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August 9, 2008

Friends and family...

We've had a full weekend! It's been fun, I tell you...
It was my weekend to prepare a meal for "trapeza," the lunch after church service. I made a few quiche & carrot salad.

Our friends came from Missouri to visit. It was their first time in an Orthodox church. Samuel (who is 7) did a great job, he venerated the icons, lit a candle, stood for most of the service, was quiet, wanted to cross himself when we did...and made friends with the other children after church! They played baseball in the backyard.

Me watching Lusy play with Daniel. Lusy's previous owners came over to visit her, they still haven't sold their house. See our sunflowers? They're HUGE, the tallest one is 10 feet!

Later, we celebrated my niece's 3rd birthday. We brought a cooler full of (over 50) waterballoons. Believe me, I'm a pro at filling and tying them up! They were a lot of fun and we cleaned up all the bits and pieces quickly!
Juliana loved the castle cake my sister made!

My parents with their youngest grandchild, Emmelia!

12 comments:

DebD said...

What a sweet weekend you must have had.

joscelyne cutchens said...

WOW! your sunflowers are doing so well! I planted my flowers in a pot and they are puny in comparison.

I got your super cute cupcake card, I loved it! Thanks!!

Meadowlark Days said...

Looks like a beautiful weekend! I also took care of coffee hour at our church...

Loreluca said...

LOVE that cake! And your family, they are all so cute! Loce your dad's beard! And the sunflowers are sooo big! Do you make sunflower seeds? (like toast them and all that stuff?)
Lots of hugs, my dear!

KJ-Starre said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend...nothing better than hanging with family.
I love sunflowers too...hey spring is almost here maybe I should try & grow some too :o)
XX

inara said...

what great pictures! it looks like you had a very fun weekend!

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

Yay tall sunflowers! Some of ours are mammoth & some are only 3 ft tall. weird. We just got our first bloom opening today.

That cake looks great--Aviana has already requested a castle cake for next year's birthday; that one looks much easier than what I thought I would have to make...

happydays525 said...

Looks as though you had a wonderful time, love the picture with all the hats! =)

Matushka said...

What great photos! I love the cowboy hats. My eldest, Katherine, has proclaimed that she wants to be a cowgirl when she grows up. :)

M. Michelle

Matushka said...

P.S. Your parents look so familiar to me! Are they Orthodox?
M.Michelle

JO said...

Hey girlie ! I LOVE YOUR BLACK & WHITE SKIRT ! And the kids had so much FUN & I love that castle cake...you are like the BEST MAMA EVER ! Have a great day !

Jessica said...

Your Emmelia looks just like my Emmelia! They both have very dark eyes, their hands are the same... they even have some similar facial features!! How crazy! Thanks for reading! The castle cake is pretty sweet too!!