What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Mister


The Mister had a birthday~ but you knew that already thanks to my frantic whining about such things.  I am happy to report that his gift DID arrive, with 18 hours to spare!  (Thanks for asking!)

His gift was a photo book entitled Remembrances from Hopesteads' First Year, where I printed all the pictures from ALL the projects that Matt did to the Place this past year.  He often gets overwhelmed at all there is still left to do (you people with fixer-uppers know what I am talking about!) so I wanted to encourage him to see all that he has DONE. It is easy to forget where you came from when there is still so far to go but bound together with paper and thread, it is REMARKABLE all that he accomplished.

And you followers of this blog for any length of time must know by now the birthday tradition of Matts' shaving before presents?  Well, THIS year, he got out of it.  (For a day!)  ;-)

I love the man.  

PS.  The food was good too.  :-)


Bonnie said...

So glad it came! And I got your letter. HECK YES!!!!!

ulli said...

Happy Birthday, Matty! Love the idea of the book--I might have to steal it. And the cake looks delish. You're a good wifey, Rebecca.

Jerelene said...

That cake looks delicious! What a sweet and memorable present!..well worth the wait :) As always..love all the pictures!

...they call me mommy... said...

Oooooo...what a wonderful gift! I bet he feels so good about what he got done! :) Gorgeous cake and gorgeous photos of the cake! :)

Sandy said...

What a lovely gift idea:-) Any chance of you sharing the cake recipe? Looks amazing!

Jill said...

What a beautiful cake!

Rebecca said...

Sandy- I would, if it weren't a $1.00 box of Duncan Hines cake mix! hehehe

Thanks for the cake love everyone- I am getting hard pressed to find new ways to serve white cake with peanut butter frosting after having done it for 10 years!