for thom's birthday this weekend, we pressed oranges to make juice in the morning and baked cheese croissants in our oven that we ate with avocado and coffee. we read our books in the shade and went for long walks by the river. we wore sunscreen for the first time. we ate on our favourite patio, and sat around a fire with best friends into the dark hours. we made homemade pizza in this kitchen and talked about change and growing up.

I gave thom a pair of these wooden bike fenders made by a friend from church, and pocket squares made by our dear friend jill. It is nice when gifts are handmade by people we love - spending doesn't feel like spending when we are putting money back into the community that supports us.

15 comments:

  1. i couldn't agree more! happy birthday to thom. it looks like it was more than well spent :)

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  2. Yup. Best weekend.
    Love you, and love the birthday boy.

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  3. "spending doesnt feel like spending when we are putting money back into the community that supports us." -- i could not agree with you more.

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  4. happy birthday to thom! handmade gifts are the best.

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  5. happy belated birthday thom!

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  6. Lovely. Happy Birthday.

    Kacie

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  7. so happy to spend a sliver of this weekend with you two.
    and i love the photo of you with the orange.
    xx

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  8. Hi, I really enjoy reading about your lives. It's something I hope to have someday too. :]

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  9. happy belated birthday! what fun.

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  10. sounds like the perfect birthday weekend for your love. I'm so glad you had a marvelous time! and what special gifts

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  11. your pizzas look perfect. yum yum. and a happy belated b-day to thom!

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