The best day ever

It's been a wonderful weekend. Sunny, bright, spring-ly and fun. I got older in the meanwhile but getting family and friends over, having all delicious things to eat and a few packages to open totally makes it worthwhile. A year here or there, who's counting anyway?



I was supposed to take many, many pictures from the food preparations all the way to good-bye's but as always before was too busy and all the sudden almost everything was eaten. We had a cake too (gone by that picture), come delicious pastries and salad (empty bowls by now) but at least I managed to get a photo of the color theme (surprising pink) and my favorite treat ever: whipped cream&raspberry jam filled buns.



These are a traditional February-March treat here in Finland, and I remember them from my childhood. Then we enjoyed them after a long day outside (skiing, sledge sliding) with hot chocolate. Really easy to make, and delicious. Just bake the buns, let cool and slide in halves horizontally. Fill up with whipped cream and some jam and put the "top" back on. I probably had one too many but...



Present-wise I feel very blessed. I had all-expenses-paid trip to my favorite place, a new precious DVD and some heavenly jewelry. My favorite guest (read: my nephew) had also made me a wonderful card and a lovely flower, he's a true artist.



He also shows a great interest in his aunt's work and my crafting area is ever so interesting. I am going to melt all your hearts with one more picture still. We played with my wools and he said: "I make woolen, I make woolen to teddy!" And so he did, the precious little boy:



Thank you all for making my b-day the most perfect. Happy new week soon, too!

Yours,
Mia

26 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

It sounds and looks as if you had a wonderful time on your birthday Mia, with lots of lovely treats!!
I just love your little nephews card! :)
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Jane said...

I'm so glad your had a wonderful birthday dear Mia. The food sounded delicious and those buns have made my mouth water..mmmmm!Your dear little Nephew's card is very precious, bless him.Have a restful Sunday and "see" you next week,
Jane x

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Happy Birthday Mia :0)
Those cakes look delicious, and that card and flower...priceless :0)

Have a great week,
Kind regards,
Donna

Kerry said...

Happy Birthday x

periwinkle said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday and with yarn thrown in too ... mmmmm

Helen Philipps said...

Happy Birthday Mia! It sounds like you had a wonderful time, and I loved the look of those delicious buns! You nephew's card is adorable, and so is the wool flower! Have a lovely week.
Helen x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

What a nice time it looks like you had!!! Love the teddy picture and the yarn work by your nephew. What a nice memory. Such a pretty pink Birthday. Hope it's a wonderful year for you. Where are you going on your trip? Happy week to you, ❤xoRobin

Teje said...

Dear Mia, Happy Birthday! How nice to hear that you had a wonderful, special day with your dears! I think you got the best present!
I see all the Goodies on the beautiful table! Oh how I wish I could taste those buns and marshmellows!
I wish you sunny week! xxx Teje

Shanti said...

SO sO So, Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

Lepton said...

Happy Birthday, Mia! I finally got my new iphone and said goodbye to my cell phone from the dark, dark ages. He is very happy in his new little foxy case! I think of you a lot...the little foxies make me really happy. Hope you have had a great birthday! xo Clare

Mia said...

Hi Viv,

It was lovely! It seems that no matter how old I get, I just love b-days!

Have a happy new week!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you. Jane!

All was wonderful and your special gift just completed it all! And the color-theme: was it based over your card or vice versa ;) ?

Happy Monday, talk to you soon again!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hi Donna,

And wonderful to see you here! Have a wonderful new week, and many sunny greetings from Finland to you!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you, Kerry!

Lovely spring-week to you!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

It was wonderful, Lisa!

I think my little nephew tried to make a hat to Jacques to teddy! I am just loving the fact that he's interested in his aunties work :)

Happy week!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hi Helen,

It was a great day, and I think it was just what we needed after all this darkness, coldness and snow - my b-day opens the "spring-party-season" here :)

Sunny greetings for a new, happy week!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hi Robin,

We're going to visit a few places not that far (around 200 kilometres one way), shop for some new wool for me and stay in a nice hotel. It will be a perfect weekend get-away! we need to wait a few weeks still so the weather (and the roads!9 will be better still.

Have great week!

Yours,
¨Mia

Mia said...

Thank you Teje!

I wish I could have given you all some "laskiasipulla", it was so good!
It's early Monday morning and already sunny, your sunny-week wishes worked! Thank you!

Have a wonderful week!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Shanti!

Sunny week to you from sprinly Finland!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello again, Clare!

And congratulations to your new phone! I got my samsung galaxy s about 6months ago and I love it! You'll be so happy with yours, and I and smiling to thought of it staying in a foxy-case! Lovely!

Have a wonderful week!

yours,
Mia

Pam said...

Happy, happy birthday Mia! Looks as though you had a wonderful day and the table of treats looks yummy too.
P xx

Mia said...

Thanks Pam,

It was great and oh, too good things on the table: all gone in record time!

Happy new week!

Yours,
Mia

ann said...

Everything looks like it was a "Happy Birthday"----so happy you could see your nephew and family. Jaska looks good with his new wool.
Have a great week.

Anne at PlumCreek22

Mia said...

Thank you, Anne!

I know, everyone seems to be so busy these days, that it's a rare occasion to get all around the table! We had lovely time!

Jaska sends his love :)

Yours,
Mia

Beth said...

Happy Birthday Mia! I should remember from last year that yours a shortly before mine, I too have been celebrating recently :) Looks like you had a lovely day with the most important people and some lovely gifts, I hope all you Birthday wishes come true.

Bethx

Mia said...

Thank you, Beth!

I had a great day (and it seems that it has nothing to do with the years! I still love b-days!) and received lovely gifts, notes, and yes: the visitors were the best :)

Spring is here - happy and sunny week!

Yours,
Mia