Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Faye - Faye

Faye is our love child. I was 41 years old when I got a magical phone call asking if we had room for one more. Of course, the whole family agreed that we did. And a few months later beautiful Faye came into our lives. We call her Faye, or Faye Faye and even Fifi. She has been by my side ever since. She has taught me so many things. I am grateful for these things.
She is very organized and knows dates and times and things that she needs. She keeps me on my toes. Recently she taught me about patience. She doesn't like things to be to tight or lumpy. But we had to buy a pair of shoes for school and jeans for a field trip.
After 9 pairs of shoes, about 5 pairs of jean and many tears we found the right ones!
After the experience we sat on the couch and cried together, grateful that learning experience was over. I certainly have realized I have a lot to learn. Thanks Faye for making me a better mom. I love you.

The perfect fit. :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

Mother's Day was a wonderful day. I had a wonderful note from Chelsea on facebook and notes from Brooke, Bret and her girls with a very cute vest. A big hug from Tess and she made dinner. And lots of love and gifts from Glen and the kids. I also made sure I didn't work too hard.
This was the first Mother's Day without my mom. And so to remember her I made some of her recipes that we all love, throughout the week. Like the chicken and dumplings pictured above. It is so good and the aroma and flavors bring me back to when I was a child. It was a signature dish of hers.

I also made sour cream sugar cookies. I used to love sticking the glass in the sugar and then pressing down on the cookie dough to make the cookie shapes. They aren't the prettiest cookie, but they are yummy.

Finally, I made a rhubarb pie. Every spring my mom would make this pie. A lot of people don't like rhubarb, but they need to give it a try. Even Bret, Noah and Tess liked it.