Monday, March 10, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dear Friends!

We had such a fun weekend!  It was one birthday party after another with our church friends.  Friday night we met up at Magel's Grill with a bunch of church friends to celebrate our preacher's birthday.
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I have talked about Magel's here before because of their awesome rolls!  You can't eat just one!
We all brought cards for Steve...mostly cards to make fun of him growing older!  He's always such a good sport about it and would probably be disappointed if all of the cards were 'nice' ones!
We always have fun with this bunch of 'mature' friends even though they don't usually act their age!  They are a rowdy, fun-loving group to be around.  There is NEVER a dull moment!  We ended the evening with cupcakes made by Ellen!  
Saturday night, we went to John & Tonee's house for a bacon party and it was also her birthday!  She had planned this several weeks earlier and told us all to bring a dish that contained bacon.  I knew I wanted to make a dessert so I began my search on Pinterest to find something.  I thought about making chocolate covered bacon but this last summer, Sonic had a delicious peanut butter bacon shake that I absolutely LOVED!  So, I finally found a chocolate, peanut butter, bacon cupcake that sounded just like what I had been looking for.
These were AMAZING!  I am not a cake decorator but I followed directions and I have to say that they turned out so pretty!  And, they tasted fantastic!  A great combination of flavors!
OK, back to the party.  We got there first so Allan helped John grill the bacon and burgers.
Jason & LeeAnn got there and soon it was time to eat!  
Our menu was bacon cheeseburgers, jalapeno poppers, loaded baked potato salad, bacon maple blondies, and my cupcakes. Everything was just wonderful. We ate until we were just about sick!  But, sick in a good way!   After supper, we just sat around talking and laughing, and laughing, and laughing!  
I'm so thankful for these guys and gals!  There were several other couples invited but weren't able to come and they really missed out!
Tonee-The Birthday girl!
What a fun weekend!


  1. Sounds like a fun weekend. Good friends, good food... a perfect combination!

  2. I love that you have close relationships with your church family! I hope we continue to be blessed with that, as well!

    I'm not personally a bacon fan, but I know A LOT of people who would love to try those cupcakes!