She’s got a one-year-old.

Tomorrow my sweet, precious, Ginger Jane turns one. To commemorate this I had planned on posting all sorts of reflections and thoughts. But, that will have to wait until next week. Because right now I’ve got to get back to a tiered, 5-layer birthday cake, gem encrusted cupcakes, lemon curd filling from scratch, sugar cookies with royal icing, and an array of homemade decorations. Yes, I’m THAT mom. And damn proud of it.

I was fairly diligent about taking Gigi’s “month” photos. And so I share them with you now.


I am beyond honored and humbled to be a mother. It’s by far the greatest thing I’ve ever done in my life. More thoughts on this to come. But for now I hope you have a happy weekend, pray for no rain tomorrow!

We love you all!


The Birthday Girl’s mama


  1. Erin

    She is SOOOO sweet!!!! I have 3 sons. In 25 years, let's talk!

  2. Rachel

    Happy B'day to her!

  3. Krista

    happy birthday!!! 🙂

  4. hanner

    bless her heart ,she is so cute. happy bday gigi!

  5. Tim and Sara

    I love you, love Gigi, happy birthday to the cutie pie. Wish we were there for your over the top makes me feel kind of insecure and ashamed party!!! Poor Lily and her lifetime of box cakes…haha! On another note, we like carrots cooked with a little water, a little butter, a little thyme, then salt and pepper after the carrots are soft and water is absorbed. Tasty. I have thyme in my garden come over!

  6. Nichelle

    happy birthday sweet ginger! i love you, you cute little thang. i can't believe i'm missing the 1st birthday glory, but i'm more sad that we never took those month shots of oscar! i LOVE her month shots, every one. i love you as a mom and i love me as a mom, and i love these babies more than any craft, cooking, or designing endeavor. happy birthday gigi, i'm sure your mother would say you were worth the itchy palms

  7. Jenna

    Aw, what a sweet collage. She's precious and has an amazing name. And an amazing mother!

  8. Jessica Dahlquist

    Happy birthday Ginger! We love you!

  9. Alison

    thank you for the birthday love!

  10. Bek

    she's a sweetheart! happy birthday!

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