It’s always fun to look back occasionally and see what we were doing exactly a year ago. Here is the Smith Family, circa 2009.
We start with the happy photo of me at the Ear, Nose and Throat doctor, preparing to have a lovely little “camera on a wire” stuck up my nose and back down my throat. I’m only smiling in this picture because the doctor was just posing for the camera; he had not yet begun the real business of making me cry, gag, and threaten to choke him.
I’m in a happier state here, celebrating my 47th birthday with friends.
Here is the table we served our friends at for my birthday. Note the paper towel flower holder. Hey, when you’re classy you’re classy!
The reason for the newspaper is that we were serving a wonderful, tasty, messy shrimp dish where the guests were invited to peel the shrimp with their fingers and throw the shells on the table.
Which they did. Which is the reason for the newspaper. And the paper towels.
And here is the table that our friends walked by to get to the classy newspaper table! (We kept our dining room table set all the time back then since we were showing our house.)
And this is the cheesecake that Steve and Sarah made for my birthday. From scratch. By hand! (They made it and I decorated it.)
A Smith Fam Collage that I was messing around with in March. (Even though the pictures were taken earlier.)
Shortly after Nathan got back from five weeks in Jerusalem, he and a college roommate went to Colorado to ski. And also to climb rocks and make their mothers nervous.
When he finally got home from all his adventures, Steve and I were very glad.
In other news, Sarah’s story was featured in our local paper.
And Sarah showed off her polka dotted school outfit.
March was also a month of some painful tests for her. Here she is after an EEG. (A nerve conduction study having to do with electricity. NOT a fun thing.)
This is one of my favorite pictures of her; it’s right after the test was over and she was dressed to go. I love the look of calm, peaceful courage on her face.
In happier times.
From the Comments Area:
Holly let me know that I had left off the measurement unit on the chicken recipe I posted yesterday; I just went back in and added “Cups” to those measurements. Thanks, Holly, for letting me know.
Judy asked if the word “Welcome” over the door was a new addition.
Yes, indeedy it is, and thanks for noticing! It’s actually stick on letters that we found one day for about 80% off. I had been wanting something to put in that space and that was the perfect thing.
Here is a little better view of it.
And I must say that I continue to be in a veritable state of dismay and distress over all the “Bed, Beth, Bath, Beyond” comments that have come in over my little, tiny, miniscule spelling error.
Jan Reynolds said, “Okay since Sue G. pointed it out to begin with... it didn't say Bed, Beth and Beyond... It said Beth, Beth and Beyond! I thought maybe you had taken a pain pill or something since it was right after your biopsy...”
Kim said, I noticed the Beth, Beth and Beyond as well....and since there were two "Beths"..I figured there was a store I had just not heard of before, ...and not just a spelling mistake ! LOL :) This is such a fun place to come.
Sue said, “You wrote that you wandered into "Beth, Beth and Beyond." So, in your rush to organize even names of major companies, you made both Bed and Bath Beth, thereby conserving energy and word usage. Smart girl.”
Ahh. I think I like Sue’s “take” on this the best. I am not a mistake-makin’ ninny.
I’m a smart girl.
And on that lovely thought, I shall close.