Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Great Day Today!!



Hey Ya'll,

Today Walt and I had a nice lunch with our oldest daughter, Christa.  It was to celebrate her Birthday which was on April 16th.  The only problem is, this means that she turned 36 yrs old!!!  Yikes!  This makes me really, really old!!  LOL

For our kids Birthdays, we always take them to Lunch or Dinner at the Restaurant of their choice.  Today, Christa decided to try a local small family owned Mexican Restaurant near us that she had never tried before.  We eat there all the time and love it there.  As usual it was really great food.  And it was nice to get together with her for a couple of hours.  She is so busy home schooling the grand kids and running around, that she has very little time to do anything else.  So anytime that we can spend an hour or two with her, we are thrilled.

I showed her the two paintings that I am working on and she likes them both.  Although tonight I decided that I totally needed to redo one of the petals in Aggie's painting.  Walt agreed that it just wasn't working, but I believe we figured out what was wrong with it.  So this means at least another two painting sessions.  But it is sooo close to being done!  And because Aggie reads my blog, I don't want to post any photos of it yet.  I will post photos of it once we give it to her so the first time she sees it, it will be a surprise!

Well, I guess that I should go for now!!  Everyone have a great Cinco de Mayo tomorrow!!  Till next time.....

Aloha My Friends  :)

11 comments:

THE DASH! said...

OOOh whats Cinco de Mayo? Sounds intriguing. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday dinner with Christa. She's a lucky girl.
Have a lovely rest of the week and kick butt on that paining.
Cara x

Debi said...

Hi Cara!

Thanks, we did enjoy the lunch with her!!

As for Cinco de Mayo, well, there is so much to say about the History of Cinco de Mayo, that I will not try to write it down, but I am listing a link to Wikipedia on it. It shows photos of some of the celebrations, etc. As well as telling the history behind the celebrations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo

Also...

Cinco de Mayo Today

In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is primarily observed in the state of Puebla, where Zaragoza’s unlikely triumph occurred.

In the United States, however, it has taken on significance—and major commercial value—as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with substantial Mexican-American populations.

Revelers mark the holiday with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and traditional foods such as tacos and mole poblano.

Some of the largest festivals are held in Portland, Denver and Chicago.

Sparkler said...

Hi Debi,

Thanks for following my blog...I'm following you right back now. I really looovve Frangipani's by the way...they're just so beautiful and smell sooo loveley. xx

Sparkler said...

'loveley!?!?' what's that about?? I can spell it really. lol

Debi said...

Thanks Sparkler!! If you like them, then you will want to check out my blog when I post the photos of one of my latest paintings which is of two Plumeria Blossoms! Whether or not, they are any good, well...the is in the eye of the beholder!!! LOL Thanks for Following me too!!

Girl Bandit said...

Have a great day. Glad you enjoyed your work and can't wait to see another of your masterpieces

Jenny said...

What a great way to spend a birthday!

DB said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Debi said...

Thanks everyone!! And hopefully I will be able to post the photos of the new painting in a week or two at most!

Sandy Lee said...

Looking forward to seeing you painting. You could post and tell her not to look. No not a good idea. We can all wait for the surprise.

Debi said...

Thanks Sandy!