A deliciously moist vegan vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. Free of dairy and eggs, with a gluten free alternative.
Birthdays are a big deal in our house. Each person’s life is special and deserves celebrating! The general rule is that the birthday person gets to choose what they want to do, and eat, on their day. Luckily, no one has asked to fly to NYC for lunch or anything yet. Shhh, we don’t want to give them any ideas! 😂
This week was my hubby, Rafael’s, birthday. He’s a lot like me and likes to keep things low-key. A family day playing video games with the kids and watching movies together was all he wanted. The only thing he mentioned specifically wanting were Apple AirPods. He’s been talking about them for months. I, only half-joking, told him he’d have to buy them for himself because I just couldn’t bring myself to spend almost two hundred dollars on something so frivolous. I mean, there’s definitely no shortage of earphones lying around the house from the many iphones we’ve had over the years!
There’s also something in me that just has to keep an element of surprise when giving gifts. I try to be very thoughtful when picking out a gift for someone and it’s nice to see the excitement on their face when they open up their gift to find something they’ve really been wanting.
It’s kind of hard to surprise someone when they only want one thing!
That just means I had to work harder to convince him I wasn’t getting him what he wanted! He hinted around to wanting them for Father’s day, and was almost sure he’d got them. But, no, he got something else he’d been wanting instead. I reminded him we had three white apple earphones in the drawer…they even look the same, they just had wires on them! 🙂
Then his birthday rolled around and again, “I don’t really want anything special…just some AirPods!” Well, it was present time and again, no AirPods. Am I mean or what?! 😜
I had gotten them earlier in the week and was hiding them in the closet, waiting for the perfect opportunity to really surprise him.
At the end of the day, we started cleaning up all the opened packages from his presents and I nonchalantly handed him a plastic bag to put all of the boxes in. He grabbed it and as he opened the bag to put stuff inside, he did a double take as he saw a little white box resting at the bottom.
I finally surprised him and the joy and excitement that lit up his face was well worth the wait!Print
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