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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Smile Sunday-Happy Birthday, PaPa!

Here are 5 smiles for you: Baby sis, Big Bro, Dad, me, Baby Bro
See what I mean about being the "shorty" in the family? Yesterday was my dad's birthday, and we all headed to my Baby Bro's house for a cookout. Baby Bro and Baby Sis (both wearing dark on either end of the group) are the twins. Baby Bro is all about grilling and smoking meat these days so we let him have at it. We had ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken, potato salad, tossed salad, cole slaw, baked beans, jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese & little smokies, wrapped with bacon and smoked along with the meat. I baked a coconut cake (Dad's request) and an almond cream cheese pound cake (my son's request for his birthday which is coming up this Tuesday), and vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting. My SIL made more of those absolutely deliciosos key lime cupcakes. Sorry for all of you who are vegetarian or on a diet. I am very easily overwhelmed by such large quantities of food. As much as I'd love to sample a bite of everything, it's just too much for me, but I managed to sample most of it, and it was good! I brought home a doggy bag, and that's what he had for lunch after church this afternoon.
Although pulling all of the arrangements together at the last minute can be a royal pain in the behind at times, spending time with my family makes me smile.


  1. Hey Eastlyn, I am here after a long and fun day! Thank you for joining the Nestwork! :) I will add your link to Smile Sunday! I am the shorty in my family also. Both my grandmas were short. My mom is 5'8 and my sister is 5'8 and my Dad was 6'2 and my grandfather 6'4 and I am 5'4! Shorty! :) I love this family picture! Thank you for sharing it Eastlyn! have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  2. What a beautiful family! The food sounds awesome much better than the sugar free pudding cup I am devouring now! lol! sounds like everyone had a great time. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a wonderful picture of your family! Party food is such an indulgence, but SO worth it! I'm glad you took a doggy bag home!

  4. I love the picture! Sounds like a great party. Anytime you have lot's of great food, it has to be a good party LOL.

  5. Thanks for your comment! I love meeting interesting often I just think it's the same 9 people that read over and over again ( which I don't know why that's bad! I mainly blog to keep a record for my children that I WAS actually a real woman, not just a mommy!) Yes.....paneling walls. I hear you!

  6. I love that baby bro is the biggest of the bunch! I'm so hungry after reading about your dinner....starving actually, and my sweet tooth is starting to itch!