Monday, August 14, 2006

Happy Birthday Mom!!! August 15, 2006

Happy Birthday Mom!!!!! Above is a picture of my Mom, my brother, Todd, and I circa 1965.

Monday night, the 14th, my Mom came over and we made cards (stamping, ribbons, coloring, etc.). We had a good time. Mom even had a birthday "highball" that I made for her! Little did she suspect that when the picture above was taken I would be making her a cocktail on the eve of her 65th birthday!!!

Artwork by Mary Englebreit.
This is a picture of my Grandma Bates, me, and my Mom in front of my Grandma's house at 14422 Michigan Avenue, Riverdale, Illinois. This is the site of so many family memories and is where my Mom grew up. Note my very cool red purse!
My Mom made this card and I totally love it!!


This is my Mom's vote for the best card I made tonight.

Tomorrow we are off to St. Charles, Illinois to check out antique shops and a stamp shop. We will probably sneak in a bookstore stop too...and lunch!!! Perfect way to spend a birthday I say!!!!

I love you very much Mom and am so glad we get to spend your birthday together!

9 comments:

Babsarella said...

What a fun day!! My MILs birthday is 8/15 too. Love the photos. Your Mom looks a lot like mine did at that time...same haircut! Oh, and I had a cute red bag when I was about the same age!!! FUN FOND MEMORIES!!! BTW, your Mom's card is TERRIFIC!

Tricia said...

Happy Birthday Nancy!!! What a wonderful gift...time together. Your pictures are so pure and precious, and you still love a good handbag! The more things change, the more they stay the same.

dogfaeriex5 said...

too funny, moy mom's bday is the thursday the 17th..we celebrated a little early on sunday at my aunts and we pulled out the ever popular slide projector..do you remember that contraption..we laughed ourselves silly even the little grandkids laughed..it was a wonderful memeorable time, that is why i love my family for those special celebrations...
take care and kiss your mom for me!
oxox!kim

Jane said...

Happy Birthday Nancy!!! What fun to spend the night/day with Miss Laura! You both are too cute for words! Love those jazzy handbags. What a stitch! Hope everything was just grand - I am smiling inside and out looking at those wonderful pictures. Laura and the RED hair cutie patootie and just look at those gams on Nancy!!! Your cards are terrific too - Love you guys!!!

audrey said...

Laura...happy birthday to your mom and what great cards you guys made.

Cris said...

Oh how fun!!! What a special day for you and your Mom Laura! I love the pictures and I agree, that card is gorgeous! It's so fun to visit your blog. Happy Birthday Laura's Mom!!!!

Beth said...

Happy belated Birthday to your Mom. It sounds like you had a great time and the cards you both made are adorable. The old photos...now those are special...and to think you spent the day in St. Charles which is where we lived exactly 10 years ago...if I was still there, I would have met you both for lunch.

One Crabapple said...

I love your mom's card too !

Colette said...

Your Mom's card is amazing! I love love love that rubber stamp. I've never seen it before.