Monday, October 12, 2009


It's rainy and cool outside but my house is so nice
and warm and smells divine!

My thoughts go back in time
to the birth of my second son.

He's 41 today....I know it's HARD to believe
that so much time has passed!
We live many miles apart but I am
celebrating this special day!

I always do something special on birthdays
even though I don't get to spend them with
my family very often.

Today I went to Blue Sky and got my favorite
sandwich....with the BEST side in the WORLD!
French fried sweet potatoes, sprinkled with kosher salt!

And then I baked pumpkin bread using Mary Jane's recipe!

My hubby brewed a fresh pot of coffee
and we ate it hot out of the oven!

My mind is on happy thoughts and my heart is full today,
always a good time to celebrate! Where are the Fairy candles?

These photos were taken in the park yesterday!

The leaves are just starting to turn!

Enjoy your evening!

Happy Birthday Darrel!
Wish you could stop by for Pumpkin Bread!
I'll save you some!


Happy@Home said...

Happy Birthday to Darrel. That cake looks scrumptious.
Pumpkin bread and hot coffee look like the perfect treat for a rainy day. Pretty pictures.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post!I could almost feel and smell your home while reading.My motherinlaw used to make the best pumpkin bread.I dont have the recipe but I will have to check Mary Janes recipe.
Dont the years fly Im starting to feel like that now.My girls are raised and grown and its just me I keep busy with being a nurse and many other things.
By the way iam always tempted to buy or make french Fried Sweet potatoes.. some friends say they are good some not.Do you have a recipe for them?
Anyway have a lovely warm and cozy evening as well!

Anonymous said...

By the way I love post to the left of your blog a song from 1880s.I copied it and would love to do it in caligraphy and put it on a wall in my home for the season up until Christmas.

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

It is so nice that you celebrate special days whether the person is close by or not.

The pumpkin bread looked so good.
I have never tasted french fried sweet potatoes. My newest love is french fried green beans, very good!

I loved the pictures of the Autumn leaves. They turn such pretty colors.
I know how fast time flies. My son turned 51 last March.


Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

THe pumpkin bread looks wonderful. I can almost smell it. Happy Birthday to your son Darrel.

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Sweetie! A very happy birthday to your son Darrel! I bet he wishes he were there to eat all of those amazing goodies! I went to Mary Jane's and got the recipe, it looks sooo delicious! She also has such a lovely blog. Love your park photo' this time of year! Hugs, Paulette ;)


Happy Birthday to your Son :)
I'm coming over for some of that pumpkin bread..
Great photos from your walk.
I love Brenda's blog just takes forever for my computer to upload her posts...she has so many pics..and I have dial-up...
Deb :)

Unknown said...

Okay, are you talking about Mary Janes farm recipe? What a dandy birthday day you've had. I buy myself flowers on my kids birthday...I figure, since I brought them into the world I get to sparkle that day too! You sound so happy and care free and I'm happy for you. I'm one of those happy souls too!

KC'sCourt! said...

The cake looks yummy. What a lovely idea to bake a cake for your sons birthday even though he isn't there.

Michela said...

Hi Diane! Happy birthday to Darrel! And what a great mum he has!

Doreen Frost said...

Good morning Diane & Happy birthday to your son Darrel! This pumpkin bread looks fantastic...what time should I stop by for some?

Have a wonderful day,
Hugs, Doreen

Elena_Valeriote said...

Those pictures in the park are beautiful! And that pumpkin treat look DELICIOUS. I wish I had some with me right now! Have a lovely day.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Diane!

So thrilled you like the recipe for Pumpkin Bread! I have been making it for 38 years (I was a 18 year old bride!). Happy Birthday to your son to!

Thanks for always stopping by to say hello! I love it!


AMIT said...

So you people enjoyed the party.Good good.

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