Okay, this first one is a just a glimpse into our Saturday night gathering "What Will It Bee?" Meagan and Derrick decided that they wanted to make the gender reveal a reason for celebration this time around. So, they went to the doctor on Friday evening for the ultrasound BUT they didn't let the technician tell them what they were having.
Instead, they called Kristi at Kristi's Cakery (she did Bri's cakes), handed the phone to the technician and LEFT! That's right...it was also a surprise to them!
Saturday night we gathered to the cutest decorations. Meagan had everything in theme. After enjoying a dinner of barbecue and playing a game of Pictionary, it was time to cut the cake to see if the inside was pink or blue. Davin did the cutting and...
(Meagan will probably be posting pictures of the whole event on her blog soon. She is in Arkansas with Jim for Casey's graduation this weekend.)
My family spoils me rotten on Mother's Day. I thank My Hero for this fact. He set the bar high when the kids were younger and encourages them to keep it high.
I was the first one up on Sunday morning, but other than make a pot of coffee, I did NOTHING!
A little later, Bri and Meagan came in with these.
I don't know what it is but it looks like tiny orchids on each stem.
I was then sent to my room while they got my Mother's Day gift ready for me.
I loved all the red and white. I told Jim that they were getting me ready to celebrate the Razorbacks National Championship next season!
After a delicious meal of Grilled Pork Loin (Jim), Green Bean Casserole (Meagan) and Company's Potatoes (Bri), we sat on the back deck and talked until it was time to head out to the pond to feed the fish.
While out at the pond I snapped this picture of Meagan and Derrick chilling on the four wheeler.
The yellow one, Allie, is Jim's dog. Hoss, the black one, is mine, I guess. He was born on the property and though everyone claimed him at one time...now he hangs beside me when I am outside.
...and swam across the pond to me. Allie is not a water dog. She may look like a yellow lab, but she is a yellow mountain cur and wants as little to do with water as possible.
And for fairness sake, here is the 'baby' of the family. Pib has been with us since the kids were little and he is the only one allowed in the house. (With the exclusion of thunderstorms, when Allie has to be inside too!)
We call him the 'Old Man' because he is getting very gray. He has passed down along most of the children and is now William's dog. Not sure how much longer he is going to be around, but when he is gone, remind me that I NEVER want another house dog!
Everyone left around dark and headed home...but it was a good, good day!