Monday, September 15, 2014

What a Weekend!



When the family gets together we make the most of our time together. Saturday morning we gathered for a brunch at Cristal and Gerry's home. The dahlias were beautiful in the morning light.


Three September birthdays (son-in-law Gerry, daughter Ashley and son Travis) celebrated with one party. Lots of laughter and talking. I think we get louder as the hours pass.
 

Early last spring Katie's mother called her up. "You have to come over and see this tea set at the garage sale across the street." 
Katie realized it was Russian porcelain - collected by Ashley. This tea set for 6 includes cups, saucers, dessert plates, tea pot, cream, sugar and fruit bowl. It has never been used and the seller was asking $15.00 for the box. Katie asked her if she knew what she was selling. 
"Oh yes, but I've never used it and just want to get rid of it."

Katie's been saving it for Ashley's birthday and we could all hardly wait to see her open the gift. She was as thrilled as we had anticipated.
 

Auntie Ashley reading to her "girlies." 
 

On Sunday afternoon we celebrated Felix with a baby dedication/baptism done here at our home. Felix' maternal grandfather is a pastor and did a beautiful job of reminding us all of God's grace. My parents came over from the mainland and my father (Felix' great-grandfather) read Scripture. Here are Tim and I with the little man.
 

And here he is, smiley and dapper in his shirt and tie. He doesn't sleep much and his parents are very tired, but he's a joy to all of us.


I made this cake for the birthday party - a Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream and Sugared Pecans. It seemed to pass muster. I used the recipe in the link for the cheesecake, but did a different crust and my own caramel sauce recipe. Extra sauce was served on the side.

Everything is mostly cleaned up. Today I'm canning peaches and continuing some garden clean up. As my hands work I'll be mulling over all the weekend events. Do you relive happy moments in the same way?

25 comments:

cucki said...

Family time is always so sweet xx

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

What a beautiful family Lorrie. So lovely that you have celebrated so many special days all together (and the cheesecake looks extremely naughty!).

ann said...

You did have a wonderful weekend packed full of the greatest of life's celebrations. The little grandson is adorable. We do tend to relive our good times. Such reflections help make those grueling chores more manageable, don't they?

Elizabeth said...

What a gorgeous little boy, and how lovely it must have been to celebrate all together.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What a beautiful occasion for you and your family Lorrie.
Little Felix is blessed to be in such a wonderful family - I can see he is thriving - adore the photos!
Love and blessings to him
Shane x

Blackberry Lane said...

Special times with your family. I love the photos.

podso said...

Yes after all is over its nice to enjoy the quiet and remember the good time you all had. The china looks very similar to a tea set G brought me home from Romania one time--unwrapped, by the way, in his suitcase.

Denise said...

Yes, Lorrie, I do relive happy moments that way, sometimes for days after an event. Little Felix is sooo precious!! I love the pretty pink and cream Dahlias; I've decided I need to plant some of those next year. I have seen the Russian blue and white china with gold trim at a local tea shop near us. It truly is exquisite, but out of my price range. Your daughter was so lucky to find those at a yard sale for such a great price!

Your cake looks delicious, and it looks like everyone enjoyed the family celebration. My sister and I have birthdays this week, too. :)

Have a great week, Lorrie!

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

lindaakacraftygardener said...

What a wonderful family gathering with all those special events happening.

Pamela Gordon said...

Ah, a lovely weekend with family celebrating special moments. Felix is so cute! How special that his grandfather could do the dedication. Wonderful photos. Blessings. Pam

Donna said...

What a fun gathering you had this weekend! The little fella looks so happy and cute!

ellen b. said...

So much to smile about here. I love that little guy in that tie. So dapper!
Happy Birthday to all three!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so wonderful to have those memories of happy times to ponder over during the normal routine. It's also great to get to take lots of photos to remember everything! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Steph W said...

I didn't know which blog to comment on, this one or the writing one! We have much in common. :-) Lovely to "meet" you - I found you through the Delights of the Heart blog. I love that cobalt blue tea set.

Steph W said...

I didn't know which blog to comment on, this one or the writing one! We have much in common. :-) Lovely to "meet" you - I found you through the Delights of the Heart blog. I love that cobalt blue tea set.

materfamilias said...

What a busy, lovely weekend. Ours was similarly occupied with family although not so many as yours. And like you, I'm processing all the memories now.

aimee said...

Definitely. It's one of life's pleasure to relive those precious moments. You have a great looking family and adorable grandkids! Love the pic of little Felix all dressed up for his big day:)
Blessings,
Aimee
PS: Pumpkin--yum!

Marilyn said...

Yes, it is fun to re-live happy moments especially when they involve family. I can see a family resemblance with you children. Love the photo of your little guy with your husband, Tim, and you. Not sleeping is so exhausting to the parents, isn't it? My little guy is often like that, but at almost 2 years he is finally getting better.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a sweet weekend - love that tie. I too love to go over and over the happy memories of time spent with family.

Chy said...

That was an incredibly busy weekend. Looks like a lot of fun family time!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

A most special family celebration from beginning to end!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOL He looks too happy to sleep! Adorable!

Kit said...

What a wonderful time with family! I just adore that baby's tie and the cake looks incredible. Happiness. Kit

Storybook Woods said...

You know, you and hubby make a really sweet couple. Clarice

Anneliese said...

Family times are so special and fun to reminisce on after. Such a handsome little guy in his shirt and tie and what a heritage he has been blessed with!