Sunday, March 25, 2012

Busy and Happy Days!


It has been a busy time for our family this month! We've had two happy occasions over the past two weekends. One was in Colorado, where my youngest grandson turned one year old! He had a joyful barnyard themed birthday party with many family and friends. There were lots of delicious foods to snack on, music and singing time led by a local talented musician, and delicious cupcakes which we all thoroughly enjoyed!  A few days afterward this Nonna and Nonno flew back home to New York City, just in time to get ready for another very happy occasion.......


Our daughter's bridal shower! Family and friends again shared in our happiness and generously showered our daughter with beautiful gifts galore!  It was a very exciting, loved filled day and one we will always cherish and remember.


With all these special occasions I have been so busy that I have not had much time to catch up, both with reading your blogs and answering comments on mine.  I promise to get back on schedule this week. Meanwhile, I am taking time to be thankful for all my blessings and savor them a little longer. Be back very soon!

I'm linking up a little late with Mary at the Little Red House for her wonderful Mosaic Monday event. Thanks, Mary!

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66 comments:

Linda Chapman said...

I'm loving all your great pics of the celebration!

Chatty Crone said...

I;m with Linda - I love how you made the two mosaic's out of both of your wonderful celebrations! So pretty. sandie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

You have had a busy month, Pat... Can't believe that your new grandson is already ONE... Mercy--how time is flying. He's a cutie --and so is his older brother...

And your daughter's shower looked wonderful also. Those are great pictures of her--and I like the one of the groom-to-be also.

Congrats!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

The Gathering Place said...

I loved your birthday mosaic! What a fun way to showcase your cute grand kids. Your bridal shower looked amazing, too. So fun. Your daughter will make a beautiful bride! Good luck with all the upcoming festivities!

Ebie said...

Such joyous events Pat! I remember the baby photos a year ago.

Welcome to one more addition to your family (your future Son-in-law)

Take it easy and take care!

Ginny said...

I love the one year old collage you made!!!! So many pictures of just plain happiness!!

Barbara F. said...

Congratulations, Pat! Both special events for your family. The baby is so adorable and your daughter is just radiant. Love the photos. xo

eileeninmd said...

Wow, you are busy and at least being busy for a fun reason. Your grandson's birthday party looks like a great time and what a cutie. Congrats to your daughter, she is very pretty. Wonderful photos, have a great week, Pat!

Old Kitty said...

Oh Pat!! Look at your gorgeous grandsons!! Oh they're so adorable!! And the little one is One Year Old!! WOW!!! Love the barnyard theme to his party - yay!!!

And your daughter is just beautiful! Glad you all had a great time at the bridal shower. She really is looking so happy and luminous!!

Take care
x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful photos & what wonderful celebrations!!
Have a Great Day!!
Marilyn

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Exciting occasions indeed! Have fun Pat:@)

Jojo said...

Enjoy your family time....we are happy with, and enjoying the celebratory photos!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

It is a very happy time for you Pat. Enjoy your grandson and the wedding.
Sam

Tracy said...

Oh...look at those sweet grandsons of yours!! And I LOVE the barnyard themed birthday party-too CUTE! Your daughter's shower looked like a BIG event...that cake is huge! Enjoy these happy days, Pat... just take time to be with your family. :o) ((HUGS))

Catherine said...

Beautiful family Pat and so much sweetness and fun!

podso said...

What wonderful memories you have been making over the last two weeks! Your wonderful mosaics beautifully give us a glimpse into the fun and the joy!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

It's wonderful to be busy with such happy events. those grandsons get cuter each time you post photos of them.

Snap said...

What wonderful family memories you have been making. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Theanne said...

2 beautiful family celebrations...enjoy Pat and thanks for sharing!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This is the good stuff Pat! Everyone looks so happy and the boys are getting so big. Your daughter is lovely and is going to make a beautiful bride. So many reasons to smile...this made for wonderful mosaics!
♥, Susan

Lovella ♥ said...

Pat, it is a beautiful season of celebration in your world right now. What a wonderful way to welcome spring.
Your grand boy had the funnest party and he is big brother are darling. The party food....looked fantastic.

Your daughters bridal shower is amazing. It had all the looks of a small wedding...beautiful. I bet things are getting very exciting. She is a beautiful bride.

ellen b. said...

What wonderful events to celebrate! I understand your busyness and what travel and wedding plans take out of your regular schedule. Enjoy the journey and I'm looking forward to whatever you share...

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What great reasons to celebrate...your grandson's first birthday and your only daughter's wedding! Thanks for giving us a peek into each event. Most special.

LDH said...

Such happy occasions and such wonderful photos! I am just so excited for you!

GailO said...

Happy days Pat!!

Reading your blog reminds me of how fast time does fly:)

Nellie said...

It's great to be able to celebrate such happy family occasions! Our month was a busy one as we had a daughter marry on March 17!
I love to see your pictures of New York City. This is a place I have never visited, and the likelihood of that happening is very slim, so it's nice to see the city through your eyes.

Lori E said...

I like the idea of cupcakes for the birthday party. Watching a baby destroy a full size cake has always bugged me but the cupcakes are just the perfect size.
Wow. The cake for the shower looks bigger than many wedding cakes. Really pretty.
Funny how I am focusing on the cakes...I think I have a craving.

Kathleen said...

Good times! The shower looks lovely! Enjoy your family time!
The babies are adorable!

Willow said...

Love love love all those happy smiles! I've been so busy too--hardly had time to visit anyone's blog so I have A LOT of catching up to do. Happy Springtime!

Pamela Gordon said...

What wonderful mosaics of two special occasions. Beautiful photos!

