Thursday, January 7, 2010

Yesterday . . .

. . . 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.)

5 comments:

Sara Elizabeth said...

Happy birthday lady! It sounds like you had an amazing day! I love that you were able to share such a great day with your mother! How blessed are you?! :)

Love the eggs -- didn't realize they made them so small!

Being Beth said...

Your eggs are GORGEOUS!!! I've always loved those, and now I know someone who actually HAS some!!! I'm going to have to check that place out. I think I'd love that store!

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful birthday -- nobody is more deserving.

Being Beth said...

I just had an idea -- wouldn't that be a fun tradition to keep going in your family??? Like every five years (starting at age 25) giving Laura an egg? And then you could even do that with a lucky granddaughter if you happen to get one of those precious treasures one day. Just a thought.

Elizabeth H. said...

Beautiful faberge eggs!!! What a fun memory and day!

Diana Corpus Garza said...

OMG Nancy...your mom...she's beautiful! Gosh, I remember her when... It was lovely seeing her and reading all about your birthday on the succeeding blogs...you do such a good job. I loorve birthdays...if only it didn't mean getting old. Beautiful eggs, too. What a unique gift!