~Tomato Creek Prims~
A simple life...Stush and I, the kids and the grands♥

Monday, April 13, 2009

~Easter and Birthdays~

Hi everyone!

I can't believe Easter and birthdays are over, you can tell by the cake that there were more then one of us celebrating a birthday:) Wonderful cake too, Nick brought it from Bethel Park... so good! Michale was home too and it was so wonderful to have everyone all together.
These two came in their Easter finery and corsages:) Anxious to have the egg hunt and get into their baskets.

Reading their Easter cards and opening the baskets!

Posing all together but you can see Samantha is more interested in the baskets:)

My son Chris...Christopher Ryan to be exact, was born on April 11, 1980 weighing 10lbs and drinking 8 ounces in the hospital.lol He was such a nice size that the nurses used him for a model to show how to bath them:)
Chris and I lived together for about five years after the divorce each of us working retail and hardly ever seeing each other because of our work schedules. But we halfed the rent and he paid mostly everything, I bought the food and paid the electric. Hard to believe that four years have gone by. There came a time though that I knew he wanted to get out on his own and not live with mom anymore, I had met Stush and we had dated for a long time. I told him to go that Stush would help me but Chris said" I can't do that".
Well, it all worked out, Stush and I got married and Chris has his own place...I remember the day I finished cleaning our apartment after everything was moved out, I stood at the door before I shut it for the last time and looked at the empty rooms and cried...I'll never forget those years that my son stood by my side and helped me and wouldn't leave until he saw me settled...he's my baby and always will be:)

I'm working on what Stush built me for my birthday present, I can't wait to show you. The weather hasn't been good for doing any work on it but I'm trying to get it done for WWWednesday. It's chilly here and supposed to rain starting tonight and rain tomorrow but Thursday and on into the weekend is supposed to be in the sixties and I honestly can't wait:)


  1. Rondell~
    I am glad to hear that you all had such a nice Easter (and Birthdays). The story about your son made my heart melt. I hope that my son and I always stay that close.

    Can't wait to see whatcha' been workin' on!! I'll be sure to check back on Wednesday!!

    Hugs!! Carrie♥

  2. Can't wait to see your present. The girls look so cute all dressed up. You did a wonderful job with your son. You should be proud.

  3. Happy Birthday Everybody!
    The girls matching dresses are ADORABLE.
    The story of your son brought a tear to my eyes...What a precious young man you have there.
    Thank you for your sweet comments Rondell, thank you so much.

  4. Wow, I'm continually amazed at how much I think we have in common. My son stayed with me after my divorce too and I missed him SO much when he moved out. I can totally relate! Yesterday he went down to my shop with me and we just walked around town and spent some quiet time together after our dinner with everyone else. It was wonderful. Glad you had such a nice Easter! Dawn

  5. What a wonderful son to stand by your side like that! He is a good man!!

    The girls look so cute and anxious for Easter fun! LOL

    Looking forward to WWW!!

    hugs, Linda

  6. Oh Rondell, what a sweet post. Your son must be a peach. My step-grandson was born on April 11, 2008. Hopefully he'll be as wonderful as your son.

  7. Happy Birthday and Easter Wishes all around! Your posting about your Son was very heart~warming. What a special relationship you must have!



  8. Happy Birthday to all!
    You have a good son....that's very sweet how he "looked" out for his mom!
    Can't wait to see your specail surprise!


  9. Those girls looked so adorable in their easter outfits! And what a wonderful son you have!!! You raised a fine young man!

  10. Glad you all had great birthdays!

    Sounds like you raised a wonderful son!


  11. Can't wait to see what you are working on....your projects are always so neat! The girls are precious in those beautiful Easter dresses. Your story about your son brought tears to my eyes.

  12. How blessed you are with such a great son. The girls are beautiful. Sounds like Easter was great for everyone.


  13. What a good son! And what precious girls! You hit the jackpot!

  14. Happy Birthday Rondell!
    Glad to hear that you and the family had such a great Easter and Birthday.
    Can't wait to see your project. I bet it will be awesome!

  15. Rondell, what a wonderful story about your son! How they help us when we need them most. I raised my girls virtually alone for six years through high school and college before I remarried and while it was really tough financially, we have the best memories of that time spent together and they have better values because of it. Sometimes it takes time to look back on those hard times and realize that they were the "best" times.
    Your granddaughters are adorable! Glad that you had a great Easter!


  16. The girls looked adorable in their Easter dresses. Our little man was here but couldn't keep his clothes on him! He was down to the diaper in no time.

    Thank you for sharing your story about your son. It reminded me of my relationship with my Dad when I divorced and went back home to live.

    Take Care,

  17. What a sweet son you have. Sometimes I'm afraid that having all boys means they will be gone at 18 and never look back, so your story gave me some hope! lol THe girls look sweet as can be and that cake looks delicious! Was it as good as it looked?

  18. Aren't April birthdays the best? LOL

    What a wonderful son you've raised; you have every right to be proud of him!

  19. Looks like you had a fun Easter. Sons are wonderful. Our's is living with us now, and is getting ready to move out.

  20. Glad to hear that you all had a nice Easter and fun birthday celebrations!! You have a wonderful family all around..but you don't me to tell you that huh? :) Can't wait to see your present!!

  21. What a beautiful cake for all of those special April birthdays, Rondell. It looks like everyone enjoyed Easter this year.

    And what a BIG baby your Christopher was!!! Brendan was 9 lbs. 6 oz., but 10 lbs. takes the cake. WOW! He certainly seems like a wonderful son and I'm so glad that everything worked out for you all in the end.

    I hope you're enjoying that wonderful family, my friend.

  22. Love those Easter pics! The story of your son is so beautiful.....what love he has for his mama...hope you are having a great week sweetie!

  23. Your son sounds so wonderful!
    How sweet of him to help his Mom!
    You must have done a great job raising him!
    Happy Birthday Friend!

  24. The girls look so sweet in their Easter dresses. :) Can't wait to see your present!!

  25. What a wonderful son you have!! Can't wait to see what you are making. Have a great day. Julie

  26. You must have an amazing son! Give him a scrunch from this old mom in Utah! The little girls looked so pretty in thier Easter dresses! can't wait to see what Stush made you for your birthday!♥


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