Monday, February 2, 2015

w h e w ! h e l l o M o n d a y !

what a weekend it was.

the Hawks and the Pats gave us a game.

a tough loss for us, but an amazing win for New England.


Super Bowl Sunday is much bigger than

football in this house.

a little over thirty years ago...the Miami Dolphins

were one of my focal points during a long labor. 

they lost that year...

...but we won!

i gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl on that Monday 12:10 pm.

on Saturday night, we celebrated that perfect day once again with a lovely dinner.

at Chrislyn's request, Mr D made his amazing rendition of grilled duck poppers.

we served beef tenderloin, this recipe for polenta crusted potatoes,

and tossed salad with pignoli, feta and balsamic dressing.

Jason was in charge of dessert.

he did not disappoint when he presented a masterpiece from Bakery Nouveau!

he is whisking Chrislyn off to NYC ( her Christmas gift) at the end of the week.

the pending get a way inspired her gift from us. sized Kari Gran skin care, samples of Jo Malone from Nordstrom

  and a little spending money.

she loved the practicality of using the FIELD NOTES as her birthday card.

the evening was a pretty perfect little slice of life.

happy February!



  1. Happy Birthday to Chrislyn,.. Looks like it was a lovely celebration. Wishing you a wonderful week Lynne…
    XOXO Mary

  2. so sorry the hawks lost + good for the patriots through + happy birthday to Chrislyn.

  3. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. Glad you all had a fun time. Sorry your favorite team did not win, but it was not a blow out either. Blessings for a great new week. Tomorrow would have been my mommy's birthday . xoxo,Susie

  4. Sweet post, Lynne. Happy Birthday to Chrislyn!

  5. Hello there dearest Lynne! I thought about you yesterday and wondered how you and your household would take the are gracious! There is so much to be thankful for, isn't there!!! Happy Birthday to the beautiful Chrislyn! Anita

  6. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter, Lynne. xo Laura

  7. Thanks for making such a special bday dinner!! I love my Kari Gran and let them know this via an email today, which also included and that I should have listened to you last April. Oh, well my skin is loving me now at least!!

  8. This was such a lovely way to celebrate!! You do things with such style and class!
    Both teams made amazing plays and both played a good game!
    It was a great game to watch!!!!
    Now THAT was a Super Bowl game!!!

  9. Happy birthday to Chrislyn! Sorry about the Seahawks - it was a tough loss. Have a wonderful week, Lynne! xoxo

  10. You are so very gracious after the loss of your beloved team. Loved hearing the story of Crislyn's birth! Good for those two getting off to NYC together! How fun. These picture mosaics are fantastic. I'm going to Pin a few recipes if you don't mind!

    Jane xx

  11. Lynne sorry about the loss; however I love your story about your beautiful daughter!!
    Something to always celebrate!!

    The Arts by Karena New Feature

  12. Lynn, Sorry about the loss. What a game!! Wishing your beautiful daughter, Chrislyn, a very "Happy Birthday!!

  13. Hi Lynne! I read this on my IPhone and it wouldn't let me comment but I had to come back to wish your beautiful daughter a belated happy birthday. Don't those birthdays seem to melt the years away? I always love hearing those birth stories too. And It sounds like you had such a nice celebration together. My god that dinner sounds so yummy. And can you believe that game? I still can't believe that last interception. :( Oh well there's always next year right?

  14. Chocolate is my favorite food.
    Boston had a huge parade for the Patriots
    the town went wild. I am a prisioner in my
    own home waiting for them to dig me out. *&%#@*# SNOW>>>>>


  16. You are so right, Lynne! It has been celebration, following celebration for you, for the last 3 months. I love it! When in doubt, celebrate everything! What a lovely party for your daughter. Lovely gifts for her and a trip to NYC? Just perfect!
    Enjoy your weekend, dear Lynne!