Thursday, September 17, 2009

Birthday time.

Tomorrow is my Son's 18th birthday party, so I have been rushing around today baking a cake and getting things ready for a small party we are having for him.
I feel tired already.
Please forgive me if I don't get to your blog today and I will be happy to catch up with you when I can.

Some pretty flowers on my windowsill, for you.

Happy weekend


  1. Give him our birthday best wishes & have a wonderful time together.

    I am tickled you like Gail's blog ... she is a real sweet & very talented friend, Carolyn.

    Have a great weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

  2. Thank you for the flowers! They are beautiful! Have a fun time at your son's 18th birthday!!


  3. Thank you Marydon, always great to have a new blog friend.
    Gail is very talented with the clocks and chandeliers.

    Hi Marsha,

    How lovely to see your Avatar, that is a beautiful photo.
    The flowers are pretty and I wished that you could smell the freesias, they are divine.
    Thanks for the birthday wishes for our Son.


  4. May your son have a very Happy Birthday!
    Time sure flies when you're having fun.
    The flowers are beautiful,

  5. Lovely flowers! Happy Birthday to your dear son!
    Hugs, Lisa

  6. A very happy birthday to your son! :) I am sure your celebration will be wonderful. I like your pictures. They are so pretty.

  7. No worries, you have a great time!!! Oh to be 18 again!!! Love your flowers!!!
    Margaret B

  8. Hi Carolyn,
    I hope your son has a very happy birthday! Enjoyed seeing your lovely flowers. Thank you so much for your visits and the always-kind and thoughtful comments you've left for me. They mean a great deal to me!

    Hope you find time to rest and enjoy the remainder of your week and weekend.


  9. Thank you so much Deanna and yes 18 years have flown by so quickly!

    Many thanks Lisa, I will pass the message on.

    Hi Jessica,

    I have wondering how you are and how long until baby is due.
    Hope all is well.

    Hi Margaret,

    Oh to be 18 again ~ it would be nice wouldn't it.
    The flowers are pretty and the smell in the kitchen, is wonderful.

    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for visiting.
    I have enjoyed having the opportunity of going along with you and seeing all the magnificent houses in your parts of the world.
    It has been fun. Thank you.


  10. Hi Carolyn. Happy Birthday (both your son AND you...we never forget those days, do we?). Best, Trish

  11. Is that a magnolia, Carolyn?? It looks so buttery and so soft and so touchable and...and I love it! :)

    Happy 18'th birthday to your son, Carolyn! :) Although, this visit here today is like a knock in the head for me! My son is 8 and will be turning 9 and I thought that all the crazy hustle and bustle of organizing birthday parties would be all over when he turned about ...11 or 12! Gosh! I guess not, huh? :)

  12. Love the flowers and I hope your son has a great 18th birthday! Blessings, Martha

  13. Hello Carolyn,

    The flowers are lovely. Hope that your son has a fabulous birthday, not sure that I want to be 18 again though :-)

    Leeann x

  14. Thanks very much Trish, we do not forget those days, do we.
    The 18 years has flown fast!

    Hi Charity,

    It is a camellia, they have been flowering for about a month and just about at the end now though.
    They are such a pretty flower and seem to do so well.
    Our Son has been to a few 18th birthday parties and seems to be the new 21st! How neat that your Son will soon be 9.

    Thank you Martha, so kind of you to wish our Son a happy birthday.

    Hi Leeann,

    thanks for the birthday wishes, for Marcel.
    Your new Avatar photo is beautiful, you look very French!


  15. Happy 18th to your son. Good luck with the party prep's and remember to put your feet up at some stage!

  16. Carolyn, Happy Birthday to your son, may be have a beautiful day filled with the love of family and friends and may this be the beginning of many wonderful memories through his whole life :) Rose

  17. Thank you Dustjacket, very much appreciated.
    I hope to be able to put my feet up
    at some stage and I hope all the young energetic kids, can have fun.

    thanks very much Rose.
    I hope that you are all over your flu now.
    I hope that his 18th will be memorable and he will have some fun with his friends and family.


  18. Hi Carolyn! It's nice to meet you! Thank you so much for stopping by and leave me such a lovely comment!
    Happy birthday to your son!
    Greetings from Italy!

  19. Lovely flowers - thanks for sharing! And congrats to your son... what a milestone! You must be proud and get a twinge at the same time... he is definitely growing up :)

  20. Happy Birthday to your son!! I hope you all have a fabulous day!! How's the driving coming along? My daughter will be 18 in 1-1/2 months also. I can't belive that much time has gone by already. I'm just now feeling better from my bad cold of last week. I hope to update my blog soon. Have a wonderful party!! HUGS!!

  21. happy day to your and your son...I have no idea how you keep up with so much blogging anyway..... I would need another 7 or so hours in every 24 to read and leave comments on 50 blogs...

