Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Mom's Birthday!

 My Mom turned 70 on August 15th.  I cannot believe she is 70; thank goodness she is still the same as ever and no signs of aging are evident!  We spent the weekend together.  The time started with lunch last Friday.  Above are my Mom and I.
 Here are my Mom and my brother, Todd.   We really have been through life together....together!
 My Mom really pays attention to the little things in life that enhance experiences.  Her table setting was gorgeous!!!
 My Mom wanted my friend Diane to come over too.  We planned to stitch and hang out after lunch.  You can see my Vera bags ready to go in the corner.  Diane and I have been friends since were kids and we are still having lots of fun together! 
 This is a strawberry pie my Mom made.  I thought it looked gorgeous on the plate!  It tasted good too.  I should have taken a picture of the chicken salad my Mom made.  It was the best I ever had in my entire life.
 My Mom and I used to collect vintage postcards.  We still would be collecting them too if we had any disposable income!!!  This is a special card as it is my Mom's grandma's name.  They shared the same birthday too! 
 I love mums!!!
 This is the card that Diane made for my Mom.  Love it!!!!
I know this photo does not go with the others; it did not turn out very clear either.  But, this is my Mom's project bag area.  Yes, each bag has a project!!!  I thought you all could relate to this scenario and maybe you can hang up all your bags in the basement too!

Happy Birthday to my Mom!!!  I love you so!

17 comments:

Vonna said...

Happy Birthday Mom!! She must use Mary Kay products because her skin is fabulous!!! She doesn't look a day over 50 :)
It looks like a fabulous day...and I'm going to get my nails and hammer and hang my bags from the basement rafters too!

valerie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! Seriously, she doesn't look anything close to 70! Wow! Great photos and I hope that she enjoyed her special day!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time!! Everything looks just beautiful!
Linda

Margaret said...

Wow, your mom is so cool! Love the table with the quilt and all! And the project bags -- OMG! How cool is that! So smart too! Love it! I really enjoyed all the pics -- thanks for sharing. And happy birthday to your mom!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to your mom--she looks amazingly young--no where close to 70!! What a great time you all had together :)

pj said...

Wow, what a great birthday lunch. I love the tablesetting and your mom is gorgeous! She sure took care of herself....tell her Happy Birthday and wishes for many more. It is fun to share those special days with your Mom. Cherish the moments. pj

Sylvia said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom - she looks fabulous! I love the idea of hanging your projects.... LOL. Our basement is too moist though, but great idea.

Siobhan said...

Happy birthday, Laura's mom!! I am glad that she had such a good day. I hope she has many more wonderful years to celebrate with you & your brother. :) Your mother looks so young!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom. I bet her day was fabulous being able to spend it with family. Her project bags make me feel so much better. I thought I was the only one with this many things going.

teresa said...

Happy Birthday to your MOM! You are so very lucky. Looks like you were in for a very special luncheon.

Katrina said...

Looks like your mom had a happy, happy birthday!!!! Glad you all had such a nice day :-).

beth said...

happy birthday to your mom !!!

Jeanne said...

It looks like a grand time - you've got a nice family. Love the table your mom set up. And yes a woman can never have too many bags! Happy birthday to your mom.

BrendaS said...

Laura --
Happy Birthday to your Mom. It was so nice getting to meet her last weekend! What a lovely lady she is:))

Thanks for sharing all the great pictures!

Have a good weekend

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Nice post about your mom's birthday. Happy Birthday to her! Your table was lovely!

Joanie said...

Happy Birthday!!! What great photos of a very special day! She's still a spring chicken! And I love how she organizes her projects. Ingenious!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday to your mom. I had to laugh - my mom's grandma's name was Mamie too. I always thought it was such a cute name:o)