Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Monday!

Hope you enjoyed a joyous Easter celebration yesterday. What an amazing reason to rejoice! Our family gathering this year was low-key but wonderful. We knew Brennan wouldn’t be arriving home until very late Saturday night. (He's been on a travelling team at school for the last few weeks so they had to return to South Carolina before he could begin making his way home.) Considering all those hours on the road, we planned a quiet lunch at home (more than anything so he could rest if he wanted). We knew he would be going to Brianna’s house to celebrate Easter with her family on Sunday evening. But as you might expect, he didn’t want to wait until then to see her and therefore had no interest whatsoever in resting! ; ) Instead, he picked her up and brought her over and the four of us enjoyed a wonderful lunch together. We really had a great time…so much so that I forgot about taking any photos until after they had left! As I was putting things away, I thought at the very least I could show you my beautiful flowers!

These were a surprise gift from my sweet boy. (Considering when he arrived home, this meant he was shopping for flowers at Kroger around 2:00 am Sunday morning!) They looked beautiful on the table. (He also bought flowers for Brianna, her Mom & Grandma.)

These beauties were a gift from Brianna and her Mom, Lisa. They are planted, so I'll get to enjoy them for several days and then save the bulbs! = ) The unusual pot is made from compressed coconut (like you see in wrought iron planters through the summer).
I had bought these pretty pink tulips to put on our table (not realizing I would be receiving others). I moved these to the family room where they look great on the coffee table. I love looking around the house seeing fresh flowers! What a treat. = )
Hope you have a wonderful week! (Tom and I are thrilled to have Brennan home for spring break!)


LisaShaw said...

How absolutely beautiful all the flowers are but the ones from your son are breath taking!!!

God bless all of you and enjoy him on his spring break.

Love you sweet sister.

Melanie said...

Hi, Tracy! All the flowers are so beautiful. How sweet of Brennan to be out shopping for flowers for you at such a late hour.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a great weekend and a great week to come. Enjoy your son!


Just a little something from Judy said...

One knows they are loved when one close to them purchases flowers for them at 2:00 in the morning. You trained him well. How fortunate you are to have three containers of beautiful Spring flowers. I wish you and your husband, a wonderful time with your son.

Yolanda said...

Makes me smile hearing the joys of your heart.

He is alive and risen indeed!


Becky said...

Aww, what a sweet son you have. How very thoughtful of him to buy them for all the special women in his life.

Writing on the plate was a terrific idea! Did you use a sharpie or an overhead type marker?

Laurie Ann said...

Tracy, the flowers are beautiful! I'm so glad you had a lovely day. I pray you enjoy the week with Brennan!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

My kids have nearly worn me out today! Even forcing the "soccer mom" in me to emerge and enter into a game of sorts. Not a good idea for an aching 43 year old. I think I pulled something!

We had a great Easter and are now ready for some rest this week. We finish up our Esther study tomorrow night, so once that's behind me, we're taking a few days off to go visit Billy's family.

Enjoy your time with your family.

Walk your Easter, friend!


Faith in Writing said...

I'm glad you had such a nice Easter, Tracy!! Easter Sunday was our best day over the weekend. I did bunny footprints for my baby girl :)

And your flowers are amazing -I want to pop out and get some for my house. They make the house seem fresher, don't they?

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

The flowers are beautiful...Thanks for stopping by my blog. Stop by again soon.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Enjoy the flowers and more than that, enjoy your boy!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

WHAT A SON you have.... shoppin for ROSES for his Mummy in the wee hours of the morning. WHAT A DARLIN CHILD!
The roses are Beautiful, as are the TULIPS! And the tulips will greet you next spring too! Yay!

You enjoy that precious mother-son time. ;)
Talk to ya soooon.

Tricia said...

Your flowers are beautiful... how wonderful that your son is so thoughtful! Enjoy having him around this week... I bet you all will be doing wedding stuff!!