Birthday Week, pt. 1

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 by Katie Beedy

My mom and sister even made me a cake!

My mom and sister even made me a cake!

Birthdays change as people get older and schedules get busier. There are more candles on the cake, but there is also less time to get everyone in one place for a party. That’s why I’m celebrating #20 with a Birthday Week.

My actual birthday is November 18th, but I am splitting up the festivities in order to accommodate the schedules of my loved ones. Last night was part 1. My uncle happened to be in town for a visit, so we invited a small portion of my dad’s side of the family over to our house for noodle soup (uncle Walt’s favorite) and Inspiration Cake. Inspiration Cake is a delicious tradition in the Beedy family. It is a white cake divided by thin layers of chocolate shavings and lathered with chocolate frosting (which is about 80% shortening). My grandmother used to make it for every birthday and special occasion, and when she passed away two years ago my sister and I decided to master the recipe.

Last night was a wonderful way to kick off my Birthday Week. I got to take a break from my homework, see my family, and eat a delicious home-cooked meal. Now I just can’t wait for part 2: a weekend visit from Isaac. 🙂

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Katie Beedy

Communication Studies

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Hi there! My name is Katie Beedy and I am a communication studies and multimedia journalism double major, class of 2018. I am also considering a minor in women’s and gender studies. I have lived here in lovely Moorhead, Minnesota for my entire life. After years of telling myself that I needed to break free and go to school far away, I finally gave in to the voice in my head telling me that Concordia was where I needed to be (and my goodness, am I glad I did). I don’t think any other school could better suit my combined passions for music, theatre, people, literature, food, social justice, adventures, and corn-related puns.

I love words and I love Concordia. I hope to use these loves to share my Cobber experience with you all.