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Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day 2011:

Oh, I am very blessed, and I am very grateful.  This Mother's Day was actually a wonderful surprise.  I was expecting it to be a low-key day, nothing out of the ordinary as we went into the weekend.  Then, on Saturday evening my girls called and said that they were going to drive over from the valley and spend the day with Cary and me.  That meant 2 hours to get here and 2 hours to get back home.  They brought Casey (Kari's 10-year-old) with them, and we all had such a nice time!

Nigel is away at school, but he called to say hello and that he loved me.  Cheri sent me a very nice card from their sweet family, and Shanna texted me and wrote me notes on Facebook.  Also, via FB, many friends and relatives wrote nice wishes ... as did my friends in Blogland.  Wow!  You are all so nice and you helped to make my day.  I hope that you ladies also had a wonderful Mother's Day this year.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Mathews
Kari, Kristin and Casey gave me this beautiful 
hand-crafted bumblebee wind chime.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Mathews
Cary bought flowers for me and for his Mom.  
I took these pictures for Blue Monday.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Mathews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Mathews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Mathews

I set the table with the vintage blue throw.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Mathews

I just went for simple on the table setting, but we did use the good china.  Kristin told Casey to be careful with it, because she and Kari never got to eat off of it when they were little, lol.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Mathews

Kristin latched on to my coat the whole time she was here.  We had chicken in broccoli sauce, carrots and mashed potatoes.  I kept dinner simple too.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Mathews
Casey sitting on the blue couch, playing with army men.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Mathews

Me and my new "blonde" hair, Kristin and Kari

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Mathews

Cary, Kristin and Kari

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Mathews
My pretty girls.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Mathews

Everybody present has a great sense of humor.  
Lots of stories, and lots of laughs!

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Mathews

The dogs were thrilled with Casey being there yesterday.  
Here is Sonny, soaking up all the love he could get.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Mathews
Dana was trying to get to Kari.  Casey is so cute.
Thanks, Kari & Kristin & Casey for making the trip!
Love you lots!

Those are the highlights of our day!  This is a Blue Monday post, so I hope that when you are all through here at Oregon Gifts that you will  CLICK HERE FOR SMILING SALLY'S BLUE MONDAY to visit other blues from around the world.  Thanks for visiting!

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Kim, USA said...

Hi Kathy!! No doubt about it looks like you all had fun!! And indeed your girls are gorgeous like Mom ^_^ Belated Happy Mother's day!!

Blue Monday

SmilingSally said...

Sigh, what a perfect day! I love those blues!

Happy Blue Monday, Kathy.

Arkansas Patti said...

What a lovely surprise for you. Really enjoyed the relaxed couch shots. Gee, I thought you were a natural blonde. So glad it was a wonderful day for you.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Happy Mother's Day, Kathy! Oh my, how nice of your girls to drive all that way to see you, and I love the wind chime present! Your flowers were so pretty too, from Cary. Your girls are just so pretty and lovely! You must be so proud. And next time I write you, you will have to tell me who Casey belongs to! You might have said it, but I forget. He is adorable too -- he looks like a really nice kid. :) And I love your new blonde hair! You look like the girls' sister, not their Mom. ;)

chubskulit said...

Oh what a wonderful mother's day you had Kathy! Those smiling faces are inspiring!

Please drop by at my BLUE, when you have time. Thanks!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, everybody! I hope that you all had wonderful a Mother's Day and a great Blue Monday.

God bless.

Lynn said...

Beautiful children! And what a lovely day you had! I had a good one myself, but haven't had a chance to blog about it yet. I'll get to it eventually.

Retired English Teacher said...

Sounds like the perfect Mother's Day to me.

Melissa Bradley said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Happy belated M Day! My family took my mom out for breakfast and then I took my nephews to see Thor so that my sisters could have a break.

Have a great rest of the week. Forgive my late posting as I am having some issues this week. :)

Lisa Plumb said...

Loved the photos of your girls, especially the one of all three of you on the couch! Lovely!

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