Monday, May 9, 2011


So today (Monday) is the day after the day (Mother's Day), after the day (Celebration Saturday), after the day (Skye's haircut)! Got that? I don't normally post on Mondays but I have too much to say, plus pictures, to do on Post It Note Tuesday.

So on Saturday we went to Los Angeles late in the day (after Amber got off work) to visit with Adam & Tristen to celebrate Mother's Day and Amber's upcoming birthday on the 18th. Originally we were just going down to celebrate Mother's Day and go to one of my favorite restaurants called Westside Tavern. Then we realized that because of other things going on over the next few weeks that this would also be the best time to celebrate Amber's 30th Birthday!

One day during the week she said to me "since we are also celebrating my birthday can't we go to the Pink Taco so I can have their fried ice cream for my dessert." I said no but deep down I knew that her 30th was more important then Mother's Day. So I changed the plans and we went to the Pink Taco but Amber didn't know that until we got there. She was thrilled!!! We enjoyed a lovely dinner there. The restaurant is in the Century City Mall so we also did some shopping after dinner which you will see in the other pictures. That is Amber wearing her brother Adam's horse head which he needs for a run next weekend. Those are our Mother's Day and birthday gifts. Also you see that duck made from a banana and pineapple? Well that was on the buffet table in a room that was set up for a party later that evening. The party was for the writer of the new movie Thor, so there is some celebrity info for you.

Here are my gifts. I got a Hallmark gift card from Skye and a Juice It Up gift card from Charlie. I also got Water for Elephants, Tangled and flowers from the kids. Mark bought me PJ's and a Ralph Lauren robe. Don't you just love getting gifts? (I do)

I just couldn't resist this tiny yellow Kalanchoe plant last week. (in order from left to right) See the cart. My grandmas had one of this, she would walk to 26th & Pulaski in Chicago to buy groceries with her cart. I've been telling Mark that I want one to take the laundry to the laundry room. I know it sounds crazy but our laundry room is the furthest away from our bedroom and I get winded carrying loads in my arms. So we found this Saturday evening at The Container Store in Los Angeles. Also found the around the neck money/I.D. holder there and I will use it for my trip. (mostly under my clothes and hidden) Next are the flowers Amber and I received. Next is an anthurium in lava rock which I received from Marite' on my bowling team for Mother's Day. Next is a clock Adam & Tristen bought, isn't it cute on their shelves? Two rings that Amber thought were cute and it was a special buy one/get one from one of those little stands as you walk around the mall. I have a hard time saying no!

So after several years in the sun and smog of Southern California it was time to buy new cushions for our patio furniture. They didn't have a matching umbrella but I think the solid brown looks great.

And of course you always enjoy seeing Skye. Well as you can see from the before picture she was in need of a haircut. So I took her in on Friday. I decided to get her cut a little shorter then I normally do because she is thickly coated and get shaggy quickly. I think she looks great. Had to go with a new girl (our girl left) and I was stressed but I think she did a great job!

So there you have it, the day after the day, after the day, after the day! So on the day, Mother's Day, I read my emails, cleared my reader and spent the rest of the day watching some shows I taped. Julia Roberts special on OWN, There Weeks, Three Kids on the Hallmark channel and The Back Up Plan on Showtime along with my new Tangled DVD! (did some laundry too!)

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

So if this post looks weird or spaced wrong it's because my issues with blogger have not corrected themselves and after a very long time trying to get it right it still has a mind of its own.


Keetha Broyles said...

Your title drew me right in!

Pink Taco!!! I wanna go there.

Love the new patio cushions. Those things get faded and worn even up here in summer on the Frozen Tundra.

Renegades said...

Your new cushions look great!

Cute pictures of Skye.


What a fun Mother's Day/Amber's Birthday you all shared. Skye's summer cut is too cute....and the brown cushions are lovely. I think the solid brown umbrella looks perfect.

Mara said...

Wow, it sounds like you had a very full and busy weekend! Glad you enjoyed it though and Skye looks lovely.

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

Love your new cushions ... that reminds me that it's time to get ours out of storage.

Love Skye's hair cut ... and that reminds me that it's time for a summer cut for our Golden Retriever(with all that hair, she's miserably hot during the summer).

Have a wonderful week!

EmptyNester said...

And I thought my weekend was busy!

I just love the Pink Taco! If I ever get out that way, I'm going there! It's always easy to give up our wants for our kids, isn't it?

You really received some nice gifts!

I love Skye's haircut! We have been using a place that comes to our house---at first I wasn't sure about them but then, they got this groomer, Sarah, and she is awesome! She not only does a great job but she loves her work. That's what sets her apart around here...if she ever leaves, I will hunt her down! LOL

Kristie said...

What a great weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day! The gifts you got are wonderful and the Pink Taco looks like a fun place to eat! :-)

I've had trouble with the spacing on blogger too...very annoying!

Anonymous said...

what fun and happy birthday to your daughter!

LynnMarie said...

Ok so first off I loved the title! Great job. Looks like you had a great Mother's Day and a busy one! Mother's Day/Birthday - what fun!!! Skye looks adorable by the way.

Katherine said...

Love the pictures. Sky looks like a doll, and I want Water for Elephants.

Nezzy said...

Heeehehhee! You crack me up girl! The day after the day, after the day!

