Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sweets and Posts of the Week

Sunday was Mother's Day and I was deliciously spoiled by my sons Jeffrey and Alex, and by Alex's girlfriend, Veronica.

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My younger son, Alex and his lovely girlfriend, Veronica gave me a delicious fruit bouquet, which arrived early that morning.

Alex had to work all day and Veronica spent the day with her family so it was just Jeffrey and me until the evening. He spoiled me with brunch and a pretty pot of pansies (say that three times fast!).

Later, the four of us spent a quiet evening together.  

Jeffrey is now on his way to Cold Lake, Alberta where he'll likely spend the next four years working as an air traffic and air weapons controller for our Canadian military. I miss him, already.

Below are a few photos from Sunday.

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You're drooling, aren't you?

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How about now? This is a closeup of the chocolate-dipped pineapple, dripping with condensation. If you look closely, you can see my son, Jeffrey in the reflection of the droplet.

A and J
And here are my two boys. There's a bit of a contrast between these two brothers, wouldn't you say?

Veronica Alex Jeffrey
Veronica, Alex (the perpetual goof) and Jeffrey - thank you all for a most lovely Mother's Day.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.


(this link has now been repaired. Thanks, Tex!)

Oh Yes They Did!
by Denise
at Autumn Sky Ranch


by Daniel
at Daniel's View


Canada Goslings
by Bob
at Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean and Beyond

Geek Out
by Gail
at Louisiana Belle

by Betty
at Cut and Dry


Recommended by TexWisGirl:
5 Spiraling Minnows
by Laura
at Forest Walk Art

Recommended by Teri:
The Ten-Year-Old Preacher Man, Fanta and the Giraffe that Made Me Cry
by The Nester
at The Nesting Place

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


chariskalee said...

Oh Hilary, what a beautiful family you have! And yes, I was drooling at the sweets. Yum x1000!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

A belated Mother's Day wish for you. Interesting how different our children can be.

I'd like some of that fruit. And I love pansies. The rich colors are my favorite.

Dan said...

I'm wondering just how young you must have been when your two lads came into this world.

Fresh fruit dipped in chocolate... does it get any better?

Well it does when family gathers and shares the lov'in.

stephen Hayes said...

Thanks. I love learning about new blogs.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful treat for breakfast or brunch! Flowers and cool kids! Very nice, Hilary! I'm off now to check out some new sites!! :)

Indrani said...

Handsome boys!
Lovely captures of the occasion.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

There is definitely a bit of a contrast between these two boys. Has that contrast always been so evident, or did it just show up as they matured? The fruit bouquet is beautiful, and what a great idea for a gift! Way to go, Veronica and Alex.

Betty Manousos said...

oh my, hilary! thank you so much. i am honoured!!! i do really appreciate it!

what a beautiful family you have!

i love all of these photos.

big hugs, my dearest!

Betty Manousos said...

that close-up of the chocolate-dipped pineapple is truly EXQUISITE!
loving your inspiring photography!!

...and yes i'm drooling over this!

Stewart M said...

I think if fruit looked like that all the time our kids would kill for it!

Nice post.

Stewart M - Australia

Brian Miller said...

awww i am glad you had a great mothers day...fruit bouquets are yummy! smiles....and congrats tot he POTW!

Steve Gravano said...

A mom and her sons, what mother's day was made for! It looks like yours was terrific!

Daryl said...

good choices .. those fruit baskets are popular here in the US of A

Hilary said...

Yes, our children can be oh so alike and oh so different all at the same time. Keeps things interesting. Love the photos, and the fruit looks divine.

Pierre BOYER said...

Best regards from France,


Suldog said...

GREAT photo of that pineapple, one of the best I've ever seen here (and that's saying a lot.)

Ruth Hiebert said...

That edible bouquet looks most yummy.

Liz Mays said...

I'll bet you celebrate their differences too. :)

I'm glad you had a lovely day!

Jayne said...

HIlary- Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Handsome young men your boys are. And sweet, too.

The colors here today are pure saturated yumminess! Haven't yet had my breakfast, and now I know exactly what I want--only I'm going to have to run out to the market's produce section!

DJan said...

It was easy to tell which son is headed into the military position! They both look like wonderful people, Hilary. Thank you for sharing them with me, and yes, I was drooling! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

how sweet you got to spend time w/ both of your boys and sweet girlfriend. good luck to your son in the military! :)

thanks for doing the POTW. the first link doesn't work, however.

