Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Time Flies!

I am always amazed at how fast time goes by and how much little time I do have to get things done! I am learning to not jump into the day and get task oriented until I have spent time with God! The temptation to just dive into a day is large as I think on what needs to be done! I am at the point now where I crave my alone time with Him : )

We celebrated my oldest son's birthday last week, we had to reschedule his birthday dinner to another day as everyone was working and everyone was getting off work at such odd times. Since they were little it has been the birthday persons choice for their dinner and cake choice.....well even though he is married and living in his own home with my daughter-in-love he did not want to let go of the family dinner! That made hubby and I feel good!!!!
He chose a traditional Mexican barbeque with a homemade German chocolate cake. So in spite of the rainy cold weather we geared up the grill for some hot flames and marinated the meat in some yummy spices and herbs......no chilies were involved.....not all Mexican food is spicy! I got the black beans simmering with a smoked turkey leg and garlic and onion, had the Spanish rice made and the tortillas and salsa were ready to go......the meat was seared in very hot flames....oh it smelled so yummy! Scents of summer on a cold wet day.....loved it! My daughter-in-love being from England was not too sure of this food until she took a few bites and fell in love with it.
After we filled our bellies with food we spent some time watching movies relaxing in the family room and catching up with each other....dreaming laughing.... until they started to grumble about dessert, they loved the cake!
German chocolate cake has been our official family birthday cake since my dad was a child! We cannot imagine having a birthday without one! whenever I make mine I always have memories of my mom and also of my "Grandma" I esp love how we use my parents pecans from their orchard for this special cake! It was a good day! So good to spend time with my family! Does my heart good.

I have also worked on my "brain" this past week and have fine tuned the scheduling and different lists that are in it. I think it will work! I am hoping it will make things go smoother around here. Hubby and I have so many to do projects in the making......it will be a very busy spring and summer!

Well I must get into the day as I have finished my coffee and bread.... time to get chores done! I would like to get done early enough to start making my Love Quilt squares.

2 comments:

scrappy quilter said...

It's nice to see you posting again. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday celebration with your son. Don't you just love making memories when your kids are older. We make so many when they are young and often forget to when they grow up.

Lyn said...

What a beautiful family you all are. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Have a lovely weekend. :)

P.S. I love love love spanish and mexican food! I am hoping to tackle making tamales someday soon.