This blog is simply the story about my little life
with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
It basically is my online diary/photo album of our life.
I'm glad you're here!
~~~o0o~~~

Friday, July 25, 2014

Easter!

We had such a fun Easter this year! We had a huge family dinner for 18 people at our house with all our kids, both sets of parents, my uncle George and my sister, Kelli, and her family.
 I wanted to have a sit down meal, so I set the big farm table and a card table. I used simple white dishes and clear wine glasses this year and placed a chocolate on every plate. I didn't have any springy napkins and could not find any at the store, so I went to the dollar store and purchased green wash rags at two for a buck. They worked great and I figured after the meal, I would just wash them and put them in the towel drawer for every day use!
Here's the card table, I'm ashamed to say that I didn't iron the tablecloth, I simply ran out of time. Oh well, I don't think anyone cared!
Before I show you how our dinner went, first lets go through the house and I'll show you our Easter decorations. I decorated my super neat extra long silver tray with my amazing vinatagey looking rabbits. I found the tray at a garage sale for $5.00 and the rabbits were another garage sale find at $10.00 for the set. I then sprinkled ceramic eggs all around and I placed candles and a lovely bouquet of lilacs from my very own lilac bush!
 I hung some light up Easter eggs on the china hutch in the family room.
 I placed bunnies and eggs all throughout the room, and candy too!
Here's a little display on top of the small buffet in the family room.
I love the vintage feel of the faux chocolate egg!
 In the dining room I placed a pretty vase filled with cherry blossoms in between Mr. and Mrs. Bunny.
 This is my display on top of my pie safe in the kitchen.
 Faux chocolate bunnies mixed with fun Easter antiques.
 I like to sprinkle my antique chicks all over my house.
 My windowsill display of more baby chicks and rabbits.
 Vintage postcard with lilac sprig.
 A small display in the powder room.
 Well, the coffee's ready and our company's here!
 Mom and Dad!
 Jim and Alice!
 My hubby and I!
 Mackenzie, Brittany and Ridley!
 My Dad and his brother, George! We don't have a back patio, so we always gather out on the driveway. We have plans to make a big backyard patio by the end of summer so that we can entertain back there instead! For now though, this works just fine! We have a long driveway, so we are far enough from the road and have lots of privacy.
 Brittany, Rachelle and Ridley.
 I love this candid shot of the girls with Ridley, it's so sweet!
 Cameron put Grandpa Leonard's hat on Ridley.
 What a cutie pie!
 The food's all ready, come and get it!!!
 We had a houseful! I loved it!!! You can see Cameron and Megan standing at the left there, I was bummed that I didn't get a close up photo of them together and I also didn't get one of Grayson and Rachelle together or Hayden up close. I also failed to get a picture of my sister and her family, but you can see my brother-in-law, Ralph visiting with Mackenzie.
 Hayden and Grayson are visiting with my nephews Samuel and Joseph.
 We had such a lovely meal!
 And so did little mister!
This is the lily that my grandson gave me. Isn't it gorgeous! After it was done blooming, I planted it in the backyard right below my kitchen windowsill!

We had a great Easter and I hope you did too! Jesus died for us and arose again and we have much to be thankful for!

"For God so loved the world that He gave us His one and only son, that whoever believeth in Him shall not parish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Hugs, Sharon

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A very fun weekend!

 I'm still catching up on the happenings around here and today I'd like to share with you a really fun weekend we had back in April. My son, Cameron, his fiancee, Megan and their two friends, Lisa and Desi invited me to go see Fiddler on the Roof with them at the local theater. It was an amazing show and we had so much fun! All four of the kids spent the night with us and we planned a big family dinner the next day.
That morning I made a big breakfast for everyone, as we were waiting for the casserole to bake, we were watching the old cartoon version of Charlotte's Web in the kitchen, it was really fun.
We had coffee and mimosas and had a great visit!
I made a yummy sausage, egg and cheese breakfast casserole with fruit cocktail. I decided to use my vintage snack trays for dishes, I thought they looked pretty with the floral tablecloth. After breakfast I had to quickly clean up the house and start making food in preparation for the rest of the family arriving at 2:00 for dinner.
 They're here!!!
My father-in-law, Jim and mother-in-law, Alice with my son, Mackenzie, his wife Brittany and their baby, Ridley.
What a precious site to see Ridley being held by his great grandmother!
 I set the table for 18, plus we had a card table!
 It looks like a Norman Rockwell painting!
 Treasured memories!
 I LOVE family dinners!
 After dinner we all went outside.
 We celebrated Jim's 79th birthday!
 The center of attention seems to always go back to this little guy!
Time to play! I love this picture of Eric with his dad!
Eric's brother, Mark, was here visiting from Maryland!
It was neat to see my hubby and his brother having fun on the quads together!
I'm glad that Desi and Lisa got to join us for the fun!
And fun we had! :)
 Time to get out the big toy! haha
Yup, it's official, we're rednecks! hee hee.
 Eric's sister, Stacey, and her daughter, Monique.
My daughter-in-love is such a good mama!
 It was so good to see everyone!
I love this picture of my son holding his son, be still my heart!

Well, baby went ni-ni, so it's time to end this fun weekend. I feel so blessed!

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God." I John 4:7

Hugs, Sharon
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