Saturday, December 12, 2009


Eva's feast...
Sweet Eva. Sweet sweet Eva... Will and I had five boys in a row. When I was pregnant with Eva people would ask if I thought it was a girl this time and I would just laugh. How could it be? Well, it was! The sweetest girl ever and everything a mama could want in a daughter. She is so good to her sometimes bossy younger sister and she is so patient with a sometimes demanding younger brother. She's just as sweet as she can be and is growing into quite the young lady. She has her Grandfather's chin and her Grandmother's kind and thoughtful disposition. She is one of those rare people who "get" other people. She understands why people are the way they are. A real joy.
She had her feast last night- we had a guest. Mr Jim, a widower from church. She had decorated the table with a pink tablecloth and the same lights that John used on the flying saucer. Yes, she mixes pink with red, white and blue and green. It worked! We were so excited about our company, we completely forgot about our appetizers. So we sat at the table and had chicken velvet soup and corndogs. We fixed a very large pot of soup and there was none left over as Paul had four bowls and I am pretty sure that most of the other boys had almost as much. Mr. Jim announced that it was the best soup he ever had and Eva just glowed. Eva made toast to go with the soup. And for dessert she served a HUGE cookie stuffed with M&Ms and frosted with buttercream icing. Her drink was a buffet full of different flavors of Mountain dew- there are quite a few out there and she didn't know which one her brothers liked best, so we got them all. Her gifts were Pez dispensers with different characters to suit each person. Bill read Philippians 2:3- about not being selfish and putting others before ourselves.

8 comments:

Peni said...

Sweet sweet Eva. I've been waiting all week for this!

Sarah N. said...

Sweet girl! Sounds like a yummy feast. Can you send the recipe for the chicken velvet soup? Love you all!

Sarah N. said...

Morning! Saw these ornaments on another blog and it looked like something your girls might like to make. You could make them out of fabric instead of felt too! Love you!


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sewprimitive karen said...

Wonderful! What a sweet girl.

Isobel said...

Mountain Dew? Were they zinging off the wall from all the caffeine? I would have been awake for days. Love that kid...she looks serene.

julieQ said...

I love it!! I think this is such a wonderful thing you do with your children...she seems especially dear.

Darcie said...

Ah...the perfect verses, yes? Such a genuine soul, that little Eva Beth. And how nice that you shared it all with Mr. Jim. I bet he felt surrounded with love.

Love and hugs to you, Nines!

Laura said...

As always enjoying Feast time with you and your children! Wishing you family a Merry Christmas!