Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day

Wishing all the moms out there a very Happy Mothers Day!
I am having my mom and some of my siblings over.
We will have shrimp bruschetta and it will be served buffet style.
I love serving  things buffet style, which allows people to eat at a more
leisurely pace and help themselves.
Arnold Palmers will be served from this station.
Yummy Arnold Palmers are half lemonade and half ice tea.
You can have them virgin style or add a splash of  vodka.
The table is getting prepped...
All the food will be served here with the utensils, plates and napkins.
I keep adding things to the table as I think of it.
New in the room is that big fern.
I had it outside on the porch...
but realized it has to be out of direct sunlight...
so it sits in here for now.
There is something timeless and graceful about a fern.
I clipped some white lilacs too...
They have a heavenly scent.
Did you see I plopped the big tissue flower in the chandy?
Its fresh and fun.
Every mothers day I really look forward 
to getting cards from my 3 sons.
This year they won't be coming home as one is in college having finals,
and the other two work on Sundays.
So the cards were extra special to me this year.
The first thing I did today was make coffee and then open my cards.
I smiled when I saw that Justin wrote "my mom" under my name.
The little touches they add touch my heart.
This daisy is just the sweetest thing that Brandon stuck to the envelope.

Colin's card ~ a hammer, a spatula and a garden tool.
All in a pretty pink apron~
yup, thats me!
Being a mom who is loved has to be one of the greatest things.

And having my own mom to celebrate
  Mothers Day  with
is right up there too!
I love you mom!

Ellen, Mom , Amy  Mothers Day 2011

Our Family Gathering
Dave, Amy, Ellen, Mom, Brian, Dad and Tobey 2011
(Photo by Ellen's hub Mike)

Happy Mothers Day


  1. Everything looks beautiful Amy, Happy Mother's Day!!!

  2. Happy Mother's Day to you and your Mother! Beautiful photos..thanks for sharing them with us!


  3. Amy have a wonderful Mother's Day with your family! Love the photos! Martina

  4. Amy- Happy Mothers' Day! Your Mom is beautiful- Now I know why you are so pretty! Have a wonderful day! xxoo Diana

  5. Amy what great pictures.... Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day as well


  6. Amy, have a great day and what handsome sons!

  7. Lovely post! Your three sons are handsome and truly show their love for you--and your Mother's Day room looks devine all set up so pretty. I, too, love Boston ferns--I have to invest in one for the porch every year. Have a lovely day. Patty

  8. Happy Mother's Day. I always say just cards and a kiss! Your boys did great.

  9. Great photo's Amy! my kids are working today also. I love what you did in the previous post with the french stencil on the round table, Beautiful! XO Christie

  10. Looks like you are all set for the big day! I laughed when I read that card that said "Take the Day Off" because obviously you aren't. You are cooking and having a party. Everything looks so nice. I love the fern inside. You know ferns are my favorite. I've bought five so far this year and still need at least three more. Violet got me up early today...she is not very nice to her Mom and now she wants to go back to bed....I think we just might.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  11. Everything looks beautiful! What a lovely family you have...enjoy your day! Happy Mother's Day Amy!!!

  12. Beautiful photos ... lovely family and precious mom all is great


    I am sure you will be glad if you come to me and played with flowers of your choice at

  13. Wonderful usual! Are those beaded light bulb covers in the first pic?


  14. Happy Mother's Day! Your dining room is soooo gorgeous!!! I agree about ferns, I would love to get one but am afraid I'll kill it.

    I actually got to spend yesterday with all 3 of my boys, they are so busy these days that it's a rare thing. How sweet your cards are, I love how your son wrote "my mom"...cute!

  15. Such a sweet post. Your dining room looks so pretty. Wish you'd share the recipe for that shrimp bruschetta. Sounds delish! You are blessed with a beautiful family. Enjoy your day!

  16. Wow, everything just looks so gorgeous! Better than the best restaurant, I'd say, it's so pretty and homey and special. Your boys are so sweet. Happy Mother's Day!



  17. Thankyou thankyou thankyou for subscribing to my blog!
    your sons are all absolutely handsome :)

    every since I saw the idea first in an IKEA catalog, i have LOVED the look of cutlery in vases, jars, or (as you worked so gorgeously) in crystal goblets.

    Love love love it! happy mothers day :)

    Peace & love


  18. What a beautiful blog -- I've signed up to follow.

  19. Hi Amy!
    I'm so glad that you have had a lovely Mother's Day. You and your sisters and your Mom are so lovely. Handsome sons too.
    I agree, we are definitely kindered sisters!!!


  20. Amy! Where do I even begin!?! I could go on and on with comments on thie wonderful post! The boys went to town so I thought I would sneak in a little mother's day blogging... love this!
    Happy Mother's Day!


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