Saturday, November 13, 2010

Family

For me, the word Family brings warm fuzzy feelings. Last evening Dale and I hosted his brothers and sisters for dinner. His brother Marlin and wife Carol from Maine are in this area for a few days. Paul (brother) and wife Fern and Norma (sister) and her hubby Stan were here too. Nancy (sister) came later. She was staying with Mother who is still in the hospital.

Norma, Stan, Marlin, Paul

We decided to have the men sit at one end of the table and the ladies at the other.
That way we (the ladies) could converse without talking over the men =)
We seem to enjoy different subjects!

Paul and Dale help themselves to ice cream.

Carol, Fern, Ellen
So sorry I didn't get a picture of Nancy. (although I'm quite sure she is ok with that!)

I used paper plates for quick clean-up. The silverware went into the sink to be washed later. We have so little time to spend with each other and doing the dishes was going to wait. 

 The 90th birthday party for Mother is going on today as planned. Mother is to be discharged today sometime. It's been quite a week for Nancy trying to prepare for the party and be at the hospital too. Fern was a huge help to her.

Looking forward to some family time again today!

3 comments:

Mildred said...

Looks like a wonderful time of fellowship with family. I hope Mother does get discharged as planned today and I wish her a happy birthday.

Musicaljean said...

That's so cool that you could have them at your house. When's the last time you could do that??

Theresa said...

Paper plates are fine with me:) It gives you more time to spend with the family instead of washing a bunch of dishes!

It sure looks like you all had a happy time together and I can't wait to see pictures from the Birthday party!

Enjoy this gorgeous day my friend! Give Happy Birthday wishes from me!

HUGS!