. . . my mother celebrated my birthday with me a day early by taking me to a special place in Arlington, A TASTE OF EUROPE AND RUSSIA.
She had given me a Faberge egg for Christmas from there and wanted me go with her to pick out another one for my birthday!
I was thrilled.
(And impressed (and humbled) that she would make that long drive by herself in December, just for me.)
Here's the one she gave me for Christmas...(This picture doesn't capture the true beauty of it.)
Here's the birthday egg I picked out yesterday...(Again, sadly no photograph of mine could capture its beauty.)
This next picture gives you a size perspective. That's my watch with the two beauties...
Here's Mother looking at some of the bigger eggs...
While there Mother treated me to lunch!
Here she is waiting for her meal...
Here we both are, halfway through our cabbage roll and rice lunches. They were pretty tasty...
It was a great mother/daughter outing. Thank you so much, Mother! (She's an avid reader of my blog.)
By the way, click HERE for the website of that place.
My next post (tomorrow or the next day) will be about my day today... and how I've been overwhelmed by all the Facebook birthday wishes for me.
Whoa, to think I was going to quit Facebook last spring.
(I thought I wasn't savvy enough for it.)
(Lesson: never underestimate yourself.)