Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Michael!

That handsome guy turns the big 3-0 today! You may remember that picture from his last birthday... but I just love his smile in this picture.

I'm so thankful to be married to him. He's my best friend. I love waking up to his smile and every afternoon I can't wait for him to get home. It is simply a joy to love this man. His laughter can change my attitude. His prayers help carry me through the day. His faith lifts me up. His heartfelt commitment to our marriage helps sustain me. He is such a gift. Michael, I love you more than you will ever know. I'm so thankful you were born. Thank you for loving me deep. Happy Birthday!

To celebrate Michael's special day, I thought I'd share a few of his favorite recipes:

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Simply the best cookies ever, and Michael's absolute favorites!!

Southern Style Tuna Salad
This is Michael's first choice when I ask him to make dinner! The man can make seriously good tuna salad!

Carol Fenster's Pizza Crust
For a really quick gluten free, casein free crust, this is the best!

Karen's Pizza
But this is Michael's favorite! Thanks Karen!!

Pipin' Hot Pancakes
Our Saturday morning tradition!

Everday Chocolate Cake
Michael's favorite chocolate cake!

Rich Chocolate Brownies
The best, easy and super quick brownies!

Our favorite Grits Bowl Breakfasts
Because we LOVE grits!!

Belgian Waffles
For a special breakfast these are always a hit! You can't beat 'em!!

Cherry Fluff Cheesecake
Michael doesn't always like "fruity" desserts, but he loves this quick and tasty cheesecake!

Gluten Free Crescent Rolls
We love using these for "pigs in a blanket!"

My Dad's Caesar Salad
Michael actually enjoys making the dressing for this himself!

Red Potato Salad
Michael's mom serves potato salad at EVERY family gathering!

Cheesy Chicken Pasta Primavera
This is just a super easy, yummy, cheesy casserole!

Nan's Skillet Dinner
We both love Nan's signature dish... it's our favorite comfort food!

Don't let that lack of a smile fool you, he's one amazing, thoughtful, HANDSOME (thanks for pointing that out Rachel!!), and happy guy.
Happy Birthday babe!

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  1. What a sweet post! I really love to hear about happy, good marriages - there seem to be so few these days.

    Happy Birthday, Michael!

  2. Don't forget handsome, too! Sounds like you two are a great couple. Happy Birthday to your honey.

  3. Clara -- Thank you! Having a healthy marriage is so very important to both of us, we truly try to celebrate it! Thank you for your sweet comments!

    Rachel -- OH my, but you are SO right!! I made sure to include handsome!! Isn't he a hottie! You're sweet! Thank you!!

  4. It's nice to see more of Michael than just that one eyeball in your icon photo. I'd like to see of whole photo of you, too.

    Hope you fixed a great birthday dinner! Happy birthday, Michael!

  5. Hi Carrie,

    Happy Birthday to Michael! I said a prayer for you both! :-)

    Therese from Michigan