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Sorry for just now getting this up – better late than never, right? 🙂 – And I apologize for not posting a high and low last week… I guess life got the best of me!

This past week has been full of lots of highs for the Morgan family! First, my daughter, Piper, turns seven years old tomorrow (my baby is sure growing up!). We celebrated her birthday on Saturday with family and her entire first grade class. In order to keep all the kiddos entertained, we invited an awesome clown (well worth the investment in my opinion) who entertained the kiddos with lots of fun tricks and silly jokes.

I was also blessed to have both my aunt and cousin visiting from Texas at the birthday celebration. I only get to see them about once a year so it was really special to have them there for Piper’s party as well.

Luckily, we had time to take an all-girls picture which included my sister, Bryn, my mom, my cousin, and 2 aunts, my nieces, and myself and Piper.

My low is most definitely the fact that my Gluten-Free Birthday Cake was an almost complete flop! Thankfully, it tasted much better than it looked! And I was also grateful that we took the time to make another homemade (and very edible!) birthday cake for Piper and all her friends (as pictured at the very top).

[h2s_box]Every Wednesday, I share my high(s) and low(s) for the past week and I encourage you to do the same in the comment section below. My high(s) will simply be the best or most exciting thing that happened to me over the last week or so and my low(s) will be something not so great that took place. [/h2s_box]

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  1. amy

    Happy birthday Piper!

  2. Meghan

    My daughter will be 7 tomorrow too 🙂 Happy Birthday to Piper!

  3. Violet

    Awwww, Happy birthday Piper!!! The gluten free cake still looks good to me! 🙂 Its chocolate right? There is NEVER a wrong with chocolate is involved, lol…

  4. Jenny

    Happy Birthday Piper!!! 😄

  5. Pharmchick

    Aww happy birthday! My son just turned 2 this past Sunday!

  6. Erin

    my high this week is I get my new couch and dinning table and my son gets a new bed all on friday…my low point is the fact my mom and I had a falling out over my friend bring me a donner she didnt approve of because it was fried and well she told me how she felt about it..other then that it was a great week so far..cant wait until friday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY piper!!!

  7. cannielle

    Happy Birthday to Piper! What a beautiful family you have,Collin.

  8. Susana Santos

    Piper is just so darn cute. Happy Birthday baby girl may God bless you today and always 🙂

  9. dotrchau

    Happy Birthday, Piper!! Hope you have a fantastic day! My baby girl turns 4 tomorrow, so November 21st is going to be a beautiful day for some special people!

  10. Suzan

    Happy 🎂 Birthday

    High: Finally got approved for a surgery that could greatly help with all my health problem.

    Low: My son and myself only have 14 more days with my hubby before his 400 day deployment start!!!😕 Trying to stay strong.

    • Jessica

      Susan-thank you to your family for the sacrifices you make for our country. I hope you can enjoy every single moment of the next 14 days and that the follow 400 somehow pass by as quickly as they can.

  11. tbits

    Happy Birthday Piper! My son is now 25 & we still laugh about one of the homemade cakes I made. It was a ship with pirates but by the time we took it 1 hr away to the party opened the box & yep we had to rename it shipwreck! It was still cute even as a flop & its the effort that counts! You are a great mom!

  12. Heather

    My daughter is gluten, egg, soy and dairy free and I make her cake every year. The Cherrybrook Kitchen chocolate cake mix is the best! I buy it at sprouts.

    http://www.cherrybrookkitchen.com/

  13. Gabrielle

    Happy Birthday to Piper!

    My high this week is that my husband and I put an offer in on our first house this evening. Fingers crossed the seller will accept!

    My low is that one of my favorite bras was ripped up in the washing machine…it literally looked like the machine ate my bra! I have no idea how it happened. The bra was in a lingerie bag, which was also destroyed. Has anyone had this happen to you? What did I do wrong?

    • crystal

      I remember how excited hubby and I were when we found out our offer was accepted. We absolutely love our house. I hope your offer gets accepted. Fingers crossed.

