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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Last Sunday!

How are all my sweethearts this  hot but beautiful Sunday. We are in the 90's here right now so I have excuse to be inside with my feet propped up writing you.

So tell me if you tried the cobbler from the previous post and if it was not soooo good! I can not make this again unless I have several people to help me eat it. OMGosh I have gained five pounds in a weeks time.

Look at this beautiful table setting that greeted me last Sunday for Mother's Day and my Birthday when I came down the stairs in Chad's home. Talk about being pampered the whole weekend was that way.
He made the most delicious french toast, quiche, sausage and in the big bowls were the berries we picked the day before. I felt like I was in a nice hotel having brunch. 

Chad's home is beautiful and decorated out of this world. Here he and Christi are in the kitchen. We were waiting on my surprise guest for the day. So without further a due I will show and tell you who came to spend the marvelous day with us.

Remember my sweet adorable Gretchen? She lived in the pink house for a year while she wrote her screen plays. Then she went to Kentucky for 9 months to help her mother through Breast Cancer and now she lives in Austin. Still as precious as ever and the little actor she is I could not take a picture of her without some really weird faces as you can see from the one above. I warned her I was going to post them anyway! This was taken before she even drank her Mimosa that Chad served us for brunch.

Isn't this a cute picture of her and Christi. We teased her about being even taller than she was the last time we saw her so she is bending down to Christi's height. 

After the best brunch ever they all took me to the movies. Since I had read all the Hunger Game books we saw the movie. I was actually surprised at how good they did the movie. Usually the movies are no where near as good as the books.

Of course besides visiting I opened up more gifts for my special day. As always my babies always give me way way too much. One gift that Chad and Christi gave me that I find myself wanting to put them on early every night is a new pair of pj's. Talk about comfy. I could live in these. They also gave me a beautiful pair of   ear rings and bracelet to match along with a gift certificates.

Gretchen also brought me a sweet gift. She got the funnest cup that says Your Never to Old to do something Stupid! How well this girl knows me. While in England last month for graduate school she brought me back a gorgeous card to frame. I love it.

One of the funnest gifts I opened that day was a pretty pink bag that was wrapped so pretty and really heavy. Christi told me it was from her best friend Andrea. Well sweet Andrea had just had a baby that I have been wanting to do a post about so for her to take the time to get me a gift was really sweet.  I opened it up and died laughing. It was a six pack of my favorite Drink Diet Dr. Pepper and would you believe more lotto tickets. hahahaha

While we are on presents I received the loveliest bottle for my dressing table from Marydon. I tell you Marydon as you all know is the best friend in the world. She has been going through so much but takes the time to send me several Birthday cards and a gift. What a lovely friend to have found out here in this huge friendly world of Blogging. Thank you honey I love the gift. Every time I try to take a picture of the bottle you can't see anything but a bright light where the bottle is sitting. I will keep trying and put it on here one day.

I had to take a few pictures of Chad's home while he was cleaning the kitchen. I know it's bad to go around and snap pictures but he gave me the okay. Here is the walls going upstairs.

I fell in love with these pictures. He had changed his walls since the last time I visited.

My favorite were these two!

One day I will have to take pictures of the guest room I stayed in. It was so lovely and comfy I wanted to move in. lol

Gretchen wanted me to follow her to a coffee shop for an hour before I headed back home so we could have some Gretchen and Maggie time. Of course I went and had the best time catching up with her.
We of course talked writing and about her classes she is taking just out of London.

She wants to move back into the pink house so badly because she loved it out here but as I mentioned last year when she was taking acting classes in Austin she fell in love with one of the other actors. He is drop dead gorgeous and I call him hottie. Well not to his face. So since she is in love she moved to Austin to be closer to him and her acting classes.

We planned a weekend real soon for her to come out and spend the weekend. So that I am very much looking forward too.

If you read all my post about my Mother's Day and Birthday then you do love me. lol I think I am through posting about the fab weekend but I could just go on and on at how much trouble the kids went to to entertain their mom.  I feel like I am leaving something out about my stay at Chad's but can't think just now what it is. lol Remember now I am a whole year older so expect even stranger things this year.

