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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Keepers by the Sea Over Niter....


Hello my dears.. 
How are you all doing?

Friday night we did indeed have our Keepers by the Sea Over Niter.. 
Several could not make it but we still had a great time although I must say that they were truly missed ... 

They all arrived around 6:30 pm... 


When they arrived the spaghetti sauce was simmering away.. 


The napkins had been brought out and ready for the girls to set the table..


I was disappointed that I was not able to do the things that I had planned ... 

My back decided to act up and I could hardly get around for a few days but thank the Lord it did not prevent us from getting together..

Brother...
 I am beginning to think that Terry should start finding a nice field somewhere with a gate for me... 

Or perhaps I should just close my window at nights and not let the wind and rain blow in on me when I know that old Arthur is just waiting for a chance to show up... grin...

Anyway... on with the story..

The girls were so kind and helped put together the Caesar Salad and we get the food ready in a buffet style..


We  had pasta with tomato or a new creamy basil sauce and a lentils meatloaf which they all liked..

It was a new recipe and it was a risk but having no oven and only two burners kind of taxed my imagination... smile..

There were also lovely baguettes and garlic dipping oil.. yum... 

Afterwards the dear girls generously cleaned everything up...


Terry was working away so Sammi was present.. 
A bit confused with so many ladies... 
Actually, he was a big pain.. grin... 

Then later it was dessert time... 


Some of them really enjoyed it... grin.. 

Some lovely fellowship and at 1 am this old gal tried to make it up the stairs to bed while the rest stayed up until 4:30 am..
Yup... that is late... smile.. 

They were up and about at a good time though and after chatting with our coffees for a bit we headed out to Fiories for breakfast...  


Charlene took these pics and I swiped a couple from her.. smile.. 

Later after shopping over at the House of Henry they all headed back home to their dear families... 
The Balloon Fiesta was going on in Sussex, too.. 
This lovely picture was taken by Char....
Thank you, dear... 

As for Sammi and I... 

We SAT and tried to get our backs back on track and wait for our sweetie to get home.. 
He had been gone most of the week.... 

Then to church the next day.. 

I will chat with you all later and tell you about a little field trip Terry and I took on Monday.. 


Here is the recipe link for the Lentils Meatloaf....
Just click HERE....

I did not add the oatmeal but replaced it with 2 slices of bread made  into crumbs and soaked with a 1/4 cup of milk.. 

And I cooked it in my slow cooker.. 

Looking it up on the web I found a great idea on how to remove it much easier  with foil handles.. 
Look in the directions HERE..

Well ladies.. 
Hope you all have an awesome evening.. 

Sorry, I did not have a chance to answer your comments last time but hope to do better this posting.. 

Thanks for dropping by and welcome to the new followers .. 

Glad to have you..

Love and Prayers...

32 comments:

  1. Sounds like a blast!
    Hope your back eases soon, that's no fun at all.
    Blessed September, a harvest of hugs sent to you!

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    1. Blessed September to you, too, my friend..
      My back is fine now..
      xo

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  2. Looks like a lovely time, your table look so pretty and the food, oh my. I am going to try that meatloaf recipe. Hope your back is doing better. xo

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    1. Hi Barbara.. Let me know if you like the meatloaf..
      I am doing great.. Thanks.. xo

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  3. Hi Faye, it sounds like your "keepers" are a bunch of night owls! I would be climbing those stairs with you I think as I cannot stay awake even when a bunch of girls (women) are having fun! :) I'm glad you had such a great time together. There is nothing like good fellowship. I hope your back is feeling better. Enjoy this beautiful weather! Blessings, Pam

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    1. Yes, they truly are night owls.. I think they had a good time..
      Thanks for visiting.. xo

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  4. Dear Faye
    It was a wonderful Keepers by the Sea sleepover. I did miss the ones that were not there. But all the same it was still a wonderful time of fellowship. Supper was great. You did a awesome job. Thank You! Help yourself to the pics, I don't mind. Thank you one again for opening your home up to us. I truely appreciated it and I am sure all the other gals did to.
    Love Ya,
    Char

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    1. Thank you my dear.. And thanks for the delicious rice pudding and cake..
      You are a blessing..
      xo

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  5. Hi Faye.....sounds like a wonderful time with the Keepers.......good food, good fun, good friends.

