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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

5/28/09 .. A TRIPLE HEADER....


SWEET and TALENTED MICHAEL LEE aka GOLLUM
is hosting a FABULOUS
COOK-OUT ...ON FOODIE FRIDAY...
AND....
is hosting
FLAUNT YOUR RED
AND...
our DISH DIVA, SUSAN, of BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH
is our gracious host for
TABLESCAPE THURSDAY
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Please stop off at each of these lovely ladies to visit, see what they are showing today
and visit as many of the other bloggers waiting to show you their talents..
AND...thanks for stopping by SWEET NOTHINGS...
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MOTHER'S DAY dawned bright and beautiful out here in WEST TEXAS..
just PERFECT for a GREAT COOK-OUT...
and these two here know how to do a cook-out just RIGHT !
That's daughter in law, KATHY and her handsome, BRYAN..
WOO HOO...what a great photo !!
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Son, DAVID, made the BEST cheese stuffed JALAPENO peppers..
he has a new PEPPER COOKER that holds them upright and you
can cook them in the oven...
wrapped with BACON...
O HONEY !
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We had cakes...pies...cookies
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Remember.......our family is big...
we need LOTS of food...
we LOVE to eat..!!
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Some beautiful MOTHER'S DAY flowers!
Thanks to STACY AND BUNCH
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I wasn't very good about taking photos this day...
didn't get nearly enuf of everyone...
here's a quick shot of BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER
and grandson, DREW....
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HERE'S two swingin' beauties...
on their brand new HAMMOCK...
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Looked so good, I had to climb in beside one of the beauties...
"don't let us turn over, bailey !!"
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Yes, ma'am...I just crossed my feet, lay back in that awesome hammock
and enjoyed the day so much I don't even have words...
I thought of my friend, TARA and knew that she would know how I was feeling...
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A beautiful day spent with those that I love the most...
AIN'T LIFE GRAND !!
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roses from my garden....

MEMORIAL DAY
COOKOUT....
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those pretty yellow flowers are the remainder of a
beautiful arrangement from KATHY and crew...
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Our centerpiece and table setting was
REALLY casual....
that's our way with COOK-OUTS out here in WEST TEXAS...
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a combination of REAL plates and paper...
ya just can't eat a steak off PAPER....!!
;O)
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snacks....

Red beans with bacon and sausage...
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Steaks and so much more food that I didn't even get a photo of it....
Potato Salad
Copper Pennies
Garden Salad
Hot Rolls
SWEET Tea (we're from the south, ya'll )
Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers....
Crystal Light something or other...
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and, 'course you KNOW I have to include
GRAND KID photos...!!
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4 GENERATIONS on a PORCH SWING...
having fun on a
beautiful
MEMORIAL DAY....2009
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Thanks for looking at this LONG post today...
I just have so much to be thankful for that sometimes, I MIGHT get carried away...
I love ya all ....

71 comments:

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Good food and loving family what a perfect weekend you had..... love those red toes....
HUgs
Linda

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Bj, you are sooo bad ~ it's almost 11pm & I'm sooo hungry now! Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. Love those shoes, too!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Brenda Eason said...

Great food and family what else could you ask for?

Melissa Marie said...

Now THAT'S a cookout done right! :) What a beautiful family you have!

imjacobsmom said...

BJ, you picnic in Texas like we picnic in Minnesota! Very casual with lots of good food and lots of fun and family! I need to check out those jalapeno cookers - that's peaking my interest...Hmmm! Cute grandkids! ~ Robyn

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow those stuffed jalapenos have my mouth watering! Those look soooo good!

Looks like a great cookout!!!

Chandy said...

BJ, beautiful post about your lovely family! Glad you had a great Memorial Day weekend!

jeanne said...

Hello BJ, I love your family post today. It looks like you had a mountain of good food to eat. Your red white and blue is so festive and your hammock is awesome. We have one and as soon as we get home It will be hung on our lower deck. Oh yeah, you looked way too cute with those pretty feet in that hammock. It's got to be me!!!

We are loving our trip so far. Rocky mountain pics tomorrow on my post. I took so many I will be hard put to choose which ones I use. I think it will be a two day post. LOL.

I better get busy and start it or it wil be a late night.

Hugs xoxo...Jeanne

Princess Of Pink said...

Lovely family, great pictures and I bet you all had a wonderful fun and love filled day.

Hugs from Marian

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Wow, what a great day you had!! All the food looks yummy and your photos are wonderful, what a beautiful family you have. Now....I'll be there for the 4th of July if there's cooking like that going on again. lol
♥ Teresa

Patty said...

