Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Weekend To Remember...

Oh my.  I'm not sure when I've ever been so tired.  Happy, but exhausted.

This has to go down as one of our busiest weekends on record.

Last month, my Mom turned eighty years old young, and we decided to do something special for her to celebrate.  Mom doesn't like surprise parties, so we asked for her input, and came up with the idea for a ladies' luncheon.

Thursday night and all day Friday were spent preparing for the big event. When Saturday morning rolled around, we were blessed with a gorgeous day.  We held the luncheon at the Pheasant Run Farm Bed & Breakfast, and it was catered by my friend Sue...

Sue worked in the food service industry for many years, and is now a high school social studies teacher.  She put in a full week of teaching, and on top of that, spent a lot of time on top of that making a delicious luncheon menu for us!

Mom thoroughly enjoyed herself!  Here is a picture of Mom and the "milkmaids"...

...but only one of us is still a milkmaid!  :)

After the luncheon was over...and after the evening milking was finished...the whole family gathered at my parents' house for the evening.  There was a lot of laughter...

This is classic Mom, Aunt Alice and Uncle Dave...

I just love when they all get together.  They have so much fun!

So...we got home around 11:00...lost an hour of sleep due to the time up and milked...and were out the door for a friends wedding by 8:30 am.  The wedding was 1 1/2 hours away, but the Sunday morning traffic was light, and we made good time.

Our friend Dawn married Bryan during the Sunday morning Church service where she is a pastor.

Congratulations Bryan and Dawn!

One more picture of "the girls".  We've done this at every wedding, and this is the last one!

One of the girls wasn't able to be there, and we're missing another very special member of the group...our friend Glenda, who passed away in September.  It's at times like this especially, that we think of her and miss her so much!

We pulled in the driveway around 7:00 pm, and I was ready to crawl up the steps to bed.  What a wonderful whirlwind of a weekend.  If we oversleep tomorrow, and you hear the cows bawling to be'll know why!


  1. That does sound like a lot of fun! Hope you get some well-deserved rest.

  2. It is great that even though the farm is a full time job, you were able to partake in special events with your family and friends. I'm sure Glenda was right there with you in spirit! It makes my day to see people together having fun.

  3. You really had a busy weekend but well worth all the effort from what I can see. I'm not a big fan of the time change either.
    I hope that you are getting some rest.
    Have a great week,

  4. What a weekend! I'll be listening for your cows in the morning (not really; I'll be dozing, listening to the rain pounding down!)
    Hey, which one is you in the picture above?

    1. I am second from the left with the white sweater!

  5. Oh Alica I read about all your wonderful birthday celebrations on Facebook that has to be so awesome Mom and DSad's birthday so close to each other and a wedding thrown in the mix just for fun.
    I know you miss Glenda but I have no doubt she was with you all.
    Don't worry about the cows mine can't tell time as far as daylight savings go at least that is what I am hoping:)
    LOVE the photos of the "Girls" Hug b

  6. How nice and what a wonderful time you must have had. I love all of the photos and you are very blessed to have friends and family like that. I bet you were exhausted. What a busy weekend!

  7. What a great weekend!!!!

    Sarah @ This Farm Family's Life

  8. That must have been a lot of fun!! You mom does NOT look 80, she's beautiful! I hope you got to rest up a bit yesterday. :)

  9. Alica, I'm late reading this post, but what a wonderful weekend you had! Your mom looks so happy, and the wedding group... it's that time of life when friends begin to go missing... but also a good time, when you see someone you know is going to make a good marriage so happy.


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