Monday, May 20, 2013

SHOW AND TELL

Dinner at Mario's for Mother's Day in Riverside, CA.
That's my Adam & Amber!
Flower from Adam & Tristen plus a lovely bottle of wine!
Eiffel Tower Cork holder from Amber & Dylan.
 Mark gave me the Eiffel Tower charm 
for my Pandora bracelet.
I had a lovely Mother's Day. Our dinner was delicious and then when we came home the kids went through our lifetime of pictures. Book after book, box after box, envelope after envelope looking for pictures of the two of them with my dad, their grandpa. They want to put together a picture collage to give him for his 90th birthday. We laughed so hard. It was such a fun afternoon. Here are a few that they found. They are going to use the originals so I scanned them to my computer to I would have them. 
A picture of our family with my Dad in the early 2000's.
Here are a few other things I've been meaning to show you. A few of the meals I've been making. We do love the nice thick  pork chops  from Costco baked in the oven with caraway.  Salsa Chicken from A Year of Slow cooking. I end up shredding the chicken when it's done and we make tacos.  Also I have been enjoying these Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll Ups from Two Peas & Their Pod. The picture is from a few weeks ago but I actually made them again on Saturday evening. 
A few different shot of our backyard at different angels. We love our bedroom doors with a view! Also notice our sparkling clean windows. A post will be coming soon about the windows....
Playing with my big girl camera in the yard. 
Some pictures of our Bougainvillea's in the front yard and the Ficus in its new pot and our Norfolk Pine has double in size in two years! 
My new lemon tree is all planted in the Pickle Crock.....

Have a great week!

23 comments:

Hilary said...

wow, what beautiful pictures / beautiful family.... thanks for sharing

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Glad you had such a nice Mother's Day! Those lasagna roll ups do look wonderful.

Pen Pen said...

Lovely post! And yay! your lemon tree looks great in the crock. Question: the cork holder...what makes it a cork holder? does it have a little place that opens for the corks to go inside? the reason I ask: I had a wire pig that had a little swing door on top. I never could figure what to do with the pig and sold it at a consignment store. When I saw your tower, I thought "man, the pig!! I could have done that!!!!" :)) Loved all your photo's today.

Pen Pen said...

Ok, I went to pinterest and looked up cork holders. What a cool idea! Where have I been? And now I'm sure that my pig was a cork holder. :(

TexWisGirl said...

looks like a fun day. cork holder! how cool! :)

LynnMarie said...

Beautiful photos and it all looks so warm and wonderful out your way. We are still getting a few frost warnings!!!

Katherine said...

How sweet of your kids! You look great, BTW! And I love your yard!

Headless Mom said...

Did I tell you that I got one of those cork holders too?? Mine is the giant wine glass!

Sandra said...

beautiful family photo and your yard is fantastic front and back.

Chatty Crone said...

You know those pictures were so interesting I could look at them individually! Glad you had a wonderful mother's day. sandie

Karen Mortensen said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day you had. All your pictures look wonderful.

Mom of 12 said...

Love the pics of your cute family! That's my favorite part of Mothers' Day...getting everyone together.
Sandy

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I love the new lemon tree!!

Gorgeous pictures with the big camera!!

I love that salsa chicken! I haven't made it in a while. I haven't been cooking a lot since this diet ... ugh

I love the pictures! All the Eiffel Tower items are so cool!

So glad you had a great mother's day.

Teri said...

Wow, so much loveliness in this post, I don't know where to begin. Love it all...

The Boston Lady said...

Debby, your Mother's Day looks like it was lovely. I have your dad's card on my dining table and will write it (my handwriting is still bad with my finger-issue) and send it off. What a great idea to make the photo book for his birthday.

When I made the Salsa Chicken it made about four different meals! We just had the last of it that I had frozen last night!

Thanks for sharing that lasagna recipe as it sounded delicious when you mentioned it.

You are a busy lady these days! Ann

nancygrayce said...

What a great Mother's Day! Love those gifts!!!

Great idea for your dad's birthday!

Laura said...

Beautiful! The yard pictures made me jealous and the food pictures made me hungry!! Loved seeing your walk down memory lane too. So glad you had a wonderful day!
Hugs-
L

COUNTRY MOM said...

Debby, I LOVE all the pics. You have a beautiful family. I'm so glad you had a fun Mothers Day... You deserve it. Drink a glass of wine for me haha. Love you

COUNTRY MOM said...

Where are you in the pic? I would love to see pics of you...

Love Of Quilts said...

Lovely plants you have glad to see all your photos.

Kristie said...

You definitely had a wonderful Mother's Day!! I love all the beautiful gifts and the reminiscing you did with your kids! :-)

Those meals look amazing!!

Your yard is very beautiful! And I think the fact that you have a lemon tree is awesome! It looks great in the pickle crock :-)

edshunnybunny said...

Your Mother's Day sounds very memorable. I'm glad it was a good one for you.

I LOVE all of your photos. It looks awesome around your house :)

Secret Agent Woman said...

Very nice! The pickle crock is perfect for the tree.

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