I liked that my birthday fell on Mother's Day because it helped with not thinking of me getting old. But then I still have my mirrors that greet me every morning when I brush my teeth and put on make up. Maybe I should learn how to do those things with out mirrors. Especially take out that huge one in the bathroom that is toooooo close to the claw foot tub. I had to laugh at this friend of my brothers when we had his big birthday party out here everyone had to come to my house to use the restrooms because no one wanted to use the out houses except for a few men. His one friend that we went to high school ask me if the tub was just for decoration. I looked at her kind of funny and told her I hope not because I have been using it every  day. lol

Okay  let me get off here. I am waiting on the temps to drop to the 80's so I can mow my little yard inside the picket fence. It doesn't take long but while I am out there I need to blow off the porch and spread some Snake Away around and some stuff to repel gofers, moles or armadillo's that are digging bucket size holes in the yard. I am figuring it is a dumb armadillo and this stuff probably won't work on him. I need a trap but don't have one and yes I am probably the only person living in the country without one.

Take care dear friends and know that there is an ole lady somewhere in the state of Texas who loves you!

Love to all

Whole time I was typing this post I would find while typing all of sudden the word I was typing would be
in another part of my post messing up what I had already typed. I sure hope this is blogger and not my keyboard. Can't have my keyboard messing up on me I love it.
So if you see some sentences that don't make sense other than normal you will know what happened.

Oh and Sorry Gretchen if you see this pic of you at the table but girlfriend you just don't behave when the camera is on you. lol


Debby said...

I posted a little while ago and blogger had meall over the place. I finally just posted it.
Girlfriend, I think I missed your BD. I am so sorry. I still love ya.
Just to be pampered was wonderful for you. You deserve it.
Your friend is adorable. The picture of her and your sweetie daughter is so cute.
Have a good week.

Paula said...

Sure enjoy your blog more every time I read it. Another thing in common fellow Texan, one of my daughters lived in England for three years.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds like you had a great birthday and Mother's Day, Maggie! Your gifts sound wonderful. Chad's house is beautiful. You'll have to give us peeks every so often.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

aww what a wonderful post and story.. I am thrilled Gretchen could come for a surprise visit. I know that made your heart sing.
Chad's home is beautiful and it was great ya'll could have the party there.

love and hugs

Marydon said...

My precious Maggie ... so happy to see you had a grand time. WOW! Gretchen came, how fun! Dying to meet her one day ... do you think I'd get a word in edgewise with the two of you? Chuckle. That one 'funny' birthday card we bought over 7 months ago ... it was a 'had to' when we saw it.

Your son's home is lovely. What a spread he put out for you. Sounds so deelish & that Mimosa, ohhhh, I'd love to have one.

Christi looks so good. How's the job coming along for her?

Things are no different, just adjusting to it all ... ugh! I am cried out!!

Well, going to fix my tractor driving guy dinner ...

I sure miss you. I'll try & call this week again.

Love you my precious friend ~
Have a great day ~

GerryART said...

Maggie, Maggie, Maggie,
You are one crazy gal.

However, you have a wonderful family, that's for sure.

Looks as though you were Queen for The Day, alright. You desire all those delight surprizes. B/D and Mother's Day wrapped up into one GRAND time.

I'll be thinking about your antics all week long.


My Journey With Candida said...

What a GRAND Mothers Day for you... and Happy Belated Birthday.

Julia said...

Yes Maggie, I baked a Peach Cobbler from your recipe. If you don't believe me, just go check my blog.

I didn't know how much butter was in a stick so I looked it up online and it said 1/2 a cup. Then I didn't had self-rising flour so I made my own by adding 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt for one cup of flour.
I put the baking powder and salt in the cup first before filling the cup level with flour.

The desert was lovely and rich because of all the butter. It's a delicious recipe and is quick and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

You really were treated like a queen on your birthday and Mother's Day.
Chad's house looks beautiful and I love all those paintings.

What a nice picture of Gretchen and Christi.

Take care, have a great week.
Love you bunches, hugs. JB

Pat said...

My Dear Maggie,

So glad you had such a wonderful Mother's Day and birthday all rolled into one. Thank you for sharing your special day and special family.

Lisalulu said...

What a wonderful day they gave you. I enjoyed this post so much. Gave me a smile today and boy I needed it

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh everyone seems to have so much to say - but I just want to say it looked like a great time and I am glad you were so happy! love, sandie♥

yaya said...

I'm going to try that cobbler on Friday when we have a church social..should be a hit! Your day was really fabulous. You have a wonderful son and DIL...Gretchen is adorable. What a great surprise to see her! Happy Birthday again and I'm going to enjoy all your adventures this year in blog land!

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi sweet Maggie.....a belated happy birthday to does sound like you had the BEST mother's day ever.

Please keep us updated on is so great she came to see you.

I've missed you too.


Shirley said...

