Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today my Mom would have been 64 years old, so to celebrate her memory and her day I am giving a book from her favorite genre away. Mom always said that she thought maybe she had been born 100 years to late, that she should have been a pioneer woman. We lived on a farm in the Blue Mountains of Oregon and she loved to cook on her wood cookstove, milk her cow and take care of the other farm animals. She loved the rustic way of life. Happy Happy Birthday, Mom!
My friend Lucy from Sweet Repeats is the name that was drawn from the jar to receive 'All Together In One Place' by Jane Kirkpatrick. Yeah! Lucy, I'll get your book sent out soon. (Probably not until beginning of next week...I'm always a little slow...and I have the stinkin' flu....waaaa)


Lucy said...

Ohhhh that cake looks sooo yummy! I'd be honored to have a slice in your Dear Mother's memory! How young she must have been when she passed..I'm so sorry and I'm sure her birthday is bittersweet, but what a wonderful daughter in you she left behind.

I'm so happy to win this book!~ Thank you!

Susan said...

A gorgeous cake, Paula. So sorry you have the flu! The book is perfect, you always think of the best ways to celebrate. I hope to learn from you.

catieann said...

yummy cake. Happy Birthday to your Mother Paula. Big hUgs.
I am sorry you have the flu. It is nasty stuff and likes to make itself at home. PLease take good care of yourself.

Terri said...

I'm sorry your mom left you so soon. It's so nice you still celebrate her life!

mleamomof3 said...

The cake is beautiful!!! I know my mom misses your mom tremendously. I'm sure she remembered her birthday, too. I hope your flu gets better soon.

Adrienne said...

I'm sorry you are sick. I'm getting over the flu, too.

What a beautiful cake. Your drawing in honor of your mother's birthday was just right. Congratulations to Lucy.

Take care of you,

Cris said...

What a beautiful cake! And nice way to honor your mom, she was probably so young.

Liquid Sky Arts said...

That cake looks heavenly.So sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather, I hope you get better soon.

Mimi said...

congratulations Lucy,
you will really enjoy the book!
Paula I am sorry you are feeling under the weather... I hope you feel better soon...

Jodi Renshaw said...

What a wonderful ritual, Paula. Happy Birthday to your Mom.


Jeni said...

You realize kiddo I am old enough to be your Mother and could be a great-grandmother if I were? Holy Rip! That is such a nice gesture though to do that as a remembrance to your Mom. Wonder if my kids would do that for me? I'll have to tell them this is a really great gesture especially for some one who loved books. How long ago since your Mom passed anyway? Way too young, for sure. Hope you didn't get the cold I had via an internet virus. I'm beginning to think there is such a thing as that cause so many of my favorite bloggers have all had colds same as me in the past week or two. Get well fast.

happy zombie said...

Happy Belated celebration of you mom Paula. I'm sure she was a wonderful woman and wonderful mom - just look at her wonderful daughter!

That cake is dreamy!
xoxo - m

monique said...

First I want to wish you and your family all the best for 2008.
What a wonderful idea to give a book away in your mothers honor!

take care.


Lesley said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom and I hope your day was filled with beautiful memories of her. *hugs* I may take that idea when my Mom's birthday comes along.