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Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

In a few days it will be Mother's Day and of course like most of you I have been thinking of my mother more than usual this week. As you can see from this post I have also been playing again with Ipiccy. In a previous post I told you how easy the site was to make collage and once you make one your hooked.

Looking through my pictures of Mother I realized I only had a few that she would of liked for me to share. She was like me when it came to having her picture made.

I also found I don't have near as many pictures of her as I thought I did. Most of my better pictures are in books and frames so these were some loose ones that I had in a box that need to be placed in albums.

Look at all the ways I used the same pictures. There are so many different options on this site that you can find your self neglecting house work, mowing, writing and other things you need to do.

Mother use to say she hated her pictures because her mouth was always open. After scanning these I had to laugh because I think in most of them her mouth is open. Even so I still love these pics.

The picture above is on mother and daddy's 40th wedding anniversary. I am surrounded by my four brothers and of course my mother and daddy in front row with me. This is one of the last pictures we all were together in because we lost my dad way to young.

Some of my best memories of my mother were during the time I owned a ceramic shop and she would come over and we would paint together for hours. 
Ceramics was something we both enjoyed doing but later in life she learned the art of Eggery. This was her passion for many years. She loved it so much my dad had to remodel their garage into a studio.

Her eggs were one of kind and I remember one of the big casino's in Vegas had purchased some of her eggs and were displayed in the hotel lobby. Also the Baird Family of Mrs. Baird's Bread Company have one or two of mothers eggs. 

She gifted us with some on special occasions otherwise I could not have afforded to buy them. lol
One of my favorites is a goose egg with mother and daddy's wedding picture decoupaged on the front of it. 
Inside was a music box. A keepsake to cherish.

I could not let Mother's Day go by without mentioning my MaMa. She is shown here with her twin sister on their 80th Birthday party. They were actually identical twins and my MaMa told me one time they were at a dance with dates and since they were dressed alike they would go to the rest room come back out and switch dates. Supposedly they could find out what that date had to say about the other one. I loved it when she told me these stories. If I remember right Aunt Pearl also later married her date my Uncle Leonard.

Actually I lived for the two weeks each summer that I was allowed to stay with my grandparents in Freeport. Two weeks of being spoiled rotten. Oh how I miss those days of  being their Brown Eyes. I loved  my MaMa more than I can find the words to say. She was my best friend!

My Aunt Pearl never colored her hair and it was a beautiful white which you can't see in this picture. I guess that is who I get my white hair from. I helped color my Mama's hair up to the time she passed away. I tried to keep it a light brown. lol

Sorry for the long post but I wanted to share with you a little of my mother. I of course got carried away with the Ipiccy but I wanted to show you just a few of the many ways you can make the collage. You would think I am being paid by this company as much as I am spreading the word about them. lol

My children have invited me to visit them this weekend for Mother's Day and my Birthday. They have planned for us to go to a farm that I enjoyed with them years ago picking strawberries but this Saturday we will be picking dewberries. Doesn't that sound like a fun day! Then for my Birthday on Sunday we are going out to eat and the movies.

I am just the luckest Grandma Yellow Hair and Mom in the whole world. I will of course take my camera and you will get to see the farm too.

What are your plans for the weekend? I pray you have a safe and fun day and be gentle on yourselves because you deserve it.
Love to all


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy Mother's Day, Maggie! I love that family shot of you with your brothers and parents. I've been invited out to breakfast and then some picture taking of me and the granddaughter at a local park. That is nice for me since I'm usually the one taking the pictures!

myletterstoemily said...

hi maggie!

i love the twin sister story. remember
that carton strip about the darling twin
sisters? i used to think that would be
the best to trick people like that.

YOU have a happy mother's day!

Julia said...

I enjoyed looking at your family pictures and I click on them to get a closer look on my little MacBook Pro.

I love the pictures of the identical twins too.

Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment.I hope that I caught you before you left for Huston.

I have nothing special planned but will go out to breakfast with my husband and friends and enjoy my flowers and the nice weather.
Unfortunately I work on Sunday but I hope to get some hooking done.

I hope that you have a wonderful time with your kids and grandkids. Have a safe trip to Huston.
Hugs, love. JB

Sue said...

What wonderful pics of your mom. I especially like the one where he is holding those red roses!

And wouldn't it be fun to be twins and trick the boys?

Have a wonderful mother's day with your family, Maggie. I know you will!


Paula said...

Wishing you a nice birthday and a happy Mother's Day. My daughter will be picking me up later to day. I'll be spending the week-end with my family north San Antonio, the hill country and we're going to a friend's Mother's grave at Pipe Creek.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Happiest of Birthdays Miss Maggie Mae:)
thank you for sharing these photos and stories with us. I love reading them and always want to hear more.

I am so happy I found your blog- now almost 2 years ago. You bring joy into my life and I thank you for that..

love and hugs

Marydon said...

HAPPY BIRTHday TO YOU!!! Happy BIRTHday TO you! & may God bless you. Wish we were there to help you celebrate! What a hoot that would be.

Love you sweet friend. Be safe driving, enjoy the family & treasure the time.

Your write of Mother & the family is beautiful Maggie ... they are smiling down on your day, too. Mother is very blessed to have a daughter named Maggie.

Have a beautiful Mother's Day, my friend ~
Hugs of love,

~ GIVEAWAY ends 5/13 ~

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin' Happy Birthday and Happy Mother's Day. I'm so happy your spendin' it with your family!

This was a most wonderful tribute to your precious Mama sweetie. I loved seein' all the beautiful photos.

