Welcome To My Morning, Relax and Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April the Giraffe is Wishing a Happy Birthday to Jami

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Our Lake Wynonah 4th Anniversary


Friday, February 17, 2017

Our Valentine's Day Celebration 2017



Yesterday I held our annual Valentine's Day Celebration!


Cream Cheese Spinach Dip
                       Cheese Steak Ring
 Strawberry Whipped Cream Filled Cupcakes


Freshly baked cheese cake made perfect using  a pan of boiling water in the bottom rack of my oven! Success!


Oh boy is it delicious with cherries

Our traditional chocolate fountain
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The Grandkids had a great time gathering around the chocolate fountain and then exchanged Valentine Cards.

My husband made a reservation for us to celebrate at one of our most favorite local restaurants on Valentine's Day Tuesday February 14th. 





My funny Valentine treated me to a marvelous dinner at our favorite local restaurant, Crossroads Inn on Adamsdale Rd just a few miles from our home. The owners grew up in Bridgewater NJ just like my husband and attended the same high school.

This was our meal:

Sweetheart Dinner for Two…
Shrimp Cocktail to Share. (I added the clams casino and Roger ate the shrimp)
5 oz. Filet Mignon Topped with Demi-Glaze & 6 oz. Broiled Lobster Tail each.
Finish with Our Dessert Sampler. We could have also had two glasses of champagne but we don't drink alcohol so they gave us our ice teas as part of the deal.

Great service and the food was amazing!

Here he is...🎶My funny Valentine!🎶



His favorite Shrimp Cocktail
My favorite Clams Casino
Demi Glazed Filet Mignon, Lobster Tail, Baked Potato & String Beans
 
Cheese Cake, Mousse, Creme Brulee, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

They had the entire restaurant decorated beautifully for Valentine's Day, even Mylar balloons.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Decorating For Valentine's Day 2017


A very inexpensive tussy mussy made from print outs and Dollar Tree pape doilies.


While I crafted Tussy Mussies and bows for the Valentine Tree in our bedroom three different Cardinals were watching me from the feeders on our deck. They are so beautiful to behold! Loving the life I live, living the life I love!

Thank you Lord!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Out Mini February 2017 Vacation ~King Of Prussia, PA


 Our mini vacation is underway. What a BLESSING!











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Then on Saturday we swung over to Exton and had lunch at On The Border. 


We had a wonderfully relaxing mini vacation, an overnight stay at a lovely hotel, and fabulous eats at two fantastic restaurants. However, it is always so good to be back home because there is no place like it! Thank you Lord for so many blessings. 



 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hometown Ethnic Eastern European Traditions ~ Alpha, NJ


Although I am of PA Dutch/German, English, and Danish heritage I was taught by my mother's friend Anna aka Anky Penyak-Moyer to make homemade pierogies. My mother taught me to make stuffed cabbage aka halupki. 

To commemorate the Eastern Orthodox Christmas I made this Eastern European meal today. 


Six dozen of homemade pierogies.





Sunday, January 1, 2017

Having Fun On New Year's Eve With Family & No Alcohol!


 My husband Roger staying close to the treats!

 
Delicious finger foods and Sandwiches were on the Menu. Only soda and sparkling grape juice were our choices of libations. No Alcohol!
 
How many New Year's Eve Parties had a Cotton Candy Machine spinning out sweet treats?


I brought giant balloons for the kids to play with. They were the kind that have a rubber band handle to punch them back and forth.
 

 


We had so much fun playing games as a family. My favorite was the game that was like Pictionary where the person up draws pictures of words they are given by the game and the rest of the players have to guess what  you are drawing.


 
 The Boys were playing video games and Star Wars Light Saber Jousting.
 

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 Then the girls were playing Just Dance
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 Then they played the Syran Wrap Game that they saw played on Facebook.  Prizes are wrapped in a large package of Syran Wrap and dice are rolled as the package gets passed around to unwrap. When the person next to the person unwrapping the package rolls a double the package gets passed to them and the dice to the next person to their right. The prizes were candy and money.
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Everyone had so much fun and we all ushered in the New Year 2017 Family Style!

 Our most gracious hosts Jami and Mike; my daughter and her wonderful husband!

New Year's Day At Our Home
A New Year's Day Family Traditional Dinner
 Roast Pork, Two kinds of Sauerkraut, and Mashed Potatoes.