Tuesday, June 8, 2010


We are planning to be
"out of the office"
for a few days.

It's that time of year,
when cousins come to visit.

And the wonderful aroma
of home baked foods fill our kitchen.

Friends and family gather
to celebrate their heritage
at family reunions.

And if we're lucky,
Mom slips us a bit of the caramel icing
from Granny's black walnut cake.

We'll still be sniffing around your blogs -
because we can't stay away,
but we probably won't be posting
until next week.

Have a fantastic weekend,
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi


Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Scotties
Family, friends, heritage, home baking and a wee morsel of walnut cake with caramel icing. Sound's like someone has their life in order! Hope you all have a lovely time.
Toodle pip!
PS Gail and I are very impressed with all your Dad's degrees! We thought that Gail held the record (one bachelors, two masters and, last year finally, a PhD). We think you should encourage your Dad to go for the doctorate too!

Samantha said...

Oh what fabulous-looking homebaked foodables - I can smell those breads all the way out here! And that cake looks amazing! You are going to have a great family get-together and we can't wait to hear all about it. Have fun and pats to the scotties!
Big Hugs (and great admiration for your Dad and his intellectual pursuits and achievements - wow!)

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That sounds like so much fun! Everything looks very good! Have lots of fun!! Love, Debbie and Holly

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

Looks like you will be having a most exciting time!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Benny and Lily said...

What wonderful plans. We don't blame you for being out of the office. Grams pie is sure sounded good. Hope you have a nice time.
Benny & Lily

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Lynn, Have a great time with family!!! Play hard!!
See you next Momday!!
XXOO, Fern

Angus said...

If only we could get Granny's recipes translated into French .

Martine said...

Enjoy your time out of the office! This is Ruari's first!!! Fantastic milestone.

catherine_mary said...

Have a lovely re-union with your family. The cake looks wonderful. Mind you, having just been to Downunder Daisy's blog with their Pupcakes, my mouth is really watering now.

What lovely food you guys make.

Hector and Bonny

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Have fun with your family and save a piece of that cake for the momma and I!! That looks GOOD!!!!!



The Teacher's Pets said...

Enjoy time with your family! That cake looks so yummy.

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Hope that you all are having a pawsome visit with efurone!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Mack and Mia said...

I hope woo all have a great time with your family! Nothing beats quality family time!!

and if there is any room....Mia wants to know if she can come because she wants to try Granny;s black walnut cake. She is such a FATSO!

Wags and woofs,
Mack and Mia

Remington said...

Have a great time! That cake looks yummy -- save me a piece!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

This is one of the wonderful things about summer--Be safe and enjoy, we'll want the details when you get back!! :-)))

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya pals!! Can we come to 'Out of Office' too?? :) We're smelling that super delicious iced walnut cake from here...
Have a wonderful time!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Maggie and Mitch said...

Have a great time with your family and friends, guys! That black walnut cake sure does look tasty!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dory and the Mama said...

Have a happy fun time!!!

...and mail us some of that cake!!


Smileys and Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

scotsmad said...

A lot of scope for snackies...and rubs comin' up. You guys have a great time. We'll look forward to your stories.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Have a wonderful time with your family and... save us some of that cake!!! Puuuleease!

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Wyatt said...

Have fun with the family. Hope you get a bite of those yummy baked goods!


Sallie said...

That walnut cake looks awesome!

Miss you already! :)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Yummers - can we be your cousins for a few days too?

Enjoy and we will miss you.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Jazzi said...

Oh~~I will miss you while you are out!! but...have fun with your company and I sure hope you get some of that good smelling bread and some yummy cake!! :-)

wags and Smiles

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom is drooling ovFUR the khake!

Have lots of fun!


booker said...

have funsies with your family!
dude, those breads and that cake look SUPER DELICIOUS!
the booker man

houndstooth said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun! That cake is making me drool all over the keyboard! Enjoy your family time!


chicamom85 said...

It is so good to be back. I have missed you all and am trying to catch up. Have fun while you are away and save me some of that cake please. You had puppies!!! I will be back soon to visit and congratulations.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Mango said...

No worries. Enjoy your wee selves. We'll see you when you get back.


Bella the Westie said...

Enjoy that time of the year. It sounds lovely. :)
We are thinking of you all.
Can't wait to hear about your adventures!

Love, Bella.

Miss Jean said...

Have a great time! My mom used to make a cake just like that!!

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

We're drooling seeing all those delicious home baked foods....
we can sniff the smell in our home too!!!!!!
The cake looks soooooooooooooooo yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyy....
Can we have the recipe pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee???!!!!!!

So guys you're going to have such a great great time with your cousins!!!!!!
Can't wait to read all about it!!!!!
Enjoy your days with them....
Take care of you and sure will be a special time for Ruairi....!!!!

And thank you sooooooooooooo much for your sweet wishes to Paco & Maya!!!!
you're such a special friends!!!!

Sweet kisses and licks and huge hugs to all of you!!!!!

Ms. ~K said...

You're so fortunate to have a big family...enjoy this special time together,

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Ooooo we want to borrow your cousins so we can have all those yummers, fresh baked goodies too. Have your mama send our mama the recipe for that black walnut cake. Oh how our mouths are watering!!
BabyRD and Hootie

Brenda said...

I want a taste of the frosting. Better yet I want a huge piece of the cake looks scrumptious! Have a great time with your family I am going to visit my folks next week in Indiana. I sent you an e-mail also.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I wish every animal would have a caring home with lots of love too!!! I take care of as many as I can!!!!
Granny cake looks really good!!!!
Have fun, Fern

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Enjoy your family reunion, we can't wait for the next post.
I can smell the aroma of your home baked foods way over here!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We just sniffed our was over from The Portuguese Water Blog celebrating their red bandanna day. You are lookin' PURRty snazzy in red, doncha' know☺

K9friend said...

That cake looks amazingly delicious. Enjoy a little time to relax!


Oskar said...

Oh I hope your party is super fun!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Have a great time. Just me Sugar. Saying hello n wishing you Happy Bandana Day. Do visit my blog when you get back. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Deborah said...

Hey Friends, have a nice visit!!! Your going to have a wonderful week! The food looks yummy!!!

慶天 said...


Piappies World said...

Happy Bandana Day to you!

Enjoy your break with the family. The cake really looks yummy! How do you do that?

See you when you get back. Weeeee

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

Piappies World said...

Happy Bandana Day to you!

Enjoy your break with the family. The cake really looks yummy! How do you do that?

See you when you get back. Weeeee

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

Sunshade said...

That walnut cake looks super delicious!! Get togethers are super nice, and family time is priceless. I'm glad you guys all had a great time!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

BRUTUS said...

How lovely! All that yummy food and lots of family to share it with! Hope you had some nice weather too. We've been doing a sort of "reuino" of our own with some cousins while in Utah, plus riding through 10 states with my in-laws aboard Big Earl - that's gonna be enough "family moments' to last me a LONG time LOL!

Michelle & Brutus

TwoSpecialWires said...

Now we KNOW we need to come spend the summer with you! Those reunions and that fellowship and those loaves of bread and that black walnut cake look indescribably wonderful.

Jake and Fergi xxxxxxoooooo

Inky and Molly said...

Enjoy your holiday!

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