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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fabulous Weekend!

Handcrafted plate by Tadpole#2


The day after Thanksgiving~ our whole family headed to the Eastern shore for a short holiday~ as if Thanksgiving wasn't a blessing enough (hosted 23 people!) with a mix of dear family & friends at our home...



As soon as we returned I received a package from Teresa & Tadpole #2~ from Life, Homesteading & Everything~I had purchased a handmade pottery dish (Tadpole#2) that craftsmanship is outstanding, adorable lego soaps for my granddaughters made by Tadpole#1, and some beautiful handmade paper (yes handmade paper) adorned with photos. And as a surprise I also received a lovely dove soap (beau-ti-ful), and some handmade tags with photos placed on them also.

Lego soaps, beautiful white dove soap, handmade cards with real handmade paper & beautiful photos from Teresa & her son Tadpole#2


As you can tell by the pictures...this is a "stand-out" family
beaming with talent~all natural inspired.


Thank you Teresa & Tadpole#2!!!!!


The whole weekend we had a fabulous time as we spent the entire time with our children. Our oldest son & new bride hosted a FIVE STAR dinner that was unbelievable~ and all prepared in their newly completed cottage kitchen fit for a KING OR QUEEN. My son & daughter-in-law prepared some wonderful dishes that put everyone in awe...and very very full! There was...



Glazed cranberry sauce that was a super hit...and left with a handful of people to take home...
Peek at the kitchen~ the hallway in the back was painted with a warm pumpkin & detailed craftsmanship mouldings....


Pork loin tenderized with a special marinate with the cranberry sauce over it...



Stuffed chicken breast filled with tomato pesto & cream cheese~yum!




Fresh green beans with garlic, potatoes ready to be mashed & my daughter-in-law grannies family famous deviled eggs! (Oh-- I am trying to copy that deviled egg recipe!!!!!)


And for dessert my daughter-in-law made the most WONDERFUL pumpkin pies, DIRT (yummy mix of Oreo cookies, whipped cream, pudding, etc....), and some peanut butter mini cheesecakes.....AND NO the pictures of these were tooooo dark-darn because she is a fabulous baker that was soooo unbelievable!!!!! We love it all......................... a marriage made in heaven-he cooks, she bakes.............



The newlyweds J & J............. wonderful hosts!



and here's my youngest son with his new beautiful fiance~ enjoying the nite!

And what would a weekend be without a handmade craft project with my granddaughters? To see how they made ALOT of money that night visit my Mud Puddle Girl Blog here.

10 comments:

char72 said...

Sounds like a wonderful celebration. The food looks yummy and there is nothing better than being with family and good friends. Great pictures.
Charlotte

Suds to Love said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. I'm also loving all those goodies you got from Teresa and Tadpole #2, how fun!

Jackie said...

You had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love and laughter. The very best kind to be had.

Drop by my blog as there is a little something there for you.

God bless.

Heidi said...

I shouldn't have read that on an empty stomach!! Nothing in my fridge looks that good = )

Teresa R said...

Oh Carrie, do you know just how much the tadpoles and I love you??! 8)

The only way I could adore you more is if you invited me to your family meals...LOL!...everything looked simply mouth-watering!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Wow! It looks just perfect. Family is so good! That was so sweet of them to have it at their home with so many people.
Hugs,
Ginger

Heather@Twin Birch said...

I just love that Teresa and her Tadpoles! Their crafts are sooo beautiful & lovely!

That food looks just insanely good! It's 8:11 am and I would eat all of that pork right here right now!~ how ladylike I am! MMMMMMM!!!
lots of love!

Anne-Marie said...

The food looks delicious! I love deviled eggs (drooling). And, the gift from Tadpole is lovely. What a great piece of unique and functional art.

The Blonde Duck said...

Stopped by to say hello!

SusiesQs said...

That looked delicious--that looks like the cranberry sauce my dad makes--how yummy!