Thursday, March 13, 2014

Easter Mantle, Sunset & Friends


 I have started to put up a few Easter decorations on the mantle. The snow is melting, but I haven't found the "spring" in my step!


I took this photo the other evening! Just a beautiful sunset outside my window! Amazing beauty.

We girls grew up in the same neighborhood and have been friends for MANY years! Sharon, the one in the middle had her birthday on Monday. She lives in a nursing home. We are all the same age. Her speech is a whisper at most and she is fed her meals. She has had health problems and now has short term memory loss. She doesn't recognize people right away. I know she loves it when we visit, which I should do more often...it is hard to understand why certain things happen to people you care about.

The snow is MELTING!!! A LOT!!!  Hurray!!! I've seen peeks of grass!

Grandgirl is having her birthday on Saturday. The family party is on Sunday! She is tall, thin and looks way beyond her 11 years:)  Happy weekend! Think Spring!

Warmly,
deb



26 comments:

Musings from Kim K. said...

Such a lovely picture. I'm sure it's bittersweet seeing your friend. Love your Easter mantle. We're all thinking and dreaming of spring at our house too. Our piles of snow are starting to shrink and we've done our last skate on the rink tonight (I think). Enjoy your granddaughter's birthday party. What fun!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful photo of you all...sweet girlfriends! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Love your pretty decorations, too! Sweet hugs!

vivian said...

Sweet that you and your friends still get together. And it is sad when anyone is struck with health issues. Your mantel loojs great, I love those okd stuffed bunnies. And, I recognize a ciuple friends up there as well!
Have a nice weekend
Xoxo
Vivian

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your mantel looks so festive, Deb...I am READY for spring! Beautiful photo, too!
So nice you still get together with friends you know from long ago, although I'm sure it is hard when your friend is ill.
Have fun at your granddaughter's birthday! We are celebrating my littlest grandson's 2nd birthday tomorrow!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a sweet picture of you with your friends. Happy Birthday to Kailee! Twyla

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Hi Deb! I love your mantle! And I'm happy to see that you're able to spend time with the girls you grew up with. Yes, why do sad things like that even have to happen?
That sunset looks like an Easter Egg! And wasn't today just wonderful? Maybe this winter actually will come to an end after all!
Erica :)

Patti said...

It's fun to see all your Easter goodies on the mantle. I haven't even begun decorating for Easter! You are truly a blessing to those you love. Happy weekend!

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Deb, love your pretty mantel and the outside pic is beautiful although I am sure you have seen enough of the pretty white stuff.

Gorgeous pic of you and your friends. I am sure it made your birthday friend very happy to have you visit.

Happy Birthday to your grand girl
Have fun at her party.
Hugs for a great weekend.

LBP said...

Your mantle is so "springy" I love it! I am sure that your friend loves the time she gets to spend with you and the other ladies. "Old" friends are the best friends.

Happy Birthday to little grandgirl!

Linda

Susie said...

Love your sunset picture. It is good that you girls can still get together and laugh. Blessings to all, xoxo,susie

Annette said...

Such a sweet picture of you and your friends. Your Easter mantle looks wonderful. I'm glad your snow is going away and hope you have a great time this weekend. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Deb, your mantel makes me ready for some bunnies to come out and play at my house!! Such a sweet photo of you and your friends, it's a mystery why things happen for sure. Wishing you and the Grandgirl a wonderful weekend.
hugs,
Linda

Scrap for Joy said...

Your mantel looks very sweet...the bunnies are cute! I haven't even thought about Easter decorations yet. Winter just won't give up here. We may have some snow on Sunday into Monday again. Ack!
The picture of you and your friends is something to treasure. How lucky you all are to have each other for so many years. You are a good friend and I'm sure that your friend in the nursing home is happy to see you.
Keep thinking Spring, Deb....it will come!
xoxo
Joyce

vintage grey said...

Beautiful spring mantle!! Wonderful to spend time with friends! Enjoy the weekend and "Happy Birthday" to your granddaughter! xo Heather

Theresa said...

Sweet visit with a precious friend, warms my heart! We had a beautiful sky tonight! ALWAYS enjoy seeing your mantel all dressed up:) Have a blessed weekend dear Deb, HUGS!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love to see beautiful friendships!

Hope grandgirl has a wonderful birthday.

Have a lovely St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Oliva Ohlson said...

It's wonderful to see you still keep in touch with your childhood friens!
I'm so glad to hear the snow is melting!!!
Great Easter mantle!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

brrrrrr ... hope spring hurries to you ! Your mantle looks great...mine is still the same :)) guess I should change it around a bit.
Happy Pink Saturday !

Annesphamily said...

What a great trio of friends! I love your photo. My girlfriends from the days of working at a major medical center still meet me once every few months for breakfast. We chat, we catch up and enjoy! I found you at Francie's blog. I love seeing your Easter mantle. SO pretty and here in Colorado we have gone from 60 to 25 in a day! Sigh! Wicked winds and bitter cold. No fun! Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs, Anne

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such a wonderful time spent with your friends! Love your spring mantel!! Looks very cheery! :) I have my fingers crossed for spring! The air just smells like its in the air! :) Have fun with your granddaughter's party, sending birthday wishes!! xo Holly

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such a wonderful time spent with your friends! Love your spring mantel!! Looks very cheery! :) I have my fingers crossed for spring! The air just smells like its in the air! :) Have fun with your granddaughter's party, sending birthday wishes!! xo Holly

Faye said...

Hi Deb! I love that bunny rabbit in your header! How nice to get together with your friends, I'm sorry she has health problems and so young. Thank goodness the snow is melting!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh wow Deb, you are so prompt...I envy you, lol. Love your Easter mantle, just so darn cute. I'll be starting tomorrow.

So sad about your friend, so terrible the things that can happen to us. Sweet that you visit and keep contact.

Sure you had fun celebrating grandgirls Birthday!

Joy H said...

Love your Mantel. What a cute little Easter egg tree! Great photo of you and your friends.

Terra said...

I like your Easter mantle and how sad your friend is in the nursing home. I know your visits delight her.

Vicki Chrisman said...

Oh... praying for you friend also!!