We just spend a weekend visiting our grandbaby (and her parents!) I kept thinking how much cuter can our grandbaby get? And yet, she continues to become cuter each day.
We went, we exclaimed "I can't possibly eat this!" and then did. We visited the downtown Dallas Neiman Marcus at lunch time Saturday and found the downtown traffic minimal which was a very good thing as we had to drive around a bit, circling here, circling there to find just where we could park and enter. Once inside we looked over the jewelry counter, pretending to consider a new 'touch' for our fall wardrobe. . . and after we had all gathered, we headed upstairs for lunch in their Zodiak Room. We had a lovely luncheon with a grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter (who is soon to be engaged), and three other mothers, sans our grown kids. We managed to order various salad plates, sipped iced black current tea (YUM!) and shared one dessert between the six of us as we were way too full to order more than one and yet it was too tempting to pass up a delightful dessert to end the meal we had shared. We picked the chocolate mouse pie . . . wouldn't you have done the same? The various layers were all differing depths of chocolate - the white layer must have been white chocolate - it was very good, even the fork full we all had. Well worth tucking another bite into our tummies.
That evening our daughter/son-in-love, and grandbaby hosted a sukiyaki dinner. My husband and daughter had shopped, chopped, and prepared, cooked, and served us the meal. She had her in-laws there along with one sister-in-law who is living at home. It was a delicious time shared around the table - and was a gift to our daughter as this is her favorite family meal and may be her last one for many years as they leave for mission work. My husband was raised in Japan and his family has a tradition of having sukiyaki on New Year's day. We have adapted that in our family but with awaiting the immediate birth of our grandbaby this year, we opted to post-pone it until later. July wasn't our best time temperature-wise but it worked out very well. I neglected to photograph that event. . . . next time we do it, we'll take photos. The platters of the foods ready for cooking are works of art.
Family is precious, passing the faith down is our privilege and responsibility. As we sat at the table of our son-in-law and daughter, sharing a meal with his parents and sister, it was a beautiful time. Each set of parents had prayed for their child's future spouse, and here we sit with them and their first child. Its humbling and causes great inner joy.
Truth for Life
Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
His greatness no one can fathom.
One generation will commend your works to another;
they will tell of your mighty acts.
They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.