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 home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—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 19, 2012

Sunday Snapshots: Celebrate Without Ice Cream

Last Sunday we celebrated an anniversary, with ice cream.  This Sunday we celebrated a birthday, without ice cream.  And even without birthday cake!  But don't feel sorry for us.

All summer long we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, but August is crazy.  (I've enumerated them before, so I'll spare you the list.)  Today was a birthday dinner in Kristin's honor.  

Our longtime tradition is to let the Birthday Girl (or Boy) choose the menu on her (or his) special day. Kristin is easy to please and said "Anything is fine."  So I presented several options and she chose to have crab cakes.  (Can I help it if crab cakes are one of my favorites too?)

Kati was in charge of dessert and told Kristin to check out her Pinterest board.  Merciful heavens!  The dessert was Peanut Butter Brownie Fudge Trifle.  Seriously.

I'll bet you don't feel sorry for us.  

Top left: Singing Happy Birthday    Top right: Peanut Butter Brownie Fudge Trifle
Bottom left: Crab cakes    Bottom right: Alaine helping her mama open presents

What would you choose for your birthday dinner?


  1. Perhaps I'll choose that trifle...oh my! It looks heavenly.

    I always thing it's interesting that families tend to have birthdays in bunches. Must have something to do with biological clocks or something. Ours land in autumn and winter with one spring and one summer tossed in for good measure.

    It's always fun to see the ways your family celebrates "family."

  2. Kati can make me that trifle any day!

    Oh my!

    I don't feel sorry for you at all...nopey dopey!

    Your August sounds like our May...many birthdays and anniversaries!



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