Saturday was the friend birthday party and it was alot of fun! Grammer & Pappy graciously agreed to watch Katie & baby Morgan (5 months) so we could have our hands free at the party. I thought the party went really well! It was lots of fun watching the kids bowl and they all did well. Gracie actually won which I thought was neat! There were 7 children along with assorted parents. I have an absolutely wonderful picture of the 7 of them but not all of my friends are into blogging so I try to be respectful by not posting pictures of their children since I think some of them might not like it. It's really tempting though because it's a cute picture where they're all making silly faces.
I loved the bowling party because it was a relatively easy party which is always nice. I showed up and did a little decorating. The man had the lighter balls picked out, gave them instuctions on how to be safe & how to bowl, put the names into the computer and put the food out onto the table. After it was over, we cleaned up a little but that pretty much just included taking things to the van and throwing away some plates. It was not too expensive either which is always a great thing! I totally copied the cake from Stephanie! She had posted a picture of Kolby's cake and I showed it to my friend who was making Gracie's. My friend liked the cake and thought she could make it and she did a great job! Gracie is blessed with having good friends. Many whom she has known since before she was a year old and some who have just become friends in the last year. I love how God places people in our lives!
After most of the house napped, we went to dinner at this great fish place called 'Old McDonald's Fish Camp.' It is goooood! They have all-you-can-eat grits & hushpuppies to go along with your meal. You get your grits out of a big barrel which is neat. I got the fried catfish & fried shrimp. I didn't say it was healthy, I just said it was good!
Yesterday afternoon before we went to dinner, Mom helped me get the roast ready for the crockpots for Sunday's lunch. Since there were 6 adults & 3 children, I needed a pretty big roast and ended up getting 2 and using both of my crockpots. I copied the recipe from the comments section of Mandy's blog and it was really good! We had lots leftover and that is just fine with me because it will be great for lunch and maybe even dinner this week. It cooked in the crockpot from about 11 last night until about 12:30 this afternoon. The bigger roast was still a little tough so I actually ended up cooking it alot longer into this afternnoon with the hope that it would get more tender. (Mom's suggestion!)
We had church this morning then home for Sunday lunch. It was nice filling up a row at church with our family. After everyone left, I took a great nap! We had Life Group tonight then went out to eat afterwards. We had a good discussion at Life Group about the importance of fellowship within a Christian family. I'm tired but needed to update the blog. I find it to be quite therapeutic! It was a good weekend! Gracie, Katie, Ann Elise & Morgan. I love this picture of Katie with Grammer.