Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day and a Special Surprise!

I hope all of you wonderful ladies out there had a most wonderful and fantastic Mother's Day!
I was most fortunate that not only did I get to celebrate Mother's Day, I actually got to have an entire Mother's Day Weekend!

How did I get so lucky?

The weekend started off with the announcement:

"Let's go pick out you something for Mother's Day."

So, I put down my computer and Coke Zero, and got ready for an adventure!

Our first stop was a little nursery right down the street from our house.

Look at all of this flowery goodness!

I chose a flat of a couple of types of flowers, but decided I needed MORE, so off we headed to our nusery mecca....


I know that most of you are probably saying "Lowe's????"

But in our little rural area, Lowe's offers acres and acres of all things that grow in the ground. Each time I go, I could easily spend thousands of dollars.

NOT that I EVER, EVER, EVER have thousands of dollars to spend.

I mean, just look at this......

And these are just the "EXTRAS"

Jameson is just as overwhelmed as I am.....

We did manage to find a FEW things...

After we finished at Lowe's, and managed to get the tree in the car (that in itself was a MAJOR feat), we drove to our favorite resturant to eat...

Jameson (and his Transformers) are ready for some food!

Mr. Delmonico....



Hubby even has his eyes open!!

Saturday was just a wonderful day!


Sunday started off just like most typical Sunday mornings....

Us, sleeping a little later than we needed to, running around, digging through clean clothes, looking for something to wear. Me missing breakfast because I thought of just "one more thing" I needed to do for my Sunday School Class...

You know, typical Sunday morning stuff.

After Church, we headed to my Mother-in-Law's house.

This is my Wonderful Mother-in-Law.

I just love her so much!

I am so lucky to have her in my life!

I feel so sorry for all of the women out there who have a really tough time with their in-laws!

(You see where Hubby and Jameson get their beautiful blue eyes?)

THIS is another reason I love going to my MIL's house...

Yummy, Yummy Goodness!

Jameson was disappointed that his cousins weren't able to come, but he still had a great time!

Today, Hubby was off work, so he decided to plant all my flowers for me!

Such a dear, sweet hubby!

(I promise all of this will look SO much better when they start to spread!)

Aren't these Hydrangeas just gorgeous?

And this my friends, is my favorite....

It's a Weeping Cherry tree.

I cannot wait until it blooms!

So, there is a recap of my Mother's Day!

I hope you enjoyed yours as much as I did mine!


A couple of weeks ago, I entered a contest at Lisa's blog

Living Upward

and I WON!

I was in total and complete SHOCK! I never win anything!

And lookie what came in the mail today.....

Oh look! I won some bags!

Oh wait, there's something under those bags....

LOOKIE!! It's my new birdies, Robin and Marty 2!!


Gorgeous notepads AND pens that match!

They are SOOO cute!

I asked Lisa how she knew that all the female members of my family have an obsession with all things relating to stationary!

I've had to hide these so Chelsea doesn't get her paws on them!

And the best of the best....

Lisa MADE this plate, ladies!!! Isn't it gorgeous?!

It is even more beautiful in person.

Try not to be TOO jealous.

Doesn't everything looks so cute here?

I wish I could leave it here.....but I feared for Robin and Marty 2's I had to put everything WAAAAY up, out of the reach of a 6 y.o.

Thank you SO much, Lisa. Everything is even BETTER than I even expected!

So, everyone RUN, not walk, over to Lisa's blog, Living Upward and enjoy all of her creative genius!!

(Oh, and I don't want to leave Lisa's dear hubby out...he did spray the plate for me...Thank you too!)


Well, just like every Tuesday/Wednesday, I will be out of the loop for the next couple of days.

I hope you all have a fantastic week!!!




  1. Looks like you had a great weekend. My Mother's Day weekend got extended into Monday. Ben, Claire and Mother stayed an extra night so they could get new tires yesterday morning. So we got to play "The Game" Sunday night. "The Game" is really called "Progressive Rummy."

  2. oh thats so nice Robin i mean everything,the flowers,the tree and of course the big parcel from Lisa!. the plate is beautiful cant believe she made it. that was so very nice to from Lisa what a great girl eh!!...have a wonderful week my friend i'll be back to check up on you later. lol....xx


  3. You are entirely too sweet!!! Just for that, I'll have to keep sending you care packages every once in a while! ;) And Manuela deserves all the credit for the plate; I never would've come up with that one on my own!

    I am SO glad you were completely and utterly spoiled this Mother's Day. I think it goes without saying that you DESERVE it!!! These hubbies of ours are keepers for sure!!!


  4. Ooooh, the I LOVE hydrangeas!!
    And thanks for the link to Lisa's blog....great package, and I enjoy her blog, too!


  5. So many pretties!! It was just like Christmas and a birthday all rolled into one. LOL

    Love the plate!

    Glad you had a great Mom's Day. Your flowers are lovely, and I heart those kinds of trees. I want to get one but Bill says we need to get rid of some first. (Mr. Kill Joy) LOL

    I will be gone for a few days, so try to stay out of trouble. I am going to see Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict and another bloggy friend in Asheville, and then I am stopping by in Raleigh to finally meet and spend the day with KD at Southern Whimsy. Woohoo! Its gonna be a whirlwind week.

    Take care my friend, hugs...Barb

  6. Robin, WOW looks like a great weekend was had by you! What a fun post, I really enjoy reading how my blog friends spend their time! HAve a great week, Sue

  7. Score for you on Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing the great pics.

  8. a well deserved mother's day for you!! happy you finally got your flowers too! :D and the pkg from lisa.. congrats!! i am in LOVE with those birds!! [kids got me a painted wooden bird for mother's place in my work room for inspiration] think they must think i've become obsessed with them ok ok.. maybe i have- a little. LOL anyway, glad you had such a big and beautiful day!!

    many blessings,

  9. Your mother in law looks suspiciously like a woman I know as "Granny". I bought some impatiens at Lowes the other day, and they are dying! I think it's a combination of too much rain and maybe some aphids, I've tried everything to make them live!

  10. This just looks like such a special weekend. I adore Weeping Cherry trees too. Congratulations on your win. That plate is so pretty! laurie

  11. Robin, I'm so glad you had a wonderful Mother's day. Your flowers are beautiful! And what a great bunch of goodies from Lisa, I love that plate! Take care at work - watch those stairs! Kathy

  12. thanks Robin!!! you just made my day! :D i'll be H.A.P.P.Y to make you something special!!


  13. Looks like your weekend was a glorious success! The goody box was a great treat! I want that plate!

    Thanks as always for sharing.



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