I recently went to Ohio to celebrate my Mom's 88th Birthday. That's my sister, Amy, on the left with my Mom and I. We took her to the Morgan House, and had a wonderful lunch.
Isn't my Mom so cute? She bought this pretty dress to wear for her birthday lunch, and then before I left for home, she gave it to me!
Here's a picture of my chicken salad, with a side garden salad with a fresh strawberry dressing. We each had a pot of tea, and I chose Blackberry Sage, Mom had Apricot, and Amy had Wild Blueberry.
Look who showed up to meet us!! My friend, Michele, from The Nest at Finch Rest, surprised us!! I had texted Michele to tell her where we were going, hoping that she could come by. Michele and I have always wanted to meet in person. Of course, we already knew each other well from blogging, but meeting in real life was such a treat. My Mom and sister loved Michele right from the start, and she stayed and had a pot of tea with us. Michele was too kind and brought my Mom a gift that she had made, with the instructions to open later.
Here's Mom at home, opening her gift from Michele.
The gift was a darling pitcher (which my mom collects) with a pretty floral arrangement. Wasn't that sweet of Michele? I placed it on my Mom's nightstand.
My Mom always wants me to make her an angel food cake with her favorite Speedy Meringue Frosting.
Singing Happy Birthday to this sweet lady!
My Mom and I had a day to spend together because my sister had to work. I was down in the basement doing some laundry and this quilt and sham set was calling to me. I brought it up to see if mom would like to change out her quilt on her bed, and she did. It gave her a pretty summery feel to her room. The green quilt at the foot of the bed was found down in the basement, too. Yes, it was such fun shopping the house!
One evening we did the fun tiles that my son, Mike, and I had done this summer with the grands. My nephew, Shane, joined in for the fun project. He was so sweet and asked to create one together with his grandma. the bouquet of flowers behind Shane were a gift from him to his Gram.
Happy 88th Birthday to my beautiful Mom, sitting on her pretty patio. I was so happy to be able to share her birthday with her!
Now I am off to Breckinridge, CO, to vacation with my youngest son, Kevin, DIL, Kristen, and granddaughter, Harper.
I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
Thank you for your visit! xo