Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter, Bitter Sweet Wedding and Birthday

Easter was a little different around here this year. For one my oldest brother has decided not to celebrate Easter with hunting eggs or family get together. So, We will have a family gathering at my mom's in April.
Also my cousin and his wife got remarried. I know it was really sweet and I'm glad they were able to work things out and get back together. I have always thought they were a great couple. Now!, Why would I call their wedding Bitter Sweet? Well, about a year ago Pat got into some trouble and was messing with drugs. That is why she divorced him. She loved him, but could not deal with his mess at the time and didn't want their little boy involved. Pat got caught and with the divorce, this woke him up. And I'm so glad, but he is going to have to serve some time. That's why their wedding was bitter sweet. Pat got sentenced last week and the judge let him stay home through the week end and report to the jail Monday. I didn't know about the wedding till Saturday about 3 or 4 P.M. and about 6 P.M. I got a call from my Pastor's wife asking me if I would do the wedding cake and help with the wedding. Yes! We had to really throw this wedding together! It turned out wonderful! Here are a few pictures of the cake and the wedding.





Okay! For the Birthday boy! Eli turned 4! For those who do not know, Eli lived with us from not long after he was born till a little after his 2nd birthday. I really thought we were going to adopt him. I got really attached and was very hurt when his mom pulled her little stunt. I'm okay with all of it now and have forgiven everyone involved. The great thing about it all is that Eli and I still have a bond that no one can take away. I am proud that his mom has finally straightened up and doing right and things are probably better for the way they turned out.
The other thing that made this Easter so sweet was it was 17 days earlier than normal. That's how Eli's birthday landed up on Easter this year. The next time Easter will be that early will be 2228.
Here are a few pictures of our Birthday Boy!


12 comments:

ChrisB said...

That sounds like a hectic time. Both cakes look lovely and I'm glad things have turned around for your cousin. Cute picture of Eli.

Holly said...

Wow, that all oes sounds hectic, but like lots of celebrating. I'm glad you had some fun.

dawn said...

That is a pretty exciting weekend. Despite the trouble that goes with, it is nice to hear a couple of people got their lives together and are making a go of things. Thanks for sharing the story and with photos. Eli is a real little cutie as is your cousins son.

Debs said...

This is all so cool. Sorry he has to do "time". I wish them all the best.

Joy T. said...

Lots of great pictures and the story behind them! I love the color of the bride's dress. Very pretty. I wish the couple all the best.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

You had a busy weekend, didn't you? The cake looks great and I'm glad that things seem to be working out all around. Jail time doesn't sound ideal, but it sounds like he's got his head back on straight.

My oldest kid's birthday was on Easter too. And it was his 16th, which made it really special.

Robinella said...

Pretty job on the cake. I hope the second time around works out.

SabrinaT said...

Happy Birthday and wedding!

MOM #1 said...

I cant' believe you made that cake, it looks great.

Oh, just from reading that post I can already tell we'll be great blogging buddies, I have lots of interesting "family dynamics" as well. LOL

Looks like you handled it all with grace, and of course, that's all that really matters.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like yours too and I'll be back to visit often. ;-)

Jettie said...

what a beautiful cake and I hope things go well for them and that you got to spend Eli's birthday with him!!

Wendy Hawksley said...

An interesting week for you! Happy birthday to adorable lil' Eli.

I hope your family, especially your mom, are all doing well. May the more temperate days bring better health!

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