Friday, March 30, 2007

Friday's Feast~








Appetizer
What are you proud of?

My children. Wow, they are all so different. I often say that I am the same mom to all of them but they are so unique. Amanda is an overachiever, she is caring, loving, and shy. Bailey is sweet to the core, smart, persistent and determined. Emelia is prissy, full of common sense, mature, and funny. Izzy is strong, she is a little fighter in every sense of the word and she is smart and beautiful. They all make me proud, even when they are not perfect... It makes me think of God's love for me.

Soup
What is the best thing you’ve ever won as a prize?

A chocolate bunny. At our church when I was a little girl, there was a yearly Easter egg hunt. I always seemed to win the prize bunny for gathering the most eggs. This particular year, my mother told me I should probably let someone else win so I didn't find many eggs on purpose. After the hunt they awarded the chocolate bunny to the child with the most eggs, but also awarded another bigger chocolate bunny to the child with the least eggs... which was ME!

Salad
Name something you do that is a waste of time.

Watch tv. I know this, I know it is based on commercials to sell products and also food products that are unhealthy. It is a distraction and sometimes that is what I want... but it sure is a waste of time.

Main Course
In what year of your life did you change the most?

2004. Izzy's accident has changed me more than marriage or childbirth. I am a different person today than I was three years ago. My faith has grown, and changed. My relationship with God has grown from a religion based on Him to a relationship with Him.

Dessert
Where is a place you consider to be very tranquil?

The most tranquil place I can think of is my bedroom. I have been away from home and the scenery was so beautiful and I have thought to myself, "take a mental picture of this so you can draw on it in the future." But, I believe tranquility is a state of mind and I find the most peace when I am home.


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47 comments:

Prudence said...

I love the garfield picture :-)

Yeah, my bedroom is my little sanctuary too.

Stine said...

Great Feast! All the best to you and your beautiful family.

Julie said...

Loved your feast. You have a beautiful family. I agree with your dessert. Home is where the heart is. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Chateau a.k.a. iMoM said...

You have lovely children. It is really each one's uniqueness that make them special. I too am proud of mine.
I enjoyed your feast. Thanks for sharing!

Lazy Daisy said...

Awwww...ok, I'm a big puddle of goo now! We are blessed beyond our comprehension. Sending you prayers and virtual hugs. Most enjoyable feast!

Gattina said...

Perfect children ? That must be boring and what is perfect ? to please everybody ? Then I prefer my son as not perfect, lol ! at least then they have character !

annb said...

Annie,
Great feast! As a mom, I know exactly what you mean about the uniqueness of each child! Mine - all four - are similar in so many ways and yet very different! My greatest hope is that each one will develop a relationship with God and live each day for Him! It's so amazing the way God allows things to happen and in so doing allows change and cultivates growth in our faith and dedication to Him! Thanks for sharing your great pics!

Carrie! :o) said...

What a wonderful feast! I constantly find myself in awe over how each child can be so different but from the same family. It truly amazes me!

Hope y'all have a wonderful Friday!

Indiana Amy said...

I just painted my room and got new furniture, it is defnitely a sanctuary for me now!

Your children are beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by my feast!

Shelly Kneupper Tucker said...

You were ambitious this morning to show us all the lovely pictures. I enjoyed your feast, and plan on coming back to your table

Hootin'Anni said...

ahhhhhhhhh, I love your feast. Love the graphics and everything about how you served it all up for us. Perfect.

Mine's served....come dine with me?

Barbara H. said...

That was funny about the bunny. :) You have a lovely family. I agree, tranquility is more about the state of our minds and hearts than location.

Amber said...

Thanks for stopping by.
I love your blog-very pretty and very encouraging!
Great feast, too-you have a beautiful family.

Beckie said...

OH WOW. You have an awesome family! I love how you carefully prepared and served your feast. I'm quite full.

Must tell you that I almost used this template. I really like it. Could I add you to my list of places I visit?

Blessings to you Annie!

PresentStorm said...

Your Feast was very uplifting and sweet. I love your appetizer and main course the most :) How awesome is it to have a relationship with Christ... it is like nothing else!!! Your kids are beautiful. You should be very proud of them....

our salad is the same and I am noticing a lot of people listing TV as the time waster..lol and man is it ever...lol


Your feast was yummy, thanks for sharing :)

jenny said...

you're kids are all beautiful! I am also amazed of how diff. my kids are from each other! You have such an interesting feast...I enjoyed dropping by here...

