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Birthday Recap and Derby Days

I tried my hand at making and decorating my first cake for Jon's birthday.  Jon loves chocolate so I made a double layer chocolate cake with chocolate icing.  Apparently he was impressed because he told his parents (before he knew I made it) that I bought him a cake.  I was so proud.  I need to work on my writing, but I was pleased with it for my first try.  I'm sure Jon will love me showing the world his nickname :)

A close-up of my first attempt at decorating :)

Here's Jon opening his first present--a watch winder for his fancy schmancy watch he got on our honeymoon last year.

He loved it. Yay!

Next up, a new robe.  (Jon loves lounging around in his robe, but it was time for a new one!)  Here he is showing it off :)

I think he's a fan, don't you?

And last but not least, here is the birthday boy posing with his cake.

The first birthday I got to celebrate with Jon was his 30th, and it was the same day as The Kentucky Derby.  Last year The Derby happened during our honeymoon.  Although we have a pretty busy weekend ahead of us, but I'm hoping we still get to watch it.  I love all of the hats (I'm a hat girl) and of course the history and energy that comes with the race.  
via Inspire the Bride

Hope you all have a great Derby weekend!

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