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    1. Hello there dear heart..
      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you and yours have a wonderful Fall..
      xo

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  6. Hi Faye, that looks like a great time had by all, so much fun. The table set so beautifully, meal yummy, friends, what could be better. Blessings Francine.

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    1. Hello dear..
      Thanks for the sweet comment and visit..
      xo

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  7. Hi Faye, good to "see you" again. Take care of that back and keep smiling, Lucy~

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    1. Nice to "see you", too my friend.. smile..
      My back is fine now, thank the Lord..
      Blessings..
      xo

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  8. Sounds like an awesome time was had by all...what a blessing to have such wonderful friends. Recipe sounds delicious as well.

    Blessings,
    Connie

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    1. Thanks Connie and thanks for your dear faithful comments..
      God bless..
      xo

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  9. Looks like you had a wonderful time with your friends.
    Your table looks so beautiful and the food, mjammy!
    And then your funny dog: he makes me smile!
    I hope your back wil get better,blessings from Holland...

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    1. Sammi does make people smile.. I say he is so homely that he is cute.. grin.
      Thanks for visiting my friend..
      xo

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  10. Hope and pray old Arthur stays away - Smile! That makes a neat wee rhyme!
    Glad you still had such a blessed time with great friends!
    What was for dessert? It looks sooooo delish!
    Best wishes
    Christine

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    1. Hi Christine.. Perhaps I am a poet but don't know it.. grin..
      Do they say that in Ireland? smile..
      Dessert was a lovely rice pudding made by Char and a cake with homemade rustic blueberry sauce or a strawberry one and Char's sweet Mom made us a wonderful Lemon pudding... Yummy..
      Blessings..
      xo

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  11. This looks like a really good recipe. I am always looking for ways to incorporate lentils in our food. I have a honey baked lentil recipe that I really like. I pray your back is feeling better. Take care of yourself. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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    1. Thanks, Donna.. I am fine... Your recipe sounds good, also..
      Blessings my friend..
      xo

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  12. Looks like a good time was had by all :)

    Sorry to hear about your back acting up. Hopefully, it will feel better in a few days.

    I just have to tell you, I LOVE your painted kitchen floor!!
    It's wonderful.

    *smile
    K.

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    1. Thanks, Kerin.. I love the floor, too.. One of the things I enjoy when we come here for the Summer.. Kind of wish I had it at home.. smile..
      Blessing, dear..
      xo

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  13. Sounds like you had lots of fun, they're so blessed to have you! I will check out the recipe, the creamy basil sauce sounds delish! How on earth did they all manage to stay up until 4:30, though??? I would have retired when you did...that's what happens when you get older or should I say more mature in years. Have a lovely day and the photos are all fabulous.
    Hugs, Cindy

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    1. Ah, they are young, Cindy.. Not old like this old gal.. grin..
      Thanks for visiting my dear..
      xo

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  14. What a time we all had- thanks! I think that maybe I should back off the desserts- just a bit...my cheeks are lookin' a bit chubby these days. I hope you are taking care of yourself. Did you go get checked out yet??
    -L-

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    1. No, I didn't, Linds.. By the time Sunday was over I was much better.. I wish I had not of mentioned it in the post.. grin..
      There seems to be parts of me wearing out... smile..
      Oh well..
      Thanks for all of your help, dear..
      xo

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  15. It all sounds absolutely lovely. You sound like a fantastic host.

    I'm so very sorry about your back though---nothing more exhausting than pain. Take good care of yourself.

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    1. Thank you dear Cheyenne.. I was wondering how you are..
      I am fine, now.. God is good..
      Blessings..
      xo

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  16. Hello there, Well I hope your back is feeling better. Everyone looked so happy and Sammi is too cute. What great photos. Blessings, Anna

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    1. Much better, thanks Anna.. So sweet of you to drop by and comment.. Appreciate it..
      God bless..
      xo

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