Thursday, July 9, 2009

I Love Birthday Cake!!!

I just love to eat birthday cake! Especially when its Big Red Cake! I'm also glad my sister quit counting her birthdays at 22years. That means I can stop at 42 years. You little sister and I have the same birthday...July 5th....and I'm 20 years older than she is. My Dad, Mom, sister and Aunt came over this weekend to celebrate our birthday. We had so much fun. We drank Pina Coladas and Appletinis and watched several movies.
This is my youngest son Mark and our middle son David with myself and DH (Our oldest son could not be here). I guess we were staring at the other photographer as we sure weren't looking into this camera...and looks like our sons thought they would get their heads chopped off by the way they are bending down. My Mom must have been taking the picture, she usually cuts the tops of our heads.LOL

Here I am with my sister, my Mom and Aunt. I guess I was the only one looking at the correct camera. I always have so much fun when they come over as we try to go to all the thrift stores we can find.

The Big Red Cake is a real simple recipe:
1 box white cake mix. Bake as per directions.
1 16 oz. frozen strawberries at room temperature
1 small box strawberry jello
1 Big Red soda can or strawberry soda
1 large tub of cool whip
Mix strawberries with jello and Big red. Stir until well blended. With wooden spoon handle poke holes in cake. Pour strawberry mixture on top of cake. Frost with cool whip. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
(As this was the Fourth of July Weekend we decorated the cake to resemble a flag. We sprinkled with fresh blueberries to be the stars and sliced fresh strawberries to be the stripes on the flag).
Hugs :)


Anonymous said...

I love the photo with the three looking one way and your the other. That is a keeper and get it larger photo for sure.

your cake sounds really yummy. Happy birthday to the both of you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated birthday! How very fun that you have the same birthday as your sis!! My brother has 3 children with the same birthday- Twins then a few years later another little one on the same day!!

Thank you so much for coming over and giving me get well wishes. God has been so very good and though it is a long haul I am truly grateful for each new day! It is amazing how quickly your life can suddenly change!

I love your pink trumpet vine! We went to Michigan a few years ago and visited Belle Isle- that was the first time I ever saw a trumpet vine- It had to be over 20 feet tall!


Deanna said...

Hi Irma! What a lovely family you have and the boys hunching over is too funny! Ooh la la on the Appletini...I've not had one so I will have to try it for sure!

I'd love to go thrifting with you and the ladies...I think we would have so much fun!! One day when you are in San Antonio...let me!

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Deanna :D

Vickie said...

Irma - looks like ya'll had a wonderful family time together. I'll have to try your stawberry cake - I LOVE anything strawberry! Yum!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Irma!

Thank you so much for dropping by to say hello! What a beautiful family! By the way, Happy Belated Birthday to you.:o) How often do hear of two sisters being born on the same day, how special!:o)

Thanks so much for the cake recipe. Anything with strawberry has to be delicious!:o) I hope you drop by for another visit soon. You and your family enjoy a beautiful coming week.



Linda said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! Great pictures, too!!!!! Loved seeing these. And Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Oh yummy! Happy Birthday! It's nice to celebrate birthdays - your very special day.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Happy Birthday and enjoy that cake! Your family pictures looks so happy! You are blessed! blessings,Kathleen

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Happy belated Birthday Irma! How wonderful to share the same birthday with your sister...that is such a special thing! Your cake looks muy delicioso & what a fun gathering you had! I will have to bake that cake!

Vista Gal said...

Hi Irma!
You and your younger sister look so much alike you could be twins!!
Thanks for stopping by Beverly Cottage for a cuppa. I hope that you will come by again soon!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I really like your photos, it's always fun to see people and their families. Your blog is great. I especially like those pink garden gloves! Have a great day!

Deanna said...

Hi Irma,
just let me know if you need help in doing a playlist for your blog. The website is Projectplaylist. It's pretty self explainatory but let me know if you need me!!

Deanna :D

Leslie Limon said...

This cake sounds wonderful. But did you have to mention Big Red soda? I used to love Big Red when I lived in the States. The only thing that comes close is Strawberry Fanta! Can't wait to make this!

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

Happy Belated Birthday
Enjoy your weekend

someplace in thyme said...

Happy belated birthday to you both. The big red cake, yummy. Happy Pink Saturday to you and yours, Char

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Irma, Happy Belated Birthday to your and your sister! Your family is lovely and everyone looks so happy!

Enjoy your Pink Saturday!


mysteryhistorymom said...

Irma! Happy Birthday! I loved seeing your pictures, Sweets! You are such a pretty lady! It's so nice to be able to put the lovely name with the lovely face!:) Lori

cindy said...

Love the photo's, you have a beautiful family! And Big Red cake sounds wonderful! Will have to try it for our next fam get together.

yapping cat

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! blog hopping today & came across yours. Your family looks so very sweet!