Celebrating a special woman

We had family over Sunday morning after church to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday. It was a great time and it was really fun to get everyone together.

My daughter made the cupcakes:

And I baked banana bread,

I’ll have to share the recipe with you. The bread is made with Spelt flower and less sugar; a healthier option, but it still tastes really good.

and coffee cake.

A not-so-healthy option, but still good!

My daughter and I found some cupcake papers at Michael’s craft store that were black and white so we decided to do a black and white theme (with a little bit of green):

My mother-in-law looked beautiful, and she and I, and my brother-in-law’s girlfriend, all matched in our animal print shirts (not planned):

Bailey matched too, lol.

It was a fun morning and a special time celebrating a special woman.

We love you, Gamma!

(By the way, as I write this, TODAY is her actual birthday. It would mean so much if you could leave her a comment here and wish her a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thanks! :)

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  1. Hope the actual birthday is a great as the celebration looked! Love the way that coffee cake looks!

  2. Happy Birthday to Gamma!It looks like you had a wonderful celebration for her. Just lovely and festive.

  3. Sounds like a lovely time. Too funny about the coordinating clothing. I'd love that recipe! I've been trying to eat healthier even if I do have a candy corn addiction. lol.

  4. Three lovely ladies indeed! You sure made some lovely treats and made it look beautiful on the table.

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a very special family you have to celebrate with! Hope you enjoyed every bit of it!Peace.Jeanine

  6. You ladies are gorgeous and I love your coordinating outfits. And the food looks SO good!Happy Birthday to your MIL, I hope it was fabulous!! :)

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