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Monday, 14 September 2009

It's Blue Monday & My Daughter-in-law's Birthday.

Happy Blue Monday everyone!

Today is a special day because it is my daughter-in-law, Carina's birthday. She is married to my son Joel and they live out in Vancouver. I will not get to see her today because I live on the opposite side of the country but she is close in my heart. Carina is a nurse and one of the sweetest people I know. If I could have hand-picked anyone for my son, it would have been Carina.
Here she is with a big smile and dressed in blue. She is a little Dutch girl who not only won the heart of my son but the hearts of my whole family. She is beautiful inside and out.
This is her with her son, my youngest grandchild, Zachary.

Carina with Joel, Zachary, and their doggie Skye last Christmas.

Happy Birthday Carina ~ I love you!

Today I would also like to show you this blue planter that was outside the Tea Room where Hubby and I and friends had breakfast one morning.
A blue-roofed restaurant called Rob Roy's which we had eaten at. Victoria Row is a street in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island which they turn into a stretch of outdoor cafes in the summertime. Blue umbrellas cover several tables. There is usually a live jazz band from the local High School playing so one can sit and have coffee or a meal and enjoy live music at the same time. The tourists and locals love it!
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you will go pay a visit to our smiling hostess Sally and the other blue participants by clicking on the link or the Blue Monday button on my sidebar. Enjoy your day everybody.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Your daughter-in-law is so pretty and looks like a very sweet girl. Zachary is adorable. It was a cute picture of all three with their dog.

    I love that blue planter.
    Happy Blue Monday


  2. What a fresh and lovely person Carina is, truly a sweet-faced little Dutch girl! And to be a nurse -- what a giving spirit.

  3. How wonderful that your daughter-in-law fits so beautifully into your family. I pray that for the ladies my sons choose one day.

    Carina is lovely...Happy Birthday to her.

    Have a great day!
    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  4. She looks so young and sweet. Nice family picture.

  5. Beautiful blue pics but my faves are the pics of your daughter in law, Carina. She looks very sweet and very pretty too. Lovely family!...Christine

  6. Enjoyed a week's worth of visiting this morning starting back with that gorgeous red tea set, beautiful.
    Then the mini pink & gold teacup is just precious.
    Loved the story of Untended Places and is such a good word of encouragement.
    And the blue tour round town was nice and I leave with BD wishes for your wonderful DIL Carina. I pray for the future mate for my son (only 16 now) but I know she is out there somewhere.
    Monday Blessings to all in your world ;-)

  7. I do wish your daughter-in-law a very good day, and I appreciate the beautiful blues you've shared today. Happy Blue Monday.

  8. Great blue's today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your daughter in law. May her day be great!

  9. Hi Sandi! Happy birthday to your pretty DIL. Sounds like she's a blessing in your family. Love the pretty blues in town...

  10. Sandi, I love all the blues you photographed to share with us today. Your tribute to Carina is wonderful and I'm sure she'll be thrilled when she reads it. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  11. What a pretty daughter in law you have. Happy birthday to her. Have a nice day

  12. May your pretty daughter-in-law have a very happy birthday.

    Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday,

  13. Lovely to have such a sweet daughter in law.
    We went to Rob Roy's a couple of times this year too.
    Take care,


  14. How lucky your daughter in law is to have you. I can tell that your really like her by the way you have posted. She does look very pretty in that nice blue color also.

  15. Happy birthday to your dear DIL! Lovely blues! Hope you have a great Blue Monday!

  16. Hi Sandi,
    Beautiful DIL,adorable grandson,and handsome son! I really want to visit your part of the world! It's on my to go to list! Cindy

  17. Hi Sandi! What a pretty daughter in love you have. Zachary is so precious and your son so handsome! What a sweet post. Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope you'll come back for another visit sometime.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. It warms my heart that you love your daughter in law so much...we love our grandson-in-law the same way..and our future son in law to my youngest daughter. SO fortunate when we have children who CHOOSE the right peoople to come into their lives.


  19. Happy Blue MOnday
    Beautiful pictures of your son and family and Happy Birthday to your daughter-in-law. How sweet they all look together.
    They sure do live far from brother lives in Vancouver, B.C. I'm in Ontario...I feel that is such a distance also.

    I hope you'll be back for another my blog..

  20. Happy Birthday! What a beautiful Family!
    Hugs, Lisa

  21. Hllo Sandi, Happy birthday to Carina. Her sweetness shows in her photos. And she is very pretty too. Your son looks very happy with is family and dog. a sweet photo.

    Your planter and the blue roof is some great blues to share today. I would love to visit there.

    Happy Blue Monday,


  22. Such a sweet note of love for your DIL! They are just like our own daughters, aren't they? I wonder if they know how much we love them! Baby Zachary is are a blessed woman!
    God bless,

  23. It's beautiful isn't it? To have beautiful relationships with family. She is pretty and they look like they have a very beautiful family. You must be one proud and thankful Mama :-) And just how cute is Zachary!

    I like the outdoor cafes.


  24. Your son is very lucky in both you and his wife. Happy Belated Blue Monday. I love that blue roof.Happy Belated Blue Monday.

  25. Just came by to say Happy Rednesday Day....

  26. What a gorgeous family. Your daughter~in~law looks so caring and friendly. I'll bet she is the favorite nurse on her floor. Thanks for sharing.


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi