Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's day gifts 2010 & Blue Monday

I have a secret...well, probably a lot of you know it already, but I LOVE presents. I love to give presents and I LOVE to receive presents. I know....that might shock some of you, but just being honest here. And
I love holidays. Christmas is my absolute fav, followed by Valentine's day...and then mother's day!
Our pastor spoke on Hannah Sunday and so many years I felt like Hannah. My hubs and I wanted children so badly and had four times precious children born to us, but they did not live long. Finally, I became a mother here on earth about 2 weeks before mother's day. I was thrilled....beyond the moon. Then a couple years later, our daughter made our little family complete. So, that is one of the reasons I love mother's day soooo much! I also want to mention that I enjoyed this Sunday's message also because it was the passage of scripture we used on our son's birth announcements!! Ok, getting off on a tangent here....

What was I talking about?? oh yes...PRESENTS
from Hubby....a tanzanite buckle ring....I have always loved this style. And yes, for those of you thinking....did he pick that out without her?? he did! I was totally surprised.
and also this precious necklace., is so pretty. It is like hammered silver with the rose and then the tiny pearls on the chain...and for any of you over 50, who will totally understand this...the greatest latch in the world. I can totally put it on myself!!

My family all went to Abuelo's for lunch and my daughter and I got to have anything we wanted plus dessert! Then handsome son had that puppy dog look, like I can't have one??? so, of course, dad gave in and we all enjoyed Dulce de leche cheesecake...yum.....

My daughter gave me this beautiful pitcher with the ivy. I thought it might have been one she found and planted herself because I think it has an antique quality, but she said she found it like that and KNEW I would love it! And I do!!

My sweetest grandbabies made me this stepping stone. I think it was fashioned after a My Little Pony! I think it is sooooo sweet. I am going to give it some shellac before it goes on the patio. Little hands making gifts for grandma...I just cherish it! Oh, how I love my grandchildren. I am such a grandma too.....they really can not do much wrong in my eyes!! Now, don't correct me...cuz I rather not hear it!!!!

I have one more gift coming. I get to find a picture frame for my Bentley boy. I have been looking, but haven't found just what I want yet....he is mama's boy for sure....

I hope you all had a wonderful mother's day! And to those who had a difficult day because you no longer have your mom or child....I thought of you. I know. And those who want to be a mom, but aren't yet...I know. And those who have children, but you don't hear from them...I know. And I care.

If you are still with me...thank you....I am finally getting over this bug and I am full of talk that has been building up!!! Just imagine what my poor hubby has been going through!

Added: Ok, I saw this on BNOTP and thought I gotta try here is my offering of Blue Light sky. Let me just say, this isn't as easy as it looks. You cannot shake a bit!

I had to look up what time at dusk to take this picture. Can you guess what it is? I am linking up to Sally for Blue Monday.


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hello Ceekay,
I am so glad that you are having such a wonderful Mother's Day.
Yum, that dessert sounds wonderful.
I ate so much that I didn't have room for dessert! LOL I had a wonderful lunch with Mr. Sissy and my son.
I love your ring, it's unique and exquisite. Hubs has good taste!
That necklace is gorgeous. Your pitcher with the plant is so sweet.

Glad you are back and feeling better.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Ceekay, what a wonderful day for you and what fabulous presents. I am thrilled. The ring, necklace and pitcher are all wonderful and the stepping stone is just precious. You deserve everyone of them. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Ceekay! Oh, it sounds like you've had a wonderful day! I'm so glad you're feeling better and was able to get out. Your gifts are so nice - the ring and necklace are gorgeous!
So glad you've had a great day.
Happy Mother's Day!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Terra said...

Hi Ceekay, I saw the photo of the first gift, of the ring, and thought wow, how beautiful. Then I saw even more tokens of love for you, all of them pretty. I too had a perfect mother's day. It is so good to be pampered and appreciated.

Gypsy Heart said...

A wonderful celebration for a lovely lady! I love presents too ~ :-) You received some awesome gifts along with the love of your family...such a treasure.

So glad you're feeling better too!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That was sweet Ceekay! Love your gifts and especially the one made by your grandkids, that is most precious!

Sarah said...

Sweet post! I'm glad you had a delightful day. Your gifts are lovely. My grandmother's wedding band was a buckle ring in simple gold. As a child I remember being fascinated with that ring because it was so unusual. Your ring is exquisite with the stones. It's nice to have a husband who knows just what to give you. I've got one too!
Happy Mother's Day!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love that tanzanite buckle ring. I have a large tanzanite and diamond ring for my wedding ring now. Bought is when we went on a cruise a few years ago. Tanzanites are going up in value you know. Love your necklace, too. They did good.

Cherrie said...

Love the stepping stone!

Ann said...

Wow, looks like you had one fantastic day! The ring and necklace or gorgeous. :) Your husband did a great job.
The Tattered Tassel

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

that is very it! happy mother's day!

xinex said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful time, Ceekay. How thoughtful of your hubby. He has good taste too. Beautiful tanzanite ring and silver necklace and the vase with flowers your daughter gave you is so pretty! Of course the card your grandies made for you is priceless....Christine

Lady Patchy said...

looks like you had a great day and lovely presents from your family .Happy Mothers day!

