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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


 I just love it when my kitchen is SWARMING with ...
 Not all our grands could be here with us this time 
and they were sorely missed.
 DEEDS and her momma..
she is just nearly as tall....
 Deeds with her BFF....
they are 9 years old...AMAZING
 FOUR of the most beautiful granddaughters in the world.
There's 3 more beauties in this family, too.
what in the world did GIRLS and BOYS do before it came along....?
WHAT !!?!!
All the laughing and loving being with each other
makes my heart sing like nothing else will..
MR. SWEET tearing into his FATHER'S DAY gifts...
I sure did...:))

I can see a TABLESCAPE in the future with
Why not !!
I didn't get photos of the 
I did get a photo of our dessert....:O)
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NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful day. We missed it this year because MyHero got called out of town to fill in for a Pastor taking a much needed vacation. We came home late Sunday and only saw our son and daughter-in-love..which was wonderful but different because not all the kids were there as they are usually. I love those days when my kitchen is a mess because there is a gang making messes. The messes clean up in short order but the memories last forever. Great post here today! xo Diana

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am so with you. When the house is literally crawling with the children, grands and all the spouses, I am in hog heaven. Looks like a fabulous day. So glad you could all be together. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Oh, what a wonderful family celebration. I know those grands enjoy being with you and Mr. Sweet. The photo of the texting is so funny. Truly classic!
I'll have some of those strawberries with cream. ~ sarah

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Such sweet memories! Thanks for sharing...your family is lovely!

La said...

You have a beautiful family, BJ....and a beautiful dessert! :o)

Love Of Quilts said...

You are truely blessed. Hugs Trish


100% with you about a full kitchen, I'm never as happier than when all are in the kitchen, all over the place!! You all look like you had a terrific time, so glad for you all! We went to our daughter's, 3 hrs. away and for my grand's, Victoria's 7th. b'day...hope you can come over and see her party. Lots of hugs! FABBY

Barbara F. said...

You have a beautiful family, BJ! Love your dinner menu, too. xo,

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a wonderful day you all must have had! Gorgeous grands!

Zilly said...

Goodmorning, I just love you're sparkling family-pictures and you're
nice warm word. It all says love. That's all we need-enjoy eachother!
Dutch greeting with heart&soul from Sil.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful family!
Have a nice day.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you all had a great time BJ! I love that you have your priorities straight, the dessert is beautiful:@)

Debbie said...

Surely, those pictures exemplify what I call The Good Life! You have a beautiful family.

And in answer to the question? Why, they talked on the phone, of course. The land line... and tied it up until we told them to get off.

Or so my mother says...

Kathleen Grace said...

And this is why we make our homes as welcoming and warm as we can, to fill it with the people we love! What a wonderful time together you had, you have a happy, gorgeous family, you really are blessed:>)

LV said...

A life time of memories can be made in just one special day like this.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

A beeeeeeeeeeeeautiful family you have, Dear 'BJ.' Thank you for sharing them, with us.

(And nice that you can do so. -pout- Not all of us, are allowed to.
-repeat pout-) -grin-


~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, you have an amazing family! You are truly blessed!
Happy REDnesday,

Julie Harward said...

Lovely dessert and family day...they are beautiful girls! These are the best of times for sure! :D

Heather @ Post Road said...

Thanks for stopping by! Your fam is beautiful :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The dessert looks fabulous!


Woman in the scarlet coat,
Are you heading for a boat?
Or perhaps you need a bus
To get far away from us.
Whether wheels or sails you take
Don’t forget the chocolate cake
To sustain you on your way;
Red-clad damsel, now we say,
“Go with grace, enjoy the ride,
See you on the other side!”

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Red-Roofed Lighthouse

Kathleen said...

The only time I like people in the kitchen is if they are in there cleaning up! Otherwise all the chatter distracts me , and dinner doesn't arrive the way it should! :)
looks like another fun day. We have to split so dil can see her dad too, so I got brunch this year.

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Bj

What a festive day. Wow - a full house for sure. It looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Had a good laugh at the texting photo and what you said is so true. The strawberry dessert ( yumm-o)looks like the perfect way to end a fun meal all together.
My best- Diane

~Pam~ said...

Hi BJ, you have a beautiful family! Looks like a wonderful time was had by all!
I too love it when the house is filled with family & friends.

Shug said...

Hey there sure have a good-looking family. Some pretty girls!
I love it when my kitchen is full of family and when I see their plates filled and running over...Just makes this shug's heart swell..
Oh...and Btw, I love the bags too...
Hugs to you...

Jojo said...

Oh what a blessing to have a kitchen full of loving hands. What a beautiful family!!!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice note.

Ava said...

BJ what a gorgeous family you have, So lovely to spend time with each other xx Ava

PEA said...

You have such a beautiful family, BJ, and it's no wonder you love having them around you:-) It looked to be a perfect Father's Day with your loved ones. Your menu sounded wonderful and your dessert...yummmmmm!!! I love strawberry shortcake. Now about teens and texting...don't even get me started on that subject!!! lol xoxo

abeachcottage said...

Lovely pics of your family. Looks like you all had fun on Father's day. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and adding your link.