My Mom’s Roolyet

I posted the recipe that we finally perfected that tastes like my mom’s nut roll. Head over to the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog to see the recipe and instructions. Click here.

I’m happy to have arrived home safe and sound from Southern California on Wednesday morning. Now I’m doing laundry and sorting through some mail. I’m hoping to get around to some blogs soon.

It was so good to see family and friends over my seven days in Orange County. I arrived on Wednesday and we had a birthday dinner for my pop on Thursday at my sister Kathy’s. Then on Friday we had a sister day in Huntington Beach. On Saturday we had another family gathering at my sister Vera’s and we honored my sister Kathy, my pop and niece Debbee who all have May birthdays.

On Sunday evening Vera and I had a lovely time at Ken and Heidi’s. Heidi was my best friend and partner in crime in my college years and beyond. She and Ken met and were engaged during a period of time that Heidi was living with Dear and me. We have been good friends for all these years and it was nice to enjoy an evening together.

Ken and Heidi have a slice of paradise home with an outdoor space that really reminds you of something you would call a tropical paradise.

Our fellowship, the weather, the setting and the food were wonderful. While we were eating outside a Bobcat chose to walk across the far side of their outdoor space with no interest in us, thankfully. I heard recently that bobcats really aren’t interested in attacking humans.

On Memorial day we enjoyed a barbecue at my niece Debbee and Lenny’s home in Huntington Beach. Red, white and blue were the colors of choice on this day. Before we ate a friend of the family prayed and thanked God for those who served and gave their lives for us and the freedoms we enjoy. We enjoyed burgers, ribs, corn on the cob, salads, sweet watermelon and a few desserts. Thank you Lenny and Debbee!

On my last evening in Southern California Vera and I met up with Dear’s brother, sister-in-law and two of three nieces. It was another good time to catch up with what is going on in their lives. Cell phone photos are hit and miss in the darker restaurant.

Thank you Vera for letting me crash at your place and for being my private chauffeur while I was in Southern California.

Hello June! We are starting the month off with rain here in the Puget Sound area. We’ll see how long June gloom lasts. I have gloomy things to do inside so I’ll go with the flow and soldier on with sorting, trashing, shredding and recycling things I should never have stored away! Addy’s expression in this next photo just about covers the task set before me.

I love her expressions! Thank you modern technology. Snap and send has never been more appreciated!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “My Mom’s Roolyet

  1. What a nice trip you enjoyed. Heidi certainly has a beautiful home…love that pool! Addy? Is that Addy already growing up so fast? Amazing!

  2. It looks as if you had a lovely time in California. I’m so glad for you. Making memories with family and friends is one of the greatest joys this side of heaven. Love Addy’s expression…can’t believe how quickly she is growing. xx

  3. Bon courage with your to-do list! And thank you for the recipe. I think I’ll try it later this month when my nut-allergy boys pack up and go off on weekend camp!

  4. Glad of the link for the nut roll recipe as I was wondering what the roolyat was like when you posted about it before. I can imagine from your photos and description that you had a wonderful time away with your family and to meet up with them and your good friend was a blessing. I hope that you have a good June now that you’re back home.

  5. Oh how I love having you spend time with me. Such a blessing. I am so thankful that we are not only sisters but friends.

  6. Glad you’re home safely and that you had such a wonderful visit. Loved the Eastern Washington memories (and for that matter, memories of when our grandbabies actually WERE babies — so long ago now…. its great to see them grow up happy and healthy of course and you don’t want them to stay babies forever, but oh my goodness that first grandparenting experience is such a joy. I’m so glad yo’ure close enough to enjoy her in person quite often.)

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