Sounds busy but the best Mother's Day weekend ever! Now, ya add gifts and life just couldn't get any better.

God bless ya and have a beautiful week!!! :o)

Hilary said...

what a great weekend. I want to go to the pick taco! I love skye's new do!

Garden of Egan said...

I love your patio furniture.

I think you totally scored. Skye was so good to you! Great haircut too!

Pink Taco? They should have one of those here.

Brandy@YDK said...

wow - that's some fab stuff!! love the plants. and skye looks super cute. I love that clock!! so neat. tangled is super cute. G loves it.

Amy said...

What a great weekend.. I love the pictures and want to try some of that ice cream.. Hope to make it out there some day.. Great gifts for all of you.. I got Water for Elephants for Easter. I just started reading it very slowly.. I am enjoying it...

A horse head??

Love the new furniture and the umbrella looks just fine.. We brought all of our outside furniture up from the basement and enjoyed it on Mother's Day..

Skye looks amazing.. Love the new due..

My doctors appt. was okay.. I will be doing a post about it.. All is well though..

Have a great day..

Caroline said...

Love it all , Yay for a great weekend. Love Skye's new dew.

ModernMom said...

Mother's Day looks like it was wonderful! My girls (and hubby) bought me a camera for that upcoming trip to Paris. Love your countdown! I'm down to 10 days and starting to freak out a bit! HA!

Headless Mom said...

So glad you had a nice day. Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Tina said...

Wow! You have had a busy week! Mine is about to get that way starting Wednesday!
You all received some wonderful gifts too!
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Dena E's Blog said...

OMGosh Sis...need to let you know, that my Sissi wants your Skye to know, that she is looking LOVier than ever....Hugs and Prayers Dena
PS...Woooohooooo about the big holiday to Europe!!!
Our Holiday will be @ home here in our pool...Amen

Just Be Real said...

Debby looks very nice. Nice design. I so appreciate your input. Thank you for all your comments. Blessings.

Together We Save said...

Stopping by to say hello!! Have a wonderful week!!

Together We Save said...

Stopping by to say hello!! Have a wonderful week!!

Together We Save said...

Stopping by to say hello!! Have a wonderful week!!

Cherie said...

Glad you had a fun weekend - I am right with you at The Pink Taco that sounds fun and fried ice cream - YUM!

The babies look so cute with their haircuts!! Mine got hers today - they feel so much better with the heat.

Happy Monday!

Tonja said...

I bet Skye will enjoy that new haircut! Sounds like a great Mother's Day/ Birthday Celebration. I have one of those carts that I take to craft shows. Sure comes in handy, too!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Fried Ice Cream!!! That sounds AWESOME!!

You sure made a haul ~ and had a great time too!!

Sky looks precious!!

blueviolet said...

I like Skye's fresh new haircut! Really cute!

You spoil your daughter, oh boy, do you ever spoil your daughter! Softie! :)

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Wow! you've had a lot going on and had a lot of fun! Love all the gifts and looks like you were well "celebrated!"

We Moms always give in to our kids don't we?

Blessings for a wonderful week!

Kathy said...

I sounds like you had a busy and lovely weekend. I love all of your gifts!
I'm sure Skye feels much better with her new "summer do". Have a great week :)

Unknown Mami said...

I used to have one of those granny carts. It served me well for many years.

Love the gifts you got.

Laura said...

Love the pictures and I'm glad you had a fun time at the Pink Taco (what a fun name!) It sounds like you had a great weekend!!! I LOVED tangled! We bought it while we were on vacay and it has quickly become one of my favorites!!!
Happy Mother's Day!
(and happy birthday amber!)

xinex said...

Love your presents especially the pj. I love the robe too but I usually don't use robes. Skye is so cute groomed. Looks like you really had a fun day and I am very happy for you. Happy birthday to Amber!...Christine

That corgi :) said...

looks like it was a very nice Mother's Day for you!! lots of really nice gifts! Skye looks so cute with her hair cut!


Kerri said...

u made out really good with the gifts!
that was nice of u to go to the pink taco!
i like the rings!! and ur patio furniture!!
and skye is soooo cute!! the haircut looks good!!

Joyce said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! I love the patio furniture...we are building a patio right now and need a new umbrella (it didn't survive our move) so I might replace all my cushions at the same time. I have dark green now but there are so many pretty patterns I may update. Have a nice week!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said... all looks so FUN! And, Skye look amazing, as usual..what a sweetie!
Love the gifts and I too love getting presents..aren't we silly? That's just what I love about us..we can admit to silly things! Have a lovely day and enjoy your cushions - they are PERFECT!

Randi Troxell said...

sounds like a fab mothers day you had!!!
and that was sweet of you to let amber do as she wanted!!
.. i'm not sure what this pink taco is.. but i really wanna go.. it looks SO COOL!!!

skye--- gorgeous as always!

Amy said...

Happy Tuesday to you...

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I gave up using blogger to post, I use live writer and love it!

What a great day you had! I love the cart what a great idea to help you out.

I love all those programs too!

jayayceeblog said...

Wow, that all looks like so much fun! Love the robe and jammies, that cool clock and your new patio cushions. Skye looks just plain adorable. We have our Yorkies puppy cut every other month and keep them short. It's easier and more comfortable for everyone!

Sandy said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day! And Skye always looks sooo cute.

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