January 25, 2012 |  Category:   family life

Mark turns 40 today! And it also marks the year where he’s officially known me more than half his life. Holy hell! How did we both become so old!? But I’m sort of glad that I’m not the only 40 year old in the house anymore. We can’t be in different decades, psssshaw.
For what it’s worth, the girls totally think we’re not old. We’re just “mom and dad”.

Happy birthday to a most hardworking guy, a lifelong companion, and a great dad. Look how the girls adore him. Hope they remember those fuzzy thoughts when they become moody teenagers!

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  • hannah January 25, 2012 at 9:03 am

    happy birthday mark!!!!! your creations are scrumptious and your family is beautiful. cheers to many wonderful years and wishes for much joy and success!

  • Justine January 25, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Happy Birthday, Mark! My grandfather is nearly 100, so that means 40 is the new 20! So here’s to at least 60 more years of sweets, success, and your beautiful girls!

  • jodi January 25, 2012 at 9:18 am

    happy, happy 40th mark!!

  • Luann January 25, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Happy Birthday Mark!!! I hit forty a few months ago – it’s not so bad!

  • Diana January 25, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Welcome to the other side of 40, Mark! Come on in, the water is fine!

  • Caddy January 25, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Happy Birthday Mark! Have a lovely day!

  • unha engels January 25, 2012 at 9:51 am

    aw. that’s sweet.
    happy birthday mark!!
    to my cool 40s friends!


  • Atsuko January 25, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Happy birthday, Mark! Hope you have a wonderful birthday:)

  • Cecilia Madden January 25, 2012 at 9:56 am

    happy birthday to mark!!

  • taste area January 25, 2012 at 10:19 am

    happy,happy birthday!! today it’s my husband’s birthday too!

  • Lakshmi January 25, 2012 at 10:25 am

    You can forget a whole lot of things but there’s no way you can forget what an absolute nice guy your Dad is.

  • Lakshmi January 25, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Oops, Happy Birthday to Mark… 🙂

  • Pchan January 25, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Happy Birthday, Mark ^_^

  • Grumble Girl January 25, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Oh, Happy Birthday!! Forty really is fabulous… enjoy everything!!

  • Annie January 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

    That’s pretty awesome.
    You have a beautiful family.
    I’m sure you’ll have a great day.
    Happy Birthday!

  • Louise January 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Ahh, that photo with the girls says a thousand words! Happy Birthday! May your day be full of fun, laughter and lots of lovely little things. x

  • Anna @ D16 January 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

    These photos are so nice. Happy birthday, Mark!

    p.s. Hi there, Sara Jensen tote bag.

  • Kate365til30 January 25, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Such a sweet picture!! Happy Birthday Mark!!

  • sarah January 25, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Happy Birthday Mark! I hope your entire birthday week is filled with fun & laughter 🙂

  • Wendy January 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Joyeux anniversaire ! 🙂

  • Samantha January 25, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Happy birthday to Mark!

    On an unrelated note, I ordered Whimsy & Spice cookies recently from your Etsy shop, and they are just perfect. Thank you!

  • lisa January 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Happy Birthday Mark! Love that photo. Wishing you many more amazing years!

  • Jen January 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    My husband and I are both what our family like to call, um, “late bloomers.” Still. But my husband, who’ll be 43 this April says he feels like he’s just hitting his stride . . . Happy Birthday Mark!

  • RJ January 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Happy Birthday Mark!!!

  • CHICKYTHING January 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    40 is the new 21 + he does look 21 🙂

  • Sora January 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Happy 40th Birthday to Mark! I am in awe of his talents and accomplishments (both personal and professional). I always tell my husband that he is the father I would have loved to have as a child, and I can see Mark is that to your daughters. Lucky family!

  • nichole January 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Happy Birthday, Mark!

  • diamondkelt January 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I always say Happy B-day every year! Here’s to one of the hardest working behind the scenes guy. And seriously baking must hold the secrets of youth because he barely looks like he’s aged at all.

  • Hasenfeld J January 25, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!! Such darling post

  • AW January 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Love this post… very sweet. Happy birthday Mark!

  • Juliet January 25, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Happy Birthday Superman!!

  • Makiko January 25, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Happy Birthday Mark!
    He is the best!! And your post about Mark is so tender…makes me feel I should be nicer to my hubby haha. By the way I’m 40 too. Good year isn’t it

  • kaye i January 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Happy birthday to your hubby! 40? You both don’t look like it.

  • Audrie January 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Happy birthday Mark! That second picture is so sweet 🙂

  • Linda January 26, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Happy Birthday Mark!
    You’re blessed with a beautiful family!

  • Lori January 26, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Happy birthday Mark!!

  • Jhope January 26, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Happy Birthday, Mark! Hope you had a great celebration w your girls. I’m new to 40, but I think it’s the decade of extreme confidence. Curious to see what your bday cake looked like.

  • Jen Laceda January 26, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Happy 40th, Mark!!! You both look so young…

    My husband always jokes with our 2 little girls, singing to them, “Will you still love me tomorrow? (when you’re moody teenagers)”

  • marta January 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    happiest 40th Mark!

  • Misha January 26, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    So, so, so sweet. our babies love their papa, too.
    Happy Birthday!

  • Selkie January 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Happy happy, with all best wishes for many happy healthy returns of the day…
    “Birthday cake?” GREAT photo.

  • matilda January 27, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Happy B day! And 40 is NOT old! You’ll see;)

  • Sue January 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

    You both look amazing at 40! You girls are gorgeous!