What a wonderful Mother's Day I had! I woke up a little later than usual, let Teddy out and then I had a cup of tea and watched HGTV for a little while. John then woke up and I made us a tomato, muenster cheese, basil (from my garden) omelet with sausage patties. It was so good! (John doesn't make really good omelets so I told him I would make them) I then proceeded to take a nap! Then John and I headed over to Megan and Ken's. Jenny and Kevin arrived shortly after we did. We had a lovely dinner that Megan and Ken made. Ken smoked 2 briskets (which were from my Dad's steer) and they were awesome!! Megan made this special macaroni salad with chicken in it, Ken made cucumber salad and we had rolls. Jenny made one of those huge cupcakes. She made it like a little house with a squirrel and hedgehog along the 2 sides-very cute! Jenny and Kevin gave me some cash for the trip North and Ken and Megan gave John and I (it was a Mother's Day/Father's Day gift) a year membership to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden!! The day started out kind of chilly here (it was 58 degrees) and then it warmed up to a no humidity 69-70 degrees-it was absolutely gorgeous! After dinner we sat outside and enjoyed the lovely weather. Megan and Ken have really been working on their garden in the back and their herbs around the patio are huge! The lavendar and rosemary especially. Right before John woke up in the morning I went outside to water the plants in the courtyard and I found another tree frog just like Fernando but smaller. Maybe Fernando has a sweetie!! She has 2 gold dots on her lower back which glitters in the sunlight. Such interesting little creatures! Here are some pictures of my day-enjoy!
These are the flowers I woke up to from John. He also gave me a Mother's Day card.
The girls and I at Megan and Ken's house (Jenny, myself and Megan)
Here is a picture of the delicious brisket Ken smoked in his smoker. It was so tender it just fell apart when you touched it! Wonderful!
I ordered this really cute pink and polka dot tea cup garden stake from my friend Donna. She has an etsy site-check it out http://www.etsy.com/shop/whimsytwo. Donna also has a blog, here is her link: http://donnas-art.blogspot.com/ Donna is such a talented artist. She will also paint your pet and she does a beautiful job! Thanks Donna!
Fernando's little friend hiding in my daylilies.
Fernando's little friend hopped from my daylilies to the gardenia plant to the back of the patio chair. She is hanging on for dear life-I love the toes!
Last but not least, here is the view I have from my reading chair with the new configuration of the living room! It is absolutely wonderful looking out into the courtyard and see my roses and other flowers!
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!