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Friday, September 23, 2011

On my mind...family

Today I link in with the 'On my mind...' feature on Rhonda Jean's blog, Down to Earth.
On my mind today is the family gathering we're having here tonight to celebrate DD1 and DD2's birthdays. The girls have already celebrated with their friends so this is just the family.
We are a 'blended' family and DH has 3 daughters ranging in age from 29 down to 25. Two of those will be with us tonight but the youngest has to work.
The gathering will include my brother, DH's younger brother and his wife, also a Maria. Then DD1's godparents and DD2's godmother will be here as well. There will be 2 partners of our DDs here as well. There are 2 other family members who can't make it and we're not sure about our 12 year old nephew yet.

Everyone is helping...DD1's birthday cake is being made by her godmother, my SIL is bringing her famous homemade pizzas, DD2's godmother is bringing some beautiful bread from a local bakery and I've made 2 salads, some spicy rissoles and DD2's favourite cake. I've also made a zucchini slice. We're having a laid back BBQ meal, which is a favourite of our family...although they do like my roast dinners!!! lol



potatoes boiled for the potato salad

Zucchini slice ready to come out of the oven

All the work is done now so I'm looking forward to a lovely evening with my family :-)

Cakes cooling


Cake filled and covered in grated chocolate

4 comments:

Kimmie said...

Enjoy!

Linn said...

Looks delicious! Hope you have a wonderful evening. Any chance of the zucchini slice recipe?

Claud said...

Hope you had a wonderful time with your girls and your family. Big hug,

Susan said...

Maria the food looks great, and sounds so tasty.
Have a great evening with your family :D)