(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 Casey!

    The best thing that happened to me in the last week was losing 4.6 lbs on weight watchers and joining the gym.

    So please no more taunting me with your cakes. It’s really not polite.

    I hope you get some sweet sweet man lovin tonight.

    Carly’s last blog post..I did me some pilates (alternate title: how I almost farted in class and sent the tension ring flying)

  2. Happy Birthday!!

    The best thing that happened this week was spending the afternoon with my nephew, at the zoo on Friday. He’s just old enough to recognize me now, and it seriously broke my heart into 95 pieces.

    She Likes Purple’s last blog post..The Best Of This

  3. Happy Birthday! It’s my birthday too, although I have a few years on you. Well, OK, EIGHT years. But who’s counting.

    The VERY best thing that happened to me this week can’t be announced for a few more weeks (he he he). . . but the second best thing was eating 3 pieces of my own birthday cake yesterday (chocolate caramel turtle cheesecake). Back on the diet again today . . .

    Shawna’s last blog post..Goodbye, Grandma

  4. I will make you a cake. The classic birthday cake in our family is called rainbow cake. It’s actually chocolate with different colored/flavored frosting layers. Next time I’m in Indy on 28 April.

    Adn you’re only 26! Or is this like my cool aunt who was 26 until her 12 year old said, hey, wait, mom . . .

    Best thing to happen to me this week? I watched my one year old chewing. It’s funny. I gave him french toast, sans syrup of course.

    EMama’s last blog post..Here’s What I’ve Been Doing

  5. I’m delurking to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Love reading your blog – you always make me laugh!

    Aimee’s last blog post..Must Have Monday

  6. hmm…best thing? well, there hasn’t been an barfing in my house since wednesday…so, that’s a plus!

    and passover is over…another good thing!

    happy, happy birthday!

    ali’s last blog post..an oddity…and a clarification (aka I HEART CANADA)

  7. What a great excuse to de-lurk and say Happy Birthday! Thanks for keeping such an awesome blog – you crack me up.

  8. Casey,
    In the last week I have found the home of my dreams, in the same town i grew up in, that I have not lived in for over 15 years. All of my family, grandparents, sisters, brothers and nieces live there.
    Today, on your birthday, I expect to receive the job offer that will get me the financing that will allow me and my fiance to get the home of my dreams and begin our life together!
    Happy birthday. April 28th will be a special day for me for years to come!!

  9. Well, I had a makeover and photo shoot at Real Simple, that was pretty good. Check out my new shooz! That I got to keep!

    Oh, and I am so making you a birthday cake. But we don’t live in the same time zone, should I just eat it for you? Just say the word.


    Anna at Hank & Willie’s last blog post..Behind the scenes at Real Simple


    The best thing that happened to me this week was waiting in the taco bell drive thru with my hubby. We were just waiting and then Miley Cyrus came on. He rolled up the window and blasted it and started rocking out. We have reached the totally comfortable point in the marriage when a 25 year old man can do that :)

    Sarah’s last blog post..A geeky morning

  11. Happy, happy birthday! The good news is that I will volunteer to make you a cake even if it isn’t as scrumptious as you can make. Because it’s the thought that counts. Plan on it when I get home.

    Anna’s last blog post..Where have all the fences gone?

  12. Oh to be 26 again. Happy, Happy Happy Day!

    Let’s see the best thing that happened to me last week: I won a giveaway that donated $100 to my favorite charity. That was cool on so many levels.

    Worker Mommy’s last blog post..Did you know it was National TV Turnoff week ?… Yeah I don’t care either.

  13. Happy Birthday!

    The best thing that happened to me this week? My son going to bed early every night, and staying there until 7 am! Oooh very happy, indeed!

  14. girl with curls says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And thanks for inviting me to your “virtual” party. I sure hope Cody does something special for you! (If he does, we want to hear alllll about it tomorrow!)

    Nothin’ extraordinary happened to me last week. I took 5 huge black trash bags out after cleaning my house….that felt good.

  15. Hey Happy Birthday To You! Hope you have a great day!

    The best thing that happened to me (us) last week is we got to have an ultrasound and see our little baby. Loved it!

    ashlee’s last blog post..Bring On Summer!!

  16. Happy Birthday Casey!

    Best thing that happened to me last week, the house inspection on our new place went smoothly! No major problems. Also, I found out I don’t have to go to a conference the week before moving day. Awesome. Expect, I was kind of hoping I would come home to a completely packed and ready to move house.

    Megan’s last blog post..Happy Friday!

  17. Happy Birthday to you!

    My favorite moment? Picking up the car from the body shop after being sideswiped – it is beautiful and looks better then before!

