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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Celebrate What Is; and What Isn't

So, a year ago, on a particularily slick Manitoba winter day..... there were two accidents in one family in one afternoon. My mother flipped their van into the ditch along a stretch of highway, not long before my daughter was struck by a car on her way (walking) across the street. It was quite a day. Incredibly, no one sustained any serious injuries. (notwithstanding the physio that our daughter has been taking for the past year for back pain....)
February 28 marked the one year anniversary of car, and van, and police car smashing. (the police officer dispatched to Arianna's accident scene never made it.... her vehicle flipped into the ditch before it quite arrived into Niverville.)

February 28 this year marked quite a different sort of event- Arianna's junior varsity basketball won the game that earned them the privelege of playing in the provincial championships coming up in Swan River a few weeks from now. Not only are they playing for provincials; but the boy's team won as well. Imagine being 14 or 15, and joining an entire team of boys travelling for six hours in a school bus... (Like I said. It's dreamy when you are fourteen- not so much at our age...)

There was only one way to celebrate such a momentous anniversary and the way that life went; instead of the way it might have been.

Bake a cake, and call it a party.
Hey. I'm pretty fond of these people.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

to life it is and fond memories of school bus romance
can it possibly as much fun now that texting has cast its spell ?
Joyce I found my ripped shredded smucked up envelope with my check to you for the flyinng dutch kids bag.Your address is completely covered with muddy boot tracks. Can you send me your mailing address again and I'll get right on it Fancy or Nancy Nooner

gophercheeks said...

Holy Moley Joyce... that is quite a chain of events. Lovely cake despite the story it tells.

Good luck with Hoopla.... basketball kicks a great deal of butt!!! And I do recall the bus trips--- dreamy indeed! ( I can only gush as I am not yet in the position where my daughter is going on a school bus trip).

Heather said...

My gosh, you're creative! That is one of the most unique cakes and excuses for a party I've seen or heard of!

Anonymous said...

Certainly you know how to party...can't wait to party with you at the end of this month with the cousins. I love those two people at the bottom right...so much I went to visit them last week....took their picture too that day. Roselle

Judy said...

Oh, Joyce.

Only you.

I LOVE the cake!

gloria said...

God bless you Joyce Hildebrand(no t).... what's with the two different spellings of Hildebrand(t) anyway? Can't you all just get along?

Jenn said...

Love it!!

Anonymous said...

Joyce, that is way too coooooool. That was a year ago eh??? I did not know you were a talented cake maker. Oh so much that you can do! I'm so glad to check the computer "once in awhile" now that I'm working fulltime -- sure gets in the way of "leisure time"!!!! Schwester Mary

Anonymous said...

Hey when is that cousin party??? I thot it was this Fri - Sat. Am I wrong?

Crystal said...

I LOVE IT!!

laura the frog lady said...

cousin party? What cousin party?

Bonnie said...

Uniquely you! I love it! I'm so glad everyone was ok that day!! xoxo

Becky said...

That cake is awesome! 6 hours with a bus of boys...I'm sure glad I won't be on there...I bet it will stink!

coffeeloves said...

i love the pic of your mom....
and the cake.
your rock.