We packed a lot into our holiday weekend from
Good Friday to Sunday,
Good Friday was my birthday, and my family made the day very special for me :)
My sweet husband took me to lunch at Cracker Barrel,
we had a wonderful meal, the highlight was our long chat over coffee.
He then took me to Target to shop and roam.
When we arrived home the house smelled divine, and was decorated so lovely!
They had my favorite candy, which only comes out once a year....
Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Pastel Eggs, Yum!
|I love these bunnies as they were my grandmothers, she gave them to me years ago. |
I was thrilled to see the girls had them on the table for my birthday.
On the menu:
*Broccoli Cheddar Soup
*Lemon Cupcakes w/Cream Cheese Icing
*Buttermilk Sugar Cookies...my absolute favorite cookie!
Baby M...21 weeks
I was ask several times if it felt odd to be turning 41, you know I don't mind getting older.
I'm just thankful to be blessed with another year....
truly my life just keeps getting better with age:)
|~blurry, cell phone pic~|
On Saturday our family went out for some Japanese
at Kanpai of Tokyo....and more birthday fun! Well, I wasn't so
sure it was fun when they sang to me and gave me a hat to wear. The kids got a hoot, seeing Mama in the hat.
We all enjoyed watching the
cook put on his performance, the littles were fascinated by the
flames and cooking. The food was fantastic, we had one that liked it more than anyone, MaryAnn. I believe she ate her weight in rice and chicken :)
Our next stop for the day was
Chattanooga National Cemetery.....
up the hill to
This has been our family tradition since we had children, to visit the cemetery
every year on Easter weekend.
|Arthur's parents grave|
While there we ran into my mom and grandmother, they too were bringing flowers :) Paps head stone went up several weeks ago, it looks very nice. The area we are standing in is a newly opened area of the cemetery, all of these veterans have passed away since the beginning of January. If, you haven't had the privilege to visit a National Cemetery, you should make it a point to try. They are beautifully maintained, the headstones give the cemetery such a sleek clean uniform look...such rich history buried within those gates.
Upon our arrival home it was time for the littles to get baths and cleaned up
for Sunday. As they cleaned up we prepared the kitchen for making
This is another family tradition,
one that packs a powerful message with the story of Jesus death, burial, and resurrection
while having visuals and hands on learning.
This year as the rolls baked Elizabeth read to us from
Matthew 27 & 28
|Watching & Waiting|
We were blessed to be able to go to church were we can worship Christ freely,
with a body of believers.
The message our pastor spoke was powerful
and definitely God-breathed.
We had a simple meal.....
*Crock Pot Chicken & Stuffing
*Celery w/ Pimento Cheese
Dessert was a mix of things....
We all ate way to much!
Our day was very low key,
spent in fellowship with one another making memories
and savoring our time together.