Monday, May 11, 2009

Mothers Day 2009

Family and Good Friends
Handsome Grillmaster
Yummy Dessert
Awesome Grandparents
Could it have been any better? Nope.

Every year we get together with Levi's birth family to celebrate his birthday. His birth family is huge so we have quite a nice sized event. But, because we traditionally keep the kids birthday celebrations small and we didn't want them to start whining about things being unfair we decided to just have a get together in the spring without the birthday part. that way we would have an excuse to invite all our friends too

We invited family, Levi's birth family and friends that we spend time with, either as a family or as a couple. There were many more people that we wanted to invite but we had to draw the line somewhere, I had to make sure that everyone would fit into my house if it ended up raining

Mother's Day weather was fantastic. and it's a good thing or I would have cried and that is not pretty The kids aka slave labor had set up tables and chairs outside and we had asked everyone to bring a side dish. Hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, tons of different salads, fruit, chips/dip and veggies made up the menu. Everyone ate their fill and we had a ton leftover ha! now I won't have to cook all week...sweet!

Saturday night I stayed up all night and baked 20 pies, one delicious peanut butter cheesecake and six strawberry shortcakes. I love baking pies! There is just something about making a really nice pie, it's kinda like therapy. so, if I bake pies for therapy and I feel the need to bake 20 what does that say about me? ahem There were so many desserts that I demanded begged people to take some home!

One of Levi's uncles did a headcount, although he did say it was a trifle hard counting moving targets, and came up with 59 people! I think that about half of the group were kids (all very well behaved) under the age of 18.

Looking around at all our family and friends I just felt so amazed that all these people admitted to knowing us blessed. I can honestly say that it was the best Mother's Day that I've ever had.


rachel said...

You are one amazing baker! I'm glad it's therapy for you :)

Ginger said...

The pictures boggle my itty-bitty brain! I can't begin to imagine the work that went into that...WOW! And thank you for posting a picture of the Goodmans. The e-mail address I have for Debbie is bad, so I haven't been able to talk to her in forever! It was nice to see how their family has grown (up!)