Our PJs and Pancakes Christmas Dinner

Oh what fun! A PJs and Pancakes Christmas Dinner! If you know me, you know that I LOVE theme parties! And, Christmas is no exception. I ran across a post on some website about a PJs and Pancakes Christmas Dinner, and I thought, "What fun!" We have never had a pajama party . . . that is . . . since Candace was small. And that was over 30 years ago. So I called my son, Trey. He said that was a good idea. I called Candace and Jason. They has some reservations about it . . . you know . . . the "unknown" Christmas adventure. I was a little bummed, to say the least, but they then told me they would wear warm-ups or work-out clothes, instead of PJs. I said, "Wear that!" Anything to have my PJ and Pancakes party!!! I think the grandkids … [Read more...]

Celebrate Life: My Birthday, December, 2017

Candace hosted a lovely Birthday Dinner for me on my birthday, December 3. Family members who were able to come were Randy and Candace, Cameron, Benjamin, and Randa; Trey and Jennifer, Bethany, Brady, and Benson, and Jason. Food was wonderful! Candace's Ginger Cookies Dinner: Lasagna, Beef Lombardi, Green Salad and Garlic Bread Birthday Cake: Mandarin Orange Cake with ____ Candles! Resting with a glass of tea in front of Candace's fireplace, a place of comfort. And fellowship with family the best! Jennifer and Me . . . selfie! I'm not good at that! Candace, Jennifer, and _____ Jennifer, Trey, and Brady's eyes!!! Cuddling a newborn puppy! So Sweet!!! Marley had a litter of 10: 5 girls and 5 boys. At … [Read more...]

Our Thanksgiving Dinner, 2017

Our Thanksgiving Dinner . . . on Monday We had our Thanksgiving Dinner for my family before Thanksgiving Day. The reason is two-fold: We always go to my sister's house on Thanksgiving Day to be with whole family; and, I like to have it on Monday to help Candace out. The Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving Day is the busiest two days at her shop before the holiday bread. So, my family came for our Family Thanksgiving Dinner on Monday, November 20. Feast and Family . . . Generally, all the food is placed on my buffet, which unfolds to extend out several feet on both sides. This allows everyone to get what they want to eat, and the adults to not have to "pass" the food to the grandkids. Our Thanksgiving Dinner Menu . . … [Read more...]

Girls Only Luncheon, a Fall Family Gathering!

Our Girls Only Luncheon, a Fall Family Gathering! Apples are in season now. And with that comes many opportunities to make and create delicious apple salads, desserts, and even breads! Plus, it gives us a chance to celebrate both the change in season from summer to fall. With that in mind, I decided to host a "Girls Only Luncheon" for my Mama, my sister, Jeri, and her two daughters, Amber and Cara, and my two cousins, LaNan and Vicki. I planned for it to be served at Mama's house, because they all live in her hometown, and I would be there anyway on Friday. Since there are so many delicious apples available now, I decided to make the luncheon one featuring this wonderful fall fruit. Therefore, most of the recipes have apples in them. … [Read more...]

Rock and Roll Party Tonight Family Gathering!

Rock and Roll Party Tonight! Who doesn’t LOVE the 1950’s? Why not celebrate the 1950’s with a “Rock and Roll Party Tonight” party? A Family Gathering with poodle skirts and pony tails, and rolled-up jeans with white t-shirts!  The 1950’s were the best! More about the 1950’s . . . I was born in the 1950’s, so a lot of it was over before I was old enough to participate in all the fun things they did in those days. Remember “Leave it to Beaver”? And, “My Three Sons”? What about “I Love Lucy”! And then there were the westerns . . . lots of them, like “Gunsmoke”, which Daddy watched faithfully. LOL! I remember watching them all . . . I was LITTLE then:) But, later we had “Happy Days” and the movie, “Grease” to remind is of those glorious … [Read more...]