Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May Musings

There's something very special about the month of May. 

May is when we plant gardens, celebrate Mom's, 
and open our windows wide to let in 
the sweetly scented breeze and birdsong.  

Mother's day can be so bittersweet.

Sometimes there is an empty chair.......

But if we remember to appreciate and celebrate the 
 memories we cherish in our hearts (and learn from the rest),
we can lift our spirits on this special day. 

My daughter, Jennie and fiance' Steve, hosted a lovely 
dinner for me (and The Mr.) 

We ate outdoors on this beautiful table built by Steve.  

We had such a lovely time. 

We had grilled steak, pasta salad, kale slaw, 
and lemon tart for dessert. 

It was all so delicious. 

The striped candy is white chocolate. 


We had a combination Birthday Party/ Mother's Day,
the day before, with the rest of the family,
and friends of the Birthday Boy, my little grandson. 

We had beautiful weather for both. 
Sometimes the stars align.......

It was so much fun to see all the little ones
enjoying the day. 

There were quite a few little ones.....
not to mention all of the adults. 

The circle keeps growing :)

I caught this moment of my two little grandson's. 


We stopped at the 'Farm and Frills' junk market 
on the way over. 

It's held at the county fairgrounds twice a year. 

They always have a nice display of vintage 'glampers' 
to admire, too. 

This was my favorite. 

I love peeking inside. 

So many sweet details. 

The entrance

There were 3 large buildings full of the most 
amazing vendors. 

We couldn't take our time because we had the party 
to attend, but I spent nearly all of my self-imposed 
allotment right away on one fabulous item. 

I'll show you soon. 

I found some cute things for my kitchen, too. 

I've been sewing pillows and redecorating my kitchen. 
I am having fun and will show you the results soon. 

On the way we saw
 this amazing view of Mt. Rainier. 

No matter how many times I see it, it always 
takes my breath away. 

"The mountains are calling and I must go"
- John Muir-


I hope you all had a beautiful Mother's Day. 


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  1. What a lovely dinner setting for Mother's Day, Karen, and then the birthday party with such cute pics! I would so love to go junk market with you, and then to see the glampers...such fun. You know how much I love seeing Mt. Rainier! I would never tire of it's view, either. Love and blessings to you....

  2. Oh it all sounds like a fun two days. That table is so pretty. I think I would take all my allotted time at the market, too! I would love to peek inside those cute little campers, too.

  3. how pretty it all is. The pillows harken back to the 50's with rick rack! I like rick rack. The tart looked amazing.

  4. The "glampers" are so cute, and when "we" take a drive with you, I'm always happy to see Mt. Rainier. Happy Mother's Day to you!

  5. Karen, it sounds like you had a glorious Mother's Day and a good time celebrating the birthdays. Your little grands are so cute. I remember the days when Jake was little and how much fun it was. Now, he calls me on the phone and it is like talking to an actual grown up person (which is what he is at 23, but I still see the little one). Your spring flowers are really gorgeous. Thank you for your visit and your kind words, but I have nothing in my garden that compares to yours..Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy

  6. Oh, I want that lemon tart and that beautiful table! We are in the market for a nice picnic table right now :-) Looks like a fun couple of days with your sweet family. Happy Mother's Day!

  7. What a beautiful luncheon celebration for your Mother's Day! And such gorgeous flowers! As I write this, I am enveloped in the heady fragrance of the lilies I received for Mother's Day...only three of the flowers have opened and there are many more buds, but they smell so heavenly. So I am thinking the flowers in your photos do as well. It is so sweet to be honored by one's family. The little camper exhibit is so nice from the fair!

  8. How looks so beautiful and very interesting! My english is not the best, but your site ist beautiful, your family looks so nice.
    Have a nice time, hugs, Rita

  9. Great time with your sweet family!Cute Grands!Hugs!

  10. Looks like it was an absolutely wonderful Mommy's Day! Your family does keep growing by leaps and bounds and they're all so beautiful. What a time to treasure. ;) And I LOVE those campers!! HOw fun to take a little road trip with one of those. And to think about all the ways to doll it up with all things vintage. Love it!! Have a blessed weekend ahead dear Friend. xoxo

  11. Love those campers all decked out, really make them look homey. Glad you had some good family time, always nice to have little ones around that's for sure. Your pillows are looking very festive :)

  12. It looks like you were thoroughly spoilt on Mothers Day, how lovely. x

  13. Fantastic moment and a very beautiful Flowers. Have a Happy weekend. Hug

  14. What fun!...surely a perfect day

  15. Hi Beatrice, we really want to buy
    a trailer and out traveling.
    Beautiful photos.
    Good continuation of the week.

  16. So lovely, Karen! Your posts are always like a beautiful breath of fresh air! The campers are amazing...how fun that must be!
    I always love seeing your family activities, you have a wonderful family! xo

  17. Lovely pictures special love the colour flowers!

  18. Thanks for sharing your lovely May with us at Keep In Touch. Your Mother's Day menu sounds wonderful.

  19. Fun! So pleased you had some good family time.
    Lovely photo's and so nice to see the grandchildren.

    All the best Jan

  20. Oh you had such an amazing day! I also spent Mother's day really nice :) My daughter is too young to prepare anything alone, but the most important for me is just her presence :)
    We just spent this day playing together :)


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