Thursday, June 3

Thank You! and pics of a great day!

My goodness! What a surprise to see all those good wishes for a Happy Birthday yesterday. Thanks to each of you that commented..........Caryl W., Barb, Lois G., Gene B., Pat C., Joanne, Luv2quilt2, Pat, Diane, Crispy, Laurie, Nancy, Happy Cottage Quilter, NanaKaren, SarahVee, Knitwit, Kaye, Needled Mom, Pat, Beth, Owl Lady, Stormy Days, Barbara, Nanette, Mary on Lake Pulaski, Joanna, Judy C., Lynn-Teacupstitches, Rhonda, Robin, and Grandmarockton! And especially thanks to Pat at A Little of This and a Little of That because she sent a lot of you over here to send me those good wishes. What a sweet thing to do!! The comments were the icing on the cake of a really nice day. Proof that we had a good time is here.............
This is my daughter, Collette, and my mother, Mary. We have just eaten our lunch at The Pizza Ranch.....my choice, we loved everything. :-) Then here I am..............
all smiles........because we are enjoying ourselves so much and Collette has just given me this pretty gift bag. So what was in the bag..............
Pretty little sundae dishes that Collette found at a thrift store, plus some Mary E. scrapbook embellishment items and a lovely old Record book. Her mother-in-law, Connie, found the book and knew I would like it. It is the handwritten journal of a pastor 's sermon outlines. There is no name of who this book might have belonged to. The only clue is on the first page where the pastor writes..........
Vol.II, Sermon Outlines, preached in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Sermon 51, Evening Text Dec. 4, 1887, Heb. 4, 15. Theme: The Sympathy of Christ for men.
The last entry was made on page 219 of the journal .......
Sermon 88, April 8th, 1888, Morning Text, Matt. 18, 1. Theme: Humility.
I'll share more on this little journal in another post as it is quite fascinating. It's not everyone who has a great mother-in-law (mine was, her name was Ora), but when your daughter has a great mother-in-law that thinks of her son's mother-in-law, well, I think that's pretty cool. :-)
So anyway, after we ate lunch, we spent almost an hour wandering around in Hancock Fabrics. My mom hadn't been in a fabric store (other than Walmart) in more than five years. I can guarantee you we had fun and enjoyed finding some treasures in the fabric and decorating items. Then we picked up Jacob at school and we made a stop at the Salvation Army thrift shop where we found more little goodies, plus they had a bag of books (kid's titles) for $5 so Jacob and I had fun picking titles for him and some cousins. :-) The only thing I missed was taking that four generation photo that Pat mentioned and there is still time to do that in the next few days. Thanks everyone for those birthday wishes. What a treat!
I'll be back when I have time.........
Sandi

19 comments:

Pat said...

LOVE the happy smiles in the photos!!! (And hope to see more when you DO get that 4-generation photo while your mom is still visiting!!!) What a thoughtful gift from Collette and it surely IS terrific that her mother-in-law is such a kind, caring person!!! That record book is fascinating, for sure! So what did you have for lunch on your birthday? And...it was my pleasure to send people to your blog yesterday. You are one of the kindest AND most talented bloggers I have had the pleasure to "meet" and I want everyone to know about your wonderful blog, too!

luv2quilt2 said...

Looks and sounds like you had a great birthday. What great photos!

SarahVee said...

Great birthday treats! My dad is a minister and can't imagine his sermon notes in a journal as such. Everything is in a computer now. I do know he has boxes of old sermons that are underlined in a different bright marker for each sentence so he doesn't lose his place while preaching. This year is 20 years of ministry for him, so I'm sure there's more than one box. Looking forward to seeing more. And that SIL and Mother in Law are keepers for sure!! Keep having fun.

Diane H said...

Thanks for sharing, Sandi. Your day looked like so much fun wish we could have all gone along!

Debi said...

Happy Birthday SAndy.

Crispy said...

It looks like you had a very lovely day, judging by the big ol' smile on your face LOL.

Crispy

patchworkstuen said...

Oh Sandra, you looks so great and also your mom and daughter.
Happy birtday yesterday to you and I can could see you have enjoy your day very much.
Big hugs to you from
Helle

Denysem said...

Congratulations Sandi! That life is always in good health, happiness and love!
Hugs

Needled Mom said...

It looks and sounds like a perfect day to celebrate another year. The pictures are wonderful.

It will be so interesting to read that pastor's journal on sermons. That was a wonderful gift.

I can't wait to see the generation picture.

Owl Lady said...

Indeed, how fortunate you and Collette are that she married the son of a wonderful mother. Of course, her husband is fortunate to have married the daughter of another wonderful mother. And that puts your dear Jacob right in the center of a loving family.

Gifts are always lovely and certainly appreciated, but especially when they come from those who know us well and choose things that we will enjoy.

Janet said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Sandi! Looks like you had an awesome celebration and wonderful gifts. Enjoy your mother/daughter time.

Barb said...

What a lovely family you have...so pretty as well...I am so glad you had a wonderful day...and I must have missed Pat's post....but oh well...same results.

Joanna said...

What a beautiful gift to spend your birthday with your mother and daughter. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great photos of your special day Sandi!

Rae Ann said...

Hi Sandi!
What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday for a very "Special" lady!
I am so happy that you had such a great day. I sooo love all of your fabulous gifts.
Hugs!

Roselie said...

Happy Belated Birthday. It's obvious that you had a great day! And what a thoughtful, loving family you have. How lucky you are. Be sure to get that four generation picture.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Great gift from your daughters mother-in-law. Trish

Jacquelynne said...

Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a fun day! (Lunch, Family, Fabric- perfect combination!)

Nihal said...

Rare chance to be together as three young generation in the same shot! You are lucky, Sandi. Again, happy b-day wishes, with lo♥e.

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