In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I decided to have a little surprise birthday party for my guests. They both have March birthdays and I thought it would be a good time to have the whole family over for dinner after church. I made each guest a 3 layer chocolate cake with butter cream chocolate frosting on one and cream cheese frosting on the other then added a few raspberries for decoration.

We also had a storebought chocolate cake for everyone else and vanilla ice cream. I thought I had a picture of the table but so far I can't find it. Dinner was a large Beef Roast..(roasted in the oven), Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes and gravy. A very traditional Sunday Dinner from my past. I kept it fairly simply because my energy level is really struggling. I have tried lots of different things but maybe I am just getting old:(

After dinner we all went to the living room where I think most of us would have liked to take a nap:) Little Harper had just woken up so there were no naps for us. She looked so cute in her pink dress but her tights were a little big. We thought her hair was going to be a dark blonde but each time I see her it seems to have more red in it(just like her mommy)

The birthday guests relaxing on the sofa after a very large meal and grandpa too

Michael and wife Karla taking a break also. Chasing after Ellie can be tiresome. Karla will be having a baby boy at the end of July

Being in a small space things sure get messed up in a hurry. I am trying to train the grandchildren to help pick up and not spread every toy all around the room. Then you have all the baby stuff that comes with a newborn and soon my living room looks like we don't need any more furniture..hehe.. Grandpa found some new fun things on his phone to keep the kids busy for awhile

Ellie is trying to hug Hunter Goodby

After a small Sunday Supper everyone left and we rested up for the next day. We were going to a specialty gift store called The Grande Depot. Parts of it came from an old train station. I forgot to take pictures..maybe I can go back and show you a little of what it looks like.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Alice, please tell me the brand of vitamins that you use and I will buy some! Girl, you just go,go,go!
I hope your guests know how blessed they are. You don't leave out a detail! Everyone will be coming to 'the cottage'.