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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

For the man who has everything and Mother's Day cookout and swim.

I know I am a little behind the times but when I saw this I had a good laugh.

 A really big man's flip flop?

A really big man's beer bottle opener.

Love it and love him.
Dear SIL

Fruit and desert bar at our Mother's day cookout and swim.

 Cheese, dips and crackers bar.

When our daughter asked me what I would like for mother's day cookout I knew what I had been yearning for.

Brats with peppers and onions. 
We had to have something the men could cook since most of the ladies were mothers.
Our SIL's mom agreed on the Brats too.

And these are my favorites.

And just to top it off

 My favorite sour drink.

Hooking up with Share the Joy and Tea Talk with Ruth.

Our daughter and SIL hosted the Mother's Day celebration for both sides of their family.
All siblings and grands on both sides and both Moms and Dads were there.

It brings me great joy for our families to be friends.

It sprinkled rain for awhile but the pool water was warm and some of the daring grands hit the pool for swimming.
As long as there was no lightening it is permitted.

Tea Talk with Ruth

Having....Lemon Zinger in my favorite china cup. I like this tea it needs no sweetener and has the lemon zing.

Feeling........very good. Had an upper gastric upset earlier this week and it knocked me back for a few days. No it was not following the menu mentioned in this post but 2 weeks later.
I felt like I had food poison on Sunday but had eaten at home all week-end.
Just one of those things.

Thinking..........I am looking forward to the retreat I am involved in this week-end for the terminally and chronically ill patients. I miss nursing and this will give me a chance to use my favorite part of  nursing, TLC.

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."

Jane Howard

Go here for Share the Joy with Meri and friends

Go here for Tea Talk with Ruth and friends.




Deb Crecelius said...

All the men in my family would love those flip-flops!
Looks like you are truly blessed
to have such wonderful family
and that you KNOW you are blessed
and are grateful.

Meri said...

That looks like a big heap of joy to me! And the food looks yummy too. Save a Margarita for me.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Those Brats are making me hungry and I want one of those sour drinks too!

Vee said...

You describe your favorite part of nursing so well. TLC

What fun gatherings your family has. And you'll do it all over again in a few more weekends?

Kim Mailhot said...

What wonderful joyful gathering ! Love that. And those flip flops are a hoot !!!
May the joy keep flowing for you !

Rudee said...

I bought my daughter a pair of bottle opener flip flops a few years ago. You can find them all over Florida beach gift shops.

Johnsonville brats ARE the best.

Deanna said...

Sweet blessings to you.
When i saw the onions and peppers....i thought of my sweet husband who loveeeessss peppers and onions. I've grown to love them as well.
Nice gathering!