12 July 2009

I spent my birthday evening this year in my backyard, surrounded by good friends and festive music, enjoying the tastes and flavors of the Earth that God has given us to enjoy.

We sampled wines and cheeses (and a few fantastic beers for those fellas who do not care for wine) and generally feasted on life.


"You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth food from the earth
and wine to gladden the heart of man,
oil to make his face shine
and bread to strengthen man's heart."
-Psalm 104:14-15



"Dining is and always was a great artistic opportunity."
-Frank Lloyd Wright



"Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food."
-Isaiah 55:2






"My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips."
-Psalm 63:5



"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold,
it would be a merrier world."
-J.R.R. Tolkien

21 comments:

The Queen of Chaos said...

What a beautiful Spread!! The table is simple but gorgeous!

The Queen of Chaos said...

Whoops....Happy Birthday!!

natalie eve said...

Happy Birthday Raechel!! What a festive looking party ~ wine, cheese, beer, candlelight and the great outdoors? Does it get any better! Loved the photos!

Nati @ I will praise Him said...

Happy Birthday Raechel!!!!

Looks really yummy and beautiful!

uberryan said...

Wow! Great photos that accurately captured a great night with loved ones. Happy Birthday, Rae!

Susan Graham said...

lovely! but you did have to make your own birthday dinner did you?! :)

Hailey said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like it was an excellent party! Thanks for the ideas!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! It looks like so much fun.

pinkflipflops said...

Beautiful photos!!

The Morrisons said...

Beautiful pictures. Sorry we missed it; we will look forward to next year's!

The Morrisons said...

Beautiful pictures. Sorry we missed it; we will look forward to next year's!

Journeying Five said...

Great photos of what looks like a great night!

Tracy said...

How fun! It looks beautiful, Rae!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday. What fun! I got hungry looking at all the yummy food. I hope your day was blessed. Have a great week.

Googies Girl said...

Happy Birthday Raechel!!!
The party looks absolutely beautiful! And you quoted FLW!! You've won me over!
xoxo,
Marian

Claire Wise Photography said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

I am making a birthday wish for you :)

the story of us said...

happy birthday!! it was my oldest's birthday yesterday too (15!!) :) ♥

Bec74 said...

Happy Birthday....may all your wishes come true!!!!
God Bless....
Becki

Elizabeth said...

Such a beautiful set-up. I'm inspired to entertain now!

Liz

Michelle said...

Happy birthday! Great presentation!

Christine said...

I'm so glad we've been commanded to delight in rich food. That makes the stomach ache I had after the party all the more excusable. Right? Am I interpreting that correctly?