Sunday, May 04, 2008

Celebrations and Such...

As I sit here....

...writing this post, I'm thinking about the last 25 years. Tomorrow is my baby boy's birthday! (Hey, the oldest will be 27 next month!) I can remember what I was feeling on this day 25 years ago, I was to be induced the next morning...the pain and joy of seeing your baby's face for the first time.




I have all sorts of pictures of him but this one (yes, I've posted it before) is my favorite...
The joy he has brought to me, even though we have had some very difficult times (you know...those teenage years). I'm so proud of the man he has become and the future he has before him. We have a very special bond...he's been there for me when times were as bad as I thought they could ever get, and I'll ALWAYS be there when he needs his Mom!

I Love You Chase!!



Last night we had the family celebration dinner at none other than The Homeplace....Mmmmmmm-mmmmm good! The crowd was HUGE as usual, and we had quite a considerable wait...but this is the only place I'll wait for an hour and a half on a table! When friends and family come to town THIS is where we take them to eat! Wanna come visit me??

There may be those who are tired of seeing my flower pictures, but you know what (queue Lesley Gore) "It's my blog and I'll post what I want to!"

I look at the colors as the emerge and picture them in fiber!

The ants are working hard...

My old fashion climbing rose has opened...I can't wait to show the yellow climber, last years Easter freeze killed every but. This year looks to be a grand one, I hope I'm not disappointed.

#5 on my "Bud List" has opened, but something has been chewing on my Clematis!

My yellow flag lily (pond plant) has a bazillion blooms to open, but only one or two a day...so they should last for a while!

And my Granny's columbine (single variety)...





We've even had a regular visit from a pair of Goldfinches!

I promise to have knitting content soon! I'm going to close for now because my spinning wheel wants to come outside to play!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

10 comments:

Marianne said...

Happy Birthday wishes for Chase, he looks so much like you in that photo and yeah, that photo... adorable.
Enjoying ALL your flowers and birds!

KSee said...

Time does fly. My daughter turned 41! on the 22nd of April.
Never tired of family, flowers, pets and knitting. Your flowers are ahead of mine, although my colubine is starting to bloom and the peonies are at about the same stage. Roses are green but know flowers yet.

Diana said...

I know the feeling. Mine will be 25in June and his birth is still a vivid wonderful memory. Even if I can't remember what I did yesterday!!
You have a lovely yard!

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

I will NEVER tire of your flower photos.

Happy Birthday Chase, good job to you, Chase's mom.

chanknits said...

Happy Birthday, Chase! What a cutie. Love those curls... no wonder that's your favorite shot.

Love the flowers too. Beautiful!

Anita said...

They grow up so fast! I can't believe that my step-son Levi will be 20 in a couple of months! Just yesterday he was 5! :)

I love your flowers!! Can I come sit in your yard? How beautiful!

Sue said...

(sigh) I have tears in my eyes. Even reading the others' comments brought me to tears... kids do that, ya know? The flowers are just beautiful. Finches are my favorite... they're coloring is so pretty.

Dana said...

Happy Birthday Chase! Your flowers are beautiful and by all means, keep posting them please. :)

JustApril said...

What a beautiful boy! =)

GREAT flower pictures, too.

JustApril said...

AWESOME flower pics! And what a beautiful boy =)