Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Friday Peeps!!!

I am going to make this short and sweet, because I am wiped!

Breakfast was a Green Monster (spinach, amazing grass, banana, chia seeds, peanut butter, almond milk):



Lunch was leftover risotto:



And yogurt with coconut on top:



And an orange:



For dinner we had the hubby's cousin and his wife over for raclette (fondue's much cooler cousin). We had a variety of meats including top sirloin, striploin, and tenderloin, as well as chorizo, turkey/ chicken sausage, scallops and shrimp. We had plenty of veggies, bread and cheese, as well as enough wine to go around.

It was a good night.













Our friends had their most beautiful 6 month old daughter with them - and it was a joy having her as a guest in our home. She is simply precious. Her smile is heartwarming. Just holding her reminded the husband and I why we want babies - they are just so darn sweet!

We are ready for bed! My cousins are picking us up tomorrow for a long drive to Prince Albert for my Great Grandma's Celebration of Life. She passed away peacefully on Tuesday at the age of 101, with no health problems to speak of. She simply died in her sleep - what a way to go. Amazing. Tomorrow we will join our family in a celebration of her life - and what a life it was.

Who is your oldest living relative?

Did/ do you know your great grandparents?

16 comments:

Jessica said...

sorry to hear about your great grandma but what an amazing life she probably lead! So many wonderful stories she must have had!! It will truly be a celebration of life I am sure!!

I used to love roclette (sp??) mmmmm so good!!! Your meal looks amazing!

Simply Life said...

I've never heard of raclette but wow, all that food looks amazing!

mymarblerye said...

Dying in her sleep after 100 years of a beautiful life is a blessed way for her to go to God. Have a safe trip. And btw I've never heard of raclette but I'm intrigued! ps congrats on being nominated on Caitlyn's blog. :)

joyofood said...

Wow what an age 101yrs old. She must have seen and lived through some amazing things. I didn't know my Great Grandparents, but I knew my Great Aunt and Uncle.

Taylor

Elizabeth said...

Though I am sure your great grandmother will be dearly missed, I love that you are celebrating her long and healthy life. We recently got together for a "ladies luncheon" to celebrate my great aunt's 95th birthday. I asked her to share her secrets (she, like your great grandmother, has no heath issues... and doesn't even need glasses!) and she simply replied... "No." :) I love that she's as sassy as ever.

Alaina said...

So sorry to hear about your great grandma Jo - she sure sounded like an amazing woman from what you told us about her. Drive safely...we'll be thinking of you.

greensandjeans said...

Your Great Grandmother sounds like an amazing woman! Her celebration of life sounds like wonderful way to honor her.

Amber from Girl with the Red Hair said...

Wow! 101, that is SO amazing. I hope my great-grandma (who's 88 right now) reaches that age!!

Anais said...

OMG that is an amazing spread of food!

That is so great to hear about your grandma!! My great uncle lived past 101 but I can't recall exactly how much longer after.

One Healthy Apple said...

What an amazing spread! I love the presentation.

What a beautiful gesture. I'm sure the celebration of life will be a wonderful experience. Have a great weekend!

Mom on the Run said...

Sounds like she lived a very full life. How amazing. I only knew one great grandfather. In fact he was the only grandfather that I knew. Have a safe trip.

Kacy said...

That is a great way to go, still sorry for your loss.

All that bread looks amazing!

Jocelyn said...

hey girl..sorry to hear about your great grandma but you are right..celebrating a long life lived! Glad that she went so peacefully <3 Glad you enjoyed the baby as well. I enjoy having babies around for awhile but..glad to send them home to the rightful owners at night :P

Jocelyn said...

p.s my man will be in swift current (i think) saskatchewan monday-Tuesday! DO u know where that is!? Is it a hick town!? lol

Simply Life said...

oh and I actually gave you credit on my "vanilla in my oats" post for giving me that idea!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Love the way you say Celebration of life. My oldest living relative is my grandma, she is in her 80s!!!!!!!

Love the spread for the raclette......