Day 219: Congratulations R and K!!!

11 Nov

Tonight we were invited to a celebration for a couple whom we have known for some time. Yesterday these two friends went to the courthouse and were united in a civil ceremony, and tonight their friends and family gathered to celebrate their union. We are so delighted that they have found the love and companionship that they deserve and we wish them both much happiness.

Though the invitation requested that we not bring gifts, there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to bring a pie. But what kind? Surely it had to be something special… and for some reason these are the words that I heard in my head “Pecan Praline Pumpkin Pie.”

With just a few key strokes I found the recipe I was looking for online and soon had a pie in the oven. Then I took butter, sugar and pecans and made a sweet and nutty garnish for the top of the pie. It looked and smelled heavenly!

As we drove to the reception, I thought of how happy our friends are, and how honored we feel to be included in their lives. And I couldn’t help but wonder, “Doesn’t every couple that is in love deserve this same opportunity to be together?”

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2 Responses to “Day 219: Congratulations R and K!!!”

  1. Robert Begg November 12, 2011 at 5:12 PM #

    Yum, yum and yum, those were the responses of the three of us who enjoyed the pie this afternoon. After raking our autumn leaves and starting a pot of smothered pork chops for dinner later, we came in and heated up some cider and enjoyed a piece of pecan praline pumpkin pie (with whipped cream). Even Ken went back for another piece and he said he wasn’t a pumpkin pie lover! The pecans in the bottom were an amazing addition to this traditional recipe. We were so honored to be in this year’s pie list and so happy you could join us in our celebration last night. Thanks, Karen for all you do for us and those around you. -Robert and Ken (and Evan who also enjoyed it!)

  2. pieadaygiveaway November 12, 2011 at 7:12 PM #

    Thank you Robert! Your description of your afternoon sounds soooo cozy! I am delighted that you liked the pie – and truly grateful to be among your circle of friends. Congratulations (again!) and best wishes,
    K

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