Wonderful photos. Looks like y'all had a great time. Nothing like getting together with family for good times and lots of food!

abeachcottage said...

g'day sweet BJ

oh wow I could just imagine myself there with you at that grill, sigh, it's late here and I haven't eaten then I surfed on into this lol

I love the casual feel of it all, and I'm thinking sooooo much that I wanna come see Texas - here's hoping it will be soon

oh and just wanted to say sorry I am rubbishly slow with the burlap posting I dunno I guess getting to the post office is one the things that I am not too good at, but I haven't forgotten...be with you soon

Sarah

Southern Lady said...

It looks like a good time was had by all, BJ ... even precious little Cate!

What fun memories and delicious looking food. My husband would love those stuffed jalapeno peppers.

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear BJness! What wonderful celebrations you must have at your house! Everyone is just all smiles and I love those little crossed ankles with the painted tootsie nails! Too cute. Four generations - oh, what a blessing! Now the only thing wrong I see here is you forgot to call me to come and chomp down on that wondrous looking west Texas food!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stacey said...

That's a lot of yummy food! Your family is adorable and I know your sweetness has so much to do with it!

The Raggedy Girl said...

What a lovely post and it all looks like so much fun.
The Raggedy Girl

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Your post is making me hungry! it also makes my heart swell to see a loving family together. Four generations gathered together. You guys sure had fun!

Li

Beverly said...

BJ, you're beautiful, and your have a beautiful family. I love family gatherings.

It all looks fantastic.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

BJ....your post did my heart good this morning! It is all about family, love, sharing, joy and good food. Oh, mercy....how we all need this!

You are such a cutie pie....so glad I found your blog!!!

Hugs, Barb

Libby Murphy said...

Oh what a sweet and happy family. Your roses are lovely and you can sense the warmth and love from the photos. That hammock does look rather inviting! And that food, well those peppers with bacon, yum yum!
Happy Twirls

Allidink said...

What a great cook out! What a great day! Bj you always, always, have the best looking food. What a nice day :)

All the best,
Allison

Donna Marie said...

BJ, What a beautiful family yo have!!! :) ...and yummy food too! Now I am hungry!!!!

It looks like you had a wonderful day! I am glad you got to relax a little in your hammock!

xoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Happy To Be said...

GM BJ,I just loved seeing your family and girl you can't beat family and food...looks like you had a great weekend...love the hammock was just looking at one Yesterday at Lowe's...great post my friend...May you have a wonderful day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cynthia said...

What a fun time! Love the polka dot plates! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Michelle said...

Looks like you guys had a great time. Fun, food and family is the best combination! Love the hammock too!
Michelle

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful day you had! I love seeing pictures of your family - everyone is always smiling! The food looks so yummy, I wish I could be your adopted sister...
xo
Penny

"Blossom" said...

I am loving that hammock.
Your family is so sweet.
Looks like you had a great
mother's day.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I cannot help to want something to eat right now after seeing all this wonderful food! You sure know how to entertain.

Zoey said...

It looks like a great family celebration. What fun!

Your toes even match your silverware. :)

xinex said...

What a fun Memorial day, pretty tablescape and the food looks so delicious!...Christine

Smilingsal said...

What a Texas-size spread you put on! It looks like you guys had a Great weekend.

Please send me some of that strawberry cake.

Anonymous said...

You just go right ahead and make your posts as long as you want. They're good! That picture of you, Kathy, Jessica and baby Cate is wonderful of all of you! Just a priceless momento! You just had such great "holidays" on both Mother's Day and Memorial Day. You're right----you are so very blessed! (We all are!) You tell Jessica that is she ever misses little Cate, I'm pretty sure I can tell her where she is. Ha! That baby is absolutely gorgeous!

Love you!
Martha

Judi said...

BJ
Yum-myyyyy. You certainly had lovely goodies for Mother's Day and such a selection and contributions. You must have felt just so....wow!
you took great pictures and love the one with the 4 generations.
have a lovely day today..
Judi

Kathleen Grace said...

What a great family! I love all your reds BJ and now I'm starving after looking at your food (those jalepenos look so good!) I think I'll go have dinner now:>)

ksarra said...

What a great Mother's Day for you! The food looks delicious, and I KNOW how much you love being surrounded by your family. I just had a chance to catch up on your blog, LOVE those strawberries!!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wow! What a great family of cooks and chefs! This all looks great -- and you are such a pretty lady! I love seeing all the family photos!

Lynn said...

WOW! Four generations!

All BEAUTIFUL, I might add.

My hub makes those stuffed peppers and our son just got him the same cooking apparatus.
Looks great!

Florida Sue said...

I didn't mean to be so late to comment, but I just loved all of your pictures of your big beautiful family. The food looked so good. I laughed at your feet because I too paint my toes and have sparkly flip flops.

