Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope your Mother's Day has been a very good one!  Jim & I went to Bellingham & had lunch with Ty & Nicole & Nicole's parents Tim & Tina.  We were treated to a yummy meal of oyster mushroom/swiss chard or kalamata olive/artichoke quiches, fruit & either mimosas or bloody mary's before lunch.  The kids had even made strawberry ice cream!  After lunch we visited & took a walk, then Jim & I headed south for home, stopping at Trader Joe's on the way.

I called my Mom & we had a good visit & I talked with my middle son Nate & my oldest son Eric!  All in all, a perfectly wonderful day.

Jim's sweet Mom, Mary, at her 90th Birthday!  She passed March 21st, 2013.  Mom had celebrated her 92nd birthday 6 days earlier.  I loved Mary so much and think of her every day--she treated me like the daughter she never had.

And here's my Mom, Arlene (the woman in the middle with the calm smile).  Mom will celebrate her 85th birthday in May.  She is the foundation of our family & raised all 5 of us with love, kindness and a whole lot of patience.

I hope this finds all of you well and happy.  Safe travels and thanks for stopping by.  Cheers from the oldtimers at the end of the road.