I did throw an awesome double birthday party for my two youngest daughters on Monday (it was suppose to be Sunday, but all of the family members took part in the 5K Race for Cure breast cancer fundraiser). Absolutely too cold for me, plus I was cooking all day. My girls put in their birthday dinner orders and this is what I made:
- A pork roast and 2 beef roasts (they all wanted leftovers to take home).
- Homemade egg noodles in gravy (just thinking about this makes me bloat up!!).
- Homemade biscuits.
- Mashed potatoes (about 5+ pounds).
- Fresh steamed broccoli.
- Fancy salad with stuff in it that I don't like (green onions and Feta cheese).
- Light hors d'oeuvres of fresh pineapple and cantaloupe (which they devoured so they couldn't take any home).
- Two homemade (that's from "scratch" folks) cakes (one for each birthday girl) -- this request is on all my kids/grandkids list this year. You would think they never get homemade food, when I know for a fact both my daughters make everything from scratch and a lot healthier food than I make.
- And of course ice cream (no it was not homemade, as grandpa wasn't in the mood to make it -- has to be hot outside he said).
Huh, for somebody that didn't have anything to say, I still managed to write a chapter in a book!! I'm sorry I don't have a card to show you, but I can show you some birthday party pictures and a picture of "one" of my Big Shot flowers I made for table favors (another thing the girls have been bugging me to make for them). I made four identical flowers that can serve as either a hair decoration or pin (I put a barette and pin on the backs). I found four vintage buttons that belonged to my grandmother that matched perfectly.
|Here is my granddaughter, Holly, with her flower. I made them in the same colors as one I did for Holly last month for a gift for a friend of hers and she had told me then that she wanted another one just like it for her.|
|Here is Holly's older sister, Emily, with her flower. Must have been steamy in the room as my camera lens had moisture on it.|
|Here is a close-up of Holly.|
|My daughter Tricia, in the middle of her daughters.|
|My middle daughter, Deborah, with her youngest son/my grandson, Nicholas. You probably can't tell in this picture but his cousin Holly got the same eye glasses as he did.|
|Birthday girls with their cakes -- the table looks so bare after removing all the food. You will note that Deborah (on right) has tissue in her ears because Tricia gets so excited and loud on her birthday (wonder where she gets that from).|
Until next time,
"And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. . . ." -- Luke 22:44
"Jesus, lead me to pray passionately in the midst of anguish, knowing that in prayer I grasp the hand that pulls me up to You." -- Carol Knapp