Monday, May 9, 2016

MOTHER'S DAY AT FINGER LAKES STATE PARK for BTTCG Blog Party

HAPPY BELATED MOTHER'S DAY:

Most of you know I don't do a lot of personal photos here but yesterday on Mother's Day we went with our family to Finger Lakes State Park north of Columbia, Missouri and yes - I even did paddle a kayak myself across the winding lakes with my son and daughter in Law.


Keith, Bernideen, Grandson Pete, Daughter In Law Shannon, Son Chad and Grandaughter Lily.


They advised me not to take my good camera in the kayak!  I did get a photo of this sweet finch this morning:



There seem to be so many more types of birds here in Missouri:


So - today you are invited to join in this blog party as it is all about a great variety of things: crafts, cooking, tea, baking, gardening, DIY, decorating, just about everything to do with Tea, Cottage or Garden!

I will be sharing at these blog parties:
No Place Like Home

29 comments:

[email protected] and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Bernideen,
Thanks so much for hosting each week!! Loved seeing our family and Happy Mother's Day to you!!

Hugs,
Deb

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely picture of you and your loved ones, Bernideen! You will never get me in a kayak. You're very brave! I'm so glad you could spend Mother's Day with your family this year. The goldfinches are my favourite little feathered friends and we have lots of them now. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

It was so fun to see a photo of your lovely family! I'm like you, I normally keep my personal life...well, personal...lol! hugs...

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Sounds like you had a nice Mother's Day! Thanks for the party!

happywonderer.com said...

Happy to see a photo of you with your family. How fun to have an outing together. Blessings...

Daniela said...

What a delight to be here, my graceful Bernideen, you always put a smile on my face and lift up my spirits, I'm so very grateful to you for this

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, my lovely - and I'm sure you had ! -, I wish you a most wonderful new week ahead, sending much love and blessings of Joy to you, thanking you once more for hosting me

Dany

Tea in Texas said...

You and your family look so happy in the photo! What a great way to celebrate at the State Park! I would love boating on the lake for I am from Arkansas and love that activity!

Have a grand week!
Pam

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What. A wonderful Mother's Day, dear Bernideen, to be with your family and to go kayaking! I've been busy keeping my 18 month old granddaughter since last Thursday and fog to about your Tea in the Garden party. Thanks for hosting!

thel day said...

Hi Bernideen. Looks like you had a fun weekend with your family. I'd love to try kayaking.
You have a lovely family. Thanks for another great party. have a nice week. xo

thel day said...

Thanks for hosting another lovely blog party with such great features. It is nice that you tried kayaking. Maybe I will one day. A great photo of your lovely family. Have a good week. Thelma xo

Mountain Mama said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day, Bernideen! Lovely family...and lovely finch!! The sun is finally shining here, and my sweetie saw his first hummingbird of the season - woo hoo!!!

Ruth W said...

So glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day...the first of many in Missouri! Love the family photo! Thanks for hosting!
Ruth

Curtains in My Tree said...


I didn't realize people still go up to Finger Lakes? When my older kids was in highschool it was a party hang out. Lots parents busted up parties there haha

Times change though

your family picture is wonderful

Deanna Rabe said...

Bernideen,

This is why you retired and moved to Missouri! So glad you had this special time!

Thanks for hosting, too! This is a fun party!

Margie said...

What a great photo and fun way to spend Mother's Day weekend. Good for you for kayaking across the winding lakes! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week, Bernideen!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you for the lovely party.
Kayaking, wow, sounds like fun was had with your beautiful family.
Nice features too.

Have a fun week.
FABBY

Lynn Bean said...

What a sweet family photo! Great memories for sure!

Deanies Stash said...

Bernideen, wishing you a wonderful week! Thank you for hosting.

xo Dianne

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Great photo Bernideen! So glad you all had a fun Mother's Day! We have been out to that park only once several years ago. Did not have a kayak though. :)
I got some digging done yesterday before the rain came!
See you Wednesday!
GIna

robin lorraine williamson said...

thanks for hosting another lovely party great trip photo have a great week

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Happy Mother's Day. It looks like it was a beautiful one. xoxo Su

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You have a great looking family, Bernideen!

And you know I absolutely love your Goldfinch pics!

It's weird - as you know how I feel about Goldfinches....for some odd reason after my husband changed our seed ours kinda quit coming around and all sorts of OTHER birds arrived instead. Well, I complained, because, well, it is the name of our house for one thing.....so he went back to the old seed, and they're slowly but surely arriving. But I have been most vexed by this!

Thank you for hosting. Have a fabulous week. Big hugs. ♥

Die Nähmeise said...

Dear Bernideen,
what a beautiful family photo !!! You had a very nice mother's day with your family. Thank you for these beautiful pictures.
Thanks for hosting the party every week.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you, Bernideen, for hosting and hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. You have a beautiful family..Judy

teacupsandstitches.com said...

How nice that you now live close to your family and can do fun stuff together. They gave you wise advice on the camera not in a kayak. We love your photos.

Mimi said...

Hello Bernideen my lovely! I've missed visiting you the last couple of weeks. I've been so busy, I'm sorry. Thrilled to be linking and visiting friends again today. Mimi xxx

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love the photo of you and your family and you look terrific after retirement! It must be so special to be closer to your family now and share those important days together. I do hope that you had a Wonderful Mother's Day! Karen

Lincuden Cottage Life said...

Hi Bernideen! Thank you for hosting! Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day with your family!!! ;)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, lovely family photo! Thank you for sharing AND for hosting this every week. I'm so excited about my link today because it's about tea sandwiches AND I'm giving away the perfect knife! The first link I'm checking out today is the spring table.