My parents are arriving this morning! I'm so excited. We have lots of fun things planned, including visiting the Ritz Carlton for afternoon tea. I think that's the very best way to use my gift certificate.
I'm getting ready for them now. I'm going to venture to the grocery store to stock up on their favorite snacks and drinks. I'm also going to get fresh flowers to put in their bedroom.
My mother made a black walnut cake for me and brownies for Rich. Isn't that so nice? I can't wait to have a slice of that wonderful cake with a cup of tea with her. I think she just uses her 1-2-3-4 cake recipe, adding black walnuts to the batter. I'll confirm that with her when she gets here.
Even though she's made a 1-2-3-4 cake at least once a month for as long as I can remember, she still refers to a very old cardboard cut-out from Swansdown cake flour.
I'll have lots of stories to tell you about their visit, I'm sure. Just you wait. Lots of funny things happen to them.