Happy Sunday to you all… I am making a surprise visit today and wondering if you are here too? I hope the sun is shining where you are.
This is just a quick reminder that my auction is ending on Ebay this evening. It’s the one where you get 2 dresses this time, not just ONE! Of course, it helps to have BOTH dolls, but maybe you might have one or the other on order and decide you need this for “future” purposes! *hint* I just wanted to show you 2 last pictures of the girls in their sweet Easter dresses…and remind you, Easter is only 3 weeks from today! :o)
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You can head straight to the Ebay auction by clicking on the top picture of the girls on the right side bar or you can click HERE.
Yesterday we were invited over to Sara’s and her family’s house for lunch. (They are our dear friends from Columbia, South America.) Edgar wanted to cook a birthday lunch for my hubby last week, but we had something every single day and couldn’t fit it in. So yesterday it was planned and we showed up to the most glorious meal you can imagine…. well, if you like shrimp and veggies… you’d think so.
We sat down at the table and as soon as we finished praying, I said, “Don’t anybody touch anything… I have to take a picture!” and I did… here’s what the table looked like:
Edgar is quite the cook and he made a shrimp and salmon and pasta dish that was very “Delicious!” or as we all said, “Delicioso” in Spanish! It was as colorful as it was good! This was a picture of my portion…
In Columbia, it is customary for your food to be served to you on a plate or bowl and not in a bowl where you take how much you want. I’m glad they only gave me a small bowl of it, because my hubby got the LARGE bowl and I could not have eaten it all! There was a pretty and colorful salad made by his wife, Alba and she also did the chopping for Edgar. :o) They have a friend staying with them, Fabian, and he ALSO helped…he also helped with the big thank you card I received a few weeks ago for the puppy cupcakes I made Sara. Good Bye Fabian…he’s leaving to finish his English studies at another university.
Oh, and that little thing on the saucer in front of our bowls was a plantain cooked with cheese and guava paste inside… I bet you’ve never had that, have you? It was sort of a sweet dish and we thought it was dessert, but it wasn’t…
When we were finished with lunch, the 4 of them were in the tiny kitchen and we could hear them doing “something” but we didn’t know what. They’d come back to the table and chat some more and then get back up and all go in the kitchen. In just a little bit we could smell something baking… My hubby guessed what they were doing… baking dessert! Yes, Sara wanted to make dessert and she chose brownies, but she was embarrassed because she thought they were overdone, but my hubby and I thought they were fine.. I think a brownie has to be burnt to a crisp to be bad enough not to eat! SARA…if you are reading this…THEY WERE FINE! REALLY!
After we had dessert, we had a contest..a puzzle contest. We drew out numbers to see who would be on teams… me and my hubby and Fabian were on one team and Sara and her mom and dad were on the other team. They had several 100 piece animal puzzles and we got to choose first… we picked the 2 kitties on the front puzzle and they picked a horse and a goat puzzle. Then we both started at the same time and worked frantically to see which team would finish first… Well, I’m proud to say MY TEAM WON! So we helped Sara and her mom and dad finish theirs. It’s quite a site to see 12 sets of fingers working on a 16″ x 11″ puzzle! :o)
Then we all went in the living room and watched a movie… before we knew it, we had been there 5 hours! My how time does fly when you are with those you love! We love you guys!
I hope your Saturday was as fun as ours was and I hope your today will be too!
See you in the morning,