This Mother’s Day was a really good one. I went over on Sunday morning & joined my parents at church. We came home & then went over to my sister’s house, where she had prepared lunch for all of us. My hubby, Peter, spent the day with his mom in B’ham, so I went alone this time to spend time with my family. It was a beautiful summery day & we sat on the porch & enjoyed the fresh breeze. I know my Mama was happy to have all her chicks with her this year!
It’s just me and my sister, Renee (she’s 2 years older than me) and she has only one daughter, Lauren (who’s 24). Since I don’t have kids of my own, Lauren’s the only grandchild & my parents absolutely dote on her. She’s a little spoiled (since we’ve all been guilty of that), but we are so very proud of her. Lauren is especially close to my parents & informed me today when we were chatting on the phone that she’s never leaving the Atlanta area, cause she does not want to be away from her grandparents. I think she’ll stick to that one too! Lauren is graduating next Saturday from The University of Georgia Lawschool. She finished her 4 year degree & has now completed 3 years of lawschool. Think we’re a little proud of that girl? Yep, we are! She has a job lined up this fall at a local law firm in Marietta (where they all live).
My niece, Lauren; Sister, Renee; Mom, Iris; and me
Here we are in the shade of the deck. As usual, I have no clue why some pics open larger & some don’t. This one seems to be the only clickable one! My sister made chicken divan, green beans & almonds, black-eyed peas & homemade rolls! It was delish! I brought the strawberry shortcake & it was yummy too!
My little garden redo didn’t run yet, but it is supposed to hit the paper this Saturday. We are leaving then for a week at the beach, so I’ll have to post that when we return.
Colors of Me says
Beautiful photos of your family. I am just stopping by to say I absolutely love your blog! you are so talented!!!
Rhoda, yes, sleeping in my own bed was great! Thanks for the welcome back.
Your sisters backyard is beautiful. It’s so nice that you and your husband spent the day with each of your Mom’s. How special! The food looked yummy and the dessert looked absolutely scrumptious!
Can’t wait to see pics of your garden redo in the paper.
What a lovely family and a nice tranquil setting for such a lovely Mother’s Day. I’m thinking my Children’s Garden (Francie’s Final Place) will be modeled after this…. dramatically scaled down. For example… I will have ,ore of a puddle than water fall into a pond.
Rhoda, all of you are beautiful ladies and I see where the good genes came from 😉 It sounded like a perfect day for all of you. And I see gardening runs in the family. Tell your sister that her yard is gorgeous~porch, too. If I were to go look in the mirror, I think my face would be green with envy right now. Fortunately my dinner will be ready in ten minutes, because I am HUNGRY after seeing that delicious plate. Can’t wait to see beach pictures. Hope the vacation is wonderful and relaxing with good weather.
What a sweet pic of your family. And that yard is amazing! Love the painted deck too.
Have fun on your trip!
La Tea Dah says
What a beautiful group of women you are! The love just shines from your faces — very special! Happy Mother’s Day to you — a precious auntie to that darling niece! You have much to be proud of!
Glad you had such a nice day with your Mom, sister and niece. Great pictures too, what a great backyard!
The Decorated House says
Wow, time flies way to fast! Lauren is graduating and your sis’ garden has grown so much!
The pictures of you all are so sweet. Your mom must have been so happy to have you all there.
Rhoda, you have a beautiful family! You are indeed blessed. I just love your Mother’s name! Enjoy your break…I look forward to your posts when you return. By the way…the meal looked SOOOO good! You’ll have to share that recipe for the Chicken Divan…I just love the different variations for it. 🙂
Thank you for sharing,
Susie Q says
What a stunning family! And oh those lovely gardens…just too, too pretty for words.
Talent for creativity and beauty runs deep in your famly!
Your niece is a young lady in which to be proud! : )
What fun to have a beach vacation planned!
Rhoda – have a great beach trip!
Loved seeing you and your family – you, sis and Mom are so much alike and your pretty niece sounds like a really fabulous young woman.
Your sister’s garden is beautiful and I know what a lot of hard work, and money, went into making it that way. I’ve been trying to talk DH into a pond or dry stream bed for a corner that gets run off, but it’s such a big project and we don’t think we could do it ourselves!
Hurry back – we’ll miss hearing from you.