Monday, March 29, 2010

My March Madness with PINK, Claudie & Julie's visit, and it ALL "made my birthday celebration" the best!

This post is like my life lately, "not in order"~ The only people that really know this are the people that spent a few days with me recently. Drumroll....Here I am, getting ready to serve my first tea to "Claudie (Bubblin Over) & Julie" on their visit to GA from Canada! I couldn't believe it, they were FINALLY here in my very own home! Deb, my blogging bud from Confessions of a Plate Addict, joined us for the day we went Junkin~
For anyone that knows Claudie, it's all about her love of PINK, lil angel's, pastels, cupcakes and FUN~ And that's exactly what I offered her when we celebrated our birthday's together the first night she was here. Claudie brought along a great surprise, a NEW PRECIOUS FRIEND, Julie~ Both Claudie and I were born in the same year (not tellin) and only one week apart. We all enjoyed a lil cake together - see above and then we broke out our gifts to each other! It was so much FUN~
When Claudie and Julie went to their rooms, they each found some lovin from "moi"~ :) Claudie found alot of Pink in her room, and Julie found some Purple, which I came to find is one of her favorite colors (colours) too! :)

Then we went for a day of fun....and I took them to see my favorite photo taking place, "The endless Bradford Pear trees at a nearby private drive. I was so hoping they would be blooming, but the buds were just out and it was still a bit nippy.
This is a great pic of my sissie Becky that came up to meet Claudie & Julie "in person"...and we had tons of fun laughing and chatting about "everything". Trust me, "everything". :) Aren't we all so pretty!
It's about time that Julie, "our favorite photographer and fav new blogging friend" joined us for one of the final pics of their visit. I took them to Chateau Elan Winery so they could experience a traditional Irish dinner at their local Authentic Irish Pub. Once again we have Deb, myself, Claudie, and Julie. The bottle of wine was given to Claudie for her birthday as we walked upon the lawn to take a picture of Claudie & Julie at the fountain. It was a cute story that Claudie just might share with you when she gets back home and is posting again. I think she'll probably have enough stories from her USA Tour of Bloggers homes for the next year of posts, I'm sure of it!

Well, my March Madness is coming to a close, and I will forever cherish the time I had with Claudie, Julie, Becky, and Deb during the few days we had together. Hey anyone going to post the vintage hats at A Flea Antiques? :)

Claudie, you are EVERYTHING I knew you would be, PLUS more friend! And, Julie, I've gained a NEW friend in you...thanks for sharing Julie with me Claudie~ :)

Hugs & Kisses to all my blogging buds that I've missed visiting. I'll be by soon!
~CC Catherine

PS: Photos complimentary of Juli!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, precious... so glad to hear from you, and this is a wonderful post. I saw some of the pics Julie had, and they are great! They also had rave reviews of you. I'm waiting for pics from Julie to do my post, and it will be in a few weeks I guess. Can't be helped. I was not good with my camera this time... of ALL times! LOL!

I got your message on my blog. Want you to know I love you much, Check in soon!

Hugs and love...


Sheila :-)

xinex said...

Oh how fun to have a get together with bloggers. I am jealous. You all look so happy and lovely!....Christine

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hey CC! Was that fun or what? You are such a terrific hostess and what a pleasure to meet Claudie and Julie! What a blast! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Linda said...

I so wanted to meet Claudie & Julie when they were in GA, but it was during my trip to Texas to visit my Mom. In fact I'm still here and will return next week. Claudie is so fun and I will hope to get to meet her one of these days. Maybe take a trip to Canada!!

Karen said...

Very fun! A winery . . . hmmmmm . . . . my kind of fun!
Miss you Girl! But you look like you had a blast! :)
Hugs! Karen

BECKY said...

What a gracious hostess you are! I know they had a great time...I heard a little about it amongst the craziness at Sheila's. They came down here to central Florida for an airboat ride, which was a blast, took in some skydiving, and a sweet dinner together. What joy their visit was. Who knew blogging would be this much fun??

All you did was so lovely! May God bless you right back as you have blessed others!!

Have a joyful week!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh CC,
You all look so wonderful! Looks like a great time, got to love Claudie's pink coat! Come by and say hi when you can. WE miss you!

Lady Katherine said...

So glad to see you posting again! Such a lovely party! Happy Birthday! Our Birthday's are close together mine April 5th. I just adore the teacup cake! I want one! I going to see what I can do! lol I got your comment about my surgery and I am still recovering. But I decided to live life NOW and start following my Dreams as I recover. I started a meme called Tea Time Tuesday. I would love for you to add this post to it! You look great, and the table was so pretty! How I wish I could have gone to the winery! Such fun! Sounds like you are having a great time! Come join for Tea Time Tuesday today!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Great photos, looks like you all had a wonderful time. Happy late Birthday. The pear trees will be gorgeous!

claudie said...

Yes it's me, and Julie. We are still on the road. We decided to squeeze one more special event into our road trip. Today my Aunt Jeanine had her 90th birthday party. We drove 12 hours to get here from somewhere in Virginia. All my cousins and beautiful Aunts and Uncles were there. I surprised them all. Julie was the "photographer" once again. My sister, daughter and son are all here with us. Had to do it, because life is just too short : )
I'm so tired, and ready for my bed. I miss Randy and Colt and all the dogs. It's been 3 weeks that we left today.
Happy happy Easter. It will be a wee bit longer before we sort out all the pictures. Julie has taken over 2000 pictures!! We have a 9 hour drive home tomorrow, and Julie will be boarding the plane on Wed. She must get back to work.
They found out what Randy has... I'll talk to you about it later. I will be entering into a whole new world when I get home. I must be strong, but right now I'm having a hard time with it. Don't worry it's not a death sentence. It's late, and I don't know how to spell check on Julie's computer.
I just wanted to say hello, I've missed all of you.
I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to copy this message and send it off to Mrs, Magpie and CC.
I love you all
Love Claudie
P.S. CC Of course we are going to post about the hats!!
Fun fun fun.
I love you

claudie said...

Hello my sweet beautiful friend. We are home. Just arrived tonight.
I did read your wonderful news, and I am SO happy for all of you.
The pictures are all fun. I'm going to bed, tired as heck, but doing great. The house is all sparkly clean, just the way I like it. The guys worked hard
: )
Julie is heading back Wed. We actually diverted our road trip home to include my Aunt's 90th birthday party in Windsor, where my mom lives. I saw all my cousins and Aunt's and Uncle's. My kids were there also. We had a long 9 hour drive to get home. All is well, now I have to take care of Randy, he needs me.
I love you so much CC, you were my highlight!!
I will never forget your kindness and hospitality, ever.
Must go snuggle Randy, it's been 3 weeks today that I left.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
Love you so much
Love Claudie

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Catherine~what a splendid way to spend time with friends...chatting, eating, doesn't get better then that.

Sweet wishes,

SmilingSally said...

I enjoyed reading about this special birthday celebration. Thanks for sharing your fun time with the gals from Canada.