Tuesday, May 1, 2007

BREAKING BREAD TOGETHER



Last night was a fun night at our house as we entertained guests. Actually we had 2 of our favorite friend couples (Don & Barbara & Jack & Mary) in to meet our daughter, Jacque's, special man in her life, Benny. So counting Mickey & I there were 8 of us.

We have such great friends and we love getting together and seems like a lot of the times we spend together are eating at each other's homes. There is something special about "Breaking Bread Together".

I am putting the finishing touches on the table setting in this picture. I had been cooking all day because the meal I prepared was a family recipe I've had for years. It is spaghetti, but it is made not only with home made sauce but also a big roast. It is yummy and one of my specialities. We also had a big tossed salad, home made dressing, and garlic bread. For dessert I had a chocolate cake and then Mary (who was not suppose to bring anything!!!!) brought not one, but two home made pies. Apple & Cherry. Apple because she knows Mickey loves Apple Pie and Cherry for me. Thank you Mary, you're always such a sweetheart. So you could have your choice or sample all!!

We had a fun evening of laughter, talk and just enjoying each other. Sweet, sweet fellowship. Lots of talk about everything from The Lord to Benny's new boat he just bought and Jack's new motorcycle, our upcoming trip to Nova Scotia. We have no shortage of talking material. Dinner was at 6:30 and we broke up about 9:30.

The Lord blesses us so much and one of our true blessings has been the wonderful people he brings into our lives.

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OUT OF THE MOUTH OF BABES

As you know I posted, just yesterday about our son, Marc, being a single dad. Well this morning, on the phone Marc shared the following with me.

Marc & Oksana had a counseling session yesterday afternoon. Usually grandpa and I pick Aric up from school and then Marc & Oksana come in when they are finished with the counseling. This time we had a mix-up on the counseling date and since I had already scheduled this dinner for the 8 of us there was no way we were available to get Aric. Marc said, "No problem I'll just take him with us".

Well, seems 8 year old Aric got a little bit upset because HE wanted to go into the room with the counselor and "have a little talk". The counselor spoke up and said, "We'll perhaps we can just do that next time. We'll have to ask "Dad"." To which, Aric replied, "HIS NAME IS MARC". Gotta love these kids!!

27 comments:

~~Mikki Jo said...

What a lovely post. Sounds like you have wonderful friends. And what a lovely family you have. I applaud your son, this is a hard job. Congratulations to your granddaughter! That's really awesome! Have a wonderful week and blessings and hugs to you and your family!

Maxine said...

I just discovered your blog! I came over from Connie's. I have been blogging a while, but don't get around much because of time constraints, but I'm trying to get around more. I'm glad to be seeing more "older" folks like me out there. Your "Observations" about bloggers last week was really interesting. You have really been getting around! God bless you.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a very nice post my dear! You are one amazing lady and I am proud to know you! Thank you for the sweet words on my blog today! huggles!

Momma Roar said...

I love being able to have friends and family over for times of fellowship like this. I so wish I could do it with all my blogging buddies!

jennifer said...

What a neat sounding dinner party. I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time...I also love out of the mouths of babes. Kids are so amazing. It makes me glad that I used to be one!!!
Thanks for the window into your life!

PEA said...

Sounds like a wonderful time with lovely friends!! I've always loved get togethers with good friends and am now looking foward to being able to host many barbecues in the summer:-) I loved reading your previous post about your son...he has certainly had to face some struggles trying to raise two children on his own but he seems to be doing so well...it's no wonder you're so proud of him:-) xox

groovyoldlady said...

The table was pretty. I'll bet the food was good too!

Becky said...

Your previous post was so neat. What a great dad. My brother became a single dad many years ago when his young wife died suddenly of a brain aneurysm.

The girls were preschoolers. He was devestated and became unable to cope. So my mom took the girls to help, and ended up with them full time.

They live with her, next door to my brother. They are Jr and Sr in High School now, and quite well adjusted. My mom has never missed a school event, or a slumber party or band concert or track meet. They are very involved girls, athletics and music. She goes to everything, chaperones, buys the snacks, makes the costumes, etc, etc.

She will be 70 years old later this month. You are fortunate to have your son so able to do the job, and he is fortunate to have you to "pick up the slack". God bless you all!

Becky said...

Lots of fun with friends. Good for you. That is work that is so worth it ... fun work.

Lori B said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time preparing a meal and having friends over. Your meal sounded delicious.
We like to do that here too.

I have a Lord's Supper picture very similar to yours.

I agrees with Leigh Ann it would be nice to have a fun night with our blogging friends.

Myrna said...

You look lovely in the photo. What a nice evening--and good food, too!

Jungle Mom said...

I would love to see the recipe for the sauce! I want to come eat at your house! LOL! I could almost smell it all the way here in Venezuela!

~Ginger said...

I finally posted my angel story for you...

Tina said...

Love those times of fellowship. Your meal sounds YUMMY!

Leann said...

its nice to have friends.my best friends have passed away.and the others live along way form here.I use to go and see the two alot and eat with them at their place or they would come to mine.
have a great week.God bless.

Diana said...

I am so happy you had fun with your friends! Children are a blessing and so quick!!

Susie said...

Your dinner together sounds wonderful. I've never had spaghetti made with roast, but I'm sure it lends a yummy flavor.
:)

Jill Norwood said...

wow- that menu sounds delicious...and so much tastier when shared with good friends.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What a wonderful evening for you. Your meal sounded fabulous. I too love having friends over for fellowship, just wish we had more time for it.

Just Mom said...

Your dinner sounds lovely.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love those kind of special family and friend dinners. It is always so much fun preparing and getting everything ready. The fellowship is always wonderful.

I just wanted to stop by and thank you so very much for praying for me this last week while I was sick. I do so appreciate it. connie from Texas

Susan said...

What a great post! I don't entertain people enough...I love to do this...I need to do it more.

Blessings!!

:-) Susan

jazzycat said...

Penless,
I will keep your family and Marc in my prayers. It wonderful that he has you and his dad for support and encouragement....

Kelli said...

How wonderful that you were able to eat a wonderful dinner together! What a yummy menu!
Kelli

Our Peculiar Life said...

You are so wonderful with hospitality. I always feel so welcome at your home..you have a gift for it! And you set SUCH a lovely table. I am glad there is a picture for everyone else to see.

ps. Tell Jackie hello!!

Jeanette said...

hi Penless, You have a lovely post And your Son is a wonderfull Dad. Oh you make me feel hungry with setting the table for your lovely dinnerhope you had a wonderfull evening.

Pam said...

Me too! I love having loads of people over. My health doesn't let me do it as much as I used to, but I love it! My hubby is a big help to me when we do entertain.

Your grandson just didn't like the counselor calling his dad "Dad", did he?