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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cake and Family

This week-end has been very busy. First, I did the cake for my friends grandmother who turned 90, a triple layer lemon with lemon custard filling. It smelled so good!

Then today the family gathered at Mom's to begin hauling things to be taken to our homes, sorting through things , cleaning out the greenhouse, basement and garage for the new owners, burning lots of wood and cardboard, and recalling so many memories. We sat around the dining room table for the last time ever, and all of us had the same thought. Where will we do this now? So we're going to make the second bedroom in Mom's apartment into a dining room, and continue to have our family gatherings there. It won't be the same as the homestead, but it's the family and laughter that make it special, not the building. (At least that's what we're trying to convince ourselves of...)

Then we gathered on the front steps for one last family photo. My brother Jay, Mom, Jay's wife and our sister Cheryl, (we don't use the word in-law in our family. Once your here, you're one of us) my sister Marlene, me and my sisters Kathy, and Wendy, and my husband Ken.

So Tuesday she gets her key, and we'll move her in. And the door will close, along with that chapter of our lives.


Lisa said...

What a beautiful cake! Love all the flowers on it!

So hard to pack up memories and leave a place that has been so special. Prayers for you and your family as you adjust to the changes.

Tolentreasures said...

Beautiful Cake, how very talented you are. Could sisters look any more alike? I am sure it is hard to leave the house, but how blessed you are to still have your Mom and a wonderful family all around.


Diane said...

Laurie, That cake is SO beautiful, gorgeous. Too bad you had to eat it. I love the pictures of your family. Its very ingenious of you to figure out a family room in your mom's new digs. Should make her feel better, too.

Pearl said...

Now that's a beautiful cake, I really like the flowers on it. Your so talented Laurie! You'll have to come over and show me how it's done.
It's so nice to get those pictures of all of you at your Mom's. She looks really happy. I'm glad it's almost over for all of you. WHAT A JOB! You'll always have those wonderful memories. Good to see ya blogging again. Pearl

Melinda Cornish said...

the cake is so pretty! I bet she loved it. I am sending up prayers for your mom!!!!

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Oh Laurie ~ this was so touching.What a great family photo:)