Monday, February 16, 2009

When Plans Go Awry...

we still have a great time!

Yesterday's big family get together turned out to be somewhat smaller than we imagined, due to the nasty flu hitting Naomy and Tiffany had to be at her church to teach a Sunday School class; so they couldn't be with us at church for the Dartt concert. I don't know why Josh and Tiff never showed up to eat with us though! I'll ask Josh when he comes over tonight!

Those of us who were together did have a great time. Aunt Donna, while still looking a little weak and pale to me, felt good enough to cut the rug with my nephew, Josh Vernoy! Thanks for your prayers for her recovery.
I'm hesitant to post this video clip because I hate my voice on it. I was giggling and am also just getting over the flu, but here goes --

So that's my Aunt Donna! Isn't she the cutest little thing? She turns 83 in November.

(DISCLAIMER: Josh is also just getting over the flu and threw on some old work clothes to run over to the house to get a couple of plates of food. As usual, he took time to entertain Aunt Donna who loves him very much! I think because he always showers her with this kind of attention!)

Aunt Tommie, Mom, Me, Aunt Donna, Ellie

Only three out of six siblings still living.
Donna (in dress of many colors!) is eldest, then came Aunt Tommie. Dad was next to baby out of the six.
Some good eatin' goin' on!
Mom prepared roast beef with potatoes, carrots, cabbage. Sweet corn and her delicious green beans were the other two side dishes. She also warmed over some chicken and dumplings left over from supper Saturday night. I brought yeast rolls to bake and made a huge banana pudding. All seemed to enjoy!

Sarah with Shane after yesterday's service. She hadn't seen Shane in quite some time and couldn't believe he was as tall as she was! That has been a theme this past week as we've seen several old friends who gasp and make a big deal about how tall Shane has grown!


Joy in the Burbs... said...

Awwww, what a sweet time. Sorry some of them missed it. The table looked beautiful. Your Aunt's are so sweet.


Susan said...

You can tell it was a grand time. When I was a young girl I hated it when someone would say, "Oh my, you're growing like a weed!". I don't think I've ever said that to a young person :o)

The Young Artist said...

Oh, all of that good food! I would enjoy it too if I were them. Isn't mom food the best food in the whole world? Whenever my mom asks me if I want to go out to eat on my birthday, I always tell her no. She asks why and I say 'because I like your cookin' more anyway'. Teeheehee.

Jungle Mom said...

Big Dog and Little Dog!

lady jane said...

Hey there, missy. I emailed you *and* invited you. :o)

justabeachkat said...

Just stopping by to say "hello". It looks like you're as busy as always...and having fun too.


MightyMom said...

too sweet

Aliene said...

Stopping by to say hi. sorry I haven't e-mailed back but things are not back to normal yet around here. With Mom. Keep praying for her. Aliene

Kristi said...

Looks like a wonderful time! The video was sweet.


Lori said...

Hi Pam.
I enjoyed seeing pictures of your family.
Looks like a most fun time was had by all.

I am going to try emailing you..if your email address is listed on your blog and invite you to view and comment on my private blog.
Email me at


Kelly said...

Hi Pam! I finally have a little time to visit some of my favorite blogs. Looks like you all had a wonderful time even though a few were missing.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

What a great family. So good to spend time together, Take care, DebraK

Aliene said...

Just stopping by to say hello.
Looks like you had a nice time and good food to eat. It's always nice to get together and reminience. Let me hear from you.

Rebecca said...

I'm glad you had a good time.