Thursday, August 11, 2011

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That's right, I'm drawing a blank so make up your own title this time!  Lots going on except blogging lately.  DD Erica came home last weekend unexpectedly, driving out from AZ with a friend.  Always nice to have another chick back in the nest.  She unfortunately had to head home before the family event of the week, DD Elaine's birthday today. 

Here's the lovely birthday girl with her proud daddy.

We celebrated with dinner at The Cheesecake Factory, whose dinner menu is about 25 pages long and they have 30+ different cheesecakes on the dessert menu. Elaine had the Orange Chicken above; I stuck to my No Flour, No Sugar eating plan but indulged in low-carb cheesecake made with Splenda. It was yummy!

Son Nick brought his girlfriend Alison.  I bullied her into having her picture taken (and had to overexpose to correct bad lighting!)

The engaged peeps.  They also brought along Chris's mom but she declined photography. 

Some quilt related activity has occurred, though.  I made this mug rug last month from a leftover block from the blogaversary giveaway quilt and finally got the binding stitched down.  I love this fabric with the teapots and cups and am hoarding the remaining yardage.  The Scrappy Trails quilt was pinned into a sandwich late at night while listening to Erica and her friends in the other room watching 127 Hours.  Hopefully it will get quilted and bound over the next three days.  Now, off to bed!  TGIF tomorrow.


Barb said...

What a lovely daughter...Happy Birthday....and I so love Cheesecake factory!!

Shay said...

Happy Birthday Elaine. (She really is a beauty Annie)

Good luck with all that quilting. I'll be doing the same thing this weekend, so we need to send each other mental "keep it up " messages!

Candace said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter - and beautiful children they are! Great photos, Annie! Love the mug rug and I would hoard that fabric, too! Happy Friday!

Kate said...

Hope Elaine had a very happy birthday. Fun pictures. Cool mug rug!

Amish Stories said...

Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon county. Have a great weekend folks. Richard from Amish Stories.

Michele said...

What great family fun! Happy birthday to Elaine! You have a lovely family :-)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely family and your mug-rug finish, one more to "X" off the list. Get it? "X"!