Thursday, May 16, 2013

I've neglected my blog for ever so long

Lot's has happened since I last wrote on my blog.

1.My niece Kelly is getting married at the end of June, and she was given a lovely bridal shower by her sister, Trish. The shower was held at the Monponsett Inn, Halifax, MA. A mouth watering dinner was served to all the guest. Lovely tulips were on each table and one lucky person from each table got to bring the plant home.

Kelly and Geno at bridal shower 4.20.2013 Geno and Kelly

Kelly and Geno at bridal shower 4.20.2013 centerpiece tulips potted tulips centerpiece

Kelly and Geno received so many lovely gifts, and it took several vans to get everything to her parent's house after the shower.

Kelly and Geno shower 4.19.2013 unopened gifts 2. just some of the unopened gifts

Kelly and Geno at bridal shower 4.20.2013 gramma Trish Kell Kelly, my mom, and Trish (Kelly's sister)

2. I gave a 90th birthday party for my Mom at my parents home. IMa 90th birthday party2. 4.27.2013 

3. I started Weight Watchers and started walking 1 1/2 miles a day. So far I have lost weight each week and I am noticing my clothes are getting loose on me. Yeah!!!

4. BIG NEWS!!!!..we have a new granddaughter...Samantha Lynn. Sammi was born on May 3rd, weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. The photo below was taken a few hours after she was born. I couldn't believe how alert she was and her eyes were open the whole time I visited.

Samantha Lynn Akers newborn2. 5.3.2013 Samantha Lynn Akers newborn 5.3.2013

Big Sister Bella who will be 3 on May 24th.

Bella 5.11.2013 shopping with daddy  Samantha Robin Bella 5.3.2013

6. Sunday was Mother's Day at Steven and Robin's. Steven prepared Steamed lobsters, homemade clam chowder, clams casino, BBQ pork, hot dogs, hamburgers and pasta salad. I made a seafood casserole. I will share that recipe in another post. Everything was delicious. Since I started WW's there has been a party every weekend, but I've been good.

The spring flowers are just beautiful this spring. The Mollis azalea's just started to open. The lilacs are in full bloom and smell heavenly.

mollis azalea 2013 mollis azalea2.. 2013

Lots of beautiful birds have arrived..bluebirds, orioles, cardinal, goldfinches, woodpeckers and so many others have been coming to the yard.

I haven't had time for art, but today I bought myself one of those Gelli plates. I've been wanting one for sometime. Now, to create painted pages for my art journals.  gelli painting on fabric

Gelli Arts gel printing plate

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog.



Joanne Thieme Huffman said...

Lots of good family news. Your Mother's Day celebration sounds delicious. By the way, I love my Gelli Plate.

Barbara said...

Also the MOST alert newborn I have ever seen! Lovely update!