I'm a little late on this post (I've been sick since Saturday evening). Morning sickness is better but I have a killer sinus infection/cold. Praying the meds I just started kick in soon.
My parents were in town last week (or an hour away from where I live), so we were excited to celebrate their birthdays as a family. We celebrated on the 15th which is my Daddy's actual birthday and today is my Mama's actual birthday.
Happy Birthday, Mama!!
They live three hours away so family gatherings with the entire family are few and far between and extremely special. I was so happy that all of my brothers and sisters were able to be here. It meant a lot to my parents.
The menu: filet, wedge salad, roasted brussels sprouts, red potatoes, and tomato pie.
For dessert: strawberry shortcake (for Mama) and PW's blackberry cobbler (for Daddy).
I was most excited about the tomato pie. When we told everyone what it was - some were a little iffy.
Until they tasted it.
Oh.my.goodness. There wasn't a piece left! It's the perfect savory side dish. I'll share the recipe soon.
My sis, Joy, came and cooked all of the side dishes and desserts at my house. She really is the best. Alex grilled the steak (all 20 of them!) It was perfect and delicious.
I really had it easy this time around - I didn't have to do a thing!
As soon as Amelia saw her Aunt Joy in an apron, she wanted hers on and wanted to help. She's the best helper in the kitchen.
She loved having her family here and I loved seeing her play and interact with her cousins. They play and fight like brothers & sisters. Just as it should be. :)
Hanging out on the deck with her Papa and baby.
My brother and his fam from Missouri were able to be here too! I miss them so much.
My brother, Chris, w/Daddy & Mama.
My sis, Jayna, w/niece, Joylyn.
We ate, laughed, ate some more, opened gifts, laughed some more, and of course it wouldn't be an evening with the Weaver Fam if we didn't cry at some point. (LOL) I love my family so much. I look forward to the holidays when we'll all be together again.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. -Desmond Tutu
Love to all,