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Mother’s Day Weekend

May 14, 2007

This weekend was all around great. We went to Laura’s graduation party Saturday afternoon and had some great BBQ. Grey had a blast outside assaulting some 5 yr old neighborhood kid. I also made a cake for Laura as a gift and I fretted over it all week so finally finishing it was a relief. It turned out great considering it was my first attempt at fondant and sugar paste. The best part was it turned out just like the sketch I drew up earlier in the week…I love when things go just as planned, I know, I’m a bit Martha that way.

Then Saturday night we went out for sushi with some friends we used to go to church with. It was the first time we have had sushi and surprise surprise we loved it. We totally gorged ourselves, the waitress brought Micah and my food and put it in the middle of the table because she thought it was for all four of us. Little did she know that we have the appetite of a very large mid-western trucker.

Sunday morning was crunch time. We were running around like chickens with our heads cut off. Micah had to be at church early to watch the junk yard kids (only nobody called to tell us that there were none this week), and it was Gentry’s baby dedication, and we had to pack up some cake and other stuff to go to Louisville for the day. And since I’m horrible under pressure and I had nothing to wear, I was very unpleasant.

The baby dedication went great, our church really does a great job with that. It was very precious and meaningful for us. After church I wanted to get a group picture of my church mom friends and lets just say that chaos ensued. 8 kids under 4 tying to play, and four moms trying to smile…It took Brett and Fred making some sort of kissy/zerburt noises, Greg directing traffic, and Micah wielding the camera to get one picture, but it was worth it.

Then we headed off to New Albany, IN to see Micah’s paternal grandparents. It’s like going back to the ’50s when your on ” We sit on the screened in porch, have a vodka tonic, and listen to the silence. I just feel like we have so much to learn from them, they’ve been married for over 50 years, Janis has Parkinson’s, Dick’s cancer just came back, but they are still holding on to one another.

So all in all it was a great weekend full of family and friends. And to top it all off I got a new copper bottom skillet and Micah is building me new pantry shelves…very cool.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Patrick permalink
    May 14, 2007 9:00 pm

    That is an awesome cake!

  2. Micah permalink
    May 15, 2007 12:41 pm

    You should have tried a piece! It had three layers, two chocolate cake, one dark chocolate brownie, and it was all spaced with huge amounts of red-hot flavored buttercream icing. Yeah, I enjoyed enough for you, and me, and gentry, and…

  3. Mrs. Needham permalink
    May 15, 2007 7:24 pm

    Thanks! I plan to retire and become Paula Dean, a good, fat, southern cook 🙂

  4. Patrick permalink
    May 15, 2007 8:25 pm

    I want to be Tyler Florence – if only for his awesome kitchen.

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