Tuesday, May 13, 2008


If I had to describe this week with one word, it would be overwhelmed. If you've ever had jet lag before, then you know how I felt. And it lasted a whole week! I wasn't prepared for the culture shock of leaving Padre Island. Seeing all the green grass and green trees of Maryland really floored me. All I could see were mowing chores and weeds. I wasn't even sure what my prayer should be other than, Help me Lord. But it passed and now I am back to my usual self. Thank you, Lord.

The twins celebrated their twelfth birthday on Friday. Fortunately, Grandma and Grandpa were in town for a short visit, so we had a nice crowd for dinner and birthday cake. Here's Grandma doing what she does best...playing games with the grandkiddies.
As always, Maggie made the cake. The twins requested this ice cream cake. The white parts are ice cream (tofutti vanilla) and the black parts are chocolate cake. Yummy!
Allen shaped the chess pieces on top. I think it turned out nicely. Sure tasted good. The white milk glass cake dish is Maggie's that she inherited from her Great Grandma. It used to be Aunt Marguerite's, whom Maggie is named after.
I enjoyed watching Grandma and Grandpa dishing ice cream into their coffees. They were like two little children sneaking into the cookie jar. Grandpa is finally slowing down at 80, but Grandma hasn't even begun to think about slowing down!Maggie was able to give Grandma this cute wood whale she made. Isn't it cute?

Last night Grandpa treated us to a seafood dinner at Sea Breeze restaurant. This picture doesn't show it, but it is right on the water. It was a windy, rainy day, and the waves were pretty violent. This restaurant is one of the first to go underwater during storms. We normally go to the Sandgates Restaurant, but they are closed on Monday evenings.
This past Sunday was baby dedication day. It was sooo much fun seeing all the babies. It was not fun seeing how much they grew while we were in Texas! I had to laugh to myself while watching the twin babies (on the left). One was asleep while the other one squirmed. Yep, that's how I remember it!

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. That was the first day that I didn't wake up feeling overwhelmed, so it was very nice for me. Tomorrow I will share all my homemade cards.

Enjoy the sun these two days between unstable weather patterns. Many blessings ~ Kathie

1 comment:

Susan said...

I'm glad you are back! I had decided that either your computer was down or you were sick. I can so identify with that overwhelmed feeling. The older I get the more difficult "changing gears" has become.

I followed your Texas trip with envy. (not to the point of sinning!)