Hi Maggie, I have never get tired of reading about your family. Your friend Gretchen sounds so much fun. You are truly loved by your family and I really like your son's house. It only got in the upper 70's today. A cold front was coming through. it is suppose to warm up this next week. Have a great week. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

I must say you really got the royal treatment that weekend, and well deserved, too. I love the special surprise of seeing Gretchen again. I know you've missed her. Wishing you a blessed year ahead--keep celebrating that birthday!

joanne said...

how sweet of your family to make your special days soooo special! It shows what a lovely person you are and that you are a wonderful mother and friend. I have no doubts about that! Have a good week and Happy Birthday a little late...;j

Vicki/Jake said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Great pictures too, isn't it nice to be loved and pampered:) You for sure deserve it...
Take Care

Susan said...

Hi Maggie,

My birthday is the day before yours (May 12th) and sometimes Mother's Day falls on my birthday too :) A family member was very sick so I spent the birthday/Mother's Day weekend with her, and it was lovely to spend that time together.

I love your photos, the home, the sausages and quiche look fantastic! Happy belated birthday! :)

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

What a "Testament" to awesome, loved you! :0)
Fresh fruit at grocery store....coming right up!

Carolyn said...

What a great post! I loved every "inch" of it. I'm always disappointed when your post ends and start yearning for a "next one".

Blogger was playing/trying my patience last night also. It wasn't your computer. It took forever trying to fix things. It is goofing off this very moment!

A belated Happy Birthday to you and many M O R E. I'd sing for you if I weren't so croaky. May 13th was Mom's birthdate also; always a special time of the year for the whole family, especially when it fell on Mothers' Day. We lost her physical presence May 8th, '89. We miss her so.

An elegant table setting. Love those dishes. Brought to mind Annie at Edifice and her beautiful pottery. If you haven't yet, check her out - over on my sidebar. An amazing gal with so many talents - house builder for one.

acorn hollow said...

such a wonderful weekend you had.
Family and friends it doesn't get any better than that.
The table is lovely
a belated Happy Birthday.

Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, you certainly were properly and deservedly spoiled. You really know how to milk a couple of events by celebrating them together. Double the fun.
How neat that Gretchen got to come. I know you have missed her so much. Maybe she and "hunk" could move into the pink house and commute? Just a thought.
So glad you had such a wonderful time. Love your brother's choice of subject in the wall pictues.

Olga said...

You deserved all the pampering. I think that you are quite blessed in your choice of family and friends! Belated Happy Birthday wishes.

Sue said...

What a great spread! Makes my mouth water!!

Hope you had a happy, happy day! You deserve it, Maggie.


Ps. The girls look darling in that photo...

Retired English Teacher said...

Fun times!

Grandma Bonnie said...

I hope your Birthday was great. I love all the photos. I tried your cobbler recipe last evening. I had a slice and it was fantastic. I thought I would have another for breakfast but it was so good the family finished the entire pan.

Crack You Whip said...

Looks like you had an amazing time! I love cobbler, but went and gave myself Type II diabetes a while back, so I need to stop eating (everything).

Hope your birthday was grand!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Heavens..I was sure you were writing directly to me..then realized it was for all us bloggers out here. Whatever the case, love the photo's and the letter. I do..though..I really DO miss opening letters in the mail.
That was always so much fun. Seeing the stationary..the handwriting..
(an OLD lady in California :)

Forty Pound Sack said...

Maggie, I do love you and I'm so glad you had such a nice time for Mother's Day and your birthday ~ You have a wonderful family and great friends!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Same stinkin' happened to me yesterday with Blogger! It's not your baby!

I'm so thrilled ya were pampered to the max for both your birthday and Mother's Day. Nobody deserves it more than you baby!

God bless ya sweet Maggie and have an awesome day sweetie!!! :o)

June said...

You had a great birthday brunch at Chad and Christi's didn't you girlfriend? so nice to have the surprise of Gretchen coming. I really love the face making : )
I love your son's lovely home and adore the dog paintings. LOVE THEM!!!!!

Snake away!!!! EEEKKK! I have had to major encounter's with rattlesnakes and HATE I'm thinkin' I'll get me some of that stuff too. I have never heard of it before.
Enjoy all the beautiful gifts you received because nobody deserves them more than you!
sending love your way...

Gina Gao said...

This is such a great post. I really enjoy reading about your blog.

June said...

Of course I would love it Maggie! That's so funny that you didn't know it was me while reading it : )))))
I didn't really do a post on it except to say I was in it. So thank you Maggie, it was so much fun to have them asked if I would write something for the magazine!!!!!
sending love...

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I think that's the first picture of Gretchen I've seen. She's darling! What fun that you got to spend some time with her....