Lisa Renee said...

Really amazing feast Annie, thank you for sharing your thoughts. My wishes that your family be blessed, your amazing spirit shines thru what you write.

:-)

GreenEyedGirl said...

Wow, what a great feast! Your children sound amazing!

Jane said...

Your feast is wonderful. Your children are just beautiful. You have every reason to be proud.
Thanks for dropping by for a nibble at my table today.

Judi said...

Annie your feast is great. It is amazing how something to do with your child can change you isn't it? I have you in my prayers as always.

Debi said...

A truly wonderful, thoughtful, loving feast!

Susan said...

I agree with so many here..you have a beautiful family. I love your comment about religion based on Him vs. relationship with Him...beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by today.
:-) Susan

jenny said...

I loved your feast! Your soup made me laugh, your main course made me tear up (and from your words I can understand how this is even more than marriage and childbirth), and your salad made me cringe---cause it's true.

Anni said...

Lovely family, and my heart skipped when you talked about Izzy's accident. I really don't watch TV for just those reasons. If I need an escape, I'll bury myself in a book.

Thanks for stopping by my FF!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Great feast Annie! What a beautiful picture of your children :)

Funny about the bunny. I wouldn't look for too many eggs if I thought I might get the biggest chocolate bunny, LOL!

Have a great day!

TeaMouse said...

What a wonderful feast!

Bedrooms can be very tranquil, especially after a long hard day or time away from home.

Ingrid said...

am glad that it's your children that makes you the proudest!!! hats off to you!!! Great feast this week!!! i enjoyed reading!!!

Ma said...

What a great feast and a beautiful family! God bless you all.

Thanks for stopping by.

jodi said...

What a wonderful feast! Your children are beautiful!!!

Michelle said...

What an awesome Feast! I love the picture of you and the children...what a lovely family. I too had my son as my thing I'm most proud of. Care to join my Feast?
http://www.shellynn.blogspot.com
Have a blessed weekend! :)

RobK said...

Thanks for sharing. It is always great to read a FF that is a bit deeper.

BTW, I love the Easter egg story.

Kim said...

Thanks for stopping by. Loved your feast today and I'm looking forward to more. You have a beautiful family.

Quietromance said...

What a beautiful family picture! This is the first time I had ever heard of Friday's Feast and I thought it was so cool I picked it up myself!

Have a great weekend!

strauss said...

I loved the way you described each member of your lovely family. Enjoyed reading your feast.

Addie said...

Lovely feast with beautiful accompanying pictures too. Happy Friday Feast!!!

~Amber~ said...

Great feast! You have a lovely family. Thanks for visiting my little corner of cyberspace :)

Raggedy said...

Great Feast!
Your family is beautiful!
The chocolate rabbit winning made me laugh.
Have a wonderful Weekend!

Loving Annie said...

What a wonderful feast, Annie ! I loved the chocolate rabbit, and how you described each of your kids, and the dessert is something I can relate to as well !

Ctina said...

Yum! I also love chocolate bunnies! I enjoyed your Feast! Have a nice weekend.

Barb said...

Wow Annie. This is the best response to this week's Friday's Feast I've seen anywhere today. Really nice job.

adria said...

Love your feast! I need to make my bedroom into a tranquil place. There is just too much stuff in there and nowhere else to put it all.

Karin said...

Great feast - you have every reason to be proud :) Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl said...

Sweet kids. I was really tested too with my two little boys. My first had hydrocephalus and had to have surgery and my second was failure to thrive. All the tests, doctor visits and hospital stays really tested my faith. God has used these events to mold me into the person I am.

Slow'n'Steady said...

your feast WAS a blessing
thanks for dining with me

Crystal said...

Great feast. Your children are beautiful and your chocolate bunny story made me giggle! :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Joseph C. Harris said...

Great Feast. I liked your chocolate bunny story. My feast is up if you would like to join.

Rob Carr said...

In our apartment when we got married, the AC was only in the bedroom. Now THAT was a place of tranquility!

Great feast. Thanks.

Rob of UnSpace