Monday, August 04, 2008

Family Ties and flour

Grandma is 94. Grandma is an amazing woman, A-MAZ-ING! She is BellaRose's great grandma and of course her namesake. We are all bound to her. Family ties and history are a pretty incredible thing, one little curve in the road and we would not be, one chance encounter with another person and there could not have been a me, or a BellaRose even. My grandma is rich with history, my history. I love hearing her stories of when she was young. I have a feeling that she was a bit mischievous and never wanted to miss out on a party. Even for her 94th birthday she gets so excited and just glows while her family dotes on her. I love this woman, my Grandma!

This picture to the right is of BellaRose trying to put on my dress. This baby loves things around her neck, any kind of loop hole and it is around her neck. You gotta watch her!

My dad and Taylor singing opera to BellaRose "BeeeelllllaaaaRrrrooosssaaaa". Grandma loving on her birthday cake(I made it and we will talk about all the ways it was so NOT pretty later). Grandma and her boys!














We all love a BellaRose story right? Today's story begins and ends with Self Rise flour. I am back here on the computer checking the 70 emails I had waiting for me from my trip home and Worth is with my sweet girl in the kitchen, we both think that she is being unusually quite and lo and behold she was. I come into the kitchen and she has flour all around her, all over her hands and face. It was about the cutest thing ever, way cuter then her eating dog poop (tell you that one later too). I guess she wants me to make No-knead bread soon.
Once again don't forget to look at the produce section of our blog, we have CORN!!! We ate our first ear of silver queen corn right off the stalk, raw and full of goodness. I can't wait to eat more.

23 comments:

Jessica, Myron and Rylie said...

Well I think the cake looks fabulous! Did you use fondont? very impressive!!!

sunday said...

no fondant, it is chocolate glaze. very yummy.

CortneyTree said...

I think the cake looks gorgeous! No one notices the mistakes and oops except the baker:) Our in-laws' corn didn't turn out well at all, glad your silver queen fared better! *sigh* I miss corn!

Jennifer said...

Hey, Psssst! I gave you an award on my blog! :o) You should go get it!

KatieKate said...

Yes- the cake look sawesome from afar. And your gma is gorgeous... so sweet. And BellaRose 'cooking'... now THAT is hilarious. It's always a bad sign when it's quiet in there!

Becky Swann said...

Love me some BellaRose covered in flour.
Your Grandma is amazing! I love a grandparent!

Jennifer said...

I love how your Grandma has her nails all done and she's dressed all cute--That woman does NOT look 94--I refuse to believe that! Pass some of those genes over here!

Dan, Annie, Will and Mocha said...

I love that your grandma is so spunky, she looks so happy to be with all of her family.
I know that she was most happy that you and her namesake were there, you do such a great job of keeping up with her and loving her.
about the flour: she is so your daughter, maybe she actually wants to make the bread, she looks ready to learn.
Can I come over and eat some corn soon? mmmmmmm.

Kristin said...

I love how much you love your Grandma and how close you all are...its super awesome. The cake is beautiful. Great job Sunday!
When I see your produce pics I realize how slack we were this year with our garden. All we have now is tomatoes and a few cucumbers. Your corn and carrots look so amazing that I have to live vicariously through your garden. There is always next year right. :)

Heidi and Richard King said...

Fun. I want to meet your Grandma...she just looks fun...and so does Bella Rose. I love that she loves to get in to stuff and what great pics you take to capture those moments. She just needs a baker's hat and an apron and she could be on the cover of your new cookbook. Yep, that is it...you need to come out with a cook/garden/how to do it all and still look beautiful book!

JTP said...

Love the cake!!!! I like that you grabbed a camera before you cleaned up the flour! :-)

Just April... said...

I think the cake looks wonderful, too. An your grandmother is a beautiful 94 year old! She looks lively and vivacious and full of fun!

Julie said...

Are you all doing anything tonight? (Thursday) If not, you should come out with us to our family music gathering. I am going to call Becky in the morning to invite them and I will get your number so I can call you too. We would love to have you guys!

LisserCoates said...

That cake looks amazing. I always leave your blog hungry.

LisserCoates said...

That cake looks amazing. I always leave your blog hungry.

LisserCoates said...

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LisserCoates said...

I can’t find my comment!! I keep posting and posting but it does not appear....mystery.

Niki said...

It looks like you guys had a blast. I can't believe you didn't put any clown heads on your Grandma's cake! How could anyone tell it was a birthday cake?

I would love to get some of those tomatoes!

Niki said...

It looks like you guys had a blast. The cake looks beautiful, I just can't believe you didn't put any clown heads on it. How could anyone tell it was a birthday cake?

Could I get a couple of those tomatoes?

Niki said...

I have posted two almost identical comments and neither have shown up yet. I'm pretty sure they are both going to show up later. That is so annoying.

Cassidy said...

hey, I had so much fun spending time with you all.. BellaRose is getting so big so fast!! Wow.. time flys!! anyways-- Hope to see you all again soon.

Love,
Cassidy

vern said...

looks like you guys are great...happy b'day to your grandmother.

can you mail some produce this way?! it looks amazing.

Courtney said...

OH my.. cutest pictures of her yet!!