Posted on January 23rd, 2012 by Tonia 5 Comments

My family visited this weekend to celebrate my 27th birthday, which is today.

They cooked the most amazing meal: antipasti on fresh bread, chicken risotto {the original recipe of Nonna Tonia- my dad’s grandmother and my namesake}, salad, a browned-butter-hazelnut-pear cake with an orange-cranberry filling, and espresso poured over vanilla ice cream with dark chocolate shavings on top. Holy-moly it was all so good!

Cake, candles, and singing…because we’re never too old for that.

Games, laughter, winners and losers…

Birthday kisses from my favorite little peanut…

And the next morning, a big breakfast made by my handsome husband…how does he get the pancakes so perfect like that?

Thanks for the great birthday, family! I am so blessed!!…And my belly is very full and happy. ♥


  1. Jean says:

    Happy birthday Tonia

    I hope you have dozens more as good.


  2. Laura says:

    Happy Birthday Tonia!

  3. Alison says:

    Happy Birthday, Tonia!

  4. sharon says:

    this birthday post made me smile. looks like you had a wonderful time. Happy Birthday!

  5. Caitlyn says:

    Happiest Birthday Ton! Love you and love your blog! Sad we aren’t the same age anymore though =)

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