I love to make Marion's cakes because I like to do Halloween cakes. I know that her birthday is not on Halloween but it is in the month of October and that is good enough for me. This year I did a mummy cake for her. I wanted to do a grave yard scene but she wanted a spice cake with cream cheese frosting not chocolate, so I went with the mummy cake. One year I did a pumpkin cake for her. You can see it here.
We celebrated her birthday at my parent's house.
Marion's boyfriend, Monty came too this time.
Gotta love Lane brain!
We had Marion's favorite, hamburger soup.
Ayla loves her Aunt Marion.
My brother, Robert with the cake.
We all sang "Happy Birthday!"
And Dad cut the cake.
He killed the mummy. Is it possible to kill a mummy?
When we were teenagers, we always went to a haunted house for Marion's birthday. It became a tradition.
I am so glad she lives here again. She lived in Washington state for 10 years. She has been home for 3 and a half years and we have started the tradition again.
We went to "Nightmare on 13th" a week before her birthday.
Don't you just love my Photoshop job? Hee, hee!
It totally looks fake but I love it!
I had Kurt take a picture of us at our house the night we went to the haunted house. I didn't want to take my camera to the haunted house but I got my picture with us and the haunted house now, didn't I?
I took this on Monday when I went grocery shopping at Walmart a cross the street from "Nightmare on 13th."
I think the picture turned out okay. I could have done better if I had more time. I could have messed with lighting and everything but I don't have the time for that now. It took me long enough to cut us out. I am starting to get better at Photoshop.
As for the haunted house, we had a good time. It freaked me out a couple of times. My favorite was the insane asylum part. It had a hall that looked so real. It really looked like a run-down insane asylum.
I didn't care for the extra rooms that you pay extra for. It was really closed in and sometimes it felt like you couldn't breath and I am not even claustrophobic. It did freak me out thinking I could get the swine flu from all the faces that touched some of the sheets that hit your face. Yuck! I had to shower when I got home. I felt so dirty. Next time I think I will just stick to the main haunted house and not do the extra rooms.
I know I enjoyed Marion's birthday. I hope she enjoyed it as well.
Happy Birthday Marion! I love you!