February 22, 2014

Just Like That

It was Howie's birthday yesterday.  He's another year older.
I know, that's how it works.  But, it always surprises me.
It kinda sneaks up and then, there it is ~ just like that.

My *little* brother invited us to have a date night at his home.

He always does things so nicely, and, he makes the most wonderful food.  
How could I refuse?  I couldn't.  So, I didn't.

If your little brother invited you for dinner
and offered to cook, would you go?  Well...maybe not.
However, in my case, it's always a wise move to say yes.

The table was pushed right up to the windows.

The candle was lit and the room was cosy.
The food was absolutely amazing ~ as per usual.
It's his hobby to create yumminess in the kitchen.
And, sometimes, we get to be the fortunate taste testers.

Want to know what was on the menu?  Yes?  Okay, I'll tell you.

We were served sparkling apple juice, gourmet burgers with some sort of 
hand-crafted herbed butter tucked inside ~ stacked high with avocado slices,
roasted elephant garlic, bacon and feta cheese...all on a fancy grilled bun.
And, for dessert?  Individual pecan pies (from the bakery) complete
with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top were set before us.  Dear me!

We were spoiled rotten.  And, thoroughly satisfied.

Now...don't you wish you had a little brother like mine?

Sorry, he's already taken (as a brother, that is). 
And, I only have to share with one sister.
We've learned to share nicely, by the way.  At least, we try.  :)

But, I digress.  The point of all this is that it was Howie's birthday.
It was such a treat ~ we thoroughly enjoyed our night out.
Thank you so much Nathan!  You spoiled us both. 
You are the best ~ most of the time.  ;-)

With Love,



Intentional Living Homestead said...

Looks like a wonderful time. Happy Birthday to your beloved.


Hopes Handcrafts said...

What a wonderful blessing! Both getting to have a lovely meal with your beloved and being blessed by your brother to cook it. Happy Birthday Howie...may the Lord bless you!

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

Happy Birthday to Howie. If my sister invited me to dinner, I'd go as she's an awesome cook. My younger bro, not so much. My sis and I were together at the coast this weekend share some fun since our birthdays were this month as well! It was beautiful over there, including an awesome sunset Friday! Hugs!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Wow! Wish my brother could cook like that. How absolutely sweet! Happy birthday to Howie :) So glad you got to do something special.

Wanting What I Have said...

What a sweet and precious brother!!! I'm filing this idea away. :) happy birthday, Howie!!!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Wow! What an awesome brother!!! What a blessing!Happy birthday!!!

Unknown said...

Sounds wonderful!!!! Tell Howie our family said Happy Birthday!

Camille said...

Dear Connie ~ Thank you my friend. God is good to us, isn't He? :)

Dear Julia ~ Having anyone cook for me is a real treat...my brother's cooking, however, is high on the list of favourites. Thank you for the kind birthday wishes for Howie. :)

Dear Becky ~ I am glad you had such a lovely birthday celebration. I hear you on a brother's cooking...it's not usually a good thing. For me, it's been a wonderful treat to have both a brother and a sister who do great work in the kitchen. :)

Dear Jackie ~ Thank you my friend. Yes, it is always a treat when someone else does the cooking. :)

Dear Jennifer ~ Yes, he is pretty special. And, thank you for the kind birthday wishes to Howie. :)

Dear Stacie ~ I agree with you...but, don't tell my brother I said so...LOL! Thank you for your kind birthday greetings to Howie. :)

Dear Jenny ~ I will tell him...thank you so much! :)

With Love,

Sandy said...

Dear Camille,
What a wonderful time you had.
Indeed, it's a blessing to have a brother that likes to cook and share his goodies (Olympic Jacket) with you. :)
Happy Birthday, Howie!!
In Christ,

Camille said...

Dear Sandy ~ Thank you for your kind birthday wishes to Howie. We must get together soon! Hugs to you all, Camille

Lisa said...

Camille, I just saw this. So sorry, I'm quite behind on reading all my favorite blogs-so please wish Howie a happy late birthday from all of us!! Sounds like you had such a fun date and what a sweet brother you have!! Much love to you all. xoxo

Camille said...

Dear Lisa ~ Oh dear me...no worries!! Please never feel obligated to visit or comment...life can be busy and there are so many things that demand our attention...I totally *get* that. Thank you so much for your sweet friendship...we are thankful for you all! Hugs, Camille