04 January 2012

Happy Birthday Marian!!!

Cake designed and prepared by Christy Zumbrun, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Our friend Marian Baay, from the Netherlands, has her birthday today.  We are celebrating and wishing her many blessings in the year ahead!

Monday winners: Sally Shupe, who won a copy of Melanie Dickerson's ebook of The Merchant's Daughter.  Congrats, Sally!
And the winner of Julie Klassen's The Girl in the Gatehouse is....Miss Kallie is our winner of A Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen.  Congrats!  You will love this book!

GIVEAWAY:  A surprise book goody bag for one of our commenters!  


  1. Oh Carrie, what a beautiful cake did you bring!
    Looking forward to celebrate my birthday and sharing this wonderful cake with you and our friends here on OTT! I bet it's good, but I'll wait for you before I take a piece :))

  2. •*¨`*•. ☆ .•*¨`*•. •*¨`*•. ☆ .•*¨`*•.
    Wishing You the HAPPIEST Birthday EVER
    . . . ✿•*¨`*•.¸(¯`v´¯)¸.•´*¨`*•✿ . . .
    ……………......♥ •.¸.•´♥……………

    I'm so glad to be getting to know you , Marian! Looking forward to more of your reviews this year on OTT.

    Carrie, you are killing me with all these desserts :) I need to LOSE weight!

  3. well that didn't come out correctly! sorry :) its the thought that counts, right?!

  4. Happy birthday, Marian!!! My friend Christy made that cake. She does a great job, don't you think? It is freezing cold in Virginia. How is it over there? Do you want some punch with your cake?

  5. Happy Birthday, Marian. Have a awesome day for your birthday and treat yourself well.


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  7. Yummmm I love cake for breakfast!
    Happy Birthday Marian! Hope you have a wonderful day.
    Did you notice I kept the hat from my brother's party Sunday...sorry I didn't have enough for everyone.

  8. Happy Birthday, dear Marian! I hope it's the best ever!! I want all my friends on here to be the first to know...well second, I told hubby. I started back on Weight Watchers (I have been a lifetime member since I lost 50 lbs seventeen years ago), and I lost EXACTLY 5 lbs in one week! YAY! So I can enjoy a BIG slice of that cake! Anne, Carrie's cakes are all calorieless so we can totally indulge!

    Marian, any special plans??

  9. Happy Birthday Marian! What a gorgeous cake :)


  10. Happy Birthday Marian, beautiful cake, enjoy the day!


  11. Happy Birthday, Marian! Hope you have the sweetest day ever!

  12. Anne, Carrie, Jo, Teresa, Diana, Wendy, wfnren and Carla!! Welcome to my party! So nice to see you all around here :)
    Did you all take a piece of the delicious cake?

  13. Carrie, the weather is better than yesterday. It's no longer storming and raining. It feels like a blessed day!

  14. Yay! Diana! So happy for you!!

    No special plans for today. The usual... preacher + wife has just left and tonight the family come visiting.

  15. What a surprise Marian.
    Happy birthday! May God bless you and keep you this next year from you life!
    Wishing you and your husband a good evening. Enjoy and 'till next time.
    To the maker of the cake: Wow, that looks wonderful. Have a good day. :D

  16. Marian, that sounds special to me! All my sis in laws came over bearing gifts on my b'day! They didn't need to bring gifts--they were the gifts!

    I'm wearing my very beautiful beaded necklace today with a gray and purple blouse...wow, it looks good! The gray pendant is picking up the purple AND the gray in the shirt. Some beautiful lady gave me that for my b'day. :):)

  17. Happy Birthday Marian!! Hope it's a wonderful day filled with God's love.

    Great looking cake, by the way. :)


  18. Happy Birthday Marian and enjoy you Birthday Week.

    I know I will love my book, The Girl In The Gatehouse and can't wait to read. Thanks.
    Congrats to the other winners..

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  19. Thank you Erika! So nice to see you here. Thanks for stopping by!

  20. Diana, I've been wearing my necklace too! The stones are grey, but it looks fabulous on green! I was wearing green and the family liked it.

    I've been in the kitchen preparing snacks. I love to do that for my family! They bring gifts me and I give them food back. LOL So we're all happy at the end of the day :))

  21. Thanks Marissa and MissKallie for stopping by!

  22. Marian just sent me a FB msg to tell me that her birthday is over now in the Netherlands! I am going to get a goody bag ready. Anybody want some coffee to go with that second slice of cake?

  23. No more coffee and cake for me. Thanks!

  24. Erika is taking a goody bag all the way back to the Netherlands! I need to get your email, Erika - will check with Marian!

  25. Congrats to our other Dutch friend, Erika!

  26. happy birthday...what a beautiful cake :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  27. Susan Craft said ...
    Hope you had a fantastic birthday, Marian. We just got back from going out to dinner to celebrate my granddaughter's birthday. She's 14 today. Blessings for many more healthy and happy birthdays.

  28. Happy Birthday. I love the cake!

  29. Karen, Susan and Jen! Thanks for stopping by. I had a wonderful day!

  30. Marian, Oh, happy birthday to you, dear friend!! I love that cake and wish we could all sit around together and dive right in and talk books:) Thanks for being you and for all you do for Christian fiction. You have a wonderful ministry!!

  31. Happy Birthday and God Bless! We just celebrated our daughter's 20th birthday on the 2nd. Now she's off to Ft. Benning, GA to be an Army MP.


  32. Wow, that's an exiting thing to be an Army MP.
    Thanks for you comment Allison!

  33. Laura, thanks for stopping by!
    I was a bit tired yesterday, so I'm a bit late with my comments ;)


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