Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mother's Day Weekend

What a beautiful weekend it was here in the Northwest!

I headed out of town, all by my lonesome, on Friday afternoon to spend a little time with my sister-in-law on the west side of the state, and to attend my nephew's (my sister's son) graduation from Northwest University on Saturday. Kris and I met at Anthony's Homeport in Kirkland for dinner, loving the sunshine and beautiful view of Lake Washington along with some great food.

The next morning was Ryan's graduation, so I left Kris' early and got to Overlake Christian Church in good time, to meet with my family and find seating together. And my daughter, Melanie, surprised me by coming over from Kennewick that morning!

My sister, Janeale, and her family
Tara, Janeale, Ryan, and Jeff
After the ceremony, which had surprisingly good speakers, we went out for a celebration lunch. I left to spend a little time with my son, Kyle, in Ellensburg, and Melanie went to a couple of art galleries in the area she'd been wanting to visit.

Then on Mother's Day, after church, several of my kids came to spend the afternoon with me in the back yard. The weather was just so gorgeous and I've been so busy lately, I wanted to relax and enjoy my kids and my roses!

The best kind of Mother's Day to me.


Barb said...

So glad you had a great time on this side of the mountains! Your yard is so pretty, no wonder you wanted to spend the day there with your children. My DD came over and we had a great visit! Plus on Sat. I had a long talk on the phone with our son and wonderful DIL.

viv said...

Your roses are breathtakingly beautiful. ( I think that's a word )

Julie said...

Congratulations to the young man.
Yor garden looks spectacular - so many blooms.

Brigitte said...

You seemed to have had a nice visit with your sister and her family.
Great that you could relax and enjoy your family and your roses on Mother's Day.

Carol said...

Congratulations to Ryan and lucky you to have a good graduation speaker. Cant say I've had that privilege :)

Your flowers are so lovely--what a perfect yard to spend Mother's Day in!

Margaret said...

Sounds like you had the very best kind of Mother's Day - family and your garden.
Your visit with your sister & family and attending your nephew's graduation must have been very special.