LV said...

You were very blessed for this special day. I loved all the things you featured, but I fell in love with the ring. I like things different and something everyone else one does not have. Take care.

Mimi said...

Hi Ceekay!!!!
Happy MOther's day!!!
What a great day for you!!!!
Love that pitcher and the ivy!!!
What a great lunch for everyone!!!

Lynn said...

Sounds like you had a really nice day!

Sonny G said...

Ceekay, good for you having such a loving hubby and great kids.Pretty jewelry and Topping the day off with Cheesecake, oh yum~!
So happy to hear you say you're feeling better..


SmilingSally said...

No wonder you love Mother's Day, Ceekay; you waited long enough for it. I love your gifts. Happy Blue Monday.

Momgen said...

Jewelries are pretty. happy blue Monday.

Mine is here

Love Bears All Things said...

Loved this post!
Mama Bear

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ceekay, your story is so touching, and I can see why Mother's Day means so much to you. I'm happy that you got to share it with those sweet loved ones and got so many nifty gifts! You deserve very single one of them, too.

Sending you warm hugs...


Sheila :-)

Helen said...

Loved looking at the beautiful jewelry .. how very thoughtful of your husband. The stepping stone captured my heart!

Anonymous said...

Is it a (okay, over 50, forgot, yes, it came back!) windvane? Lovely photo. And, enjoyed your post. ENjoyed your gratefulness and your story. I'm sorry to hear that you are battling cancer. Sounds like you are winning ... attitude is awesome! Thank you for your post. It just feels right to end it my comment w/, "love, Jenn"

GwendolynKay said...

It sounds like you had a truely wonderful and blessed day. I love that ring and necklace.. I have a thing for jewelry:)
Have a blessed week.

Marice said...

awww thats really sweet! happy belated mother's day to you!

u may view mine here

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

You had the most fabulous Mothers Day! Love your ring and necklace...and the vase with flowers is just beautiful.

Unknown said...

Beautiful ring and necklace, so glad to hear you had a great Mother's Day.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful day. Happy Mother's Day-after. ...Karen

marie said...

Your Mother's Day gifts are beautiful ~ I love the pitcher!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and good luck in the giveaway!

Unknown said...

I have no clue what that is.... but I love the rose vase and ivy!!! How sweet is that!?

It sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day!! :)


Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Ceekay, I'm glad you're feeling better and could enjoy Mother's Day! You've received some pretty gifts! I especially love the pitcher your daughter gave you. I had thought my liking for the mixture of pink and green was gone but obviously I'm still drawn to it :-).
The cheesecake sounds very yummy. I just love American cheesecake. It's so much better than the German one. The cream cheese and the sweetened condense milk make the difference in taste but unfortunately in calories as well. I don't care though since this is a very special treat that I bake only 3 or 4 times a year.
Have a lovely Wednesday!

Happy@Home said...

I'm so glad that you had a nice Mother's Day and were feeling better too. Your family gave you such beautiful gifts. I think the necklace is particularly gorgeous and how nice to know that it has an easy clasp. The stepping stone is just precious and is sure to bring a smile every time you see it.

I like your blue photo. I saw the post about that and thought it was interesting. I am going to have to give it a try.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Oh Ceekay...what a wonderful Mothers Day celebration! one of my favorites is Tanzanite, The color has such a rich and deep blue hue. Your ring is so uniquely gorgeous.

Bless his heart, my poor hubby is holiday gift challenged. He's a nervous wreck weeks before the intended holiday.
Although he seems to be catching on that the simpler pleasures is all I really want. We had our first weekend of "real" sunshine here in the Pacific Northwest. On M-day we sat outside sipping on a Mosacato. We had a loaf of hot french bread from the bakery with a variety of cheeses.
It was a delightful afternoon. I relished every minute.

Sweet wishes,

Melissa Miller said...

Ceekay I love everything you got! The buckle ring is the coolest. It's so pretty and stylish. :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What wonderful gifts you received! Love the ring too!I like all the sentiments you have written here as well!

I'll be celebrating Mother's Day and birthday with my two daughters a little late (21st-23) in Savannah! It will be so enjoyable, can't wait!


Glo said...

Looks like you have received some wonderful presents! The ring is gorgeous...your husband has good taste!
It is so nice to read about how precious your children and grandchildren are to you. I love my children dearly and feel blessed every day that I have them. I can only imagine the joy of grandchildren! Someday...but not for awhile.
I hope your Mother's Day and Blue Monday were happy ones!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I am running a little behind this week so I am just catching up now!

Patti said...

What a wonderful day you had! I am so glad! And awesome gifts...both materially and nonmaterially! Have a wonderful day!

Bernideen said...

Just stopped by for a visit and had great one! So glad for the good report I read either here oron the other blog!

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