Thursday, April 2, 2009

sissy's bday!

today is my sissy's birthday. she's PRETTY much the most awesome and bestest sister ever. she is an amazing photographer, singer, graphic designer and friend. she is insanely creative, hilarious, sweet, compassionate and the most loving person ever. i can't explain how wonderful she is, supportive and how grateful i am to have her as my sister!!!

growing up with her has been such a blessing. when we were younger, i would always copy her, cause she was SO COOL! she did not like that! now, we share pretty much everything - music, movies, clothes [or just buy the same ones] and passions. i mean, sometimes, we act like the same person.

Rachel - You are amazing.


we celebrated Rachel's birthday with dinner at Olive Garden and back to their place for fruity cake.

for Rach's bday, i used a "tart/flan" pan my friend Bethany bought me from TJ Maxx. i didn't have a good recipe to use for the cake, so i used a boxed white cake [accidentally adding 1 egg & 2 whites instead of 3 egg whites] and added a little lemon juice and zest. i topped this with strawberries, blueberries & raspberries and homemade whipped cream. the whipped cream had 2 oz of cream cheese, lemon juice & zest blended together, then 1 1/2 cups [i think] of heavy cream. that was all blended together to a soft consistency. and, i must say, it was awesome.

for her birthday, brian bought them A TRIP TO ITALY!!!!!!!
the first image of bri & rach he was saying "today is ALL ABOUT HER." it was funny. the second she is just realizing what's going on, third is her "freak out" and fourth her thank you!"


Susan said... Best Blogger Tips

that is an adorable series of pictures!

Michelle and the City said... Best Blogger Tips

cool? isn't she wearing acid washed jeans in that picture? :) lol

and i love how you caught the moment of rachel's surprise in that photo series. so happy for them!

rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you sissy - and thanks for taking those awesome pics during the "reveal" !! :) you rock. i love you so much too!

Kt said... Best Blogger Tips

Awe wha a great b-day prezzie!!! how awesomeee!!!!

I thought to myself, oh, mase made a healthy dessert! how fun! but then you explained what went into the whipped cream and I realized that no, no you did not make a healthy dessert hee hee

*Stace* said... Best Blogger Tips

aHhH!! that's one awesome birthday present!! :-) and yummy cake mase!!

jendakerr said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the documentation.. I almost feel like I was there! You were too cute as kiddos too!