Maggie May said...

That fruit looks delicious!
Glad you had a lovely time with your sons on Mothers Day. No,they are not very alike to look at! Thats how it goes sometimes.Both precious in their own way.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

ellen abbott said...

your boys may be worlds apart but you can definitely see the family resemblance. Happy mother's day.

Catherine said...

Lovely post. Glad you have been so spoiled by your family. Love Alex's hair btw!

Rita said...

That is one great Mother's Day gift! So nice to meet your sons. Love to come and check out your Posts of the week.

Nadezda said...

Although your sons are "a bit" different, they love you and you're a happy mother!

Glo said...

Looks like you were treated most royally by your boys, and Veronica ~ what a delicious looking fruit bouquet, very droolworthy. I wish your son well in his new job and location.

~JarieLyn~ said...

How did you know I was drooling over that fruit boquet? It sounds like you had an amazing Mother's day. Yes, there is a contrast between your two boys but both are very handsome. When I was young and in high school, I always liked the boys with long hair.

Red said...

A really fancy artistic fruit bouquet. It's great that adult children will remember and celebrate Mothers' day a bit.
Now for your son coming to Alberta...God's country! He'll never go back. He's going to a very beautiful area. It's a bit remote but still easily within reach of Edmonton. Had a friend's son who spent 10 years there and now his folks have retired there.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Thank you for the POTW! I really appreciate it, even though it was for something that caused me such irritation:-/

I am a big fruit lover and love your basket. Very thoughtful and beautiful:-)

yaya said...

Sounds like a great Mother's Day! I love those edible arrangements..I don't know where they get their fruit but it's always perfection. I've sent a few and I think they are so fun. I love the different personalities of your boys. Isn't it funny how kiddos from the same Momma can be so different? I have 4 sons so I should know! Thanks for sharing your day with us and thanks for making me wish I had chocolate covered fruit right now!

Anvilcloud said...

That fruit bouquet seems other worldly, and I like the bokeh in the background.

Veronica said...

Beautiful pics of our fruiquet! That's fruit and bouquet combined. ;)

And I just love the picture of Alex and Jeffrey. Cutest brothers in the world. You got lucky Momma Q!!! :)


SandyCarlson said...

Happy Mother's Day! What great surprises. Your boys have beautiful smiles. I am glad you were spoiled.

Gail Dixon said...

Amazing how different your sons are!! Both are handsome dudes, Hilary! That fruit bouquet looks delish. And the chocolate covered pineapple looks like a brown, sweaty nose for some reason! But I'm weird. :)

Thank you for my post of the week selection!! I'm so honored. I am a bit behind on my blogging and I have so much to blog about. Just can't find an hour to get it out there. Thanks again for choosing my Geek Out post! The title of my next post will be Freak Out and it involves alligators. :/

Scott Law said...

Those treats do look delicious. It's wonderful to have family around for Mothers' Day.

Skunkfeathers said...

Glad you had a great Mothers Day ;-)

Gillian Olson said...

What a day, spoiled by both your boys, fabulous. Thanks for posts of the week, what fun.

Cloudia said...

So many of us love your smashing photos and blog-pics!

Warm Aloha from Honolulu
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Dave said...

Nice to meet your sons Hilary. Glad you hada nice Mothers Day - Dave

Grayquill said...

There might be a contrast between those boys but they sure do love their mamma.
Nice pictures!

Zuzana said...

You have two very handsome sons dear Hilary, but you know which one is my favorite.;) And he looks so much like you.;)
What a sweet gift too, yummy.;)
And congratulation to all those very talented people mentioned her.;))

Bob Bushell said...

Yummy yum, too much, too fruity and I love it, yummy. I like the hair of your second son, fantastic. Thanks Hilary for the POTW.

MaggieGem said...

Oh that fruit looks just divine, awesome photographs! So nice to spend the day with your boys... looks a fun day.

Reb said...

What a great family! Oh...with Jeffery here in AB, you can come visit now :)

Great links.

Mage said...

Just delightful family. Ditto links. thank you. :)

Dianne said...

I love your boys :)

Barbara said...

Happy belated Mother's Day!! Great looking sons, and isn't it wonderful how your kids can be so unique?

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Different hair style and different personalities, but the same eyebrows and the same wonderful mama. ♥

lime said...

why yes, i AM drooling!

sounds like you had a sweet day of indulgence. i am so glad to know it. :)