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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Rusty! (& his favorite recipe)

I wouldn't call this my husband's best picture, but it's one of the most telling.
I love this man.
I love how he comes home from a long, draining day ready to swing the kids and have a wrestle-fest. (The kids live for this all day long!)
I love that he makes lunches with us a top priority.
I love that he still dates me regularly.
I love that he is at work right now, prayerfully treating his patients and even sharing the gospel with them. (A man gave his life to Christ last week when Rusty shared the gospel with him in the hospital! How cool is that!)
I love the way he loves the Lord.
I love the way he loves us.
I love the way he loves the church.
He is a servant leader to the core.
I feel so blessed to celebrate him today!
We love you, Daddy! Your five biggest fans are thinking of you all day!
Happy Birthday!

*Rusty's preferred birthday dinner is Taco Soup with Jiffy cornbread and cobbler and ice cream for dessert (instead of cake.)
Here's the recipe for Taco Soup:
(Put the following in the Crock Pot for 8 hours)
1-2 lbs. of group beef or turkey, browned with an onion (we use ground turkey, cause that's just how we roll)
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1 package Taco Seasoning
1 can corn
1 can Ranch Style Beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can chopped green chiles
2 cans stewed tomatoes

Serve with cheddar cheese on top, and with crackers or cornbread.
This makes my husband happy!


Jana said...

Happt b-day Dr. Rusty! Jennifer- I just posted a similar recipe on my blog last night. I've made Your recipe too. We love it. I also make a very fast version on nights when i'm in a hurry. My husband could eat Taco Soup everyday. I love reading your blog!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Rusty!!! Sure do miss you guys and I miss my old job! Best boss ever. Enjoy your yummy dinner tonight!

Liz said...

happy birthday rusty!
hope you have a great day!
thanks for being a great BIL and always eager to help when your niece/nephews get sick!

liz, rob and crew

Emily said...

Happy Birthday Rusty! Adam and I wish we were there to make pancakes or dance with you and Jenn! We have been blessed by you in our life! Have an amazing day!

Amy Seay said...

Happy birthday Rusty! What are you, like 45 now? Just kidding. Please don't be mean to me on my birthday.

Julie said...

I send you birthday greetings from Nicaragua! :) Hope you have a beautiful birthday Rusty! I'm praying for your family today and Jenn thanks for praying for me and inviting the kiddos to pray for me too!

Julie :)

Christy@pipandsqueak said...

Happy Birthday Rusty. Have a great one. "Skeeters"

amy said...

Hi Jenn. It’s your former teaching partner Amy (Lichte). I found your blog through a friend from church and I’ve been reading…catching up with you and your beautiful family. The last time I saw you, you were pregnant with Emma! It’s fun to hear all the creative ways you are intentionally teaching your kids about the Lord. I’m encouraged in my walk with Christ, listening to you blog about yours.
In God’s timing, He brought me to your blog (and your friend Heather’s)… Kevin and I have always felt that adoption would be part of God’s plan for our family. Last fall we started seriously talking and praying about it. If you can email me at amy@bowlingintexas.com I would love to talk more with you about it… Oh, and happy birthday, Rusty!