Another Birthday in the Drez

Happy Sunday, Readers!

Hopefully your weekend has been great! I just wanted to give you a little glimpse of what I’ve been up to this weekend. (To give you a hint, birthday’s in the Drez (my house name is VanDrezer, aka the Drez) are fantastic!)

So this weekend was my friend and housemate’s birthday! My other housemates and I wanted to do something special for her, so we spent last week devising something that would catch her off-guard, since she’s a planner and likes to be aware of what’s going on. We were so excited to surprise her!

The idea we came up with was to “kidnap” her, where we say we’re going one place, but then we end up going another place. So she and I had originally planned to go to The Brewery downtown for a late dinner, but instead, my friends met us on our way to The Brewery and surprised her to take her to Buffalo Wild Wings. So where she thought it would be just the two of us for dinner, our whole house got to go and celebrate her birthday with her at midnight! It was so fun seeing her surprised, but the fun didn’t stop there!

I’m not sure if I’ve told you all this before, but my house is chock full of crafty cooks. Our house is always full of homemade cookies, homemade cakes, and yummy dinners made from scratch… Betty Crocker would be very proud. So what we decided to do to continue our friends birthday is make her a home cooked dinner of spaghetti (cooked to perfection in the crock pot – a college student’s best friend) and raspberry vinaigrette salad, complete with baguette bread. As I write this, I can smell the sauce cooking and see my housemates chopping the lettuce and it makes me excited to eat the food we’ve worked on together to prepare! Here’s a pic of our delicious meal:

SO MUCH GOOD FOOD! And it was so fun to make with our house, too. :)
SO MUCH GOOD FOOD! And it was so fun to make with our house, too. 🙂

And what’s a birthday without a cake?! We are made a yellow cake with fresh fruit on the bottom and a homemade whipped cream – it’s one of her favorites. Check it out:

This cake was so simple, but so delicious!
This cake was so simple, but so delicious!

It’s the best celebrating birthday’s, but especially with food and friends that you love!

Until next time!

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Published by Mikaila Bisson

Hi there! I'm a Hope Senior from Sterling Heights, Michigan (about 45 minutes North of Detroit). I'm an English major with a Creative Writing emphasis (fitting), and have a Business minor. I'm super active in Hope life. I am a Student Ambassador, the Senior Treasurer on the Executive Board of Nykerk, and was involved in Orientation as an AD. I also work on campus at the Career Development Center as a Career Advisor, and at Hope's Physical Plant. I love playing any kind of sport (soccer's my favorite!), have a weakness for shoes, eat dessert twice a day, read like its my job, am currently watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and have a passion for Golden Retrievers. Contact me at because I'd love to hear from any and everyone. Also feel free to follow my super trendy Instagram account at @miktroubleee or my equally as trendy, even more Hope-filled Twitter account at @hopemikaila17 .

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