“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
Hello lovely readers! Most Thursdays I share decorating, gardening, travel, or pretties from my Pinterest Boards. Today will be a little different. Please join me as I share this and that, just the stuff of everyday living.
I celebrated my birthday on October 30th, yes, almost a Halloween baby. Seth and Allison had the family over for grilled burgers and all the trimmings. My sweet daughter-in-love made my favorite cake, Hummingbird…it was absolutely delicious!
Thankfully, there was only one candle. There are no photos but my small group at church gave me a surprise brunch. They served up the tastiest scones, muffins, pigs-in-a-blanket, fresh fruit, and breakfast casserole. They are the most precious group of ladies that I have the privilege and responsibility of leading and teaching.
My birthday celebration spanned an entire week, how fun is that! Our long time friends took us for dinner along with my sweet Dad who turned 87 in October. He is such a blessing to all who know him. His life is marked by a strong faith in God, love for family, and unwavering integrity. His mind is still sharp, he is quick witted, and a great storyteller. Daddy loves our country…he served in the Korean War and was wounded. If I had to choose one word to describe him it would be consistent…he is rock solid!
On Halloween night, Butch took me to my favorite restaurant, Highlands Bar and Grill, about an hour drive from home. Highlands has been a finalist for the James Beard “top restaurant” of the year award for the past nine years. Chef Frank Stitt is owner and executive chef. Many of our food photos that I share on Simple + Southern Sunday posts are taken from one of his four restaurants. After years of dining all over the map, his restaurants remain our favorites!
For dessert I chose a Satsuma cake with citrus curd and orange anglaise. A couple of people have asked me what is a satsuma? Satsuma, Alabama is named after the satsuma orange which was successfully cultivated and grown in Alabama in 1878, a gift from Emperor Meiji of Japan. The satsuma is one of the sweetest citrus varieties. Now you know! Almost forgot, the cake did not disappoint…it was fabulous!
A simple pleasure on an autumn afternoon is to grab a warm throw and snuggle on the sofa to peruse all of the Southern Lady Christmas magazines. Because you are all friends let me tell you a little secret. I always save the holiday issues…they are stockpiled!
Thank you sweet readers for being a part of Everyday Living. Some of my favorite posts by my blogging friends are when they allow their readers into their personal life. This is my attempt of sharing my everyday life and depending on your response, this may be a monthly feature! Your visits and comments make my day.
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