Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day

Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees.
Revelations 7:3

Original Art created by Barbara A. Palmer
on a card I saved from years ago..... 

Till next time ......... how are you celebrating Earth Day? 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Gathering

My husband's family,
(my incredible in-laws)
have been gathering for Good Fridays for many years.
It started as a Spring Clean Up help day
for Mother - way back when
and we've continued to meet on that day ever since.

Somehow, Murray and Marilyn have taken on
the hosting of this yearly event
and they are the most gracious and hospitable hosts ever!

Marilyn prepares the feast of ham, sausage, scalloped potatoes,
buttered corn, veggie casserole and all the extras!
Not only that, she decorates the tables beautifully,
making us all feel so welcome and special.

Here she is carving the 
delicious, super tender, 
Easter Ham.

The table groaned with all the
wonderful salads and 
extras brought by
all who attended.
At least two trips to the table
were necessary
as our plates were not nearly
large enough for just one round!

It's always a blast with these two gorgeous ladies!

Following first course,
it's our tradition to travel to our hosts
beautiful home
for dessert.
We should have walked the 10 minute drive
after that meal
to make room for this deliciousness!

The desserts were amazing,
as usual
and this year there was a lot of
lemon flavoured goodness to 
There was banana cake with raspberry sauce,
lemon poppy seed cake,
lemon cupcakes,
graham wafer pie,
lemon cheesecake,
Judy's lemon magic custard cake
sugar cookies and more!!!

Check out these cute
"bacon and eggs" 
cookies made with pretzels,
white chocolate and 
yellow smarties.
Angela always brings these fun
and delicious treats.

My niece, Shannon, decorates
the sugar cookies to perfection.
Can you tell she's a wonderful artist?

The gathering is never complete
without a good game of Rook!!!
This usually lasts till midnight or some other
wee hour of the morning.


Till next time ...............  note to self - "get back to the gym" and "healthy eating" - eek!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Check List

Butter Lamb made - check!

Homemade Mustard made - check!

Heart prepared ...... why is this one so difficult?
How is it possible that He died on the cross for my sins?
I stand in awe
and am humbled by this
Love so Pure.

I have been redeemed - check!

Till next time ........ have a wonderful Easter.