God bless ya and have a fantastic Mother's Day....and birthday too! :o)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh such a loving and precious post showing how much you cared for your Mother and Grandmother. Wonderful memories. I hope you have the very best Mother's Day ever. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

What a lovely post about your mom. I'm an identical twin, too, but we never traded boyfriends. We liked different kinds of boys!

We are having a graduation ceremony at church for a home-schooled young man,and then pot luck, because that is what he wanted. He loves my chicken enchiladas, so I make a pan!

Happy Mother's day to you, Maggie!

yaya said...

Maggie, you look so pretty in that green dress! You have a rich heritage and so much talent in the family too! What a nice tribute to your Mother and Grandmother. I hope you have a great weekend and Happy Birthday! My Mom's birthday is always around Mother's day too. I don't have great plans for this weekend but I always find ways to keep busy!

From the Kitchen said...

Wonderful photos of your mother and family. The one of your grandmother and aunt is so sweet.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such awesome pics and collages you have! Love them all. Your family looks wonderful. I'd LOVE to see the egg your mom made with her decopauged wedding pic on it ~ it would be a FANTASTIC post for my WEDDING BLOG PARTY that is coming up on June 8th!! Come read all about it!

Big Hugs,

Gypsy Heart said...

How fun the twins were! The story of the dance is kinda girls. :-) Isn't it amazing how much you can love your grandmother? My mother's mother, "Mama", was the light of my life. I treasured every moment I was able to spend with her.

Glad you shared these photos and your thoughts! I know you're going to have a lovely weekend and I'm glad. Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day and Birthday my friend! Enjoy every moment ~


Gloria said...

Hi Maggie!

Happy Mother's Day to you..and Happy Birthday!!! It sounds like you have a very fun day planned. We are celebrating with our children that live near us tomorrow with a BBQ here at our house. My dear hubby is cooking...:)

What a sweet tribute to your mom.

(((Hugs and prayers to your for this weekend as you are missing her))

June said...

I loved every word of it Maggie. Your family looks like a happy bunch. What a doll your mom was. And your nana!
I learned something too. You and I both did ceramics. I was hooked. My mom had a ceramic shop for years and even after she closed it I fired all my ceramics in her kiln and sold them to stores all over Idaho. I think ceramic dust must be addictive, don't you????
Have a wonderful Mother's Day.
sending hugs...

My name WAS Female, I shit you not! said...

How awesome is THAT! Don't get me started on Ipiccy....Time, all I need is more hours in the day.
Number 3 collage shouts out to me.
I too was fortunate to have a mother that is sorely missed.
Our gift from our moms that will stay with us always. :0)
Happy Birthday and Mothers Day Maggie. (((hugs)))Pat

Arkansas Patti said...

You certainly are your mother's daughter. Happy Mother's day and Happy Birthday. Sounds like you have a great day planned for tomorrow.
I always wanted to be a twin for just those reasons. What fun it had to be.
Lovely tribute to such lovely ladies that let you fall close to the tree.

Lisalulu said...

ahhhhh Happy Birthday and Mother's day!!! My first little baby girl was born on Mother's Day May 13th.. GREAT DAY!! sounds like you'll have a really nice time!!! thanks for the pictures of your mom and family. nothing better than family.

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Mother's Day! sandie

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Mother's Day! sandie

Darlene said...

I loved the pictures of your mom. I can see now where you got your good looks. I should have posted last Tuesday about my mom, but I don't think I have too many pictures of her either, except for the ones that are large and in frames. I had a whole bunch of them in a house we moved from years and years ago when I was married to my first husband (and Dick and I will be celebrating our 40th anniversary in August, so you know it was a long time ago) The woman who bought our home jumped the gun and went into the house before we had everything out and she threw away so many of my treasures. I can hardly talk about it without crying.

It sounds like you will be having a great Mother's Day will your children. I am somewhat jealous as I won't be having any of mine with me. They will all likely call me tomorrow though. At least I hope they will!!

So anyway, Happy Mother's Day to you!!!

janet said...

Happy Mother's Day Maggie!!!!!!

Janet xox
The Empty Nest

Jennifer Richardson said...

I love reading about women's passions
late in life
and how beautiful it is
when they're shared
with the rest of us.
So wonderful, this story
of you and your mom:)
gladdest of mother's days to you,

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Happy Mother's Day, Maggie! Hope you enjoyed your very special weekend with your family. Love the pretty song on your post today!

Forty Pound Sack said...

I'm late, Maggie, but I hope you had a great Mother's Day and a very happy birthday. Sounds like you had some nice outings planned. I love your stories of your mother. Thank you for sharing them with us ~

Libbie said...

Oh Maggie I just love your love for your Mama! I had forgotten about that twin pic & it made me smile so big to see it again!

Thanks for thinking of us on Maother's Day! You know I don't like my birthday but I doooo love Maother's Day! I mean that is a little pampering I earned right ? :) YOu too! I hope you had a fab day & just relaxed! You are one good Mama down there! Sending Love Maggie!!!


Cherrie said...

I enjoyed your post. I love love pictures! The older the better. I had forgotten that you share a birthday with my dad. Happy belated b-day too you!

Cro Magnon said...

That photo of your Mum and Aunt is spectacular. I really think you should have it enlarged and framed. I'm a bit late (it wasn't Mother's Day here), but I hope you had a goodie! Bisou, Cro.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh dear Maggie, what a wonderful post, heartfelt and precious. I loved reading about your mom and family! Happy belated Mother's day and Birthday!