    Kate’s last blog post..Flip-Flops and Fruit Juice

  18. Happy Birthday! We are the same age, I turn 26 in May.

  19. Happy Birthday Casey!

    Best part of last week? Finding a hairdresser that is fabulous & cheap!

  20. Happiest Birthdays!

    Toni’s last blog post..Mother In Law Day

  21. It’s Casey’s birthday – oooo OOOOOOO!
    Hope you have a mahvelous one, my dear!
    Looks like your cake is turning into a wedding-esque one with its many loving layers. :-)
    Getting to see you (and all the other cool bloggies) was THE highlight of my week.
    As was watching my little (big*sniff*) girl do a sweet job at her softball game. Fun times, fun times.
    Make a grand wish on your donut candles!!!

  22. Happy Birthday! Best thing that happened to me last week…my wonderful husband upgraded my computer.

    Holly’s last blog post..RE Part Duex

  23. I would make you a cake. it wont be as good as what you cqan make. Have a great day. love ya mandi and peanuts

  24. Happy Birthday! The best thing last week was the morning that my hubby, for the first time ever, came to me (frazzled with getting kids out the door) and said “What can I do to help this morning?” Whatever self-help book he must be covertly reading gets an A. And my birthday was last week, which was great due to good friends bringing good wine and snacks, but still — that moment topped it.

    kristi’s last blog post..Happy Biiiirthday Toooooo Meeeeee

  25. And I would totally make you a cake. ;)

    kristi’s last blog post..Happy Biiiirthday Toooooo Meeeeee

  26. Happy Birthday! Hope your day is awesome! Was that chocolate cake I made last night for you? I knew I was making if for someone! Wish NJ was a little closer to Indy – might make delivery a tad easier:)

    Mary Beth’s last blog post..Historical Reading Challenge – The Daughter of Time

  27. Anonymous For Now says:

    Happy Birthday Casey!!!!!!!!!!!

    & as your birthday gift:

    ;) I got a positive on multiple pregnancy tests this weekend. No Clomid, no fertility dr’s, no temp taking or chart making ~ just a happy little “PREGNANT” from God.

    I’ll take the hit on the morning sickness for you this time ;) ‘Cause I’m sweet like that.

    I promise to tell who I am later ~ but I don’t want my family to know until I can tell them in person … which means no blog-revelations for the time being too. :P


  28. Oh – forgot to mention my happy time last week – we went to DC for two days – saw the new Washington Nationals Ballpark (heaven on earth for us) and spent Friday at the Baltimore Aquarium. Two VERY good days:)

    Mary Beth’s last blog post..Historical Reading Challenge – The Daughter of Time

  29. i would SO make you an awesome cake, but i’m afraid it would die on the way to indy from texas…

    Biddy’s last blog post..ahhhh hello internetz

  30. ;) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You don’t want me to make the cake. Even though there is vegetable oil in my kitchen again & I know which pourer contains the Olive Oil this time … I still don’t trust myself around either of them anymore!

    And the best thing that’s happened to me?
    ;) I can’t tell the whole world until I tell my parents …. shhhhhh …. but my bathroom counter is littered with sticks covered in pee which are all screaming whoopie ~ and I’ve never been this excited about having New Year’s Eve plans … :)

    Bellamomma’s last blog post..For your brain melting pleasure

  31. Happiest of Birthdays Casey!! May your 26th year bring you 365 days of smiles and laughter.

    The best thing this week? I graduated from college!

  32. Hi there! :) I found you through Morgan’s blog. The “Indy” part caught my eye because I used to live in Indianapolis (and am wondering whether that’s where you live!). Happy birthday! I hope that you have an awesome day today! Holy cow, that’s a LOT of comments!!! I *love* to bake and would gladly make you a birthday cake, even though I don’t even know you. LOL! :) Best thing that happened to me this past week? Hmm ~ saving a lot of $$$ grocery shopping. (Is that lame?)

    Lisanne’s last blog post..Another Sunday afternoon …

  33. Happy birthday to youuuuuuu.

  34. whoops meant to say that I painted my little girls’ room and even did a border and the ceiling and it looks fantastic!!

  35. Happy Birthday! I hope your comment cake is tasty-delicious, and hey, no fattening calories or pesky cellulite to worry about. How’s that for a happy birthday??

    Hippo Brigade’s last blog post..The best part of waking up

  36. Happy Birthday! Delurking here.


    It’s my daughter’s birthday today as well! I posted about her today and thought what a wonderful day this is – sunny and warm and blue sky-y – for a birthday.

    I hope yours is AWESOME CASEY!

