Mother's Day was awesome. I received cards from all my kids, some lovely gifts, and beautiful flowers and treats from Bruce. Church was wonderful, with some chocolate for the ladies (I'm so glad they stopped giving the women potted plants, and switched instead to serious Snickers bars. Can't beat a nice candy bar!)
Bruce made me a lovely lunch after church, and I took a nice long nap. What more could a girl want? FB messages, phone calls, and texts from the kids is the way of the 21st century, and I'm happy to enjoy these messages!
Yesterday was our big Mother's Day dinner. We always have dinner here, celebrating Mother's Day with Mom, who at 100 years old is definitely the Mom of the Century. But this year, in addition to being Saturday instead of Sunday, it was extra special: we were joined this year by sister Leslie, who lives in Chicago. She doesn't usually come out to visit at Mother's Day, but it happened to fall during her visit to Pasadena to meet her brand-new granddaughter Bridget. Since she was scheduled to fly home Sunday, we just moved the dinner up to Saturday evening, and we were thrilled to have my nephew, Leslie's son Jim, lovely wife Colleen, and darling baby Bridget join us. So, we honored 5 mothers at our soiree, but of course the guest of honor was our dear Mom.
My contribution, since my sister Lynne did all the cooking (she's the family gourmet cook), was to create a beautiful table. I recently bought a new April Cornell table runner and napkins. Chartreuse with beautiful cabbage roses. I scanned one of the napkins to create the background on my layout. I thought the table looked so pretty! The dinner was fantastic, the conversation lively, and of course, little Bridget charmed us all. She's just the cutest li'l gal ever.
|Inside of card|