Friday, February 18, 2011

Big Weekend Coming Up

Well, it won't be this weekend, but in just seven days I will be seeing a good many of my family. It all started with my son, Rich, telling me that he and Stacy, his fiance, are coming to see us so that we can meet her before the wedding. You might imagine how happy that made us. They live in Lake Tahoe and right now it is very cold there with snow after snowfall. I think they have more than three feet. Great for skiing though, and they all do ski. My son has two of his three sons living with them. The oldest is off on his own.

We have been hoping that Rich would meet someone who could make him happy for the rest of his life. Fortunately he did meet Stacy and two of my daughters have already met her and love her. They think she is just perfect for him. She has three young children so I will have three more grandchildren, which totally delights me as my youngest grandchild is fourteen. He happens to be Rich's youngest and Stacy's children really love him. He is just so good with children. He, (his name is Sean) is coming too. Unfortunately, Blaine, his other son has a game he has to play on Saturday so will be staying home. It is so neat, because all of my daughters are coming that weekend to see Stacy too. I will have all of my children in one place at the same time!! That just doesn't happen very often. In fact the last time was three years and ten months ago for my 80th birthday party.

Of course I have been baking and cooking up a storm. This, so I won't have to do much while they are here. I have been baking bread this week. (I do that on a regular basis) I have made white, oatmeal and tomorrow I am doing the 100% whole wheat. They will have a lot of choices. For desserts I have made chocolate cake, carrot and pianapple cake, and will make cheescakes the next Friday morning. There are also cookies and brownies in the freezer. It will be so fun to have them. I have told them all that they had better not be on a diet, because sometimes when they come they are dieting and all my goodies are for naught. I hate when that happens!!!!

Anyway,I had better stop this as I have to take the bread out of the oven in seven minutes. Maybe we will have a slice of nice warm oatmeal bread. We went out to lunch today and had a huge one. Celebrating a good friends birthday. So no dinner tonight. We had Thai food and it was to die for. I am going to try to figure out what went in mine and duplicate it. At least I am going to try. .........Later


  1. I love that I can feel your excitement from reading this. I am so excited for you as well! Having family all together at once is such a special thing (That hasn't happened in my family for about 12 years!). And oh my goodness, I am sure everyone's tummies will be so happy when they get there. Those goodies sound divine!

    Could you post some of your bread recipes? I have a hard time finding good ones. And yours sound delicious.

  2. Oh, what fun and what a nice weekend you will have when they arrive. I see you are getting all ready for them. I wish Rich and Stacy the very best that life has to offer and hope they are very happy. Hugs

  3. Ther is nothing better than love in the air....except for the joy of seeing your own children happy! Sounds like you are making a marvelous will be perfect! Have a wonderful time!!

  4. Wow, I'm impressed with all your baking. What a welcome that will be to them! Oatmeal bread sounds yummy for sure.

  5. How wonderful to have everyone home at the same time. I can tell how excited you are and that is so sweet. I was thinking how wonderful it would of been to have had you for a mother-in-law. My husband married me with three small children and his mother never ever accepted my children...broke my heart.
    Shows what a lovely sweet lady you are and I am so glad I have gotten to know you on here.
    Your family is going to love all the goodies your preparing for them. Makes me hungry just thinking about your breads. lol
    Don't over do it this week...oh I love your Valentines Necklace it is really beautiful as you are too. Never would of guessed you being 80 years old by your pictures.

  6. How exciting to have your family coming to visit - and a new daughter in law too! I'm envious of all who get to take advantage of your baking - especially all of that homemade bread! Enjoy it all, sweet lady - can't wait to hear all about it!

  7. I smell Swedish pancakes in the air and eggs benedict. What no scones? Darn, I wish I could be there too.

  8. Wishing you the beat weekend ever with your family. It sounds so fun and the reason is so good. Adding more grandchildren is awesome.
    You are cooking up a storm. I would love your oatmeal bread recipe. It sounds so good.
    You can email it to me or blog it when you get a moment of time.
    email address is:

    I will be thinking of you and I know that you are going to have a lot of fun this coming weekend.
    Blessings to you! LeAnn