Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lots to Celebrate

Daddy is home from Utah AND the hospital! It's also back to school tomorrow for the kiddos, so I wanted to celebrate in style. I decided to break out the fine mismatched china and goblets (we won't go into why there are only three left) and make a lovely meal. My niece and her mama joined us as well.

The meal lasted an entire 5 minutes, but I hope it was worth it and that the kids remember our back-to-school tradition when they are older.

oh--and I can't take credit for the genius crown idea even though I had planned the dinner way before I read her post ....
nienie all the way.


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pioneer woman's pasta a la betsy. it is seriously da bomb and we love it oh so much around here!
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yummy greens with parmesan and homemade candied Georgia pecans
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homemade strawberry lemonade
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add some crowns and candlelight and we have a winner!
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We finished off the night with a healthy key lime cheesecake and Aaron gave them a father's blessing for the school year (a tradition). He is still so sick and could only stay at the table for 2 of the 5 minutes, but I am so grateful he is HERE and was able to do so.


aimee heff said...

I am so glad to hear he is home. I have been thinking about you guys everyday.

Thoughts for a speedy recovery.

natalie said...

Brianna is darling! I love the back to school crown and feast tradition! What a special way to kick off the school year! :)
Um... I so didn't hear you. I would have totally stopped if I had.. or would I? ;) I kid. I'm always at Target so I'm sure it will happen again. Maybe it will be me running to catch up to you, next time. :)

ps: Anthro makes me drool. I miss living next to a store. sigh...

KP said...

When I grow up, I want to be a mommy like you! Cute everything! We are relieved that Aaron is home with you guys.

Sarah in the Middle said...

Kudos, Carrie! Everything looked amazing.
Aaron looks tired even in the little corner of the picture. We are praying for him. Glad he's home!

kladle said...

So glad you got to have your fun dinner! When you were telling me about it, I thought it sounded like so much fun! So happy everything fell into place and that it was a hit! Super cute crowns too!

Glad Aaron is home and hope he is feeling much better really soon! HOller if you need anything at all!

Angie said...

Hey Carrie, so glad Aaron is home and getting better. The kids are so cute and the back to school tradition looked like such fun!

Taste of Champaign said...

So glad to see you all together again. The dinner looks fabulous! Everything you do always looks fabulous.

Summer said...

I am so glad Aaron is home and doing well. I can't believe how much Brianna looks like you!!

Pasion Family said...

Yeah- He is home safely and the kids are in school- The insanity starts in our home and in yours! I have been praying for your family and I am glad to hear that your family is now together!

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