Shane’s Birthday Recap

The birthday boy


Well, as I mentioned on Tuesday, Katie and I had big plans to spoil Shane on his special day. We went shopping yesterday morning and got balloons to decorate the mailbox with, and a sign to put in the yard. Unfortunately, at the EXACT time that he was getting home, a HUGE storm cell moved thru our town, and this is what it look like outside:


This also delayed  grilling the steaks, but they turned out wonderfully anyway. It was worth the wait I think.

Check out these beauties, on sale for half price at Target this week, 🙂

tbones-webI marinated them in a recipe of Shane’s grandmothers, they were SO good! See for yourself (sorry I can’t offer you a bite, they were every bit as good as Texas Roadhouse.)


Katie did a great job setting the table and wrapping the gifts. Here is the table setting she chose.


Here is a picture of Shane’s gifts:

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He got a shirt, some coffee beans, some books and…


a picture frame made from a re-purposed computer circuit board, 🙂

For dessert, I used a whole bunch of these little guys ( and their big brothers)

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for my first attempt at a favorite of Shane’s, Key Lime pie.


It turned out well, but I am glad I added as much whipped cream as I did to balance out the tartness. Shane had fun teasing me as we ate because I made the “boy is this tart face” everytime I took a bite.

All in all, we had a nice night, and today we get the added bonus of having Shane home,  he has another long weekend, woo hoo!

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