Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter - Part 1

So I wanted to break these posts into several different ones because I think it would just seem to long to post them in one.

Friday I arrived in Orange County and directly went shopping with mom. :) Everything happened perfectly. As I was coming down the escalator, mom was coming in from the parking garage. We waited for my little pink suitcase and it was the first one out! I love it when things happen like that.

Mom took me to lunch straight from the airport to a sweet little place in San Juan Capistrano called Sundried Tomato Cafe. I had THE most delicious chicken breast sandwich I ever had in my life. Of course don't I say that about all the food I like? :)


This sandwich was a honey/cilantro chicken sandwich. I mean can you imagine the flavors that were swirling in my mouth! Oh, if Heaven needs me to cook I would cook these there! ;) My mom had a wonderful beet and goat cheese salad.

Then we took off for some antique shopping. First, I have to tell you it is so funny when my mom and I get together. I swear it's like two blondes together or the blind leading the blind. What makes it fun is that we both laugh at each other and how alike we are. I can joke and say I got my blonde from you, mom! In a matter of five minutes after stopping the car we had already lost the keys. I told my mom she had them, she swore I had them...and we both went digging through our purses and of course, they were in mine. Ha! My mom is first and foremost my wonderful mother who guides me through life but most of all we have become best friends. :)

This is what I bought here. Actually mom bought me these two adorable things (the wooden pig and the tiny lamp) and yes, I took the pig on the plane with me. No, I didn't get a pet carrier for it. :p

Here are a few things I picked up....


And in this adorable shop....


I bought these....



After a few hours of shopping we went back to mom's to rest and get settled in before going out to dinner with my brother and his significant other. Mom's house is so beautiful and she always has little touches that make you feel at home.



I so love her shabby chic chandelier!

The comfy cottage style guest room....

A fresh rose from her rose garden is waiting for me in the room....

And an evening of Japanese food and my wonderful family, just visiting and laughing rounded the whole day off. What more could anyone ask for than the comfort of family and laughter.

Tomorrow, part 2 and the visit with sis, niece and brother-in-law!

22 comments:

soulchocolate@hotmail.com said...

What a fantastic time you are having! I envy you so much! Nothing quite like mother-daughter bonding I'd say and totally have to agree with you on that!!!! Yum yum...honey mustard chix sandwich? I'll have that for lunch any day!

Luna said...

It seems you had a great time for easter.
Love the mermaid and roses pictures you bought in that fantastic antique shop.
The lunch picture looks ...mmmmm delicious!

Caroline said...

I fell in love with the pig... You and your mother have good taste. Love the rose she put in the guest room, it is these little touches that makes a home welcoming. You seem to have head great fun!

Pearl said...

Almost sounds too good to be true, but I'm so happy that it is all true, and that you had such an amazingly awesome visit! Lunch sounded yummies... wish I had one of those beet 'n goat cheese salads right now! Your relationship with your dear Mom reminds me of how close my Mom 'n I were... I miss her terribly. Don't you know I wish I'd been shopping with y'all?! Loved seeing your new treasures... I'm especially fond of the Mermaids ♥

Hope you've been enjoying your snuggle-lovin' catch-up time with your precious fur-babies... Looking forward to part 2...
God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~
Pearl

April ~ AUTISM Awareness Month~

Tracey said...

Michelle, what a perfect visit home. Isn't it great to go back? I loved visiting my mom and step-dad and she always had wonderful things for me waiting to greet me. I love what you bought. The glitter mermaids are my favorite. Can't wait for the second post. Glad you had a good time going back home!

Amy J said...

WHat a lovely day! That cafe looks sublime!!!

Dawn said...

now that's what I call shopping....just minutes off the plane and into a store. that's my kinda girl! LOL

Lisa said...

Your lunch looks amazing! I love the pig! He needs his own closeup.

City Girl said...

How fun! Thank you for sharing :)

Heather said...

the cafe is too cute! yummy food! love that little lamp and all your cute things you brought back with you.

Anya said...

Waaaw you mother lives really in a very nice house.
Its so beautiful and clean LOL
And the roses is so cute on your bedroom :))
The lunch thats my taste yummieee :)
You had a very nice easter :))))

Hollace said...

Welcome back. Thanks for the comment about the plaques. I went back and looked at them again and found your earlier blog about making them. I want to do something like that, too. Looks like you had a great trip.

Teresa R said...

What a fab name for a restaurant! It must be close to lunch hour because I'm drooling onto my keyboard looking at the photos.

You and your mom are so funny together! I wish I had as much fun with my mom...but that's another story. Cool finds too!

Funky Junk Sisters said...

So glad you had fun!

Melissa said...

Michelle,

Thank you so for your sweet caring comments.

You also made me feel much better by seeing the beautiful pictures from your trip.

Love Melissa

Kathleen said...

Enjoy your Mom all you can, keep making those magic memories. I still love that antique store...you made some great ourchases while you were there. I bet the fur babies are glad you're home. Hugs, Kathleen

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE the little mermaid and rose pictures! Your mom's house is gorgeous!

Tulip Bliss said...

Hey! I knew you would like San Juan Capistrano! Looks like you visited the The Old Barn Antique Mall. I went there looking for soup spoons. I gotta try out that cafe next time!!!

Noodlegirl said...

I AM SO JEALOUS! Wait till you hear my easter story! Guess who came to visit again!!!!!!! This time I snapped at her. I will email you about it lolol!

I love the stuff you bought!

hippiedog said...

Your moms house is so beautiful. I love that she has a guest room and so thoughtfully leaves you a rose. I love things like that :) So glad you had a wonderful vacation!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Looks like you had a great time!! Looks like the antique store was right up my interest too! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your very sweet comments about my hand painted eggs! I appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Joy said...

Wow, all I can say is you had a wonderful time and I am so happy for you. That store is beautiful, your mom's house is beautiful. I like how you had your priorities right--you went shopping as soon as you got off the plane... love it! I am glad you got to spend time with your family--and aren't Moms great? I had a great relationship with my mom (she died 6 years ago) and she was such fun to shop with and laugh with. (She always bought me things---I just had to whine a little and she'd treat me--hee-hee.)As long as our parent's are alive, we can get away with acting like a little kid...