Tuesday, March 24, 2009

March 24

Every year my Dad saves and freezes the bone from the Christmas ham. He then passes it on to me and I make pea soup and have them over for supper. This has been a tradition for about 15 years now. Things do change in that time. My Mom has passed on, Dad has remarried and there are no longer 3 kids around the table but we still look forward to this night.
This year we waited a little longer in the year to make the soup so Andy could be home and spend the evening with us. Tonight was the night - the soup was delicious and so were the homemade rolls! We had a fun and tasty night.
L to R: Bob, Dad, my step mom Ann and Andy

16 comments:

Sujomi (SuzyHomemaker) said...

Sounds like a great family tradition. It's nice that you continue to do this each year. We have had several traditions morph and change over the years as well, but the underlying roots are always there.

dd said...

Sounds like it was definately tasty!! I could absolutely live off of good bread..unfortunately my hips and thighs show it! LOL What a great tradition and moment to share with all of us.

Cherdecor said...

If it is as cold there as it is here tonight, Pea Soup sounds delish. I think it is great that Andy got some of it this year. I know that he must enjoy being with grandparents and sharing stories.

Michelle said...

What a great tradition!

It's Not About Us Anymore said...

I think it's great that your family has traditions. I'm glad that Andy is getting in lots of family time.

Dot O said...

Mari, my husband does the same thing - mmmmm good! He and I love but sadly both kids don't...

Glad Andy was home to take part in this annual tradition and I believe your mom was there in spirit right along with you.

Christina said...

Wonderful family time! Great photo!
The paint color looks the same as what we painted a wall in our kitchen.

Darla said...

yum yum, i love pea soup and fresh rolls.

All My Blessings said...

Just how many traditions does your family have and how do you keep track of all of them? Kae

Godena said...

What a great tradition!

bentonflocke said...

Traditions and memories are a such important thing! Great you have some!!

Susan said...

I love family traditions!! How wonderful you waited for your son to be included.
Susan

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Sara G said...

What a GREAT tradition!!!

Renee said...

Great family tradition! And much better that Andy could join you this time.

John said...

What a nice tradition!