luke turned 24 yesterday! happy birthday, luke!
it was a wonderful day filled with wishes for the new year, a special breakfast, sweet treats, homemade cake, gifts & family. when i asked my sweet farmer husband what we wanted in this new year, he shared that he just wants to keep doing what we're doin'. i couldn't agree more, babe.
we have a special tradition of preparing a special breakfast for the other on their birthday & baking a cake. this year, i made luke a dutch baby, inspired by my dear friend amy & made from a martha recipe. it was divine. i also made our special smitten kitchen inspired chocolate cake, but we always add a thick coat of jam in between the cake layers. smothered in our favorite fudge icing with little burlap flags for whimsy.
i really cannot believe luke & i have shared life & birthdays for six years now. i met luke as a freshman in college when he was 18. he wore polyester pants with large metal-rimmed glasses & carried around a film camera. throughout those years, he traded in his well-loved camera (& thankfully passed on the passion to me!) for a pitchfork & a love for the soil.
with each year, i love how luke grows into his role as husband, farmer, community builder & friend. he's a wonderful, sensitive, cheerful, loving, & hardworking man. i love you, luke! let's keep doing what we're doin'.