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 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.  


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

  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.

  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!

  4. I love that verse!

    Your family is so special friend!


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


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