Mother’s Day 2008 ~ Whittier

 

Our Mother’s Day Celebrations started early this year. I was away from all my children this year so they got together and created the best gift I could possibly ask for. Each of them wrote to me and included a photo of themselves. Each note was unique just like they are. They were put together in the book cover you see in the center of the collage. I was in Mom heaven! On Mother’s Day morning Dear was very sweet and took me to the Rose Bowl Flea Market with a pocket full of cash. I’ll post more about that later. After we walked the isles and isles of goodies at the Flea Market we headed to Whittier for a smaller family gathering with my Sister’s Family and my Mom and Dad. My brother Steve was able to come, too.

 

As we drove through Whittier to my sister’s house we were greeted with the beautiful purple blooms on the Jacaranda Trees.

 

My Father and Mother who are always a joy to be around.

 

My Father and Jackson (Great grandson)

 

Jackson with his friend.

 

We were surounded by beautiful blooms on potted plants and fresh bouquets.

 

We started lunch with my mother’s Borsch and then had fondue. Main course of beef, chicken, cheese, bread, and vegetables. Then a dark chocolate and milk chocolate fondue mix for our fruit and wafers and biscotti. Everything was very good.

I brought my mom, sister, and niece these Johnson Bros. mugs filled with 3 kinds of Tea.

My nieces gave me the potted pink hydrangea in the top collage.

It was a beautiful day of honoring mom’s and enjoying each others company. Thank you Len and Kathy for always opening your home to family. Len’s 95 year old mother was able to join us at the table for a little while and had us in stitches with some of her remarks. How lovely the day was. Thank you Lord.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and they have blacked them all out. I’m slowly working at restoring my posts without their help. Such a tiresome bother!

12 thoughts on “Mother’s Day 2008 ~ Whittier

  1. I can just hear Baba, in her accent, saying something goofy and the grandkids cracking up!
    Jack changes in every new photo……great picture of he and your Dad! You had a group of great Mom’s at that gathering!

  2. What a beautiful day….
    Beautiful cards, flowers, trees, fruits, food and people.
    Loved the photo of your parents. They look so charming.

    Jody

  3. Hi Ellen,

    Hahaha – thanks for keeping that “secret” from your Mom! 🙂

    What a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration you had. I noticed the neat teapot on the top left hand corner in the picture collage. Was it one of the gifts you received?

    Also, I loved the Johnson Bros mug gift sets you made… what a creative idea.

  4. Everything looks amazing. Happy that you had such a great day! Eventually all my kids made it home (from Disneyland, Victoria, Lynnwood….) Love your Mother’s smile!

  5. Ellen, your pictures today are so pretty. I love the collages of the gift from your kids.
    Those trees are gorgeous. . so pretty.
    When you have time with your family . . really is there anything better.
    Oh and I noticed that your dad had a crisp good looking shirt on. Very smart.
    (now I’m hungry for borcscht)

  6. It sounds like family time has been wonderful. I am so happy to see your pictures of Ventura and Whittier. I was born in Whittier and lived in So Ca in my early years but have not been left Idaho since we moved. It is beatuiful here! But so good to see pictures of my past. Thanks!

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