Thursday, June 28, 2012

Carmen's Ricotta Cheese Spread

Carmen's Ricotta Cheese Spread

Recotta cheese, drained if necessary
Minced serrano chili to taste
Tops of green onins, sliced very thin
Fresh garlic to taste
Small amount of minced parsely

Mix and chill.
Spread on crisp tosadas
Pita crackers

This is so delicious!  It was served at a party this past weekend by my daughter-in-law's mother "Mother Carmen"... or "Cha-cha" as her children and grandchildren call her.

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"Foodie Friday" treats!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Carmen's Celebration in Mexico

Remembering back the day sweet Carmen was baptized I knew this was only the beginning of special events in her life.

This past Saturday we traveled to Mexico to see our
granddaughter celebrate her First Communion.

Baby's Breath filled large pots in the church and the children proceded into the church walking on a white
carpet. Carmen was accompanied by her sponsors, her aunt and uncle.

And as is the custom, a wonderful party was
held, complete with family and close friends.

So much wonderful food and
all who attended had a great time!

And when it was over...

Carmen grabbed her aunt's
high heel shoes and paraded around.

Sweet, sweet Carmen,
 how you steal our hearts!


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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Men of Integrity

Father's Day
these men of integrity...

My father
My husband
My son
My brother
My grandfathers

Proverbs 10:9 - "Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out."(NIV)


Visith this wonderful site for the most beautiful prayer
honoring fathers.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Taking a Break to Tablescape

With so much to do to get settled into our
new "escape haven" at the beach I simply could
not resist playing with some of my new coastal decor ...
So I took a
"Tablescape Break"!
Very relaxing...

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Taking a break for

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The best of times... and more to come!

Family Fishing Cabin
Intercoastal Canal - Port Mansfield, Texas
ca. 1980

This is what I wrote six years ago on our family web site when I posted this picture of the family fishing cabin.

Dorothy and Arvid Peterson's sons and their families have wonderful memories of the family fishing shack on the Intercoastal Canal. Everyone has an unforgetable story related to this very simple and humble little "home" on stilts. Long gone and just a memory, we all hope to enjoy a peaceful place such as this in our future at some point.

My fondest memories...

- Want privacy for dressing? Go outside!
- Best breakfast: fresh fried fish and hot coffee
- Best night's sleep - either the generator roaring or the sound of the water hitting the pier
- Crab Rodeo - Papaw bought crab traps for us and right before we left the cabin to head home we would dump out all the crabs we had caught. David and the boys would quickly grab the crabs and toss them into the ice chest to be cooked and enjoyed at home.

-- Stay Tuned --

In a week or so I will introduce you to our new adventure in

coastal living!

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Please visit this blog and enjoy the amazing creations.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June 6, 1970
College Station, Texas

What a week it was ... David graduated from Texas A&M University, he was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant ... and we got married!

It's been a great
42 years!