We don’t do a lot of balloons and fanfare for birthdays around our house, but we do celebrate the lives of those we love with a birthday dinner and that’s what we did for my dad last Sunday, the 14th for his 86th birthday. I wanted to host at my house this time, since we just finished up the porch and it only seemed fitting to have the party right there on the porch, enjoying the fruits of our labor. Last year, I wrote a whole post about my sweet Daddy, so if you missed that, go back and catch up. I know he has a lot of fans on my blog!
I finally got my dad on video too, so don’t miss that at the end of the post, it’s a good one! Short and sweet!
We decided to do a simple Summer fare of hamburgers on the grill. I just got a new grill out on my little deck and it’s cute as can be. Thanks to my Lowes giftcards, I was able to get myself a grill just the right size.
I wanted to share my dad actually relaxing now that most of the porch is done and it was a happy day to be able to gather on my new porch and eat a meal together outside. Dad was enjoying his iced tea.
Southern style, on the porch in the rocking chair.
I brought a box fan out there to add some breeze to the day, but it actually ended up being a nice and breezy day after all. Very comfortable on the porch. My dad likes how I decorated the porch, but he thinks I have way too much stuff out there. I told him I love it just like it is and he’s glad for that! He just wouldn’t want it on his porch.
Here’s my new little Char-Broil grill from Lowes. It’s a perfect fit out here, just the right size for me and my little deck.
My brother-in-law, Bruce, was manning the grill for me. He’s a pro at grilling!
My sister, Renee and my roommate, Rhonda, relaxing and talking. Renee brought Buster, their Boston Terrier over to play with Cody and they got along great.
Here’s Cody, the rascal dog and he belongs to Rhonda. He loves me and waits for me to get up every morning! Isn’t he a cutie? He’s a Bichon/Yorkie mix and really fun.
We had all the fixins ready for hamburgers, with fresh sliced homegrown tomatoes.
Mom and dad fixing their plate. Do ya’ll say “fixing your plate”. I know that is a Southern thing, but that’s what we say around here. It probably makes no sense to anyone else but us.
Eating around the table. We had hamburgers, roasted in the oven red herbed potatoes, cole slaw, and peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Yes, it was yummy!
Renee and Rhonda wishing I wouldn’t take their pic while they were eating. You can see by the striped curtain what a breezy day it was.
That delish peach cobbler that my mom made. I know you all are going to want her recipe, so I promise I’ll find out how she makes her peach cobbler. It really is so good!
Peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream.
Dad is a sweet-aholic and really enjoys his desserts and my mom happily obliges his sweet tooth.
Dad and mom laughing on the way out the door. They were headed up to their mountain house for a few days to work in the garden up there and enjoy some time on their mountain house porch.
Happy Birthday to the best man I’ve ever known, my sweet Daddy! I took a short little video of him on the spur of the moment, so you all can see the personality behind the still pics. He’s quite the character, our dad and can make everyone laugh at the drop of a hat. Enjoy the video!