10.22.2011

Autumn Party and "Questionable" Comments

Last night, we attended an Autumn party given by Debbie and Rick at
our Lido Isle Community Center.
Claire and I helped Debbie make the center pieces, in her garage.
Debbie bought the baskets on sale at Cost Plus and the plants from the
grocery and nursery stores.
With Debbie's design--florist quality arrangements at a great price!

We don't get much Fall foliage in southern California so I really
appreciate the colors surrounding our place in Mammoth Mountain.
I took these photos while I was there this week.

Next weekend, we are are flying across the country to see our son and
good friends (and to go to a college football game--more about that later).
It has been two months since I last saw this college freshman...
"Tommy in My Head"

"Tommy in Reality"
More than 2,500 miles away and he can "still get my goat."  
Look at some "fishy" blog comments I received recently:

Well, at least one comment has his real name.

40 comments:

  1. ok, you are probably going to think this one is from him too! But he IS cute! Wish I had a niece his age!! Also, I love that he reads your blog - very sweet. M.

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  2. Well not only is he handsome, but he obviously has a great sense of humor...a winning combination! Your fall party looks like it was lots of fun...makes me miss this little corner of the world...I used to live at Sea Island in NB. Hope you are enjoying a beautiful OC fall weekend.

    Jermaine

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  3. I think your boy is so funny. He has his mom sense of fun and humor I am guessing. Beautiful posts as always. My mom and I are in love with your bedroom!!

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  4. Too funny and yes at least your son has a great sense of humor! The centerpieces are beautiful - I hope you got to take one home to enjoy.

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  5. Mary Ann-
    Your son is very handsome, and your design is beautiful. I always love visiting your blog. Sometimes people don't realize what they write and how it appears in writing, and sometimes they do.
    The arranges here are beautiful and such a beautiful view. I know that everyone enjoyed it.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  6. Sons! They really know how to get our goat don't they? And also get to our heart at the same time :) The color changes are sure taking place up in Mammoth. Beautiful photos, all of them.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  7. Hahaha! Your son is hilarious! I love that he reads your blog! The flower arrangements are beautiful along with the view! Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Hysterical! How cute if hes really reading your blog, too funny!! Well he IS cute (and no Tommy did not pay me to say that, LOL) The party looks wonderful and has such an elegant but relaxed vibe, great job! Beautiful pics from Mammoth mountain, looks like such a peaceful place.

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  9. Your son is at UF....so you are coming to "The World's Largest Outdoor Cockatil Party" that we locals just call the FL/GA game!!

    I know what you mean about missing your boy, my son is at UF also...good thing for me is that it's just over an hour away from here!! I still don't get to see him enough though!!

    Amy

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  10. How cute he is - in looks and personality. Emma Watson should be so lucky!! Beautiful flowers and seaside views. The best of both worlds I think!

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  11. YOur son has the greatest sense of humor. How fun is this. Love it. Your baskets turned out beautiful, love the wonderful fall colors. Hugs, Marty

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  12. Very charming, indeed! I don't even want to think about my son being that far away someday!
    Such pretty centerpieces, too.

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  13. Gorgeous pictures...and EVERYONE needs aat least ONE son like that in their life! xo Diana

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  14. Hilarious! Your handsome and witty son has a bright future ;)))

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  15. Your..and you son are so funny. I know how you feel. My son is always "getting my goat". Your floral arrangements turned out great. Happy weekend.

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  16. Oh My that is so adorable and your son is handsome !!1
    Thank You for a fun post
    xxoo
    Pam

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  17. MaryAnn....he is a doll...I promise this is not him! I love his humor...When you see him in Florida, tell him he has a fan club of "middle aged" women who want to pinch his check! Have fun at the game and hugging on your "little baby"!

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  18. Mary Ann,

    Your gaining a new male friend even though he is your son how great is that? Enjoy these moments they're the best for your whole family. Humor when you're a natural at it you have the whole world in your hands.

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  19. That was so sweet when you said that you still see him as a little baby! :) Aww... I'm sure you miss him so much! Have a great time with him when you visit! :) And I love the outdoor pictures you took at your property. Just beautiful! :)

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  20. Love the fall centerpieces! All of our trees are starting to change...it's such a pretty time of hear here in Tahoe! :)

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  21. LOL, your son is a riot, I'm sure Emma Watson really would like his phone number!

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  22. Love it! What a great and funny young man! Love the beautiful arrangement you all made!

    Heather

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  23. Tommy texted me (our major form of communication) that he is really enjoying all the comments. And I DID get to take one of the arrangements home...have it on the kitchen island.

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  24. That's too cute...my son just turned 5 and he is already having fun with his momma and getting her goat (is that the expression)....ha ha - Enjoy the day! Kim

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  25. Tommy is a cutie! I loved the baby picture.

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  26. The centerpiece looks great! And I love your son's wonderful sense of humor.

    Have a lovely Sunday, Mary Ann!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  27. Hi Mary Ann, you never know...he is a cutie, so the comments may be the real deal...but don't tell him that! Ha! We'll be at a college football game this weekend as well! In New York! Looking forward to giving my daughter a big squeeze!

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  28. How fun! He has a great sense of humor and that is so important, IMHO. :-) Beautiful photos!

    xo
    Pat

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  29. I didn't 'get it' until I read the comments! What a sweet boy to read your blog, I guarantee you neither one of my sons (or husband) ready my blog! I understand how you feel with your baby being so far away. We live in Atlanta and I have one son in WA state! (wah). I hope your weekend was fab, the weather in FL is spectacular this weekend!
    xo

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  30. How funny and sweet. At least he looks at it! My boys could care less! I wanted to let you know that I gave you the versatile award today on my blog. check it out.

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  31. Mary, if you are attending the CDM home tour this week please take lots of pics, I am unable to attend and I want to see EVERYTHING especially the home designed by Erin Curci!

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  32. What a sweet, funny boy you have! It makes me look forward to my boys growing up rather than dreading it! x Sharon

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  33. He probably will LOVE this post! hahaha!

    It's amazing seeing our kids growing.. I imagine how it will be when my kids are that big and that funny. :-)


    Have a Blessed Week!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  34. You are really funny. Love that your son even looks at your blog and definitely has a great sense of humor!

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  35. Cute sense of humor. Now you know you have to be careful of what you share about him! lol! You must be aching for a hug. I can go about 6 weeks then I need a mom fix. I know you'll enjoy yours.

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  36. Ha Ha...he is funny!!! And sounds like he loves his Mom!

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  37. Your son is so funny and yes adorable! And how fun that he's reading your blog! I loved seeing your photos of Mammoth...reminds me of Vail. Love your centerpieces and that sunset...never get tired of those! Let's have coffee one of these days!

    xo
    annie

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