Monday, November 12, 2012

A gathering of the Sisterhood

My sister Debbie's birthday was last Sunday, November 4, so we sisters and sisters-in-law gathered to celebrate at Pizza Crossing, our favorite pizza place!! Oh my, but their pizza is to die for! Anywayyyy.....we started celebrating our birthdays together many years ago and have carried on the tradition, for which I am thankful. Sometimes the nieces join us, too, as did April, Debbie's daughter, on this day. :-) From the left, in the picture below is: My sister Bev, Debbie, our SIL Cheryl, Me! :-), and our SIL Sandy!! We have the BEST SIL's!!! :-)
Below is Debbie and her daughter April, who surprised Debbie by coming to join us!!

My birthday was this past Thursday.....I turned 61! Did we ever think we would be this old? I mean, not that I feel OLD, but I can remember when my parents were this age and I THOUGHT they were REALLY old!! :-)

Okay, well, in my heart and mind I feel about 35 but then my body reminds me to not take it so fast!! :-) Someone told me the other day to "hurry up".    I said, "This IS my "hurry up"!!! Sheesh!! :-)

We will be going out for lunch for my birthday tomorrow (Tuesday)!  I can't wait!! :-)

Today, for my and Ed's lunch and dinner I fixed ham and beans with rivels and homemade cornbread! Oh yum!!  It really hit the spot, as it is cold and rainy here!


Ellie, the kitty of the house, has been snuggled in her box in front of the stove all day. :-) What a life! :-)

Well, except for the one time she opened an eye long enough to see a bird out the window:


And in closing, little Jaxon, who will be 1 on December 21, spent the afternoon with us yesterday while Jaylon was at his Mawmaw's.  :-)  My, but how we love these precious babies!!

Hope you are all having a good Monday and start of the week!! 

Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him, and expect help from Him, He will never fail you. –George Mueller


Nel said...

Sounds like you have been having a good time. We are headed to Arkansas the end of the week for about 10 days. I have to get some spoiling time in too.
Happy Birthday!
until next time... nel

MotherT said...

Happy birthday a little late! I think it is wonderful that you and your sisters and SILs get together to celebrate birthdays! It is so hard to believe that Jaxon is going to be one already. These grandbabies keep growing!

Life in a Small Town said...

I think Ellie had the right idea! What a great way to spend your birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Barbara H. said...

A belated happy birthday to you! How neat to live so near to be able to get together!

Joyce said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you! How lucky you are to be able to get everyone together like that. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sweet Tea said...

I just gotta ask, "what is 'rivels'? Those beans & cornbread sure look tasty. I think I could actually eat that everyday and be happy!

Jewel said...

Hi ST! :-) Rivels are made by mixing approximately 1 cup of flour, 1 egg and a 1/2 tsp. of salt, thoroughly. Once a dough has formed, you just take bits of it and drop it in the hot boiling soup, whether it is bean soup, chicken broth, etc. They are delicious. I guess you could say they are a deconstructed noodle. :-)