Friday, July 17, 2009

Wishes Come True.


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I made it! Of course I haven't seen the news yet, but barring anything unforeseen, I am thinking I made it through unscathed! What an adventurous day. Almost always, my birthday falls on one of the days of the Downtown Fargo Street Fair. Its a combination of arts and crafts, performers, fair food, and just all around fun. I can't remember a year I haven't gone to the street fair. When Nolan was just 6 weeks old I strapped him into his carrier and walked the entire thing with him sleeping on my chest.

But the one drawback of the street fair is usually the weather. Its typically high heat, high humidity and low breeze. Yesterday could not have been more opposite. I joked about wearing Uggs and a parka, because it was chilly. It may have hit 70, but the windy conditions put a chill in the air and we shivered our way through the day. I seriously don't ever recall a birthday as cold as this one. I have to admit though, I'd rather have it cold than too hot!

After spending the afternoon at the fair our evening concluded with Nolan's last two baseball games of the regular season. Our team has been towards the bottom of the standings and we haven't gotten too caught up in all the ups and downs of the year. The team we were playing against is second or third in the standings and so we were prepared for the possibility that we could lose in a really ugly fashion. But our boys thought differently. They battled this team and we ended our first game in a tie!

Now I was too cold to take pictures and spent the night wrapped in a couple of blankets with my teeth chattering. But our second game was also a close one and one of the best played games we have had all season. It ended in a victory for us of 4-2 and our kids were so excited!

But the poor coach of the other team! Roger is a former sports announcer with one of the local television stations. He has been out of the business now for awhile so our kids don't recognize him, but the rest of us do. He and Rick have always shared a mutual fondness for baseball and have had many lengthy conversations about baseball this summer.

And guess what? It turns out it was HIS BIRTHDAY TOO last night! They had signs for him and they sang Happy Birthday to him before the start of the game. We joked with him last night and he shared a birthday cupcake with me when he found out it was my birthday too. Oddly we are both 27! *wink* But for his birthday he was handed two losses to a team pretty far down in the standings. And I couldn't help but think... do you suppose my "jinx" rubbed off on him?

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(Robin this photo of my b-day cake is for you... this was a vanilla bean white cake with buttercream in-between!!)

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16 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you had such a great day...and it's time for somebody else to have your bad luck;-)

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  2. Will do - have been planning on it, BUT It's so hard to do a "funny one" for her. Seems wrong, if you know what I mean. Maybe I'll try a serious poem, but I'll put my thinking cap on and see if I can do a Bad Poem!

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  3. Libby, no a funny one would be great I think. You could do one with her pup in it too :) She has a great sense of humor and I think you can do funny!! You are on such a roll, you can do it!!!

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  4. I love street fairs (arts and crafts festivals, etc.) Your colorful pictures bring back memories...happy ones!! I'm so glad that you and your family had a fabulous day. Belated happy birthday to you....and I'm glad that you were able to spend it in such a great way. I want a soda and a bite to eat..!!!! GREAT pictures!
    Smiles,
    Jackie

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  5. Even though it is no one I know's birthday tomorrow, I shall be baking a cake and eating it too. Your picture was way too tempting and I gave in!

    Glad to know there weren't any untoward incidences :) Take care:)

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  6. Oh, Happy Birthday! The street fair looks like so much fun! I would have thought you were twenty five!

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  7. The fair looks like a great way to spend your birthday. I glad this year was with out incident for you.

    Cake looks yummy.

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  8. I'll leave her a message on Facebooks.
    Thanks Vicky - I was a little worried about the poem, but if you think it's okay - I'll leave it up!

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  9. Thanks Jackie, I couldn't agree more!

    Stillness, I do the same thing sometimes, get such a craving that I end up making it myself! I hope you not only baked but enjoyed it as well :)

    Missy, Gosh thanks :) 25 or 27, I'll take either of them :)

    Thanks Liss, no incident to report! Maybe my luck is changing?

    Good idea Libby :) I really do think she'll enjoy it!

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  10. Vicky....I wanted to come back to you blog....stroll through again...loving the colors in all the booths....the smiles on the faces....and of course the yummy-looking cakes. I hope that you are doing well.
    Smiles from Jackie

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  11. Happy Birthday to you, Vicky! Looks like you had a wonderful day. The street fair looks like so much fun. You captured it so well!
    That cake looks amazing!

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  12. That cake looks delicious!!!! YUM!

    I was getting a little tickle just looking at your photos of the street fair...noticing everyone in jackets made me think of AUTUMN!!! The booths were so much fun and the boys looked like they enjoyed their food!
    We got those delightful temps here this weekend. It was glorious. This morning I'm sitting on the back deck and it's barely 60*... heaven.
    Okay, back to the cake...I think it would have been so much fun to just leave it on the kitchen table with a supply of forks and let everyone just stab a nibble every time the walked by...of course I would have just been walking in circles around the table until it was all gone :)
    love to you and I'm so happy that you escaped the cures this year, who knows maybe you've seen the last of it :)

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  13. Hooray for an uneventful accident free day! :)

    I love your cake...it looks delicious!!!!!!

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  14. Jackie, thanks for strolling through again :) Always so nice to have you show up!

    Thanks Jill, I am anxious to hear about that Rangers game? I have to come check it out :)

    Robin, that cake is on its last legs and a few pieces still remain :) I'll be so anxious to see what your cake will look like this week, can't wait!!

    Thanks Stephanie!

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  15. love the photos Looks like you had a great time
    :)

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  16. You MADE it! O WOW!! I'm so happy for you and thanks for taking us to the craft fair with you. There was a painting I wanted to buy! :) I think I need to eat. That cake looked SO GOOD. I'm trying to stay out of cake. Good thing I didn't have any choice here. I woulda CAVED!

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