Monday, 23 May 2011

Mother's Day Fun

I know I'm a little late on this but we love our mom's all year long so...well I don't have much of a reason for being late, just had forgotten to load the photos!

So we had a BBQ for Mother's Day and had both mom's (and family) over for the day.

It stayed nice outside long enough for us to sit and enjoy a meal on the patio.

These are Honey-Roasted Peanut Cookies, and they are addictive! They're part of my Baking My Way Through challenge.

The men in the back lane checking out how they are going to make a better parking space back there. You know, doing a little man stuff.

The mom's opening their gifts. I made them up some little samplers of different loose leaf teas and they each got a little tea pot or mug.

This is the Vanilla Bean Cheese Cake I made. It turned out so well, I am really happy about that because the last time I made a cheese cake was for Marshall's birthday (a year ago) and before that it hadn't been for years!

I'm not sure if you can see this but there are three different layers: cheese cake, sour cream layer and then Vanilla Bean Butter Cream! It was really tasty! I still have a slice in the freezer. I'm saving it for when I'm really craving it!

In the evening we ordered pizza from Clubhouse, on so good and oh so cheap, two things I love!


  1. Ooo what is that drink in the 2nd pic? it looks delicious!

    I'd be happy to guest post anytime. Just let me know what you need. I couldn't find your contact info so hit me up anytime, my email is on my profile or my blog. :)

  2. Looks like you all had a really great day! Lovely moms, lovely gifts and delicious food :)

  3. Wow! That cheesecake looks so delicious! Your celebration looked festive and special too.

  4. There's nothing like good pizza, and that looks so good, and of course I can't forget the Vanilla Bean Cheese Cake. That looks nummy.

  5. These pictures were worth waiting for. Looks like you made lots of people happy on Mom's Day! Lovely! I'm thrilled & honored you'd ask me to do a guest post...maybe we can shoot for
    late July? I'd love to, but summer is already very busy. Keep in touch - thanks bunches.

  6. How fun, looks like you all had a great day!! Your cheesecake looks divine! Funny thing is, I also made a cheesecake for Mother's Day, everyone enjoyed it so much it was gone by the end of the night. Of course, there were 7 of us eating it, at different times during the day.
    Doing a guest post would be fun, let me know what you would like and how to do it. Thanks!

  7. Great pics! I sure hope they realize what a lucky Mom and Mom-in-law, they are! Your celebration looks like it was wonderful and that cheesecake is "to die" for. Would love that recipe!

  8. oh it's on my blog already! Just do a little search :)


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