Monday, May 20, 2013

Nothing as sweet as...

Hello everyone.. 
Welcome to the Blessed Hearth tonight.. 

We have had a wonderful long weekend and today was a lovely busy day.. 
I thought you might like to share it with us.. 

On Mother's Day our youngest son was not able to get out to see us although he called several times.. smile.. 
His plan was to get together with us today as he worked all week..

Anyway, what a wonderful day we had..

They were up early and called to make sure we were going to be home and said they were going to Alma.. 
(For you who are not from here then it is our National Park which is located on our Bay of Fundy and is a fishing town).. 
Just down the coast a bit from St. Martins where our summer cottage is.. 

They called around noon and asked me not to make any supper that they were bringing it.. 
I mentioned it to Terry and said perhaps they would be bringing some kind of 

Well, in they came with a lovely present and card for me along with a bag of the wonderful sticky buns that I mentioned a post or two ago.. 
Oh my.. 

Then in comes Dustin with a huge box of lobster for supper.. 
My word... 
They wanted to thank Terry for helping them out a few weeks ago..

We had so much fun.. grin.. 
 Veronique is a French Acadian who grew up on the ocean shore and does she know how to eat lobster!!.. 
She does not waste a speck of it and we finally learned the perfect way to eat one..
Terry was much impressed.. grin..  

Thank you so much kids.. 
We loved it all.. 
The wee boys are so much fun, too.. 

They brought me a bag of dulse, too.. 
I guess it is really seaweed but it is delicious.. 

Someone got a new scooter for his birthday and they had fun with the jumps that Dad and Grandpa made for them.. 
The rain didn't slow them down a bit.. smile..
Even the dogs had a great time.. 
Now if they could only teach me to speak French.. smile..

There really isn't anything as sweet in this world as our families, eh? 
We are so blessed.. 
Thank you, Lord.. 

I am so glad you all dropped by.. 
Your comments on one of my previous posts is so appreciated.. 
I am trying to reply to each one as often as I can. 
You guys are great.. 



  1. Lovely photos ! Glad all is well ! This long weekend was beautiful the weather was like summer and Papa and I spend Sat & Sun in our gardens and today resting enjoying our gardens ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

  2. Sounds like a very fun weekend! I'm so jealous about the lobster dinner. I'm the only one in my house who eats fish so I don't have it very often and I love lobster!

  3. Kim from Saint JohnMay 20, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Sounds like you had a lovely time:) I used to love lobster, but now I've gotten away from it. I do however have a daughter who would have been happy to help you out eating it!

    Lovely blog as always:)


  4. Mmmm fresh caught lobster, cinnamon buns, wonderful! A great weekend. Alma is such a pretty name for a park. xo

    1. Thank you, Barbara.. It was all delicious..
      The park is wonderful and huge..It is one of our national parks and actually it's name is Fundy National Park but the gateway to it is a town named Alma.. xo

  5. Oh my goodness Faye, the lobster must have been scrumptious! :) So glad that your weekend was so much fun... m.

    1. It was, Maria and there is still 2 left. grin. xo

  6. As soon as I saw that first photo I knew it was a sticky bun from Kelly's. :) They are good but lobster is better! What a blessing to have both on the weekend. And, your family brought it to you! Hugs, Pam

  7. Looks like a fun filled day. Would you believe I have never eaten lobster? Dave and Jess are taking us to the beach in two weeks, maybe I'll eat some then. Enjoy your day and God bless.

    1. I hope you do, Donna.. At least once.. smile..xo

  8. Hi Faye,

    What a lovely weekend you had. I also had a great one, spending it with some great friends as most of my family was either away or had to work. Got some yard work done and 1/2 of our winters firewood, we actually would have been able to complete it, had we not got rained out. The lobster looks so yummy, we had some on Mother's Day which was delicious. I am sure you will be super busy getting ready for the shop in St Martins. I love reading the ideas you have for the shop along with things you make for it. :) Have a great Tuesday.


    1. Hello dear Krista.. I have been thinking of you lately.. Glad all is well with you.. Perhaps you will get down to the shop.. I hope to be posting some things that I have been puttering at soon.. xo

  9. Hi Faye;

    Sounds like a lovely weekend - lobsters and sticky buns!


    1. How are you friend.. Thanks for your faithful visits. xo

  10. Oh Faye you had a fantastic Mother's Day...what a wonderful thoughtful and delicious dinner!!! My husband would have been in heaven.
    Glad the wee ones had a good time too.

    1. Hello Karen. So glad you dropped by.. One of my favorite people..
      Take care, my friend.. xo

  11. What sweet pictures. Sounds like you all had a great time. You know, lobster is something I have never eat. I have never been too much of a seafood person other than shrimp or just fish. Those sticky buns sure look delicious! Hope you have a great week.

    1. I love shrimp, too Holly... Better then lobster to tell the truth.. smile..
      Thanks for your visit.. xo

  12. I love Lobster. I was drooling just looking at the pictures. Spending time with family is the best way to spend a day. Looks like a wonderful day for you and your family.

    1. Hi Michelle.. Yes, there is nothing like family.. Thanks for visiting. xo

  13. That looks so fun! Nothing better than good food and family time :)

    1. Thank you, Tammy.. Appreciate your visits..xo

  14. Hi Faye, Everything looks so good. I LOVE lobster and was lucky enough to have it twice on Mother's Day weekend. I remember the cinnamon buns from Alma--so yummy. Unfortunately I can't eat them or anything else with wheat in it since I have celiac disease. I still make them for my sons and their families when they visit though.
    So glad you had such a wonderful weekend.

    1. Hi Mary.. So glad you popped by.. We Maritimers love our seafood, eh? Sorry about the celiac disease.. Veronique has the same.. She couldn't have one either..
      Take care, my friend..

  15. How neat, your grandsons speak French! I guess that would make sense! Beautiful lobsters! And the sticky buns...they looks so moist! Such a nice long weekend.

    1. Hi Andrea.. Thanks for visiting.. Yes, they are 100% bilingual.. Wish I were.. xo

  16. You're right, we are so blessed to have a family, and there is nothing sweeter than hugging and kissing the little ones and spending time with the bigger ones. I am vey grateful for them.
    Your lobster looks marvellous!!! I have only eaten it once and I loved it, but it is VERY expensive away from the East coast. Because of course, it isn't on the west coast, it really should be!
    Hugs, Cindy

  17. WOW~ the food looks so yummy, Faye...
    And being with family makes it even better. *grin*