Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Visit from Mom!

About a week ago my mom came to visit and we had such a great time together! In fact, it's not often I can find someone to swish away to a few antique stores and, of course, girly clothes shopping. Lol!

My favorite antique stomping grounds around my area is called Aurora. Aurora was founded in 1856 by Dr. William Keil who was a Prussian tailor and self-styled physician. He named the city after his daughter Aurora Mills. You can read more about the history of Aurora here

http://www.auroracolony.com/History.htm.

Here's a couple of pictures we took in Aurora. The area is so quaint. I've decided I would really enjoy living in any "old town" in any city. :)

Here's my beautiful mom! :) The flowers were in bloom in Aurora and Spring was definitely in the air.

Notice I'm standing next to "Treasure" sign. :) Lol!

The next day we found ourselves in the antique market in Portland called Monticello Antique Marketplace...one of the best in town!


Mom is discovering some treasures...

I spied a mirror and sneaked a picture of myself.




Here's a picture of just me and mom. I love her so much and she really made my week when she came up to have some fun, mother, daughter time! Thanks, mom!! I already miss you. So does Emma. Lol! Emma loved my mom.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. If you can believe this, I have a Spring project coming up. Very cheap and I had all the materials right here at home! xoxo

21 comments:

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Michelle! I'm happy to hear that your mom came for a visit and that you had such a great time together!! She's so pretty and be sure to tell her I said so because moms love compliments. One of my favorite things in all the world is to go shopping with my mom. Antique shopping with moms is just the best!! Just count the days until you can see her again.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Anya said...

Nice to see your Mom Michelle
she looks great,
you must be very proud of her :)))
(I had at the weekend no internet connection sorry i'm late !!)

Hugs to all
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

LuLu Kellogg said...

Your Mom is so beautiful, just like you! I am so glad you had a wonderful time and that the weather was good!

Wee need to see new pics of Quincy!!

LuLu♥

Lisa said...

You and your mom are so pretty. Looks like a wonderful visit!

Nora Johnson said...

Have a fabuloussssss week, dear Michelle!

XOXO LOLA:)
PS Love to kitties! x

Hisako Hill said...

Hi Shell!

I really enjoyed spending time with you!! It was the BEST!

Back in Laguna looking at the palm trees and surfers, I am missing the beautiful green trees and hills in Oregon. It was awsome!! Almost Magical!! Thank you for the great time!! Tea was fabulous,too! Of course the best was hanging out with you!! Thank you so much!!!!!! I miss Emma...

I LOVE YOU:):):)

Mom

Randi Troxell said...

aw! moms are fun.. what what a beauty she is too.. looks like ya'll had a great time!

Rue said...

Beautiful mother, beautiful daughter. You girls look like you had so much fun! I'm so glad your mom came to visit you!

That store is amazing. I'd be drooling over everthing.

Allison said...

Michelle! What a great visit. Tell your mom she's gorgeous! And so are you!

theUngourmet said...

You and your mom look so pretty. What a great place! There is a spot in Sellwood that seems to only be open on weekends that I would love to check out. It's on Tacoma. Don't remember what it's called. Hmmm. Have a lovely week!

Tea Time With Melody said...

What fun! You and your mom look terrific. I only hope I look that good as I age.

TeresaR said...

It's certainly easy to see where you got your good looks from! =) Glad you had such fun with your mom; my MIL used to take me antiquing, but, sadly, she died back in '02.

Hope you're having a lovely spring so far! xo

AndreaLeigh said...

yay for visits with your mom! you both are gorgeous.

Kathleen said...

Ah now I understand why you look so young. You get those youthful genes from your Mom. Your Mom is just beautiful, like gorgeous.
Love antiques, too. You must have had s super fun time.

hugs, Kathleen

Heather said...

yay for mom & daughter outings! you look just like her. you're both gorgeous!

fairmaiden said...

mIcHellE..I mIss yOu!!!! Oh my your mom is gorgeous...what a beautiful petite woman! Now I know where you get your beauty. Sigh. Mommie time is the best at any age.

You know I was thinking about your lil season of depression and though you probably are aware I will still remind you...that at our age our hormones are changing which causes such. I don't like it ONE Bit! But gotta trust the God who made me, right?! He knows...He formed us...He can help us through these times. Bless you sweetheart. love you ox

Sophie said...

Hi Michelle!

It looks that you & your mom had a fabulous time together!

You & her look so beautiful & happy too!

Lovely pictures too!

Many hugs from you friend Sophie from Brussels!

Lisa said...

You and your Mom look like sisters! That antique mall looks fabulous! I bet you found some pretties in there.LOL!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Michelle~how wonderful to have your mom for a visit. You two look like sisters!
I you were able to enjoy a few restaurants while you were out antiquing.
We had a household full of guests last week through the weekend. They're from Arizona and Texas so, they just about froze with our cooler temps.
I think Nancy is a hoot! I wished she would have showed that loaf of bread she was mixing up. I adore her rustic approach. I will be tuning in to watch her again.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Lady Katherine said...

You and your Mom are so pretty! What a lovely time spent together! I would have loved to have been there! I see a lot of things, I would have loved to bring home.

Joy said...

Your Mom IS pretty! Looks like my kind of store... glad you had a great time. Mothers are so thoughtful and loving--I bet she worries about you...