With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Mother's Day Weekend

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend

Saturday, John and I worked from 7am until 3pm in the yard weeding, trimming bushes and adding a new berm where there was a bare spot from a Japanese Maple we lost last year.  We quit to shower and dress for a drive to my cousin's son's wedding reception.  We picked up my sister on the way and headed to a lovely evening with family and friends.
Johnny and Nanea had a beautiful beach wedding a few weeks ago in Hawaii

Jamie and Josh had us over for Mother's Day. 
Josh prepared a refreshing Strawberry~Limeade as he and Jamie made lunch.
The Menu
Marinated Balsamic Chicken
Couscous with spices French Provence and pecans
Caprese Salad on Crispy Bread
Dessert ~ Root Bear Floats
 Some playtime outside on this perfect weather day
 Chloe tries to engage everyone in conversation ~ Pop-Pop was delighted to chat with her.
 lovin' on the kids
 baby Chloe with her Pop-Pop and Mom-Mom
 Jamie has a very sweet neighbor!  She had the kids to her house to paint individual flower pots for their momma.  She provided graduated sized clay pots to correspond with each child.
Love them all, especially the teeny-tiny pot from Chloe.
The yard work is progressing.  Here is the new Japanese Maple (picked up at Aldi's for cheep).  We created a new berm and included Hosta and Sedum that we divided from established plants in the yard.  The back berm is also being renovated.  Did lots of weeding and added more Sedum.  We have just begun to wheel barrel mulch that is piled in our driveway. 
Slow and steady we are getting there.

26 comments:

SJ Scott said...

This time of year, I really miss having a yard. Other times of the year, I'm glad not to have to mow a lawn, but I miss gardening! It all looks beautiful!

Maple Lane said...

Looks like a beautiful wedding reception. I love the photos from Mother's Day. Cambrie is so cute riding that tricycle! I can tell Chloe has lots to say to Pop-Pop! Your yard is so pretty.

Susan said...

Wow, LDH, what a great post. So much to read about and see! Darling little baby, too. Oh, you are very blessed. Aren't we all? Thanks so much for sharing such joyful photos. Susan

Buttercup said...

Always enjoy your pictures, but am in love with Grandpa and Chloe. What a sweet, sweet picture.

Cyn said...

Beautiful yard!! I am jealous of the maple tree LOL. Your grandkids are adorable!

Barbara F. said...

I am impressed that you could do yardwork and attend a wedding the same day. Baby Chloe is absolutely adorable and precious. xo

marie said...

Your yard is looking wonderful...we'll be working on our yard a lot this year. You've provided inspiration!

I always love your family photos. You take lovely photos of beautiful subjects...precious memories in the making! Little Chloe is so sweet and alert. What fun to have a conversation with her!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That baby is adorable! Your yard is lovely. A great place to spend time with family!

Julie said...

Sounds like a lovely Mother's Day. The kids are so cute!!! Your backyard is lovely.

podso said...

Your yard looks so nice! Chloe is growing so quickly!

Snap said...

Beautiful family. Lovely memories. Cute pots! :D :D

NanaDiana said...

You have such a beautiful family, Lorraine. I love how Pop-pop loves his "babies".

What a cute idea your neighbor had with the graduated flower pots. How sweet of her. She must love your daughter and family.

Your yard is looking good! That is what I hope to work on today- wish me luck. It is only 43º here this morning- xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

Lorraine- I lied-I just turned the news on and the temp is onlu 41º. This IS mid-May, right? xo Diana

SnuggleBunnie said...

such lovely photos. Your yard is looking awesome.

Liz - Imageremix said...

Your new berm is so beautiful and your time with family looks like it was lots of fun. A whole lot of sweet faces there. Love it.

Liz

Suzanne said...

We spent Mother's Day with our grandchildren and other children too.Yours are just darling! Aren't they fun...LOL!

Debbie said...

Looks like your week-end was wonderful! What cuties those grands are. Wonderful idea on the pots. Glad you enjoyed everything!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

What fun, all your little grands and flower pots are works of art...especially your new little doll. It sounds like you had an extra special weekend.

Traci said...

That Chloe sure is a cutie patootie! They all are! It looks like y'all had a wonderful Mother's Day. Your yard looks great too!

Melissa said...

Your photos are wonderful! =)

It looks like you had a wonderful Mothers Day!

Ann said...

That was some weekend. I would have been exhausted after all the yard work :)
The pictures are all wonderful but the ones of Chloe with her pop pop are adorable. They look like they are having some conversation there.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my goodness, you look gorgeous after working in the garden and GOING TO A WEDDING AFTER!! Your family is beautiful, and you all look like you had a wonderful MD. The little adorable doll really did it for me! Hugs,
FABBY

Robyn said...

The yard looks beautiful.. What a wonderful Mothers day you had.. Love the photo of the flower posts according to age.. What a unique gift :)

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I enjoyed reading about your Mother's Day weekend. That baby is simply adorable, let me tell ya!

Beautiful photos, beautiful family.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful family and yard pictures. Your family has so many special occasions and I consider it a privilege to share via pictures, in them. The painted clay pots were such a fun idea. You certainly passed the creativity genes on to your children.

Also, thank you for sharing the orange cake recipe. I look forward to making it for my family.

As for the lovely verses on the pictures of your flowers, did you ever consider making them into notecards to sell? They are so well done!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What beautiful photos and time with family and friends! Especially love yours and your hubby's photos with your grandlittles :o) And what a cute idea for the potted plants, especially Chloe's itty bitty one!

Blessings & Aloha!

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