Monday, July 24, 2017

Family Time

We have many family birthdays
the month of July,
and this last weekend we
celebrated my son's and my son-in-law's.
We went out for coffee
on Saturday,
and we all met for lunch on Sunday
at a nice Mexican restaurant.
Later, me and Jess did some shopping.
Jess saw this decorative box
and wanted it for the baby.
I bought it for her -
she can put hair clips and bows in it.
Jess' mother-in-law is really an
artsy and crafty person.

She sews, makes canned goods,
and she gave me 2 jars of homemade jam,
blueberry and plum.
I bought some sourdough bread
to go with it.
There's nothing like it.
The carrot cake she made
was amazing.
She used to be a professional baker
and made wedding cakes,
so her desserts are always so moist
and delicious.
She puts real carrots in her carrot cake.
The girls brought this home  
from their trip.
They thought it was "so me."
It is a music box playing the tune
Beauty and the Beast.
It was such a fun weekend.
Spending time with my family
is my favorite thing to do.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dear Sheri!!! Yes, spending time with people, friends or family, is always the best thing to do. HOW FUN FOR YOU!!!!

Mildred said...

Sounds like a delightful time. The music box is a real treasure!

Susie said...

Sheri, I love that you had a wonderful fun filled weekend with your family. What a beautiful hair-do. I think when people give gifts of food, it is very special....making it and giving is even more so. Yes, that rose is for a beauty. :) I think of you when I see roses. Blessings to you, you know you are going to love being a grandmother. xoxo, Susie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We made some French Toast out of our Sourdough bread this weekend...oh my! It was SO good. I love that carrot makes my mouth water. And the music box is beautiful. We watched the new Beauty and the Beast and loved it. Can't wait to buy it to watch again. Hugs!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

So glad that you had a wonderful weekend. Happy Birthday to all.

Love the box you got with the red rose.

Love the Sourdough bread and with home made jams. yum yum.

Have a great week.


Regine Karpel said...


Lowcarb team member said...

That decorative box looks gorgeous.
So pleased you had a lovely family time.

All the best Jan


so nice to spend time with your family. all those homemade goodies sound scrumptious. love that charming, adventure awaits you box. and like the sweet rose music box. wonderful momentos.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Your family time sounds so special, Sheri. I love the box you bought for Jess. It will be so sweet in the baby's room. And your music box is lovely--such a thoughtful gift for you! Enjoy those lovely homemade goodies. Homemade is just the best! ♥

Marilyn Miller said...

What a lovely weekend. It is always fun to celebrate with family.

Rose said...

You were making memories to treasure...such a sweet box for your daughter. Homemade jams and jellies are just simply the best! (July is a month full of dates for us, too...Lorelei's mom and dad celebrate their anniversary, her dad's birthday is this month, my other daughter's birthday is this month, and Roger and I were married this month.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

Great that you were able to have a fun weekend celebrating the birthdays and you and Jess were able to do some shopping - love the box.
the music box is sweet too, with your favourite red rose.
Happy week

Pilar said...

Glad you had a wonderful weekend with your family Sheri! Happy Birthday to everyone!

Mercy F said...

How nice is this post, the box for the baby's things is so cute, just the right word being printed. The jams look good and the carrot cake, looks like my carrot cake hehe. Nothing beats spending time with family especially when eating and shopping are involved. Fun post Sheri!!!

baili said...

Glad that you had such wonderful time with your family dear Sheri!

Many many happy returns of the days for all birthday lovelies!

I am quite impressed with the mother in law of your daughter ,how amazing that she was professional baker and still makes wonderful stuff. This carrots cake looks so delicious.
I bet jams were great with bread .
More joy to you my friend

Patricia said...

Dear Sheri, the box for the baby is so perfect - after all having a baby is the best adventure you will ever have! Yes the red rose music box is perfect for you too, with the sweet Beauty and the Beast tune. A lovely gift. Isn't home made jam the best thing? Mouth watering thinking of your jams and sour dough, which we love here too.

Sylvia said...

Time with family is a blessing. The 24th was my youngest daughters birthday, we are taking her to lunch today. I love sour dough bread but can't eat it now since I am on a diet.

Karen said...

Wonderful that you enjoyed that time together with family, Rose. The homemade jams bring back fond memories for me of Grandmother's blackberry jam and pear preserves!

It's me said...

Sheri.....!!!....enjoy summer with friends and love love Ria x ❤️

Pam Jackson said...

I LOVE carrot cake. My girl friend owns a bakery...good thing it is a whole 45 mins away, but the carrot cake is I want some! haha....

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad you had a good time with the kids/birthdays/gifts---what more could you ask for?!!! Jess's MIL sounds like a really great person-talented and generous with her baked gifts.

Hope you have a great week, Sheri- xo Diana

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Isn't it just so lovely when our married children's extended family become our family as well. I know just how you feel about all of this. We have several meaningful and warm connections with our children's in-laws and have spent many, many Holidays with them too!
I just know you must be getting some butterflies over the thoughts of being a Grandmother!
Happy Birthday to your son, sweet Sheri!

Carla from The River said...

I LOVE a good Carrot Cake. :-) Send me some please ;-)
I am so happy you had a good time with your family.
I bet you are getting excited for baby.
xx oo

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,
What a sweet post.. Nothing better than spending time with family. I adore the box for the baby..

H*Peans said...

Hi Sheri,
Lovely post! I have been craving good Mexican food lately!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOL I just happen to have a loaf of sour dough AND some homemade wild strawberry jam my girls made in Alaska from berries they gathered. There may even be some strawberry/blueberry in the box they shipped! That little box is just adorable!!

Blogoratti said...

What a fun and delight time that must have been. Wonderful thoughts and photos. Greetings to you!

Susan said...

Oooooo, everything looks great. How wonderful your daughter's MIL makes jam, homemade cakes, etc. Bet that homemade jam on the sourdough bread tasted fabulous. And your gift is beautiful, like you! Susan

Jeanie said...

I can tell how much you love your family -- and boy, if i had bread and jam and that cake -- well, I'd be in heaven twice!