Monday, May 29, 2017

Food, Fun, and Family

No matter how long you have an empty nest, it's always lovely when you have everyone, or nearly everyone, home for a meal. And that's just what happened yesterday.

I tried a few new-to-me recipes I found on Pinterest and those who live close were more than willing to be my guinea pigs.

Mexican gazpacho fruit salad, fish tacos (made with fresh flounder),
sweet potato fritters, and citrus cake for dessert.  
Y'all, I can't tell you how absolutely wonderful it is to watch your grown kids parent. I look at my girls and I think I did a pretty darn good job raising them but when I watch Baby M's mommy parent, it becomes immediately clear she is so much better at it than I. And my SIL? A most incredible daddy. Baby M is one lucky little girl. She hit the jackpot on parents.

These two are the best parents. I'm so proud of them.

Goobers. That's what this bunch is when they're all together and I wouldn't have it any other way. Remember how one of your most favorite sounds, when your kids were growing up, was the sound of their deep down from the belly laughter? It remains one of my most favorite sounds when they are all grown up. It is impossible not to smile, at the very least, when you hear your adult children laughing hysterically with one another. It's amazing how laughter can take away worry, lighten your load, give you peace, fill your heart...


Three sisters and a baby. We missed Nashville daughter so much but she and DrummerBoy will be with us in July. 

It was just a dinner on a holiday weekend. And yet, so much more.



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16 comments:

  1. Wow, you meal sounds delicious! So glad you had such a wonderful day.

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    1. It was pretty good. I bought corn tortillas and I hate them. Next time, I don't care what the recipe calls for, I'm buying the flour tortillas. LOL Thanks!

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  2. its always great to get together with family and friends and share delicious food, thanks for sharing so glad you all had such a nice time
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  3. Photos of people having fun and being happy

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    1. Of course! Y'all wouldn't want to see the other ones. LOL Thanks!

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  4. How wonderful to have most of your kids close by.

    Jude

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    1. It really is. But I still miss the one who lives 8 hours away. This summer, they'll all be here at one time and I am really looking forward to that! Thank you!

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  5. Yum!! Thanks for sharing this #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.
    Donna

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  6. Family get togethers are always so much more than the meal aren't they. So pleased you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. It is great to have you link up with us and look forward to our next link up. I'm sharing on social media.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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  7. Your meal was great but even more fun was the family time I'm sure. You have a beautiful family and it's wonderful to see everyone all smiles. Thank you for sharing with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I've shared on social media.

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  8. I LOVE it when all the kids come over! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

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  9. It looks like you were having a great time! You have such a lovely family. Thank you for sharing with us at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

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  10. Looks like you all had a great time! Thanks Pam for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

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  11. I've been meaning to tell you this, the cartoon lady on your logo really reminds me of you :)

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