Sunday, April 4, 2010

the perfect day and a close call

is there such a thing as the perfect day? with perfect easter weather, the likes of which we haven't seen since i remember. my children, son-in-law and son's girlfriend all here and doing so, so well in there lives. my son-in-law just graduated from air traffic control school, last week and he and my daughter moved to memphis for their new life and careers. my son has just moved to his own apartment (done with the whole room-mate thing) and has started taking a Filipino defense class. his girlfriend is doing well in nursing school and has one more year to go.
i tell you there is nothing better than knowing your children are doing well AND happy in their lives.
does a mother proud.
really proud.
i just love being surrounded by these great and fun people.

so, to celebrate family and easter, we set out to eat in the dining room. that room we never, hardly ever use. never... i gave it a fresh coat of paint this week.


rearranged some of my paintings...




the perfect breeze was whispering through the open windows.


little easter vignettes strewn around...
but ya know...
it was gorgeous outside...
i mean absatootly gorgeous.


so we moved the party outdoors!


so we could enjoy the perfect day looking at this.












and it was
perfect.
whoa...we almost used our dining room.
close call.
phew.
did you know, the easter bunny still delivers treats to 23-28 year olds! wonder when that is supposed to end?

18 comments:

oldgreymare said...

If the children are within hugging distance?

Never.

z

BeautifulDees said...

Oh what a perfect day. Oh I love your decor. Out side was perfect, we still have cold wheather, but the kiddo's alway's have fun.
Love ya,Debbie

Razmataz said...

Erin. my friend always says "you are only as happy as your unhappiest child" and this makes so much sense to me. So I understand when you say you feel so good right now because your kids are doing well and thriving. It is a good place for a mother to be.

Where do you sell your art?

Chania

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Erin, sounds like you had wonderful Easter. We did too! BTW, you stop giving Easter basket to your children when you have grandchildren. HA! :)

Cobalt Violet said...

Beautiful! What a lovely day ... your family, the weather, your home ...
Happy Easter!

Donna said...

Erin,
Eating outside is better anyway! We had lovely weather here today too. You never get to old to have Easter baskets :)
Blessings,
Donna

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful easter Erin
And the weather didn't let you down either.. fabulous... love all your photos and those great paintings...

Well it is now getting chilly here and rained all weekend.. too sad.. summer gone.. Have a fabulous time.. xx Julie

Luiza said...

I´m happy for you and your kids, doing so well =).

Erin , your garden is just perfect!!! What a great idea to move the party from the dining room , outside!
And I love your images, as always!!!

Have a nice day! Enjoy the sun while it lasts, hehe. We´ve just had some more snow today, and that my friend, is not OK! Hehe!

Take care!
Luiza

Zuzu said...

Sunny and gorgeous inside and out!!! :)

Our children are grown and living far away, but the Easter bunny did visit our tiny cottage. Not anywhere near as good as hugs, but with a stiff upper lip, we "Carry On and Eat Chocolate".

So happy to hear that you all enjoyed your day together!

Hugs,
Zuzu

Piyush said...

Such a beautiful set of pictures. I love the tones on these shots!

Denise said...

Lovely photos and lovely words. As always.

bikim said...

PERFECT INDEED! FAMILY! GREAT WEATHER! GOOD FOOD! AND A VIEW LIKE THAT?!!! CAN ANYONE ASK FOR MORE?!!! YOUR GARDEN IS GORGEOUS AND YOUR FLOWERS AMAZING! BY THE WAY, YOU ARE SUCH A TALENTED PERSON! YOUR PAINTINGS ARE BEAUTIFUL!
HAPPY DAY ERIN!
ROSA

ELK said...

i am feeling such happiness in these photos today...and your words make me smile along the way

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Just popped onto your lovely blog. Love these green boots... All the pictures are beautiful!

Have a happy day!

Don said...

Such a warm and inviting home!

Laura said...

What a beautiful yard and Easter celebration you had.

I agree-
When our adult children are happy and excited about their lives, we are too.

I am so glad I found your blog.
I am now a follower.
Stop by if you have time.

Laura

White Spray Paint

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

What a beautiful inside and outside corner of the world you have!

Best to you!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Erin, the inside and the outside both look beautiful. Love those boots growing grass, and I love the colorful decor outside. Fun post. laurie