Hello my friends, did you have a good weekend? We had a bittersweet one. We spent time with our daughter-in-law Beth to say goodbye. She decided a while back that she wanted to move back to California to be closer to her family, so she's been looking for a job and they've put their new custom built house up for sale after living in it for a year and a half. She flew down to San Diego for two interviews last week and was offered a job so is driving down next Friday and will live with her uncle and start her new job. Shawn will stay here to sell the house and pack things. The boys will stay in school here until the move. ::sigh:: I worked on my blanket while we visited with them and found out more about their plans.
They had a going-away party at their house on Saturday so I brought my blanket and laid it out on the table and my sister and grandson Michael helped me place the new flowers around the blanket so that the colors were well mixed and not too many colors in one spot. Then we used safety pins to attach them so I would remember where to put them. That worked really well! As you can see above, I finished adding the new flowers with white yarn is a "join as you go" method. We had my son's family over for dinner yesterday for more time together before Beth leaves and I sewed all the ends together, too. What a job that is!
This morning I spread the Easter tablecloth on the table and brought out my Easter tree and a couple baskets. I have WAY more decorations to bring out.. later.. Easter was extremely early this year.. I'm not a fan of it being in March, :-)
My daughter posted this photo on Facebook and I grabbed it.. my son-in-law Jay took the two girls to a Father-Daughter Dance. They all looks so nice! Amy is bringing the girls for a visit in early June, I am really looking forward to seeing them. We plan a trip to the beach and just lots of time together.
Kristi made a fantastic dinner for us all yesterday. A big lasagna from scratch, even the sauce, it turned out perfect! She also made a nice salad and some super delicious artisan bread. Then.. she made Italian sodas for us all to order, cherry, orange, blueberry or black raspberry. :-)
And to top it all off, a scratch-made carrot cake with special cream cheese frosting. She got the recipe from the King Arthur Flour website and the frosting recipe called for a unique flavoring, Fiori di Sicilia, it's a citrus vanilla blend that is amazing. It made the cream cheese frosting the BEST EVER.
The cake was great, crunchy with nuts and fragrant with spices - and healthy - right?
Would you like a slice? :-)
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