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW~! BJ what an amazing Memorial Day! It all looks delicious. It's so pretty and festive. I'll bring the strawberry jello. LOL!

You all look so sweet on the swing. How cool!

~Happy FYRED Day!
~Melissa :)

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

The foooood!!! Mouthwatering!!
I want those poppers. Where did you find the skewer that held them upright on the grill?

Seeing your family gathered together made me very homesick for mine. My whole family is in So. Calif and I'm miles away in the Northwest. Talking on the phone isn't the same as being together...in person.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

santamaker said...

Oh my, my mouth is watering over that feast y'all prepared... I was especially drooling over the jalapeno poppers...YummO !
What a beautiful family, it looked like the perfect day!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

BJ, I love this post, all the way through!!

You look so cute in that hammock, too!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

GoodNESS, I am so hungry right now (waiting for the pork roast to finish) and I am drooling over all of those wonderful dishes!

What cute lil' toes you have :)

Hugs,
Dena

Gollum said...

I'm sorry FF was late, but my youngest is being ornery and won't share the internet tonight! This is what I call a Great American cookout, BJ! What a delightful Mother's Day, and what a wonderful family! I am going to be SO BLUE when my son, daughter in law, and granddaughter leave!
Hugs,
Gollum

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

What an amazing day for you! The food looks so delicious! Great pictures! ☺ Diane

Candy said...

What a fabulous family gathering. You have them at all ages and hanging out in the hammock. Makes for a wonderful Mother's day for sure. And that west Texas grub looks mighty tempin'.

Enjoyed,
Candy

Kathleen said...

Well, you had it ALL! Looks like wonderful family times!

Carrie said...

What a fabulous family gathering...everything looks great, including the grandkids!

Mary said...

Oh BJ, what a beautiful family you have!!! It's 1am as I'm writing this, and seeing all that terrific food is making me hungry! ;)

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

Good Food, great family...what more could you ask for

Linda said...

What a fun post! I especially love the generation pic - that's a treasure! What beautiful grandies you have! Linda

the pleasures of homemaking said...

What a perfect day! Those stuffed jalepenos look really good! Those polka dot plates are so cute...love the red toes!

Manuela

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Looks like a wonderful day with family! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Lisa said...

What a spread! Love the polka dot dishes! Way cute!

susan said...

What a fun and festive day with family--isn't it great to have them all around! It looks as if there was no shortage of good food! Thanks for sharing your pictures and for the Ray Charles too!

Marcela said...

Wonderful post dear!

You have a beautiful and special family!
Have a nice day :)

Love
Marcela

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a great post! You have a beautiful family!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Great post...loved all of it, but now after seeing all that great food, my oatmeal is sorely lacking...

Twyla and Lindsey said...

This was a most delicious post! Lovely reds. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Girl! You had a party, and you didn't invite me! And what a party it was!!! Loved at least seeing the pics. Next time, invite me!!! Who knows, I might just drive to Texas and see my family there along with chowing down with you! I might even bring a chocolate ganoche (sp) cake withe me as an added bribe. :-)

XO,

Sheila

Julie said...

How fun!!! I love your hammock. Those yummy food pictures made me realize it is time for lunch! Thanks for all of the sweet comments and prayers you have said for Don and I BJ. hugs..

Stephanie said...

Looks like you all had an awesome time!!

Love those strawberries!

Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi.

Neas Nuttiness said...

I just came from Smiling Sally's, and I want to know...will you please send me a surprise gift package?

Those toes are looking pretty good!

Always enjoy your posts!

Joyce said...

Good food and family ...looks like a fun time. I can't eat steak on paper plates either. love that baby!
joyce

Cathy said...

This looks like such a fun time!!! What a great way to spend a weekend!!! Family, friends and food sounds faboulous to me!!!

Have a great weekend!!!
XOXO
Cathy

ButterYum said...

What a great post, and I love the last photo with 4 generations :).

Dixie said...

BJ... a red day... now that is just right up your alley isn't it... great post... I want a red tomatoe, some red strawberries... and some of them red toenails...

hugs. Dixie

Tara said...

Hi BJ:

What a great looking group on a great holiday! You had a ball, I can see it!
Loved your hammock pics (as you knew i would!) ...and, of course, you had on great red nail polish! Isn't a hammock just the best place to be??
Thanks for sharing your sweet family

Tara
xo

Noah's Mommy said...

wow you have some great parties...the food looks amazing....Thanks so much for coming by on my feature day yesterday...I'm so glad you did.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Good food, good family, great times ... life indeed IS sweet! Lovely post!
Cass

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

BJ, What a perfect weekend. The food looks so yummy. Your family is beautiful! You are darling!
Hugs, Terrie