Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Friends and Flowers

I have a couple friends that have been with me for a really long time.  They knew me when I was newly married to a different guy, had long blonde spiral permed hair and drove a pickup truck.  Yes...I might have been a redneck!

Oh how I've changed!

Before I moved to Utah....we had a long standing May Date, usually right after Mother's Day.  We'd meet in Longmont (a halfway point) have a long breakfast, catch up on each other's lives and then spend a couple of hours at a local nursery picking out flowers for our yards.

I'm missed these outings so much and I missed my friends more.

Saturday we were reunited!

We had breakfast at an adorable little restaurant that is in an old house just off from the downtown area.  It's called Lucile's Creole Cafe, the food was so good and it made me want to visit New Orleans very soon! Mallory and I scored some beads and we didn't even have to do anything naughty to get them. Click HERE to see what I ate.

We had a great time at the nursery and Mallory was in heaven!  She loved looking at and touching every plant and made me read all of the tags to her.  If there was a bench...she sat on it.  Twice!  We picked some flowers to plant and our color scheme is purple, yellow, orange and pink!  And we bought three kinds of basil.

Mallory tricked Anne into carrying her all around the nursery by telling her that she was about to pass out!  She is suck a trickster!  Anne, of course didn't mind because she has two boys and always wanted a daughter, and people kept asking her if Mallory was her kid.  They do look alike...don't you think? 

We planted our flowers yesterday and I don't think I've seen my kids more excited to watch something grow!  

Planting Flowers


  1. Catching up with old friends is the best. The flowers are beautiful.

  2. Sounds like JUST what your spirit needed! Beautiful flowers. :)

  3. That sounds like it was a wonderful (and yummy...I hate that there's no New Orleans inspired restaurants around here) way to spend the day!

    Those orange and yellow flowers are GORGEOUS.

    Kids are so funny about growing plants, I remember around this time last year I planted some with my preschoolers and they HAD to check EVERYDAY to see if anything grew. We kept having to stress that along with water and sun, plants need TIME to grow. :)

  4. SOunds like a wonderful time - I am so glad you were able to spend time with your friends when you probably needed it the most!!


  5. "Someone" knew you were needing your friends, His timing is perfect! I'm glad you had such a great time.

  6. love this. i am happy that you were able to get together with your friends, sounds like it was just what you needed.

  7. It is so nice to meet up with old friends, especially friends who have known you for a long time.

    These would be prefect for Friday's 'Happiness Is...' link up if you'd like to join in. http://www.nolonger25.com/p/happiness-is.html

    Hope you're having a fabulous week,

  8. What a fantastic day for you. I love getting together with friends you haven't seen in a long time.
    The flowers are beautiful and what a terrific experience for Mallory to have in planting and growing them.


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