Friday, October 07, 2011

freshman


 "It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about."

~Oprah Winfrey

Our sons are freshman and are away at University.  Today they are coming home for the long weekend.
I know their sister will be happy to have them shower her with love.
I will be so thrilled to have them home and hear all about their first month and new discoveries.
Looking forward to sharing our new kitchen and nourishing my family with home cooked meals and a lively house.
It is Columbus weekend here in the states.
Enjoy!
top image, art by julia patterson, middle and bottom images photos of pve

32 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

Have a wonderful weekend all together again....

Rebecca said...

Have a wonderful time enjoying being all together! It was always so great when everyone was home on college break. To see the beginnings of the awesome adults our children would become was one of life's joys.

Cheryl said...

Enjoy!! Are they in school together? I do hope they are loving it.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I'm envious of the weekend you're going to have! There's just something "right" about having our kids under our own roof, no matter what their age! Enjoy!
Best,
Susan

Twist of Lime said...

Oh, I love the photo your sons holding your daughter :) Christmas card?

On another note, I received my advanced order copy of Preppy yesterday and I saw one of your drawings for J. McLaughlin in it. Page 125. I wish a PVE appeared on it! Fabulous as always! xoxo

The Buzz Blog said...

Can't even imagine when my babies fly the coop... What a beautiful weekend ahead and I'm sure the showers will all be of love!
xxoo

Joyce said...

Have GREAT time my friend!! I wish I was a tiny bug on the wall to see your excitment AND to see your first family meal in your kitchen. ENJOY and BIG hugs... xo

Kwana said...

I know you all can't wait to see them!

annechovie said...

Sounds like a fabulous way to spend the holiday weekend! Enjoy your family. xo

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Wow! I can't imagine. What fun you all will have.

(The photo of the three of them is wonderful!)

Aspiring Kennedy said...

yippee! enjoy having your boys home. i'm sure you'll enjoy cooking those home-cooked meals for them as much as they will enjoy eating them! :) pretty family!

LPC said...

Enjoy the visit and smell their heads a lot! That's what I do:). They are so cute, especially with their sister.

The French Tangerine said...

ENJOY your weekend! What a darling family!!
I love getting a glimpse into the personal life of some of my favorite blogs... I start to feel very close to my fellow bloggers, as I read their entries day after day... such a treat to see your family!
Jan

Bourbon&Pearls said...

Oh I've always wanted a lively house, mine's like a mausoleum far too often, I might have to get a pooch to liven things up round here. Enjoy your family weekend, I'm very envious.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

How wonderful! I'm sure you've been eagerly awaiting this weekend (and every holiday from now on!).

A.U.G. said...

Oh how I relish Fall break. Enjoy your family and have an exceptional weekend.

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh, Patricia, nothing could be better than having your boys back under your roof. I'm sure they will both have endless stories and yearn for some home cooking.

Happy weekend, dear!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

Karena said...

Oh Patricia, your family is so adorable and all growing up fast!!

Enjoy!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

quintessence said...

Yes, my college boy is coming home this weekend as well. Means doubling up on food and laundry detergent. His younger sister will be excited to see him as well!!

Ideezine said...

PVE,

What a great exchange of adventures, affection, and sharing of ideas. Have a wonderful weekend!

Bette

two hippos said...

have a wonderful weekend together!!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

so exciting! I loved coming home from college. You are such a cute mama!

24 Corners said...

I think everyone's cheeks are going to hurt in the best way, from the enormous amount of smiling that's going to be happening all weekend! What a special time you will all have together...enjoy!!
xo J~

*Great pictures by the way...so much love & happiness!

VictoriaArt said...

Just enjoy, delight in each other, feel the love!
There is nothing more rewarding as to see one's children growing into wonderful young adults.
xoxo

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the sweet birthday greeting to my hubby!

traci zeller designs said...

Oh, those sweet photos just make me smile! I know your heart is singing!

Millie said...

Oh how I relate to this post Patricia! I had all my interstate sons home 2 weeks ago for Son #5's engagement party. They had to prise me from the driveway which I was lying across in a feeble attempt to stop them going to the Airport to fly back to their various homes at the end of a truly wonderful weekend. Your gorgeous boys have so much of their beautiful Mum in them.
Millie xx

What Kate Wore said...

I hope by the time you see this you have enjoyed a splendid visit with them, they look simply darling with their sister. I can't imagine how different it must be to have them away at school!

Sending you a smile Miss PVE,
tp

(Really, really it's me, that's the other blog & blogger won't let me comment other than this way today, I must be doing something wrong.)

designchic said...

What a happy time...enjoy every minute!

designchic said...

What a happy time...enjoy every minute!

pve design said...

Thanks so much to everyone for such sweet comments.
I am always somewhat reluctant to share too much personal information but am always pleasantly surprised at how much support abounds here in blog land,
Feels like a big blog hug~
pve

for the love of a house said...

what adorable photos, so filled with love! I'm sure it was a fabulouse weekend! What an exciting time in their lives.

happy week!
joan