Monday, December 10, 2012

Pie Ala Mode, Cheesecake, Pecan Pie, Chocolates and Chocolate Cake .... La La La

Another week has gone down in history and with it enough desserts to send an elephant into diabetic shock!!  I am sure you would love to hear all the sweet and gory details.
On Monday the couple that had planned to host our FHE group cancelled, as the husband was ill.  She brought over goodies for our treat ... Dad taught the lesson and we had warm Cutie Pies with Ice cream!!
On Tuesday I spent the better part of my day helping Emily with a 7 course meal for the Young Women's, Young Women in Excellence program, or whatever they call the end of year gala now.  I provided the china and stem ware for 28 people ...  We went to set up at 4:00 P.M., Dad brought Grandpa home from Nell's about that time, so we left Cheryl in charge of him while we worked.  I came home to feed him, then again to put him to bed, otherwise I was there from 4:00 until 9:00 ... mainly washing dishes, as Emily filled them and served them.  Bonnie Harman did come into the kitchen and join the forces, bless her cotton socks!  We had a lovely caramel cheese cake for dessert.

On Wednesday I took the makings of this family photo garland to work with me and put it together... I was getting ready to finish up my decorating as we were hosting the soup and salad course of a ward progressive dinner the next day.  It was pretty tough though, no treats or dessert ALL DAY!  That night Dad came home early from work and cut down the volunteer pine that had been growing out back, and that we had decided needed to come out back in July ... He set it up and I decorated it in the dining room so it could greet our guests the next day.

Here is our table ready for the progressive dinner on Thursday.  I ran home from work to heat the soup while Dad went to the church for appetizers.

 Here we are at Jane Johnson's for dessert, she is our official Southern Girl and so of course she made pecan pie .... yummy!!  Then she showed us some of her husband's butterfly collection. The one Jill Wilson is holding looks like leaves, but it is the underside of a beautiful butterflies wings.
 On Friday I was hanging out at home with Emily and Beckie, Spencer came by to work on a birthday gift for Brittney, so we got to see him for a few minutes.  He is shown here playing with Beckie.
Scott and I had talked about watching a movie that night, after all Friday is date night, right?  He called about three to say someone had called him and asked him to take their shift at the temple ... I told him I was sure he had declined, because if he hadn't he better be prepared to bring his wife chocolate ... lots of chocolate to make it up to her ... and so ....

... I stayed home and tended Grandpa and played scrabble .... YIKES!!
Of course chocolates were' my just dessert' for the day!!
On Saturday we were off pretty early (for me, not for Dad he had already run 6 miles, showered, and tried to get Grandpa up and going) we headed off to breakfast with Santa at the ward.  It was fun to visit with ward members
See what pregnant girls are wearing when they go to church events now?  I thought they were very festive!

Dad got to read a story to the kiddies as part of the program ... note Beckie right at his knee.

Then when we got home the real men with the real tools got going on the real work ... he and Sam ripped off tile and plaster so they could rip out the tub in the bathroom on the the main floor bathroom.  A couple of weeks ago Grandpa refused to step up and into the tub to shower.  Dad has been using a sponge bath method since, supplemented by Becca helping grandpa shower at Nell's on Tuesdays (You may recall Becca got a degree as a CNA and used to do this at a Nursing Home) ...  Dad ordered the shower pan to replace the tub, and it came on Friday, so....

Emily fixed them a nice lunch, then it was back to the Salt Mines, so to speak.

 I took about 6 hours, but they finally got it out, phew!!

On Sunday, after all our church meetings, Dad and I met up with my siblings and their spouses at Ross' and we had a nice dinner and watched the old family movies together.  It was pretty fun.

And since I know you are wondering, we had this big fat bakery chocolate cake for dessert.  Yummmm.


  1. Now you know why I have to run so much, to keep ahead of the desserts!