mmmm…. donuts.

    The best thing that happened to me this week was spending several hours sans husband or kid in Seattle yesterday afternoon, wandering in the sun, hanging out at Elliot Bay Books and meeting Rebecca Woolf of Girl’s Gone Child at her reading there. Then having a sleepover at my best friend’s house, watching Battlestar Galactica and staying up late. Yay!

    Rachael’s last blog post..I like books, I like books

  25. Hey happy birthday! I made my son laugh just by sticking my hand in his face.

    kirida’s last blog post..animal cruelty

  26. Getting to take two days off of work and go out of town for my cousin’s wedding.

    Happy Birthday!

    amy’s last blog post..On the road again…

  27. Happy Birthday! Today I want you to know that you inspire me with your stories of you have perserveered and that I don’t think watching you straighten your hair will give The Moosh bad hair juju at all… because your hair isn’t want makes you a good mom. But damn, does that girl have some kick ass hair!

    Jill’s last blog post..Spike Says: Turn that frown upside down, Mommy!

  28. Happy happy Birthday! Have a great one!

    The best thing that happened to me this week was learning that my 2 year will eat anything I feed him at dinnertime if I starve him all afternoon. woohoo! Here I thought he lived on yogurt alone.

    Kara’s last blog post..our trip

  29. Happy Birthday!!!

    The best thing to happen to me was….I gave birth to my 3rd baby boy! His birthday is the 25th. Great time to have a birthday!

  30. Happy Birthday! I wish I was turning 26 instead of 29 this year. :)

    The best thing this week? I got to cuddle the newborn baby girl I will be watching over the summer!

  31. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Thanks for all the laughs and smiles you give us readers. Enjoy 26 – I just celebrated my 27th in January and it’s getting way too close to 30 for me. I hope you enjoy the day with the ones you love. That’s the best ‘cake’ of all.

  32. *~*~* Happy Birthday *~*~*

    (perty, huh?)

    I’m sure insecurity is the driving force behind the non-cake-making. Tasting one of my cakes isn’t even as good as LOOKING at one of yours!

    Let me know how 26 is. I’ll be there in a couple weeks. Pretty cool that you’re a bull like me, too!

    The best thing that happened to me this week: Forcast for today was rain/SNOW mix and 40 some degrees. Saving babies isn’t very fun in the rain. Lots of prayers and we had a sunny – even slightly warm walk. Er, march. The snow held off until we left.

    I think it’s pretty cool that you saved babies on your birthday! Thanks so much, Casey! I hope you had a WONDERFUL day today.

    The Butrfly Garden’s last blog post..Answer You Anything! Part One.

  33. Happy birthday!

    The best thing this week: my daughter is officially potty trained. Couldn’t you hear us yelling about POOP! on the potty? Woohoo!

    Kelly’s last blog post..Read this

  34. I helped celebrate my sweet Mamaw’s 90th birthday with a roadtrip to Amarillo. She is by far the most important person in my life. She is a light in this world.

    Angela’s last blog post..Fifteen

  35. Happy, happy birthday!

    The best thing that happened to me this week was seeing my youngest son’s midterm grades – all As and Bs! He’s been on ADHD meds for a little over a month and he’s doing SO much better. His grades used to be Cs and Ds and he felt so awful because he was trying his best. I’m just amazed and he feels so much better about himself!

    angie’s last blog post..Murder in a Small Town

  36. Happy birthday! I love reading your posts. I started my own blog because of you. I am NOT a writer, but I have discovered it’s kind of fun!

    The best that happened to me this week…my parents gave us their old 42″ TV and we love it, even if it weighs over 300 pounds and took 4 people to get it in my house!

    Camille’s last blog post..Funny things my kids have said/done

  37. Happy Birthday you old woman, you! And here I thought somehow you were older than me… I’m 28 already (how did that happen?).

    The best thing for me this week was I got to clean my entire house yesterday while the hubby corralled the baby. I know, I know, that’s a pretty sad best, but it was the best I could come up with when I was sick most of the week! But the weather was great so I even go to open all the windows and now I feel like I have a CLEAN house!

