Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Pie Man

I am married to a
hockey player,
white collar,
Mr. Fix-it, 
auto mechanic,
goes into the woods and
cuts trees down to heat his parents' house,
rugged as they come,

Who happens to also love baking pies.

I am talking grow the apples, bake a pie.

Grow the pumpkins,

bake some pies.

After a long day at the farm,
or at work,
 he'll come home,
bake some pies
& then we throw everyone into the car
to deliver them warm,
to unsuspecting friends.

We joke that we need a pie mobile sign on our car
& a little siren on top that plays circus music as we drive up.

A few weeks ago I walked into church
and all on the same day from different women
I was handed:

1) a stack of pie plates,
2) a papmered chef crust protector
3)  a canning magazine
4) a candle

All gifts FOR MY HUSBAND :)
It cracked me up!

(Did I mention he also started canning this year?)
My mom showe him how.
They even made some homeade ketchup!

Then, when I got together with some girlfriends,
Mendie pulls this out of her purse:

(but it was full :)

"This is for your husband,
he and I were talking about canning recipes."

And you should see the sweet letters
he is receiving in the mail from other women :)

I am a lucky girl...
I get pies and homeade goodies
& he teaches the kids to bake.

No wonder Bo is enjoying his cooking classes.

Best of all I am married to a man who loves
baking because of the joy it brings others.

Can ya blame me?


Two Shades of Pink said...

HAHAHAHA! THE PIE MAN! I am loving that your man is so multi faceted. You are one blessed wife, LADY! But of course you know this already. But how bout how he has all these mad skills? I am impressed and I love how proud you are of him. It is just so sweet. And yo bring pies to unsuspecting friends and neighbors? I so have to get on the "blessing people just because" band wagon. It is too fun NOT to! And I am not going to admit to eating the rest of the apple pie sitting on my bed yesterday. Not uh. And ask Kelly if he has heard of paper bag apple pie. That is what I made and it is SCRUMPTIOUS!

EvA. . . said...

Mmm that apple pie looks amazing! Very pretty:)

Jaclyn Hicks said...

You have a keeper!!

Martina said...

Awwwwww, Libiie - noone can blame you, you are one lucky woman! You and your family bring so much joy into the lives of others - and - you should really have that circus music on your car - and flickering lights! Happy start of chrisams season - more yummy baking ahaed!

It's me said...

Wowwww...i wish i could smelll them and taste them......hmmmmm....why do you live so far away darling ??? tell me???? .............♥.. ♥... ♥....

Theresa said...

Hi Libbie! What a gift, you must have done many good things in your life time to find him! I'm sure that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, obviously full of amazing food and lots of love. I would love to hear your circus music playing in my driveway... all of you could stay well beyond dessert! Have a beautiful Sunday! t.xoxooxox

Leslie said...

That is just fantastic!!! What a wonderful gift he shares! Those pies look awesome ~ especially the apple. ummmmmm.
Have a great Sunday

Little Penpen said...

Lucky YOU! I have a friend whose husband bakes. Everyone is in love with him, too. We all tell her that we are going to be first in line when she 'kicks the bucket'... LOL

Susan said...

Your Pie Manis amazing! Did he really weave the top of that apple pie? You know, my husband took chef's course in high school and made some pretty good dishes. I think it's time to remind him about how much he enjoyed cooking!

The Lady said...

You got yourself a keeper! Love the part where he goes into the woods to cut down a tree to heat the house. So funny.

Victoria said...

Why didn't you tell me? Me and your hubby can be best friends now! He sounds like a total keeper and I'm glad he's teaching the kids. Tell him to swap recipes with me--I've got one you guys would probably love. :D

bunny said...

He's a keeper! My man is a handy man too and ALL my gal pals are

Have a wonderful week Libs,


Anonymous said...

That is so sweet! I bet he made some sweet old ladies day! He is a man with many talents. Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving!!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

how totally awesome! the stories are so sweet. does he also clean up after the baking? that's the worst part of it all.

blueviolet said...

Wow! You've got the total package there. You lucky, lucky lady!

pollydove said...

He sounds pretty dreamy to me .... and sounds like you guys are a perfect match! xoxox

(Libbie, I got my book! Thank you soooo much! Can't wait to read it to my little Libby!)

Jo said...

Aww, so sweet. He sounds like a great guy! You are very lucky.

koralee said...

Pure JOY!..You are blessed and your son's wives will sooooo thank your sweet husband! xoxoxxo Hugs

clau said...

ahahaha I agree,you're a lucky lady!I love cakes and food!Love this post 'cause it is so sweet!!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Libbie honey I love your Pie Man too because he love you guys so much. What a wonderful father, husband, son and friend this Pie Man is.
Wish I could find one just like him.
Your such a sweetheart and I love you.
Come by soon I am having a giveaway
Love ya

Faith said...

How fun! I enjoyed reading this:) It sounds like you have a sweet hubby! I see on your profile you are from MN...I grew up there and miss it! I'm your newest follower;)

Cassie said...

I love it! What a talented husband and how blessed your family is to have him! Pie sounds delish righ now!

I received the childrens book! Thank you, thank you! I plan to read it tonight to my little ones. I know they'll love it! xx, Cassie

Breezy said...

This is so funny! Adam is just now getting really into baking homemade bread and experimenting with different recipes. They should compare notes :)