    Amy’s last blog post..Nineteen

  38. Casey, Happy Birthday! I hope you and the moosh have a wonderful day together today. To answer your question, the best thing that happened to me this week was that Jeff and I didn’t go a single place this entire weekend and I didn’t even change out of my comfy clothes or put a bra on or fix my hair or think about makeup. We slept in, watched tv, caught up on some of our NetFlix films, cooked dinner, drank wine, and it was perfection.

    Although I have to say that right now, this moment, is pretty good too because all of these comments prove to you that I was right— you are a big deal blogger. Enjoy it!

    Rebecca’s last blog post..Cleanliness is Godliness

  39. Biddy told me to come say Happy Birthday, and I always do what Biddy says. And then I saw that your birthday is the same day as my sister’s, so happy wonderful birthday. And that would be the best part of my week – spending the day with my sister on her birthday. She turned 38, by the way.

    Heather’s last blog post..Rumors in the Air

  40. Happy birthday!!!!

    Got my child’s report card and it was all A’s and B+’s (this is HUGE from a child with a learning disability). Can you say SMILE FROM EAR TO EAR!

    Oh and in his Iowa Basic Skills….he ranked 94% out of 99% in MATH! Be still my heart, he really IS mine. =)

    Darla’s last blog post..For the love of my kitchen….

  41. Good Grief woman! 138 comments!? How is that for a comment cake?

    Happy (belated) Birthday… and I feel your pain in the cake department. But usually mine is associated with picture taking, “But who is going to take MY picture?!” … I’m the photog.. the one with the camera in everyone’s face, making sure not amoment goes by that isn’t captured. Recording their vacations on CF cards … but when it comes to me… I’m no where to be found in our photo albums.. unless it is an awkward selfie shot.

    enjoy those donuts.

  42. ps.. the best thing that happened to me all week… someone took my picture!

  43. Not sure if i’ve de-lurked before…

    Either way, i just wanted to say Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!

    The best thing that happened to me this week was going to one of my very best friends wedding on Saturday. I danced so much i can barely walk – my legs are KILLING me!

  44. Happy birthday, young girlie! Quite a comment-cake you’ve got. And who would want to make a cake for the woman who makes the best frosted cake ever? Best thing that happened to me this week: my 9-month old son slept through the night in his own bed in his own room for the first time.

  45. Happy Birthday!

    It’s also my Brother in Law’s birthday, and my cat’s. Tomorrow is my half-nephew’s and Wednesday is my Sister in Law’s and my BF’s son’s. Mine was a few weeks ago – isn’t April a great time to have a birthday?

    Anyway, I had two great things happen last week. I didn’t go into premature labor, and I found someone to watch after our son for when I do go into labor. Yippee! It was really stressing me, I’m so glad I don’t have that to worry about now.

    Happy Birthday, again.

  46. Happy Birthday! Hope you had some fun. I wish I was a lot closer than Texas cause I would make you an awesome cake. (Love to have an excuse to bake)

    Best thing that happened to me: after being really sick for 2 weeks, I am feeling human again and eating normal food.

  47. Mom2four says:

    Delurking to say…

    Happy Birthday!

    I enjoy your blog…I found you via Loralee when you guest posted for her.


    The best thing that happened to me…

    My DH got a new job and we’re headed home to Utah! (insert happy dance here, followed by dread of packing and moving) :o)

  48. Happy Freakin’ Birthday you hot mama!

    Can’t even read all the comments you got. Too many. Must sleep.

    Best thing –
    hmmm, either that my husband started his last round of finals (see how I turned a bad thing into a good by rejoicing in the finality of it?)
    that I discovered there are some quilts out there that I might actually be interested in making (weird, I know).

    Love you girl! Make yourself a cake! You get joy out of baking and it’s better than any cake I could make you :) Or just run a bit on the trouble and tell yourself “happy birthday” ;)

    Erika’s last blog post..I’m growing!

  49. Happy Birhtday!!
    Today is my dad’s birthday too. Ironically, he is 62 (opposite of 26…) See what crazy things I notice. Anyway, the best thing that happened last week was that my 17 year old daughter broke up with a horrible, wrong guy for her, but could do no wrong…because he had another girlfriend…Yippee, thank you God for hearing and answering prayer. And by the way, I went to lawschool where your poor husband does, and I can sympathize with you – I’m so glad I’m not there anymore! Take care and bless you on your birthday.

    Melissa’s last blog post..Spring Cleaning – A Packrat’s Confessions

  50. Holy Comments Batman!!

    Happy Birhday! Hope it’s fantastic!!


    heidikins’s last blog post..In which I ask the Internet to channel their inner Biker Chick