Paula's Postings said...

What fabulous photos Pat your grandson is realy enjoying his cake and your daughter and future son in law look really happy.

merrilymarylee said...

MAJOR CUTE ALERT!!!!!

What a happy, happy time, Pat!!!! Much more to come, I'm sure.

mrs. c said...

You are such a busy lady! What wonderful memories you will have form those lovely photos! Thanks for sharing them with all of your blog friends!

annie said...

Your grandson favors you I think!
What a cutie pie. Your daughter looks lovely and so very happy.
I wish you all the happiness in the world with them.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Aww, so nice to celebrate such good times!!! Hope we get to see more photos from the shower!

Sheila said...

So glad you are having such happy and joy filled days. Thank you for sharing those wonderful collages with all of us. Life is joyous when shared with family and friends!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful happy times! Thanks for sharing with us and giving me something to smile about tonight! ♥

steviewren said...

It's wonderful to be able to share happy times with loved ones. Enjoy every minute!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a special mosaic, filled with your lovely family. There is nothing like a good party.

Linda said...

What fun! I enjoyed all the pictures..boy, the grandsons are getting big!!Your daughter is going to make a beautiful bride!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What an adorable one-year-old!

So many milestones this year for you this year. Much happiness to you and your family!

Pie Lady Pat said...

Delightful! Happy memories!

nanny said...

Oh how fun! Such cute birthday pictures!! And there is nothing more fun than a bridal shower!!
I love your mosaic...what program do you use ?

diane b said...

Such happy family occasions warms my heart. It is lovely to see happy families. The party looked loads of fun for everyone adults and kids alike. The bridal shower looks very posh. Your daughter is beautiful and oozing with joy.

Jenny said...

Oh my. Two beautiful celebrations!

What a gorgeous family you have...and your daughter looks so much like you!

Thanks for letting us tag along!

Yvette said...

Love your picture mosaics, Pat. Thanks for including us in your charming family celebrations. :)

Take the time to enjoy them. Why not?

These are great times.

Carol said...

Wonderful occasions! Your grandsons are adorable, such handsome fellows. And your daughter will be such a beautiful bride! The shower looks so pretty and festive.

Susie said...

Cute birthday baby. :):) Your daughter is so beautiful. She is going to be an awesome bride. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Happy times are indeed to be had at your house Pat. Enjoy every second. Congratulations. V

Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs said...

Oh my goodness, you've been busy. But what wonderful events to be busy with! Such precious photos of the birthday party and the grand grandson! Love it!

And those shower photos exude such happiness and hope. Love those as well.

Enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime activities. All the blogs and comments and online this and that will be here when you return.

♥ to you and yours during these special times!

Jeanne said...

Good morning Pat, For a change I have more time lately to visit and you do not. Life is funny that way.

Your grandson's 1st birthday looks awesome. both little guys are adorable. I miss my darling little ones that are all teens now. Wow, time flues so share every moment you can with your sweet G-boys. The party pics are darling.

I know your daughter's shower was wonderful. I am so happy for you and your family. Love is in the air!
Hugs, Jeanne

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Pat
What a happy spring it is for you and yours. It is wonderful that your family knows how to appreciate and celebrate important milestones in life.
-Karen

Kris said...

Hi Pat, I am playing catch up too! What fun photos! ONE YEAR already!! Wow how fast time flies!!! Such a cutie pie! And then the happy celebrations of a wedding are happening too. Oh how I loved those times with my daughter!!! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!
Hugs,
Kris

Cindy said...

You've been a busy lady. Sometimes we need to put away blogging in order to participate in life, but that's okay, family must take precedence. Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Cindy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wonderful, exciting events! Precious times to cherish. I hope you're having a wonderful day,
Kathy

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

Congratulations to you all on those lovely events! Such exciting times! Enjoy every minute!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Pat, you have such a beautiful family! Best wishes to your daughter and her fiancé! Looking forward to seeing more of the celebrations! Linda

Teacher online said...

Great Pics, greetings and best wishes from Italy
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La Petite Gallery said...

Pat enjoy these wonderful times with the family. We all understand. Just have a good time.
Looks like you did a great job. yvonne

Marg said...

I was wondering when that little guy had was turning one! How exciting. And congrats to your daughter. Isn't that exciting...I am just coming on board with wedding planning at this end. Exciting.

Beverly said...

Oh, Pat. Just look at the sweet faces on those two little fellows. They are adorable. And, I know you can't get enough of them.

Your daughter is beautiful. She definitely favors you. The shower must have been so much fun. The big day is approaching soon.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi dear Pat,

I loved seeing your joyful occasion.

Re: your words on my posting. I too have LOTS and lots of containers filled with perennials, annuals, veggies, flowers, and 15 dwarf fruit trees. I still garden in the ground, but some of my plants have traveled with me for the past few decades, from apartments to condo, condo to cabin, cabin to cottage, and now they're here in our little city of SLO.

Sending love across the miles,

Sharon

Annesphamily said...

Hi Pat! I wanted to come by and say hi! I love your beautiful photos integrating each beautiful celebration! What fun! I hope the COlorado family is well. This darn fire is really awful and I pray for all the families who have lost so much.
I hope you have a beautiful weekend, you are amazing.

Hugs Anne

Sarah said...

Happy times indeed! Such fun to see your joyful family photos.

Gracie said...

Already 1 year? God time really pass fast! I'm sure Nonno & Nonna enjoyed their time with the little ones.....and they dreamed about another one as soon as their daughter ties the knot.....

Claudia said...

My mantra is "celebrate everything" and you do so with such glee!