Monday, May 14, 2012

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and My Family

We celebrated Mother's Day on Saturday afternoon and evening. Jenny had to work on Sunday so Saturday worked out better. Saturday morning John and I went to breakfast at a little place called Skillets. After we were done eating we decided to go to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. We love going there. Megan and Ken had given us a year pass there. Here are some photos I took of the flowers and fountains at the garden:
This was a tree stump and they made it into a planter. I love it!
This is one of the statues in the garden. This one is called the Child of Peace. It is really gorgeous!
I found just the right angle to take a photo of this fountain and to also have the bird in flight cutout in it too!
One of my favorite flowers-the hydrangea.
This is a small magnolia. I just love them!
This smoke tree is a plum color and it was just gorgeous!!
This lily looked so fragile swaying in the breeze. It is so graceful.
This is a milk thistle. They are really prickly but their flower is just gorgeous!
Spiderwort grows all over the garden. Just so beautiful. After we left the DSBG we came home for about an hour and then we headed to Megan and Ken's. They made a wonderful dinner. Leg of Lamb on the grill, hot German potato salad and Jenny made Cheesy Zucchini. Megan made a beautiful cake with handmade hydrangeas on it-just gorgeous! I should have taken a photo of it when Megan posts it on her facebook page. Didn't get a photo before we ate it! Jenny, Kevin and Owen joined us and we had a great time. Here a some photos of Owen and everyone:
Megan, Me and Jenny. I love this photo! I'm going to print it out and frame it. I love my girls!!
Fabulous Megs! She probably will kill me for posting this-hehehe!
Jenny was kissing Owen and he looked like he was saying, "Mom, really everyone is looking at us".
Jenny and Owen
Owen and Papa hanging out together!
Owen and Kevin laughing it up!
Jenny, Kevin and Owen. Another good photo to print out and frame!
Owen-he just steals my heart every time I see him-that little cutie pie! I hope all my mother friends had a wonderful Mother's Day!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I have seen the signs for Daniel Stowe and have wanted to go there. You pictures make me want to go there even more!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- What a wonderful Mother's Day, Sherri. You have a beautiful family and that little guy is just precious!

Gorgeous gardens there!!! xo Diana

Donna said...

Great family photos, Sherri. And the botanical garden looks lovely. What a nice Mother's Day.


Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

What great photos... of the floral and family varieties! That little one is just too cute for words!

vicki said...

Sherri- its delightful to see these pictures of your family. The photo of you and your daughters really IS beautiful- yes you should frame it!!

I cannot believe how much baby Owen has grown! He is an absolute doll!! You have a beautiful family--

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
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!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!