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Friday, December 30, 2011

Photo Friday - My Dad

Today I is my dad's birthday.  I feel like a complete shit because I have a card that I have been meaning to drop in the mail all week, but for some reason, I keep forgetting.  So, sorry dad - your card will be late - I figured sending him a blog-style birthday card would be the next best thing!

Happy birthday, dad - As always, I wish I could be there to celebrate with you - but know you are in my thoughts and always close to my heart.  I know being my dad has not always been easy, (I won't bring up all those pesky teenage years) but thank you for always being there for me.  Thank you for the encouragement you have given me throughout my life.  Thank you for letting me cry on your shoulder.  But most of all.. thank you for the love you give freely... it as helped make me the person I am.

Wishing you the best today and everyday - I love you, dad!!!!  Happy Birthday!!! xoxoxo

Now, on a less emotional note :)  Don't forget to enter my 2nd blogiversary giveaway for your chance to win more amazing IndriVanilla vanilla beans.  Click HERE for all the details.

And, of course, there is still Fire Day Friday, where I'm highlighting a favorite of mine - I've posted it here before - but - it's one of those "oldie but a goodie" recipe!

Oh.. and sorry for the lack of recipes lately.. starting Monday, I should be back to my normal routine.. or at least close to it :)  Enjoy your weekend and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


Megan said...

If using an oven at 425*, how long do you bake them for?

Big Dude said...

A card is nice, but I much prefer a call on my BD and I'd guess your dad will also.

StephenC said...

I just love when you talk about your dad. Happy birthday, daddio.

Jenn said...

Megan - you'll have to sort of test the waters at 425 in oven. I have never done them that way before. I'd say about the same amount of time as grilling - just keep on eye on them.

Larry - oh yes, my dad will be getting a call also this morning, that's one thing I make sure I never miss!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!!! He's gotta be a great man to raise such a wonderful woman like yourself Jenn :)

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

It always makes me so happy to see another daughter who loves and appreciates her father. Mine is gone now, but never forgotten. He and I were very different, but he always let me be who I was. And that is something not all parents can do.

Cranberry Morning said...

What a wonderful tribute to your dad, Jenn. As a parent of grown children, I know how much he will appreciate that. Sometimes we just need that little reminder that our kids really do think we're awesome...cuz after all, we ARE! lol

I've enjoyed your great blog all year long, Jenn, and I hope you have a wonderful 2012 with many blog posts ahead.

Chris said...

Happy Birthday to your dad. What a great way to end the year, every year.