Monday, November 4, 2013

The Simplest Things



We're going out of town on Wednesday, which also happens to be the day a special someone in this house turns 30 (hint--it isn't me!). We decided that today would be the best day for a birthday dinner and cake, mostly so we can enjoy the cake for a few days before heading to the airport on Wednesday afternoon! I'm making Ina Garten's short ribs--which will be roasting in the oven all afternoon and tantalizing my piano students during their lessons--a big green salad, and a German Chocolate Cake.

I've been thinking lately about marriage and milestones (whatever they may be) and how wonderful it is to always have someone to celebrate with, someone who thinks you're just the best person in the world, someone who thinks there's no one else like you. Someone who might even enjoy your birthday more than you do, because what's better than showering your spouse with love and feeding them special foods and showing them how lucky you feel to be the one they picked to grow old with?

A simple little thought for your Monday morning, but so often it is the simplest of things that remind me just how lovely it is to be a wife.




14 comments:

  1. Katie @ Loverly SheNovember 4, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Aw :) Happy birthday Steve! He is a blessed man and I'm sure he knows it!

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  2. Did you notice that the candles are in pairs, and their wicks are hugging each other? Perfect for the sentiment! :)


    Happy birthday to your gentleman. Hope it's a great one!

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  3. happy birthday to sooooooooomeone who is not you!

    p.s. I bet your students thought you were really mean for not sharing :P

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  4. Thanks everyone! Kate did an excellent job of making me feel all that you can hope for in a birthday.

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  5. haha, that sounded a little too neutral.. Thank you Honey for making me the happiest birthday boy in the world!


    That's better.

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  6. What beautiful sentiments Kate! I love that "someone who might even enjoy your birthday more than you do" :-). Marriage is such a wonderful gift. Thanks for the reminder today!

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  7. You're too sweet :) I'll pass on your wishes!

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  8. I hadn't noticed that but what a brilliant metaphor :) So happy you pointed that out. Thank you for the birthday wishes!

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  9. Thanks Betsy, I'll pass it on :) And yes, one of my students is a teenage boy and as soon as he walked in the door he said, "It smells really good in here!" I did feel mean making him sit through a lesson with those smells distracting him!

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  10. I'm so happy you got something out of this, Kristin. Marriage really is a gift :)

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  11. Happy Birthday to your man! And I gotta say I seriously LOVE the color palette of the tapers. Beautiful combo!

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  12. Agreed! I love having a constant partner to celebrate with, and it is so nice to do special things for them, especially on their birthday. Happy birthday to your husband!

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