Monday, October 21, 2013
this, my friends, is what 37 looks like in our house:
Jake has made homemade ice cream since we got married.
His maker finally broke a few weekends ago.
We got him a new maker and a new cookbook and we now have some 'ice cream excitment' going on in this house.
And we may already have a batch of Vanilla Bean Banana with swirls of homemade White Chocolate Carmel Ice Cream in our freezer right now.
It's that good.
Pecan pie with 8 candles.
So that each girl could put two candles in and because it's absurd to put 38 candles in a pie.
It's now tradition.
For the last several birthday's and Christmases I have taken the girls to thrift stores and let them each pick out a present for Jake.
The grand total this year was $6.
A suit jacket (that..uh...fits him perfect! score!), a coffee mug made in Italy, a candle holder, also made in Italy and a beautiful soap dish.
And if you know Jake at all, you know he LOVED all of that!
But the truth is this:
WE ARE A BUNCH OF SPOILED GIRLS.
He raises the bar of what it means to be husband, dad and friend.
And we get to reap the benefits of that raised bar on a daily basis.
Just love love love.