Saturday, April 19, 2014

Traditions....

 When I was growing up, my mom was the one who always hosted our family get-togethers. She filled them with food and pretty tables and wonderful people.  We always had what I referred to as "Mom's strays" at the table. People who had nowhere to go and needed an adopted family for the holiday....
 When I was little, I always wondered who would show up...the excitement of the holiday was always bubbling up inside of me....
Food was the center of any celebration and it was always delicious.


 Eggs Benedict was our Christmas and Easter brunch tradition and still is... we always had just our little family for that, maybe one guest or two but traditionally, just us... We look forward to it each year.....
 I still give my kids (Marissa 19 yrs old and Ben 22 yrs old) baskets... When they were little they got very little candy...toys and books and little treasures filled their baskets... Now they want just candy and that's alright by me....
 We celebrated Easter this morning because Ben works tomorrow. We had our Eggs Benedict and my mom's pecan rolls...yum! This afternoon a young mom and her sweet toddler will be joining us and we will cook a ham for dinner...It is a quiet holiday this year but for me...it's perfect, my mom is 83 now and cannot handle big crowds so it is perfect for her also....
 Just a few last snippets of the booth....


Hope you have a wonderful Easter...enjoy your loved ones and maybe make a tradition or two!  karen....