About a month before Mother's Day, the FedEx truck delivered a package to my house. As he was leaving he mentioned that he had a package for Emily and was going up to her house next. I told him that he could leave it with me as they would be there that evening to pick up the kids. He asked if I was sure and I said, "No problem"! He went back to his truck and brought a package in and set it by the front door and was on his way. The minute he left, I thought, "Oh, we MIGHT have a problem"! The problem you ask? Well, this package was from Kohl's but was in a box that told what the contents was, in this case, a KitchenAid mixer......Ummmm.....Emily already has a KitchenAid mixer and not two or three weeks earlier as I was trying to make buttercream frosting for Tressie's birthday cake and the beaters were literally pulling out of my hand mixer.....she tells me, "Mom, you need a KitchenAid". I say yes, someday, maybe! After I realize that I might of just ruined a surprise by having the FedEx man leave her package with me, I quickly shot off an email to her explaining what had just happened. She wrote back and said, "Well, Happy Mother's Day and now I won't have to worry about where to put it until then or how to wrap it! Go ahead and open it up and use it!"
I am SOOO enjoying my new mixer! I have made several Angel Food cakes and several other things and I have to say I wish I would of had one years ago! There is only one problem with this gift and it's not my problem.....You see, every since we built the new house I have watched Tressie. In the kitchen I had this one cabinet that I was not using as it was Tressie's playing and hiding place. The only available space for the new mixer. She was NOT happy about it! She would go over and open the cabinet and tell me to move it! She has since accepted the situation. Truth be told, she was almost too big to fit in there any more!
On Sunday we went to my Mom and Dad's house and enjoyed eating lunch and spending the afternoon with them along with my sister and brother-in-law, one of my nieces, an aunt, and Emily and Justin and the grandkids.
|My sister and I with Mom|
It is always fun to get a 4 generation picture.
Since Mom's birthday is tomorrow, May 15th, we also celebrated her birthday with birthday cake and homemade peach ice cream that Mom and Dad made! My almost all-time favorite food EVER! Yum.....it is soooo good!!!
To celebrate Mother's Day with Tony's Mom, I made lasagna last night and had her and Ernie and Andy come for supper.
|Another four generations picture|