May 11, 2016

Mother's Day Celebration Surprise Outing

All my darlin' daughter and son-in-law told me was to be dressed to go to lunch and that we would leave at 8:30 am Saturday morning. I had no clue where we were going. And believe me, I tried to find out; but no one would tell me!

I delayed our start time by a half an hour at least, because I needed to get Victoria Leigh's passport out of the safe deposit box… Yes, she was leaving for Italy and the only thing she had asked me to do was get her passport for her…and I forgot. Thankfully, I was able to get it as soon as the bank opened, and we were on our way.

Me and our oldest gift, Audra Elizabeth.

Our first stop was in Lebanon, Tennessee at Watermelon Moon Farms.  Audra and Matthew had stayed at the B&B that is there before.  I remembered how much she enjoyed staying and had actually guessed that this was where we were going.  It was lovely!

An inviting side porch.

 They had strawberry punch and appetizers on the front porch.

 Audra, her husband, Matthew and his mother.

 Are they not the cutest couple ever?!? They planned our outing 3 months ago!!!

Me and Debbie on the front porch.

My place at the table.

The lodger's room.

I love sticks…was so tickled that this was my view to the right of the table.

And this was my lovely view to the left of the front doorway.

They served a strawberry pretzel salad that made me think of my dear mama, because she made the same salad. My dear mama went to live with Jesus in July, 1989.


They sent our vases home with us and mine fit perfectly in my door cup holder!

Then we headed to downtown Franklin for some shopping! I love the architecture and historical buildings in Franklin. It was a pleasant day weather-wise and we enjoyed strolling from store to store.

More sticks...

The light fixtures were so pretty!

I really liked this skirt; but my daughter said ~ no!

More lamp lights and sticks.

Audra sporting her new lace jacket.

I found a really cute handbag.

I think this moss is so pretty.

More shopping...

Vintage dishes that caught my eye.

Matthew and Debbie with pretzel necklaces!

Lamp lights...

Our youngest sent me a picture of us together.  This was the first Mother's Day in 21 years that we have not been together; but I am thrilled that she has the opportunity to study in Italy this month. I miss her. She face-timed us at 5 am this morning - what a treat!

Family picture at church on Sunday, minus Victoria Leigh.

Victoria had left homemade love on my desk. I hung the LOVE banner at my kitchen windows near the sink. I so enjoy homemade gifts.

Between the adventurous outing and the desk full of gifts, I felt totally blessed. I hope you had a Happy Mother's Day too!  What did you do to celebrate Mother's Day?


Just Joy said...

Blessings Abundant - God is Good!

Jerralea said...

What a wonderful day they planned for you! You are blessed!

Thanks for sharing your special Mother's Day at The Loft.

Susan said...

Neighbor #14 at Beth's today. I LOVE this post and the photos - what a special day!

fuzzytop said...

Beautiful post! Glad you had such a wonderful day!

Ugochi said...

Wow! You had a blast! I enjoyed reading and looking at all the beautiful pictures.
Have a super blessed day!

Lora said...

Thank you Joy!!!

Lora said...

Jerralea, I am blessed indeed!

Lora said...

Hi Susan! Thanks for stopping by! I will visit you!

Lora said...


Thank you for your kind words, friend!

Love you!

Lora said...


Thank you for your kind words!

Beth said...

Looks like you had an incredible Mother's Day, . My hubby and I (and our boys when they were younger) lived in Hendersonville, Tn. So this was kind of a walk down memory lane for me, though I've not ever visited Watermelon Moon Farm. We go through Nashville a lot because my hubby's mom lives in Knoxville, so maybe I can convince him to stop there sometime. :) Thanks for coming by my blog and joining the conversation over there. It's nice to meet you, Lora!