Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish all of my blogging friends a very happy Mother's Day! I know a lot of you are mothers, and of course, all of you have mothers. Make sure you take the time to tell those closest to you how much you love them.

I have not posted for a few days because I have been very busy. I don't have a lot of time today either, but I was starting to have blogging withdrawals. So... I just had to post something. I will keep it short and sweet.

I couldn't let this week go by without sharing a picture of my peonies. I wait all year for this. However, their blooms don't last nearly long enough. Some of you may remember my peony cages that my dad made, well they were not tall enough. I have already put in my order for taller ones next year.

I also wanted to share a picture of my broccoli. I can't wait to harvest it.

This weekend also held another treat. I got to meet Ree Drumond, aka the Pioneer Woman, at a book signing on Friday evening at Jospeh Beth Bookstore at South Park Mall in Charlotte.

The wait was long but we were given a letter and called by groups so that no one had to stand in line. That was a great idea. We actually enjoyed dinner with some relatives at an outdoor bistro while we waited our turn. After a day of shopping and an evening of waiting, I didn't quite look my best when I finally got to meet her (9:30 p.m.). She seemed very nice.

My little Vanna White, aka Carson, decided to show off my newly signed cookbook.

Today, I had my mom, dad, brother, and aunt over for a Mother's Day lunch. I kept it very simple with chicken salad croissants, chips, a veggie tray, and key lime pie. I didn't want anyone to have to do any work preparing a meal today. Thank you my sweet John for baking and cutting up the chicken and veggies to make my life easier today. I just love my husband.

Carson loves her grandma, aka my mom. I do too! I am so thankful to have her still with me. My heart goes out to those who have lost their mothers. I know that is a void that will never be filled. May God truly bless each one of you on this beautiful day.


Glenda said...

I enjoyed this post, which says so much about your love for your family and the simple pleasures of life. Your peonies are just beautiful, and so is the broccoli! Your outdoor lunch setting is so pretty - with the blue tablecloths and bouquets of flowers. Looks like you had a beautiful day - made more special by having your mom with you.

sweetbay said...

Your peonies look good enough to eat, they look so luscious. We've just started picking broccoli here.

Glad to hear you had a good Mother's Day.

myletterstoemily said...

well, your peonies are just gorgeous! i'm like you, i wait
in anticipation for their lovely blooms, and they are gone
much too soon.

ree is sweet, isn't she? so happy you got to meet her and
have your book signed.

blessings and happy mother's day,

Joan Elizabeth said...

I think peonies are awfully special and I'm amazed at the progress of your brocolli. Glad you had a great mother's day.

Katarina said...

Love your peonies! Happy Mother's day!

tina said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too! Your little Vanna White is a cutie and your luncheon looks perfect!

*Ulrike* said...

I have never tried broccoli in my garden although I do love it. It looks like you had a spectacular mother's day! My daughter made dinner for us, what a treat!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Our peonies are still a few weeks from blooming. I'm really looking forward to it.

You are right, those of us who still have mothers with us are blessed.

Randy said...

There are two things that I cannot grow for the life of me. Peonies and tomatoes! Can you believe I live in Alabmama and can't grow a tomato?-- Randy

Denise said...

What a lovely post. I used to have a peony in a garden in England, aren't they just beautiful flowers.
I can't believe your broccoli, I thought mine was about the same size as yours when you last posted but I still have no heads in the middle? When did you plant yours?

Terra said...

You were wise to serve a simple feast and it sounds delicious. You are blessed to have your mom around and I can see that you cherish her. I had a great mothers day too. Oh, your peonies are fabulous!