John's big 3-0 was Friday! Happy Birthday Honey!! Now he's officially old- although he doesn't feel too bad about it since he is in better shape now then when he turned the 2 decade point. Instead of buying gifts, we celebrate by cooking.
He picks the elaborate menu and I prepare it all. We have friends over to celebrate (since we both enjoy entertaining) and then I am responsible for all of the clean-up. Don't worry.. When it's my birthday, I get the same top notch treatment.
Honey Pecan Roasted Brie
Platter or Salami, Brie, Crackers and Grapes
French Onion Soup from scratch,
topped with homemade french bread and Gruyer cheese
Bacon Wrapped Chicken stuffed with Boursin Cheese
w/ Creme Frische sauce
Pesto Zucchini and Roasted Peppers
Orange Almond Mousse
And a whole lot of dishes to clean!
Not to bring the party down, but sadly our weekend of celebration had a pretty stained overtone to it. There has been just tragedy after tragedy within the F16 community lately. I don't know if I'm more aware of it since my hubby is a part of that community or if it really has been especially rough these past couple of months. If you're the praying type, please remember these families:
Sara passed away of breast cancer only weeks ago after giving birth to Chloe, their first baby.
F 16 collision in the Atlantic Ocean caused a fatal crash where Nicholas Giglio is leaving behind his wife, his 15mo old daughter and one on the way.
After delivering their second child, Katie passed away due to bleeding complications leaving Jon behind with 2 young boys.
Fatal crash in Utah leaves a young widow behind.
It's very humbling to see this breaking news and realize that there is so much more going on that what is inside my tiny little insignificant bubble. I really believe that God is in control and has a plan and my prayer is that He is somehow glorified in each of these tragedies! It definately makes you happy for each moment we get to spend with our loved ones!!!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight --Proverbs 3:5-6