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What more could a Mom ask for? 
May 7, 2010 10:12 am 
Updated: May 9, 2010 5:05 pm
Mother's Day is Sunday.  We're having my parents, brother, and sister and her family over for a picnic.  My mom's birthday is Tuesday, so we always celebrate that along with Mother's Day.  She loves angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream, so I'm making her one.  I make a cream cheese filling with the strawberries in it and then frost it with the whipped cream.  Yummy!  My daughter and her husband will be coming over as well - with my favorite - brownies!

Oh, we'll also have Italian sausage subs with peppers and onions, and hamburgers, salads, and all that stuff.  But, for me - it's all about the cake and brownies.

I love family get togethers.  There will be a total of 12 of us.  We eat until we can't eat any more.  Then, we'll play a few games of cornhole.  Maybe sit in the hot tub for a while and if it's a nice evening, we'll have a bonfire.  Just Sunday would be enough for me.  But - that's just the beginning.  My son comes home from college today for the summer!   With him will come loads of laundry - he always complains I shrink his clothes, but then he brings them home for me to shrink some more! 

My husband has to go out of town next week, for the entire week.  That means I will have some bonding time with Steve.  I'll miss my husband, but I love the idea of having Steve all to myself for the whole week.  I'm sure we'll watch plenty of scary movies and eat pizza.  And go to our favorite Mexican restaurant.  What more could a Mom ask for?

Happy Mother's Day to everyone!
May 7, 2010 10:27 am
It don't get much better than that...Happy Mother's Day to you, too!!
May 7, 2010 10:53 am
That sounds like the most awesome way to spend the day!! Happy Mother's Day, Ann...and many more to come!
May 7, 2010 12:02 pm
Sounds exactly right! I hope my Mother's Day is very similar to yours. Have a beautiful day - and week with your baby. Cheers! :)
May 7, 2010 12:03 pm
It's the simple things in life that they will remember the most. Happy Mothers' Day!! ;)
May 7, 2010 12:07 pm
Keep shrinking your son's clothes Ann. It will "learn" him how to be self sufficient! Have a great M-Day!
May 7, 2010 1:21 pm
That sounds like a great Mother's Day! That sounds similar to how we celebrate it. Nice and laid back!!Happy Mother's Day Everyone!!
May 8, 2010 9:13 pm
Have a great Mother's Day! And enjoy the time with your son...mine hasn't been home since Christmas. (And thank goodness when he does come he doesn't bring laundry!!)
May 9, 2010 3:45 am
Sounds wonderful! I'm glad your family can all get together - I'm living abroad and won't get to see my mom this year, so to moms out there from kids away: we still love you and miss you!
May 9, 2010 5:05 pm
Happy Mother's Day to everyone! Griffin - my older sister wasn't able to make it home to see mom. Mom's understand those things and she misses you, too, I'm sure.
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About Me
I've been married for 32 years, and live in Ohio. We have a daughter who is married and lives nearby. Our son graduated from college and moved to South Dakota. He has his own place but still goes to visit my sister and brother-in-law and have dinner with them occasionally. We have a black lab that gets to go duck hunting with dad, 2 cats, 2 cockatiels. We own a Mexican restaurant and are learning alot about the food industry. I love to eat, go camping, read, spend time with family and friends, watch movies, and drink wine; not necessarily in that order.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake - anything chocolate is fine with me. Seafood, chicken dishes and slow-cooker fare.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I enjoy cooking together with wine. We pop open a bottle of wine and get cooking. :-)
My cooking triumphs
Whenever I can put together a meal that gets many compliments and leaves the diners satisfied is a triumph in my book! I love to cook meals for family and friends.
My cooking tragedies
When I was first married we had my grandparent's-in-law over for a pot roast dinner. The meat came out great, but the potatoes and carrots were still half raw. My husband's grandfather went to cut his fork into a carrot and it flew off his plate. He looked at me, winked, and said he loved his carrots that way!
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