Sunday, March 23

Easter Dinner with Family

Today our family gathered at my mother's for Easter dinner. We do this on every holiday, in the old fashioned tradition. When I was a child we went to Grandma's, but when she passed into Glory, Mom carried on.

We are lucky to still have Mom with us. She is 80 years young and is very independent. She cooked the entire dinner herself and wouldn't let any of us bring anything. That is a sign that she is feeling good because when she asks us to bring something we know that she isn't her normal self. Mom has always insisted that she and she alone do the dinner. We don't like it but she's told us that this is what she likes to do. So Mom, thank you for a delicious meal and reminiscing over days gone by.

Can you believe it? I was almost to Mom's when I realized that I'd forgotten my camera. It was too late to turn back, so I didn't get any photos. However, Michelle gave me this one of Griffyn last week. He's a doll and he knows it. He has his mother wound around his little finger. Both Griffyn and his Mom is going to be in for a big surprise when the baby is born in August. Oh, the lessons we learn as young mothers.

Griffyn is not quite 9 months old yet and he is standing on his own beside the furniture and trying to walk. It won't be long until he is running and Mom and Dad will be running after him. He can get out of the safety belts in his high chair and swing and they've had to lower the mattress in his crib. He is a go-getter and they are going to have their hands full keeping up to him. Go Griffyn. LOL

He knows how to work the system. He bats those big adorable eyes and grins and your heart melts. I told him today that Great Aunt Mary doesn't fall for those tactics. He looked at me as if I was strange.

Today was Griffyn's Mom's birthday. She turned 32. Happy Birthday Melissa. I do hope you had a wonderful day. Melissa got cards and gifts at the family dinner. I know she enjoyed herself, but she is exhausted from caring for Griffyn and being pregnant. Please keep her in your prayers.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. I could kick myself for forgetting the camera because I thought I would have wonderful photos of our gathering. However, I will always have those memories.

Take care and please remember to do a random act of kindness today. Kindness can bring hope where there was none before. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. It is so frustrating when we forget our cameras - we bloggers who are addicted to showing pictures to the bloggin world!

    Melissa is going to be one busy mommy! My sister was born two weeks before my first birthday, then my brother 13 months after that. I don't know how she did it!

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful day, I am so glad. Griffyn is so cute.

  3. I LOVE the photo. Yep, yep,........I'm not even related to him, but boy oh boy can he melt the heart of this o' lady too!! He's a doll!!! 9 months huh....and Melissa is getting ready to become a mother again. I hafta so agree with you there...they're gonna have a run for the money on those two!!

    Oh dear, tell me about it. I've not only forgotten my camera on long trips, I've been known to leave it in the rest areas along the highway. Yes...LOL, I've done that a couple of times. Also, actually taking the camera with me, then leaving it in the hotel room and long about midway down the highway, the camera is not with me!!

    But like you said, the memories are imprinted on your mind forever...that's what counts.

    It's's gonna be a beautiful Spring day. I haven't walked yet, I'm hoping that we can go to the beach in a bit and soak up the warm sun's rays.

    Have a terrific morning Mary.

  4. Good Morning Mary,
    I'm so glad your Mother felt good to do the dinner by herself. I know yall don't like it, but as long as she is able to do things, I know it makes her feel good. I still have to get used to taking my camera with me. LOL. I didn't take it with me and my DH on Friday night because it just didn't dawn on me. Even tho you won't have any pictures of the Family gathering yesterday, like you said, you will still have memories of it in your mind. Griffyn is really growing. "HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY" to Melissa. She will have her hands full when the baby is born. Griffyn sounds alot like our youngest daughter when she was small. She was into everything. LOL. You almost had to tie a chain on her to keep track of her. LOL. I will keep Melissa in my prayers tho. Both of our girls have their Daddy wrapped around his little finger as well. Our youngest daughter does the eye batting like Griffyn does too. I even do it myself at time. LOL. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

  5. Griffyn’s certainly a QT! I enjoyed reading about your family’s Easter celebration at your mom’s. You are fortunate, indeed, to have her in your life … especially in good enough health to ‘entertain’ in this manner!
    Hugs and blessings,

  6. Good Morning Mary..... It is so wonderful that we still have our Mom's .. Mine cannot do much anymore.. she has good health but her little mind drifts a bit too much to let her cook..haahahah so that mantle has fallen on me.. I love to entertain but seems I get a bit tired since this back mess..but I had good help... I love the picture of Griffyn.... the are soooooooooo cute at that age....... sorry about forgetting that camera.. you take such good pictures..... but you have those memories in a safe place.... have a great week and we will chat latter... hugs

  7. I'm late as usual.

    Griffyn is adorable and your mom sounds amazing. How nice that you could all be together.

  8. Nice post Mary,glad that your Easter was a happy one.My Mom use to do all the cooking also and she was a great cook.She could make anything taste great.
    Enjoy your week,
    God bless.

  9. Wow glad your mom still wants to cook. I share that forgotten camera moment also, UGH!! Glad your time was filled with great memories for all. Happy Birthday to Melissa:)

  10. I am so glad that I am not the only one who forgets the camera.

    So glad that you had a lovely day with your family.

    God bless.

  11. Love his little cowlick!

    Enjoy your Mother while you can. I miss mine so much. she would have been 80 this year.
    Mama Bear

  12. Hi Mary, Just stopping by for a visit. I am glad you had a nice family Easter even though you forgot your camera (I did too!) I love your t-shirt pictured below!

  13. Mary,

    The baby is sooo cute! He looks to be about the same age as my boys when they would turn their bowls upside down and put it on their heads like a hat...milk everywhere! lol Didn't take but a few times and I learned to 'seperate cereal and milk'. Only thing is, I seemed to have forgotten in-between babies..:)
    I know your dinner was good, Mom's are the best!

  14. Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter...despite forgetting your camera. Mine ins broken.:(

    But hubby bought a new one. :)

  15. How about having the camera, but the memory card is back at home still in the printer from the last pictures you took? That was me last Sunday... grabbed the camera and the note on the back says Memory Full... oh well...

    Glad you had such a nice Easter!!

    My mom is 83 and still does everything herself!