Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mother's Day Dinner

Melissa made dinner for me. I came home from church, actually sat on the love seat and talked to my mother while dinner was being cooked. Melissa and Mark took an hour Saturday evening preparing ahead. Mark helped by peeling potatoes, setting the table and making the KOOL-AID. We usually have iced tea with our dinner, but apparently he thought that something different would be special for a change. I enjoyed brisket (marinated overnight), mashed potatoes & gravy, green bean casserole, corn, ranch style jalapeno beans, homemade bread, green salad, fruit salad and chocolate cake. I vote that from now on, they make every Sunday dinner :) They did it all, except for Jay slicing the meat. I didn't lift a finger to help until it was time to wash the dishes. Mark had set the table with my china and crystal goblets. I prefer to have them in one piece, so I kindly told them that since they had done all the work making the meal, I would clean up. I looked at the clock at2:19 as I was hand washing the dishes----wonderful Mother's Day!
Before evening service, Mark made smoothies for us and I enjoyed sitting on the porch with him.
He learned how to make them on Veggie Tales bonus features. He used frozen bananas, fresh strawberries, strawberry/banana yogurt and added a little of the left over fruit salad as a special touch. The pineapple and mandarin oranges did give more flavor! I love my kids!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Happy Mother's Day

I was treated to a very special Mother's Day song at church Sunday morning. Some of the children sang to the mothers. Of course, Mark did the best job:) . "Miss Jennie" and Marci Eguia worked with the kids and it was so nice! Each child came and escorted their mom up to the platform and then they sang to us. At the conclusion of the song, the children pulled a pink-tipped rose out of a vase and handed one to their mother. LOVELY! This photo shows an encore shot taken Sunday evening.
A Mother is A Special Thing

She waked me in the morning with a tender kiss,
She greets me with a smile that I can't miss;
She's right beside me on the backyard swing,
Yes, a mother is a special thing!

She looks at all my schoolwork and she says: "You're smart!"
She makes a picture gallery of all my art;
She knows just how to soothe a bad bee sting,
Yes, a mother is a special thing!

Sent from God up above, filled with gentleness and love;
diff'rent from a sister, dad or brother,
That's why she's a mother!

when God decided fathers really need a friend,
He knew the type of person that He ought to send;
A helper who can do most anything,
Yes, a mother is a special thing!

For teaching us to love the Lord and pray,
And reading us the Bible every day;
We'd like to take a moment now to sing:
Thanks for being such a special thing!
You're a very, very special thing!

A Mother is a special thing!