"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

October 13, 2007

Our welcome home party

Zach is arriving home sometime in the wee hours of the morning from his week long Royal Ranger camping trip to Alabama! And we just can't wait to see him. (and if he was home, he probably wouldn't want his cute face on the blog...but he's not back yet) ; )
Anyway, he's been calling us almost every evening at dinner time.
So everyone who has called us this week hasn't heard the answering machine...
They've heard a VERY EXCITED "hello" from a breathless mom who has sprinted across the kitchen to beat 3 kiddos to the phone. : ) My hubby says he wants that kind of a reception when he calls now. ; )

And then whoever it was, heard these deafening whispers in the background:

"Is it Zach?"

"I want to talk to him."

"It isn't Zach???"

"UGH!!!" (in unison)

We are having a little welcome home party tomorrow after church. I'm planning on killing the fatted calf for him. ~Or in this case buying fried chicken. ha ha
And I am making some of his favorite 'fixings' to go with it. Also a peanut butter pie which is a big family favorite. (see recipe below)

The kids are making him cards.
I think they could have a future at Hall*mark. ; )
Joy's says:
"Welcome home, Zach. We are nuts about you." And it has peanuts that she drew all over it. Andrew's has a skull and crossbones on the front and it says:
"You are the greatest treasure I've ever found." Aren't those the sweet?!

Peanut Butter Pie

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
cool whip
a graham cracker pie crust
1 cup of powdered sugar
8 oz of cream cheese

Mix the peanut butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar together. Add a half of the container of cool whip and mix. Put it in the pie shell and put the other half of the container of cool whip on top. If I have chocolate syrup handy, then I drizzle some of that on top and use break up a couple of Reese's*Peanut*Butter Cups on top to make it look cute. : ) Enjoy


We've missed you, Zachary!

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