Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wednesdays With My Mom, (plus a teeny bit of pride to share)

A new little family of five now, with the first three kiddos, here. My mom's health was challenged a bit after having no. 2 and no. 3 so close together, so you will notice her looking too thin in the next few weeks of photos. Regardless, she looks SO lovely here. So does my dad!! : )
Can you EVEN believe this??? Diana, you should have been entered in a contest!My grandparents (below). Looks like they came from Texas to see the new baby, enjoy the oldest two and help out during their visit. What special people they were!
On this Wednesday, last week, my mom and I enjoyed watching The King and I. It was so delightful to watch again. I hadn't seen it in a LONG time. Who can forget the adorable dance scene between Anna and the King?

Or the amazing interpretation (below) of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Some of the most outstanding choreography ever!

I always thought Debra Kerr and my mom looked alike. Both beautiful!

My sweet friend, Margie, offered to let me borrow some of her 'large piece' puzzles to do with my mom on Wednesdays. They say that puzzles, word games, crossword puzzles, etc. are very good for the brain and memory.

And last...I hope you won't mind me sharing something very HAPPY with you!! Michelle, over at From House to Home purchased one of my Nest Banners recently and then took photographs of where she displayed it in her home. I thought I would burst with pride when I saw these pix over at her place.

Thanks Michelle, for making my day last week. And thanks blogging friends for letting me share with you! I hope your Wednesday's a good one.



mysteryhistorymom said...

I cannot tell you how much I love seeing these precious pictures of your family, dear friend. They are treasures! The King and I is wonderful! I know your Mom has such fun with you.:) She is such a beautiful lady and so are you- inside and out.;) Lori

Annabelle Bulat said...

Your Mom is beautiful...and her clothes. I love what she's wearing in the first photo. How cool that you got to see what you made displayed like that!

My name is PJ. said...

She has the exact same bone structure as Deborah Kerr! I love the first photo! And I was struck, when I saw the photo of your grandparents with the kids, that you and I are probably older than they were then...and isn't it funny how that has changed over the years?

Lallee said...

This was such a sweet touching post. What a wonderful day it must have been for your mother. I loved seeing the vintage photos too. Beautiful family! Your nest garland looks fabulous displayed at Michelle's.

GrandmaBev said...

It's so nice you have the time to spend each Wednesday with your Mom. I'm sure the puzzels will be fun for her. It is fun watching the old movies. They do bring back memories.

Sandy Shirley said...

Mary Lou - I love your posts, your pictures and your blog! You are the sweetest thing! Your mom is so lucky to have you.

Amy said...

Your mom is so beautiful. Very cool that you got to see your finished work in someone's home!

Darlene said...

Your mom is so beautiful. I can't believe how thin she was after the 3rd baby.

I know y'all enjoyed watching The King and I. How fun to do the oversize puzzle. It looks like a pretty one.

I saw your beautiful NEST Banner over at Michelle's and it looks wonderful where she has it hung.

The Queen Of Re said...

I love your post about your mother.

Your stories are close to my heart.

I finally have pictures of the trunk show up.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

I love the King and I. My Mom, Sister and I went to see the play with Yul Brynner in it. I will always remember it!.
Your nest banner looks great in Michelle's home.
I really enjoyed your post today.
Take care,

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh ML your Moma looks good in the picture of her. She is doing puzzles how wonderful is that. It is funny how we grow up and suddenly the roles in our lives change. She seems to be happy in her new home. I know it is an adjustment for you, but honey she really does look happy. You know she needs that round the clock care. Enjoy your Moma Wednesday and have fun with her today. Thanks for sharing honey. I continue to pray about you both. Country Hugs, Sherry

marie said...

Your Mom has such a sweet smile on her face and she looks so comfy in that chair. I think puzzles are such a great idea and how nice that you could borrow some with larger pieces for the two of you to do together. The King and I is such a good movie ~ I haven't watched it in forever though.

Your banner looks like it was made to order for that spot!!

RACHELLE said...

your mother, father, and their children are sooo georgeous! i love that you do this!!!!

thank you for sharing!!!!!!!!

MiMi said...

Oh that is so neat! I would be bursting with price to see something that I made in someone's home. Especially a home as beautiful as hers!
Your mom does look like Deborah Kerr!
I love these pictures, I know, I've said it before, but I do!

Scrap for Joy said...

