As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday Snapshots: Kristin Has a Birthday












Next Sunday, we'll have our annual triple birthday party to celebrate three generations of August birthday girls. But Kristin's actual birthday fell on a Sunday this year, so quite naturally we honored our firstborn with a special birthday meal and a few tokens of our love. While it rained outside, we ate crab cakes, corn-on-the-cob, Caesar salad, and pineapple stuffing.  When I asked Kristin what she wanted for her birthday dessert, she simply requested pie. "Surprise me," she said.  Blueberry pie was the surprise. (Honestly, I was a little surprised myself. My pie-making attempts have not always been successful.) 

This month, I have shared this Scripture with our two oldest children, both of whom have August birthdays. 
"The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son [or daughter] rejoices in him." (Proverbs 23:34)

We rejoice. All by His grace.  




5 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday from one August baby to another, your menu sounds wonderful, my favorite things! xo

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  2. Happy 33rd Birthday to Kristin, I too am an August baby., and I also request pie for my birthday, blueberry is a favorite too!
    As always I do enjoy your Sunday Snapshots, spending time with family is more important to me now than ever.
    Sue

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  3. From one pie lover (blueberry all the better) to another...happy birthday week! When birthdays fall on Sundays, that can happen. What a darling daughter and what a beautiful family she has!

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  4. I love that verse!

    Your family is so special friend!

    Deanna

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  5. Best wishes to the birthday girl! Mmmm, PIE!

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