The kids stayed busy playing X-Box and watching some movies. They have always gotten along quite well. :-)
On Sunday we entertained friends of ours at our home. Hayley and her friend Heather met in school and her friend Heather has a sister that is Kathleen's age so all works out well when they get together.
Kathleen picked me some flowers from our yard...
They smell so good!
The table was set...
Hayley made name cards for everyone and I made up little favors for them to take home :-)
steamed broccoli and cauliflower
and for dessert :
brownies (by popular kid request, lol)
and these yummy springtime poke cupcakes, perfect for Easter!
1 pkg. white cake mix
1 cup boiling water
1 pkg 3 oz. strawberry jello
1 tub 8 oz. Cool Whip
Red or yellow food coloring
(Decorations suggestions: sprinkles, coconut, chocolate candies, marshmallow peeps, jelly beans, etc)
I chose marshmallow peeps (my weakness this time of year) :-)
Prepare batter as directed on box
Pour in cupcake liners
Then cool in pan for 10 mins and pierce tops with a fork
Stir boiling water into gelatin mix until dissolved then spoon over cupcakes
Refrigerate at least 30 mins.
Remove from pan
Tint Cool Whip with food coloring and spread over cupcakes.
Decorate as desired
Be sure to keep stored in refrigerator!
My husband did the dishes from the meal since he usually cooks on Sundays and seeing them sitting there in the dryer board is a great reminder of a good meal with friends :-)
Hayley is wrapping up her Science project to turn in this week....
I am so proud of her and all the research she has done on McDonald's and other fast food restaurants. She now truly understands why I won't have us eat there. Real food is so much better for our bodies then processed, chemically filled whatever you want to call "it". To me that's not healthy food for our bodies. Just look up the ingredients and the definitions and I think you may be quite surprised. These same chemicals used in fertilizer, cement and more have portions in preserving these "foods"!!??
Well, off to work on some college papers and tackle my to do lists :-)....I found this photo and had to share, so sweet and just too cute!
I foresee my future with Jerry the same way....although we already have a few more dogs in the picture, lol. There is comfort is a good, strong love.
Have a wonderful day!!