    Krista’s last blog post..Stir Crazy

  38. Happy birthday!

    Let’s see… I managed to get the old dogs to eat their food, I watched a good movie, I made my baby laugh, I managed not to smoke even though everyone else did, I managed not to dance in a wedding. Very proud of that one.

  39. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The best thing that happened to me this week? I was in charge of cooking a lunch for mission Sunday at my church today, and I didn’t screw anything up! Woo-Hoo!

    Katie’s last blog post..Swisher Weigh-Down

  40. Oh yeay!! Happy Birthday. Best thing this week was going to feed the ducks at a local lake with my husband and kids. Very cool!

    Have a wonderful day. xo,

    Smiling Mom’s last blog post..Healthy Living

  41. ::: Cheers :::

    Happy Birthday

    Best of my week: Spring has sprung finally in Michigan & Bossy came to town making a fun girls night out.

    Nancy’s last blog post..Per Esquire Magazine …

  42. HAPPY BIRTHDAY cuzzie! No cake? What the heck is up with that? I should get one ordered and sent to ya. Too bad Martha Stewart doesn’t make house calls! ;) You better get a cake! Even if it’s just store bought for crying out loud! Yes, I said store bought. Sorry.

    Best thing that happened to me this week was my girls. I was feeling particularly down with being sick and all and they gave me lots of loves, kisses, laughs, and cuddle time! OOooo! AND my hubby gave me a pedicure. Really needed one!

    Carrie’s last blog post..Doc says…

  43. Wait, isn’t your birthday on monday? Am I missing something?

    Happy Happy Birthday all the same! I LOVE YOU!!!

    Carrie’s last blog post..Doc says…

  44. Happy birthday! :) Donuts would work for me. I haven’t had one in four years.

    Let’s see… best thing in the past week had to be booking my two-day getaway to Chicago for next month after my husband graduates law school. A two-day CHILD-FREE getaway. I’ll miss my child of course, but still: YAY!!!

    Melissa’s last blog post..don’t mind me, I’m just freaking out, out loud

  45. Happy Birthday my most wonderful friend!

    Best thing?
    Had my first pedicure. A friend treated me to a splurge. Dude, I never splurge.

    Love ya Babe,

    Mrs. Fussypants’s last blog post..Fussy’s Linkapalooza -With Gnashing of Teeth

  46. Happy Birthday!!

    The best thing that happened to me was that I adopted my 4 nieces and my nephew, went to Disneyland and visited the Grand Canyon.

    Hope you have a good one!

    Sasha’s last blog post..The Grand Canyon–and final post on my never ending “vacation”

  47. Happy 26th, you stinkin’ young’un.

    Best thing? I made my daughter a softie “monster” today and she loves it so much she took it to bed with her tonight. She fell asleep hugging it, and she loves it because I, her mama, made it for her.

    My heart is like one big lantern tonight.

  48. Happy Birthday! Oh my God you look fabulous! Have you lost weight? Your hair looks great. I wasn’t sure what kind of birthday cake to make for you so I made 7. When should I come over? As for the best thing that happened to me this week…well I didn’t die. I thought I had the plague, or maybe meningitis, or you know, like a cold or something, but I’m feeling better now. But not well enough to go to work tomorrow of course! There. Is that enough delurking for you? Careful what you ask for little girl.

    Lisa’s last blog post..Daring Baker #5 Cheesecake on a Stick

  49. Happy Happy Birthday, friend! Johnny started his new job that he LOVES and having a happy hubby is pretty much the best thing ever. That’s the best thing that happened to me this week!

    Hope you have a wonderful day, week, month, year!

    Barb’s last blog post..Inside Twilight

  50. Happy Birthday to you – Happy Birthday to you – Happy Birthday dear Casey – Happy Birthday to you!

    There imagine that in a really off key voice and thats me – Happy Birthday Chic

    The best thing that happened to me this week was getting a yard full of plants for free given by my neighbor – love love love. Pass it on.


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