I remember when women wore dresses even at home during the day. If you could see how I look right now-yeesh! Your Mom was and is very photogenic-I love the old pics. Your banner enhances Michelle's breakfront...looks made for that piece!

vivian said...

you mother is very beautiful and Diane was an absolute doll! My grandmother is 93 and they do crossword puzzles with her every day.. It is amazing how she knows the answers! one night when I was down visiting in march, we were playing a new version of trivial pursuit, (I hate that game!) any ways grandmas question was "A name beginning with S that Simon Cowell hates to be called" Grandma never missed a beach and yelled out.. "SLUT!!" thougt I would die I tell ya!!
BTW!! I LOVE your nest swag. it is so sweet!

Mimi said...

HI M.L.!!!
I too love reading and seeing the photos of your Mom, I started some thing new on Wednesdays--show and tell, and today's theme is a person but not someone in your family, I am doing my MOM, I know she is in my family, but not my family I live and blog about all the time!!! So I will have it done later today, as I have some fun photos to scan, and It takes me awhile to do!!!!haha
love the big puzzle, where do you get those????

Mimi said...

it's me again
yes, I think your Mom looks like Debra Kerr, and both so delicate and beautiful, I loved Debra Kerr in An Affair to remember, I love that movie, I love the part when they visit his Aunt in Europe.
Hugs to Mom!!!

marmielu said...

I love those family photos! They remind me of some of our family photos - same era. That one of your sister is really cute! What a ham!
Your nest banner looks great in those photos. I bet that did make you smile!
Mary Lou

Miss Sandy said...

The banner is adorable!

Wonderful pics of your family. Your mom looks so sweet.

Thank you for stopping in for a visit.

Christina said...

The banner looks lovely.

Love the pictures of your mom and dad. Great idea about doing puzzles with her.

I watched the King and I again recently. Loved it all of again.

creative breathing said...

Your Wednesdays are bittersweet. They are treasured by so many now as we share in beloved photographs and come to adore your mother. Your banner has found the perfect home. What a beautiful collection of milk glass to compliment your "Nest". These summer days are going by too fast. I long for the cozy days of winter! Have a great weekend! Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Hey chickadee! I love seeing old family photos esp with beautiful people like your mom in them. She is Stunning! I hope yall had fun together you make me wanna tell my mom come on over were having girls weekend! hehe Isnt it the greatest to see something you made on someones blog or in there home!! Big mermaid hugs


Ms. Tee said...

Awww, your mom is absolutely beautiful! I love these posts, of course you know that! ;)
To answer about my mom, no, she doesn't have diabetes, which is such a blessing, since so many kidney patients do. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers and sweet comments. They really do mean so much to us. :) Have a good Thursday!

Mimi Sue said...

What precious pictures of your family! Both your parents look like movie stars! I loved that dance scene in the King and I. I wanted a big skirt with a hoop in it so I could dance like Anna did, swooping around the dance floor. Great movie. Mimi

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Love your photos, so sweet and love the post. Your Mom is still one gorgeous lady!!! Hope your week is going great.
♥ Teresa

Anonymous said...

How heart-warming to hear about you and your Mom's special day. My mom will soon be in Heaven one year and I miss our special times together. Your banner is absolutely beautiful and isn't it fun to see where it "lives" now? Good for you! Hope you have a lovely day.

Tamara Jansen said...

I love your old pictures! I just asked my dad for a few of his old photos so that I have them in my own albums as well.

Simply Stork said...

what a lovley post :o)


Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love that movie...debra kerr is one of my faves! Your mother is gorgeous...love that time era! Tht added just the spark Michelle needed for her hutch...u should be proud! cherry

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for visiting my studio, it is so nice to meet you. Your family pictures are precious and you must be very proud of them.
Take care

TinyBear said...

Hey M.L.
You won my giveaway.
Plese send me your mail adress on tinybear@mail.dk so I can have your box send out to you :D
Have a lovely day.
~ Tina

Sandy Toes said...

What a wonderful old pictures...I just loved looking at it!
sandy toe

Molly said...

That second photo is just darling.

I love the King and I - jut the other day I found myself saying, "etcetera, etcetera, etcetera!"

Your banner looks just fantastic in Michelle's home!

Chris said...

I LOVE The King and I. I have fond memories of watching it with my mom when I was a kid. Congratulations on your Nest sale! The banner looks so cute where she has it!! Woo hoo! And yes...your sweet mom does look like Deborah Kerr. How fitting.

Her Art Nest said...

What a beautiful post, and your nest banner is amazing! ~Nan