As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Monday, October 21, 2013

CeLeBRaTe!! {Day 21 ~ The Pie Party}

Celebrations (marking occasions) are not always the "biggies" like birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or holidays.

Sometimes a celebration can appear ordinary on the surface, but underneath, it is a grand celebration of friendship, of family, of fellowship. 

~ Like when Joanne and I go out for "mama coffee" and talk and linger and laugh till we cry...for hours

~ Like when my mom and sister and various and sundry daughters go on our annual Christmas shopping trip or get together for lunch.

~ Like Sunday afternoons with family.

~ Like an "everybody bring something" soup lunch with our church family. 

~ Like the Pie Party.  

Every Sunday evening, there is a Pie Party down the road at my mother-in-law's house. 

One day, almost a year ago now, my sister-in-law made a sweet potato pie and some of the family gathered at Mom's house to share it. 

That was the beginning of the Pie Party.

There isn't always pie.

Sometimes there is coffee cake, sometimes apple crisp, sometimes coconut cake. Sometimes the treats are home baked. Sometimes they are from Sam's Club.

It's a "come as you are" affair. It's a "come if you're free tonight" kind of party.

Mom always makes coffee. She surprises us with the vast variety of mugs in her cache. And with the variety of tablecloths. (Some could now be considered "vintage"!). 

There may be a few around the table. Or we may have to bring the kitchen chairs into the dining room.

Always there is talking, lots of talking. And laughter. 

Connection between a mother and her children. Between brothers and sisters. Between grandmother and grandchildren. Between aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews.

The Pie Party is a celebration of family. 

What are some everyday occasions that you celebrate?

This is Day 21 in the series CeLeBRaTe!!  Click ~here~ to see more.


  1. Mama Coffee. We need to schedule one soon before holiday stuff takes over! (Thanks for posting a link to my blog!)

  2. What an advantage/blessing to live near family! It still takes effort I would think, but so worth it!

  3. obligation, but if you are free...what a concept. We had for many years a Sunday afternoon "event" at my in-laws' farm. Basically, this turned into a sibling time for my husband and a cousin time for the kids. Fond memories...very fond. We could have sweetened it a bit with some pie, though. As I recall, the kids' favorites were creme filled cookies, which Nana found easiest "to bake." Ha. I might have taken brownies pretty often. My sisters-in-law baked, too.

    Oh do make an appointment for some Mama coffee. Now that's a concept!

  4. I think this is a beautiful, wonderful, terrific, loving and any other adjective that fits idea. I think all families need a "pie night". Love the cloth and mugs you shared. I knew you would take this 31 days of celebrations idea and run, no wait, fly through the sky, with it!! xo

  5. What fun!

    We celebrate every Sunday with a come if you want to gathering at our home. It is usually in the late afternoon and we do a campfire. Fun times!


  6. That is a wonderful event each Sun evening and I love the "come if you're free". I just may start that very thing....:)

    Thanks so much for coming by with your sweet comment. Yes, blogging is a part of my heart...the good thing is that my old blog is still there and always will be, or so says Blogger. :) My grands can get into it by going to the OLDER all is not lost. :))

    It's bed time and now I'm hungry for....pie !! :)

  7. I love this idea, You are so blessed to have family so near!
    Thanks for sharing.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...