Monday, April 1, 2013

Blue Monday - Blue Family Dinner

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My son's cell phone has the capability of taking a panoramic picture. Here's a shot he took of our Easter table after most of the food had been eaten. He's not pictured, so I had Matthew--second on the left, and Jenna's fiance, take another picture with our son in it. You'll see that picture at the bottom of this post.

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Please note the Blue wall, the Blue and white items in and on top of the china cabinet, the Blue tablecloth and napkins, the Blue glasses, the Blue Easter eggs, the people dressed in Blue, the Blue in the pictures on the wall, and the Blue in the curtains. There actually is even more Blue in the centerpiece, but I'm not sure it shows in this shot.



A tradition in our home is to serve an Easter egg cake for  dessert. I order it from Publix, a local grocery store. The cake is egg-shaped. I have them add flowers in the shape of a cross. I asked that most of the flowers be Blue. The frosting is fudge, and there's four layers with fudge frosting between each one.



Here's a shot, taken in another room, with the side of the cake showing. In Blue it says, "He is Risen."



This shot pictures (from the left) Brittany and Tyler, her boyfriend; Jenna (her fiance, Matt, is taking the picture) and me. Johnny is at the head of the table, and Allen, our son, is to the left of his father. Christian and Lauren, our newlyweds, are next. Sharon, our DIL, who is on the right. The three beautiful daughters of Allen and Sharon are our granddaughters. We are blessed with four other grandchildren, who were not with us.



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40 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Your family certainly gets into "the blues"! Happy post-Easter!

Annesphamily said...

You always have a beautiful Easter with your beautiful He Is Risen cake. I am glad you has a wonderful day with family. Hugs Anne

xinex said...

You have a beautiful family, Sally. The cakes are so pretty and I am sure you had a happy Easter...Christine

Liza said...

Sounds like you had a great time. You have a lovely family Sally.

Happy Blue Monday!

Liz

Cafe au lait said...

Wonderful photos. Happy Easter and Happy Blue Monday.

bj said...

I am so glad you had a great Easter. We are blessed, Sally....:))

Luna Miranda said...

the Easter cake is so pretty! a beautiful family tradition. Happy Easter!

Marice said...

love the cake! Happy Easter Sally!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Easter, Sally! What a lovely BLUE Easter setting :) Thanks for hosting too :) Easter greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Marit Helene GĂ„sland said...

Hi Sally.
So nice company and as wonderful cake, lovely pictures.
Good new week to you, Mart.

Lina Gustina said...

A precious family moment!

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Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sally,

What a beautiful family you have!!

Glad you had a lovely Easter!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Nick V. said...

What a wonderful occasion for your family. It looks as if everyone had a Happy Easter.

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Happy Easter, Sally ... EVERYDAY! Your Easter egg cake looks (and sounds) delicious, but I know the sweetest part of your day was celebrating our risen Lord with your family. What a blessing to share faith with family!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Sally ~ Thanks for hosting ~ back again ~ Wonderful family Easter photos ~ glad you had a great day ^_^

Karen said...

What a lovely day with family! Yummy looking cake!

LV said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate this special occasion.Lovely home, beautiful family and good food.It does not get any better than that.

photodoug said...

What a splendid Easter family gathering. Thanks for sharing.

Dixie said...

Hi Sally! Your tradition cake sounds delicious! A wonderful and family tradition. Happy Blue Monday and on April Fools Day! Blessings. Dixie

LadyD Piano said...

Wonderful memories captured here. I enjoyed being introduced to your family and the ones not there. Indeed, you are blessed with family, food and fun times!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Beautiful family picture! How blessed to have them close enough to be together. Love the egg cake. He is Risen Indeed! Blessings, Debbie.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Happy April fools day

I haven't been over here for some time and trying to link up with no luck, so far I will try again,
I had a wonderful family dinner yesterday also

Janice

Eileen said...

What a lovely cake! It looks delicious, too. I love how you had them add flowers in the shape of a cross - very pretty. Happy Blue Monday. Thanks for hosting!

Riet said...

What a beautiful family Sally and I love your cake.Glorious blue flowers in the cross on the cake. Have a nice week and Happy blue Monday

Barbara F. said...

Sally, it looks like you had a beautiful Easter Sunday with your family. And such a handsome one, too. That cake is so beautiful. My friend who lives in Coral Springs always shops at Publix, she loves it. xo

barbarah said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Easter with the family there! That cake looks luscious.

Ann said...

Sally you have a beautiful family!!!!I love your tradition the Easter cake. This one is so pretty. Glad you had such a great Easter and have a super week.
Ann

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Looks like y'all had a wonderful Easter dinner -- the cake is beautiful and sounds really delicious :)

J Rye said...

You always ,makes beautiful and yummy looking cake for every occasion Sally! Looks like a great family times!

Chubskulit Rose said...

I remember the previous cakes you have posted before, they are always beautiful! Lovely family you have Sally!

Ann said...

Looks like you had a very happy Easter get together. The cake looks delicious and beautifully decorated.

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

What a lovely family dinner. Thank you for hosting Sally, always a pleasure to join in.
Denise

Maria Gagliano said...

Happy Easter. Those are great pictures. The cake looks great.

bettyl said...

It looks like a great get-together with all those great smiles!

Ann said...

To answer your questions, we have 3 services on the weekends and several different groups during the week. I imagine our attendance is about 2,500 on the weekends.
Ann

Jesh St Germain said...

What a beautiful Easter cake! Don't know this tradition, but it speaks to my sweet tooth:):)

mikky said...

You had me at 4 layers of frosting yum!
Looks like a great Easter meal.


:)
mikky
www.todaloos.com

Judi said...

Hi Sally *hugs*
Beautiful pictures of your family. That really is a wide screened camera to take in so many happy smiles. I adore your pile of coloured eggs on the table and I can see all kinds of blueish tinges on it...the cake is beautiful and I bet it was just so darn yum!

I'm happy your Easter was a happy and blessed one...

have a good evening..
Judi

Carol said...

No blues for me...your blog was fun! Loved your Easter table and creative blue touches. Carol

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Looked like a great family gathering!