Sunday, September 27, 2015
My four legged daughter's namesake, Sarah Dooley, married her love this weekend in Austin, Texas at the Umlauf Sculpture Gardens. It was a joyous evening with their friends and family. I was excited to see Dooley and old friends who were invited guests, but the bonus of the evening was spending time talking to Dooley's mother and her two sisters. They are a family full of exceptional individuals.
My big achievement of the evening was only eating four slices of pound cake, when I was surrounded by 8 pound cakes. Long time readers of this blog know there's nothing more delicious than a well baked pound cake. My late grandmother baked me a sour cream pound cake every year for my birthday, and when cancer prevented her from the joys of her kitchen my mother took over the tradition.
If heaven exist, then it will look something like the glass cake room at the Umlauf Sculture Gardens last night where 8 perfectly baked pound cakes were served in honor of Dooley's wedding - various members of Dooley's family baked the pound cakes. It was a brilliant and delicious idea. I enjoyed a significant slice of each of the following: Whipped Cream Pound Cake, Butter Pecan Pound Cake, Orange Pound Cake, and Cream Cheese Pound Cake with cream and fresh strawberries.
It was one sweet evening.
Best wishes to Dooley and Bill!