Sunday, May 10, 2009

Blue Monday & MET MONDAY!

Okay, Let me gloat a little bit...
This is what I received as 
my 
Mother's Day Present!
This pretty new umbrella!

It was supposed to be a simple surprise!
Just a quick swap-out 
from last years 7 foot
to this year's 9 footer.

But of course, 
the pole diameter
had to be a smidgeon bigger.
So Grampa had to help
fit the pipe into the table 
and the stand.

But it was a glorious surprise afterall,
because I wasn't thinking about
an Umbrella at all -  yet this year.
(Remember I'm 40-something and I have no memory...)
Last year I looked all over for a nice 
fresh and bright Umbrella
only to find drab, dull & plain.
How sweet of Jacob to remember!
Grampa & Gramma 
to help him out....

Me and my Mom had a very nice day.
Filled with flowers, and fun
and food.

for Blue Monday
&
for Met Monday

Robyn




35 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Robyn it's gorgeous!
Love the stripes. :)

Chandy said...

Robyn, that is a great surprise and to have all those wonderful hands to help make it all happen for you. That's wonderful! It matches your background!

Becky K. said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day gift.

I am glad you were able to make it work.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Robyn, love your umbrella.

Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

Smilingsal said...

Ah, such a nice promise of enjoyable times to come! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Knitty said...

What a happy surprise for you!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Robyn,
What a wonderful surprise! I love surprises, myself! Have a Happy Blue Monday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Stacey said...

Boys are just wonderful surprises sometimes aren't they? My boys remember things like that too. You will surely be enjoying the larger umbrella when it gets hot.

jeanne said...

Hi Robyn, what a nice surprise for Mother's Day. So fun and thoughtful.
My hubby hung a blind that I wanted hung for a year. Not glamorous but something I wanted. It made me happy.

Have a fun day out under your beautiful new umbrella.

Hugs...Jeanne

Carrie said...

What a great Mother's Day gift.

Happy Blue Monday!!

Shelia said...

Love it, Robyn!
Glad you had a great Mother's Day!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

Oh, I can just see all of you out beneath this great umbrella..having so much summer fun.

marty39 said...

What a gorgeous umbrella. I love the colors. Isn't it nice to get a surprise. Glad you had a wonderful day. Hugs, Marty

Mary said...

What a wonderful gift. The lovely thing is that you'll remember Jacob every time you sit underneath it.

Elizabeth said...

Great gift; I like how it matches your blog!

Joyce said...

Wishing you sunny days to enjoy your colorful surprise!
Joyce

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very nice, now you have a shady spot to share with your mom!

raxx a day in the life said...

I am green over your lovely umbrella! It is georgous! What a sweet family you have!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Love your cheerful, new umbrella! What a great gift! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

grey like snuffie said...

I love having a 5 minute memory...makes all things NEW! How wonderful that others did remember.

salmagundi said...

What fun to get a gift you will enjoy over and over! Have a great week. Sally

Terry said...

Hi Robyn
Happy Blue Monday to you.
What a sweet suprise thank you for sharing this delightful moment.
I really like your umbrella it is simply lovely .
I have an umbrella on my wish list. Not in the budget yet.
One step at a time.
have a blessed week.
Oh and your flowers are very pretty.Great pictures.

Kammy said...

Hi Robyn,
How did you get your blog to match your umbrella or your umbrella to match your blog, lol ! I love a new fresh umbrella and it is nice
to have a handy man around !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I love presents like that. Great job Jacob! Enjoy your new 'brella!
Hugs, B.

Chari said...

Hi Robyn...

What a fabulous Mother's Day gift!!! Your Jacob and Grandma and Grandpa are just the best, my friend!!! I love your pretty umbrella...so colorful...not drab for sure!!! And I love the pretty colors too...oooh, you're gonna have so much fun setting some pretty tables out under this little beauty!!! I'm so happy for you Darlin'!!! Thanks for sharing your gift with us...

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Mama said...

What a sweet son Jacob is, your Mother's day surprise is beautiful, love the stripes, enjoy, Kathy.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

looks like you have nice mother's day celebration.. happy blue monday and I love your umbrella..

Cynthia said...

Robyn,
How cool is that! It matches your bloggy dress, love it! You are probably the only one that can appreciate this but I found my couch and chair in Maiden Rock after looking on the Twin Cities Craigs List for months. They have some great stuff! The family who was selling it had the most gorgeous home overlooking the Mississippi. They even gave us a tour, my hubby thought around a million dollar home. It was breathtaking! I went to Woodbery on Friday for their big garage sale days too. Hugs, Cindy

Patsy said...

Looked like an all day job--but you will enjoy it this summer. Stop by my place sometime.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How pretty! It matches your blog! I am never able to find one on sale, and they are so expensive. laurie

Sonia said...

What a wonderful gift..I love the green and yellow! Thanks for sharing! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

And a very pretty umbrella it is!!

Dishesdone said...

That's a great gift! and a fun post! Looks like you and your mom had a great day!

xinex said...

You are one lucky mother, Robyn! Beautiful umbrella!...Christine