Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Big News!

Our daughter got engaged over the weekend!!!
Neal asked Noah first, if he could ask his Mom to marry him.  He had him help ask.  I thought that was very special, and very thoughtful of Neal to include Noah on his proposal.   Neal has a little girl, one year younger than Noah.  He also asked his daughter, before asking Erika. Linkyn  also approved.  So even though we had a very low key Easter BBQ at the house with the kids, we had a little champagne toast to wish them well, and welcome Neal and Linkyn into our family.
The ring is beautiful.
She is on cloud 9.  We are really happy for them!
Easter was a pretty quiet day.  We didn't get together unitl the evening.  We BBQ'd two salmon pieces.  One was a bbq honey marinade.  One with a drizzle of olive oil, sliced lemons, and thinly sliced onions, salt and pepper, and dill from my garden.  We also BBQ'd a Tri Tip, and hot dogs for the kids.  I made a cold broccoli and bacon salad, brown rice pilaf with mushrooms, and homemade dinner rolls.  In the morning, Noah and I made a Bunny Cake.
Starting with two rounds.
 I normally cut the bow tie with more curve.  I used canned icing to save time.
Cover cake in coconut.  Reserving a small amount to color pink for middle of ears.
Noah read the box on the food dye and insisted we add some blue to the red in order to achieve pink.  Finally, I said, ok, go ahead.  We got pinkish, blueish, purplish ears.  But it was his bunny to do it how he wanted to.
He made the bunny face with M&M's, and licorice for whiskers, with more M&M's on the bow tie.
Such concentration!
To finish it off, a few pastel sprinkles on the ears.  And then, voila!  All done.  An Easter Bunny Cake.
He was so proud of his creation!  He said he couldn't wait to eat it!!!   We had an Easter Egg Hunt in the back yard, instead of the front, like we usually do.  
I didn't take any photos!  I was busy cooking, and getting it all together.  Gennifer took these for me.
It was a busy weekend!  A fun weekend!  And a big news weekend!!!!
Congratulations Erika and Neal!!!!!
XO  Kris

36 comments:

Taciana Simmons said...

How fun and how exciting for your daughter an future son-in-law. I'm glad you had a good time my dear friend .

Nana Go-Go said...

Congrats to the Handsome Couple! Little Chef in the making there, I think, such concentration indeed! A lovely post as always, Kris. x

corners of my life said...

I love "big news" - especially when it is such happy news. Congratulations.

Dawn said...

The cake is adorable and congrats to the new engagement. Looks like you had a fun Easter.

priscilla said...

That's very exciting Kris ! Congratulations to your girl ! Such a nice Easter for your family !

Deb~in~Denver said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations to all of you. I love that Neal included the kids, what a good heart! The ring is stunning, just like Erika! Your Easter sounds lovely and the kids look like they were enjoying their egg hunt. Noah did a great job on the bunny cake, looks yummy!

Home Meadows said...

Congratulations to your daughter and future son-in-law! How exciting and what a beautiful ring. Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter weekend. Love the cute cake and it does look like you have one proud cake decorator! Have a great day, Heather

my4lilgirls said...

Hi Kris big congrats to your beautiful daughter & future son in law.....exciting news.
Must be in the air my wee girl got engaged last weekend she just got her ring yesterday....can't wait :)
Karen x

Debbie said...

Oh Kris I am soo happy for Erica! Such good news! Congratulations to them both! Looks like a fun Easter too. And his cake looked just perfect! Oh, and the ring is beautiful!

Valerie Ratliff said...

So exciting. What a great weekend. Love the cake.

Hugs,

Valerie
Cottage Making Mommy
www.lovingmyheartandhome.blogspot.com

Patrica said...

Congratulations to the happy couple and you know what this means - wedding planning! Noah did a great job on that adorable cake, it all looks like a perfect family day.

Carol said...

Congratulations to the happy couple....love Noah's Easter bunny cake. I might have to try one next Easter with my granddaughters.

Betsy said...

Congratulations to your daughter and to you in getting a new son. That was so sweet of him to include the children in the proposal. A good start to the marriage.
When our middle son Jamie was small, his birthday fell on Easter one year and I made him a nearly identical bunny cake! You brought back some memories for me.
Blessings,
Betsy

Holly said...

I can't believe I'm just now seeing this! I'm so happy for the cute little couple. Give her a hug from her Aunt Holly!

podso said...

Congratulations to all! That's a sweet story!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Kris, So very happy for all of you!!! Congratulations!
xoRobin

Teresa Kasner said...

*C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* to Erica and your whole family on the upcoming nuptials! I can't wait to hear their plans. I *LOVE* that Easter Bunny cake.. might have to try it next year.

We're off to try a new seafood restaurant.. on a quest for the best clam chowder. :-)

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Debby said...

Congratulating on the good news. So nice to include the kids.

Kelli said...

It sounds like you had an exciting Easter.... Congratulations!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such exciting news! Congratulations to all! That bunny cake is so cute!

Debbiedoos said...

How exciting and so thoughtful! Congrats to your daughter.

Poppy said...

Hi Kris,

Congrats to the happy couple! What an amazing Easter bunny cake; love the coconut for fur and all the other features!!

Have a great weekend!

Poppy

Gracie Saylor said...

Kris !!! Wonderful BIg News!!! I am happy for all of you!!!

You and Noah did a terrific job creating the bunny cake! I know four little girls who would love to help make and eat one, too :) xx

Petunia Pill said...

:-) what an awesome post! And that cake was adorable!

NanaNor's said...

Congrats to all!! How very exciting. Love hearing about all your food. We celebrated Easter the week earlier because last Sunday we were here. Love seeing all the family and that cake looked so yummy.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs,,
Noreen

Amy at love made my home said...

Hi there, just catching up! Happy Birthday to your Mom!! Congratulations to your beautiful daughter!! I hope that she and her new fiancée have a wonderfully happy and long marriage together. Love your bunny cake by the way! Hope that you are having a good weekend. xx

reFresh reStyle said...

Congrats! My son just popped the question too! Love the bunny cake :)

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)

Karen L. Bates said...

Congratulations to the handsome couple! Great news.

Melissa C said...

Awesome news!!! Congratulations to you all, SO happy for Erika!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Kris,
Wow, such happy news!!! I know how thrilled you all must be. Now all the fun begins with wedding plans,
Our daughter was married on April 19 Easter weekend,I am still dreaming about the wedding and how perfect it was for them.
Congratulations to this happy family to be...
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Pam said...

What a sweet guy to include the kids in the decision & proposal - he's a keeper! Congrats to your daughter... the ring IS beautiful.

Love the Easter cake. It looks like you had a wonderful day.

Susanne said...

Congrats to the happy couple. Looks like your family is gonna be growing in size. That bunny cake is one good job and your grandson did a great job with decorating it. I will be so glad when my grandson gets big enough to do these sorts of things with.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Nicolle said...

Congrats to Erika! I am late in wishing you a Happy Easter, but it looks like you had a good one. xo

Gloria Baker said...
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Gloria Baker said...

Congrats to Erika!! Im really happy for her;)