  22. Happy Birthday to your son! Enjoy your party and beautiful flowers!

  23. don't worry about the blogs, just celebrate :)
    happy birthday to your son, darling!

  24. Hi my dear, dear, dear friend!!!


    Have a wonderful day!!!...

    KISSES a you and a your 18th son!

    (...wonderful flowers...and a one flowers a you for your nice friendly!!!)


  25. Thank you Michela,

    Lovely to meet you and thanks for the birthday wishes for Marcel.
    Greetings from New Zealand.

    Hi Haute Shopper,

    Yes, it is a milestone in his life and seems to have gone so quickly.

    thanks Carol, how neat that your daughter will be 18 soon too.
    The driving is going well.
    Glad that you are feeling better after your cold.

    Hi Vee,

    Lovely to hear from you and yes, I do spend a lot of time on my blog when I should be doing something else. I love hearing from you all and enjoy reading your blogs.

    Hi Diane,

    thank you so much and I am sure we will have fun at the party.

    thanks Susan and I will pass on the message to Marcel.
    Look forward to catching up with your blog in the weekend.

    Dear Ni,

    Thanks for your kind birthday wishes for Marcel, he is lucky having so many lovely friends wishing him a happy birthday.


  26. I love the flowers and I hope your son has a wonderful b-day.

  27. Happy 18th Birthday to your son! Have a fabulous time at the party!

    Thank you sweets for the lovely flowers, they're gorgeous!!


  28. Thank you very much Yansy lovely to have you visit.

    Hi Karyn,

    Many thanks for the kind birthday wishes for Marcel and I loved visiting your blog this morning.


  29. Hi Carolyn!! wow he is exciting!!! and I can only imagine all the wonderful stuff you will have for the big day!!! sending you hugs and Birthday wishes for your son!!!


  30. How wonderful - that is a major birthday. You must tell us more about the birthday cake you are making for him. Best wishes to him and have a great time!
    Sharon :-)

  31. Thank you for the flowers and Happy Birthday to your son. Eighteen is such a milestone! Give him a big hug from all your blogger friends, if he'll let you, LOL!!!

  32. Hi Carolyn
    Enjoy the party! Aren't those flowers on your windowsill beautiful! The camellia is so stunning, and I just love the happy little faces of pansies.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  33. hey thank you!
    I will enjoy the weekend i mean that is so rare that I have such a long weekend!!!


  34. ~Happy Birthday to your son!

    Carolyn I wanted to thank you for your kind words of encouragement on my latest post. I really appreciate wonderful blog freinds like you.

    ~Blessings my friend, ~Melissa :)

  35. Hi Diana,

    thank you for your kind birthday wishes for our Son and for coming to visit.

    Hi Sharon,

    Yes, it is a major birthday and seems to be what people are celebrating more instead of the 21 years that I celebrated when I was a Girl.

    Hi Sares,

    Thank you so much and yes, I will give him, a hug from my blogger friends.

    Hi Amanda and thanks for visiting.
    The camellias have just flowered and flowered and yes, the pansies do have a happy face.

    Hi Chloe,

    thank you for visiting and yes, the weekends are a great way to relax and have some fun.

    Hi Melissa,

    It is great to have a blog friend like you too.
    Good luck with what you are doing.


  36. Happy happy birthday! Yahooooo! Eighteen, what a great age, milestone moment.

    Adorable vintage picture, Carolyn. Have a fabulous weekend.

  37. beautiful flowers! i'm a bit late, but i hope he had a wonderful day! :) birthdays are so special <3

  38. I hope your son had a fabulous 18th birthday! The years just seem to fly by all too quickly!

    Your flowers are lovely!


  39. A very Happy Birthday to your son :-) I hope the party went very well...

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, cheers: Evi

  40. Hi Bella,

    thank you so much for visiting and your kind birthday wishes for Marcel.

    Hi Eliza,

    Yes, he did have a special day thanks and I will share some photos soon.

    Hi Jo,

    the years do fly by quickly and really seems the other day he was a little baby.

    thank you Evi, so kind of you to visit and to wish Marcel a happy birthday and the party was great and I will share photos when I get organized.


  41. Sorry to hear about your Dad,You take care ,hearing about your celebrations for your Son reminds us in the middle years that life goes on and we have to be grateful for every day.

  42. Thank you so much Jodie, he did have a great birthday with his good friends.
    It was great to see him have some fun and glad that it was the Friday night and not Saturday.

    Hi Susan,

    Many thanks for visiting my blog and I was happy to discover yours.
    Yes, we are in the middle years, have those ahead of us, we need to care for and the young ones after us, and we all need to look after each other.
    Life does need to go on and we need to be grateful for every day.



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