Welcome back to my weekly series, From my Front Porch, where I share updates from my home and family. My hope is that you'll fix yourself a cup of coffee or tea and imagine us sitting together on my front porch, chatting about life and catching up on the latest news! I hope you'll join me each Friday on My Front Porch!
Last Saturday was my birthday! In the morning I felt compelled to clean house, so that I could actually sit down later and relax in peace! (I was glad for that decision later!)
The kids had a youth activity at church that evening, so Alan had offered to take me out to eat wherever I wanted to go. But, as you may remember, we had just gone out to eat seafood on Thursday in celebration of meeting on that date 33 years earlier! Also, I knew Alan would want to watch the South Carolina football game that night, so I suggested we get some Southern Soul BBQ and eat at home. (Another decision I would be thankful for later!)
So, that evening we were just sitting around watching the game, when this surprise arrived at my front door:
Can you believe it?? What an Amazing Surprise! I loved getting to see Joe and Abby, who live about 2 1/2 hours away!!! :)
On Sunday, we all went to church together, and then Alan and the kids made me a special birthday dinner, and then we enjoyed cake and ice cream and presents. So, I somehow managed to have not just a birth-day but a Birthday Weekend this year! :)
Wednesday was Chris's birthday! Check out his awesome new birthday T-shirt!! ;)
Yes, what you suspect is true . . . we've eaten entirely too much birthday cake and ice cream this week!!!! :) (And the scales confirm that!) :( Fortunately, birthday season is winding down . . . just in time for the holidays! ;)
So excited that October is here . . . we've already renewed our love affair with pumpkin! :) Yes, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, homemade pumpkin spice lattes, and I can't wait to make a pot of pumpkin chili!!! :) What's your favorite pumpkin recipe? Please share!
Thanks for stopping by my front porch for a visit! I'd love for you to take a moment to "sign my guest book" (leave a comment!) so I can know that you stopped by and enjoyed your visit! Please join me again next Friday on my front porch!