Sunday, May 17, 2009

Pictoral Weekend

As promised - here is the pictoral view of the weekend's festivities...

The flowers that were waiting for me when I got home on Friday... courtesy of the dogs. HA!

Saturday morning, John replanted my hanging baskets for me... they look great!

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Garlicky Broccolini

Apple Stuffed Pork Loin Roast

Crunchy Asian Coleslaw

Here we are at the table... my inlaws joined us along with Renee and "L"

Ahhhh... ice cream cake... sweet cream ice cream and devils food cake... YUM! Funny thing though - they gave us the wrong size cake - so it's HUGE! Is it gross to serve it in two weeks for our dessert at small group?

Getting ready to blow out the candles...

"L" helped me blow out the candles.

And we reposed the shot because John didn't get it. :-)

Opening gifts - Starbucks and Hobby Lobby gift cards... doesn't that sound like the perfect day? I got a Starbucks card from my Mom too - so I'm all set!

"L" enjoying her cake... she's allergic to chocolate so we cut the actual cake off of her piece and made her some Snickerdoodles to go with her ice cream... I love that kid so much - I CAN'T not have some dessert that she can enjoy.

This is out of order - but I got it today, and I can't wait to start learning to edit my photos!

Renee and her family got me some GREAT scrapbooking stuff - I'm really into Martha Stewart glitter stamp stuff... so she got me an assortment. I am all set to do some serious scrapbooking next weekend... lets hope that I actually make it happen.

"L" is helping me open my gifts... she was so excited about the white box!


WOO HOO! John got me my EA Sports Active (remember when I told ya'll about it?) ... we'll pick it up on Tuesday. I can't wait to tell you guys how I like it.

John also got me the Jim Shore Advent Calendar that I spotted over the holidays and loved.

This is what it looks like after you've opened all the doors and gotten out all the ornaments. It also plays the 12 Days of Christmas... it's FABULOUS!

Here we are just hanging out and talking... "L" was enjoying time with "Her Mister John"

The shelves that John and I hung in the craft room yesterday before the big dinner party.

My glitter collection now has a home... I think I need like 6 more colors to have the whole Martha Stewart glitter collection.

My Cricut cartridges... I love that machine... it is so much fun to make my own scrapbook letters! I'm thinking of ordering a few new ones with my birthday money. (I do have two others that didn't come in boxes - so I've got to order some generic boxes to keep them in too)

All of my paper and stickers... I'm seriously all set up for a weekend of crafting!!
That is about it for the weekend - it has been wonderful, and I've enjoyed it. I covered all of my food bases over the last two days - which of course makes everything better! John has spoiled me rotten, and I've enjoyed special messages from tons of family and friends - so I am truly blessed. May my 31st year bring us a pregnancy!!

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