Tuesday, April 7, 2015

 March flew by....
I hope April moves slower...
so I can soak it all in...
I planted some Brussels sprouts last year...
one came up...it took all fall to produce...
now it is flowering and going to seed...
such a pretty plant...
it made it through all the snow and ice...

 my sage is blooming...
it smells so good....

 there are signs of spring everywhere you look...

 Stringbean is enjoying the outdoors...
so is Athena...
they are pals...
until she plays too rough...
or he plays to rough...
or she chews up a favorite toy...
or takes off with one of his shoes...
but they always go back to cuddling and loving...

 Ginger is such a sweetie...
cleaning his face for him....
she will be a good little Mommy...

 Hubby is really making progress with our kitchen...
2 counter tops are in...2 cabinets are in...
he worked really hard to get a lot done for Easter...
we were suppose to have 16 guests...
my half brother and his girl friend didn't get to make it...
he has been putting in a lot of over time...
My daughter in laws sister couldn't come until later..
so we ended up with 13...
Stringbean and my niece had a blast...
even though they had to hunt eggs inside...
it rained off and on all day Easter..
It didn't dampen our spirits though...

Hubby cooked a brisket and ham on the smoker...
everyone brought goodies to add to the meal...
my daughter makes a really good Sweet potato salad...
My Mom brought her delicious kale salad...
her her famous chicken and dressing...
My DIL brought her famous deviled eggs...
this year Paleo style...
My SIL brought pinto beans...
Strawberry shortcake for dessert...
my Step Mom brought regular potato salad...
she was going to bring Banana pudding...
but things didn't go well...
she thought she had bought instant pudding...
well 2 were the cooking type one instant...
she realized when she was mixing...
so she tried to cook them...
needless to say...it didn't work out...
I made a fruit salad with strawberries...blue berries...
black berries...raspberries and oranges...
as always we had way to much food...
we really enjoyed our day...
I had just gotten out of the tub...
putting on my clothes...
when I heard a sweet voice...
Oma...Oma where are you...
Never show up to a event at my house early...
I'm always down to the last second...
My Mom and I had planned to go to a Sunrise Service...
Easter morning at a local Cowboy Church...
I knew what I was wearing...was really excited...
A storm blew in over night...
The Church had a back up location...
I woke up with a terrible sinus headache...
I called my Mom...she had one too...just not as bad...
so we decided not to go...
about the time we would have been leaving...
another storm blew through...
Heavy rain...Thunder Lightening...
it was a good thing we didn't go...
I took some sinus medicine...
went back to bed for a while...
woke up feeling much better...
then jumped up...went to work on the removal of more dust...
with all the construction...
it has been an endless job...
I'm long winded tonight....
Hope all is going well in your world...
don't forget to stop and smell the flowers...
enjoy a little nature and tranquillity..


7 comments:

Linda said...

Oh MY!!! all that food sounds so GOOD to me!!! Sweet potato salad?? We must talk! I cannot WAIT to see your kitchen!!! Your Vernon is moving across the pea patch with this project!!

Sandra said...

as much as i love the pups and kid pics you know i LOVE the fire shot.. wow on that welding fire ball... can't wait to see the finished counters.. i love pinto beans and also all the food you mentioned. pinto beans and cornbread with a glass of milk is all i need.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That was an amazing spread of food you had. I've never heard of Sweet Potato Salad. Going to have to try that! Really enjoyed the photos and I too hope that April hangs around for awhile.

Cherrie said...

I has been forever since I have been on here.Enjoyed your pictures and love your header.

Stephen said...

I've only just discovered your blog and enjoy it already. The tribe got together at Easter for us too. Sounds like it was a great barrel of fun :)

Janie said...

Sounds like a fun Easter gathering. Cooking for a crowd sounds difficult in the midst of a remodeling project.

Carla said...

Sounds like a houseful for Easter
This year it was just us, our daughter and my parents. David's siblings family had other plans.
Glad your headache went away.