      • gablee88

        Thank you Crystal! We are so excited and nervous!

  14. Gly

    Aww..happy birthday to Piper 🙂

  15. Amanda M

    My high this week is new couch, new vintage kitchen hutch and tons of awesome couponing deals! My low this week, my daughter got her first bad behavior note from school and is not allowed to participate in recess tomorrow, she is so heart broken, she cried for hours! Hopefully she has learned her lesson!

  16. crystal

    Happy birthday piper! My son turned 2 today. They grow up so fast. My high is being able to celebrate my son’s birthday with him all day. He had loads of fun. 🙂 We had his big party last sat. My low is a tummy ache these past couple of nights but its getting a lot better.

  17. Emily Acker

    Happy Birthday to Piper! Tomorrow is my birthday, as well. 🙂

  18. badtz21

    Happy Birthday to Piper! Its my birthday tomorrow too 🙂

  19. Tomoko

    Happy Happy Birthday!!

  20. arielM

    aww that picture of all the girls is really nice, happy birthday piper! and thanks again collin for all u do!

  21. rose

    Beautiful Family!

  22. Amy

    My high: Not being high! Five years clean & sober, still working on setting clear, healthy boundaries and using my voice to stay happy and safe. You’d think at 42, those things would be 2nd nature …still working at it.

    My low: The deeply painful passing of my father and having to acknowledge and accept how tremendously disfunctional and sick my family still chooses to be and having to walk away to protect my sobriety. Days worth of tears and heartbreak.

    • Kerri870

      I’m praying for you today, Amy. Sometimes you have to walk away to keep yourself healthy, and it’s hard! I’ve been there. Hugs to you.

  23. Kamila

    Happy b-day Piper! You have a lovely family. I wish I had mine in US, but going strong without them for almost 14 years.

  24. Starla

    My high this week: my daughter went back to school after being out for almost a week with the flu.
    My low: having to come up with $1,000.00 to get a car out of the body shop after my son wrecked it 🙁

  25. sjoakley123@gmail.com

    Happy Birthday Piper!
    She is your little mini-me! 😀

  26. megan

    My high: Seeing my church family be there for one another and really come together.

    My low: Having to bury a friend who was only 22. :'(

  27. Michelle

    Happy birthday, Piper!! Love the girls pic! Your mama must be so proud when you all get to get together. The fruits of her labor(s). 🙂

  28. Stacey

    Should it be my low that your cake kind of made me chuckle? Just because I’ve been there many times. DS has life threatening food allergies to egg, soy, milk, peanuts and tree nuts so baking is always an adventure! He’s had some horrible birthday cakes–but my high is that he is the happiest, most grateful little guy and will eat anything I put in front of him. 😉

    Happy Birthday Piper!

  29. Cq

    Happy birthday Piper. My daughter bday is today as well! Great day to have a birthday!

  30. Donna

    Back in the 80’s I made a barbie cake for my niece that tasted better than any regular cake I’ve ever made. It was very dense but still tasted fantastic. I couldn’t find my original recipe but this one from King Arthur flour is probably the closest to what I made when I viewed the recipe http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/gluten-free-chocolate-cake-recipe
    I made a regular decorator icing for it using 10X sugar that had no gluten. Came out spectacular seriously.

  31. Lisa K.

    Your daughter is so cute! She looks like a mini-me of you! 🙂 Hope she had a great birthday!

  32. Cari

    Happy Birthday Piper!

    My high: finding out I am pregnant with my first child!!! My husband and I have been trying for 9 months and were starting to feel pretty hopeless…My doctor was going to put me on fertility meds in January if we couldn’t get preg. on our own. Sooo happy and grateful!

    My low: Being so busy at work…I just feel like everything keeps piling up and there is no time to do it all.

  33. Valerie H

    Happy Birthday Piper! My son Miles turns 3 today! 🙂

  34. Perlis

    Hi Collin,
    Thank you for sharing your personal events. I enjoy how you are and happy birthday for your daughter.

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