Tuesday, May 12, 2009

15 Minutes

I hope that everyone had a Happy Mother's Day!  My family is always sweet and I try to stay out of their way (who knew it could be so difficult to stay out of the kitchen?).  We didn't have time for breakfast, but then there was a big nacho lunch and a grand sweet pork taco salad for dinner.  Yummy!  I had heard on the radio that a local mansion would be open for free tours on Sunday afternoon and then when I looked up the address I realized that it was only a few blocks from our house.  Since it was such a stunning spring afternoon we strolled over there and enjoyed meandering through the rooms, oohing and aahing at all the little details, and waltzing in the ballroom.  Light refreshments were offered so that we could survive the trip home, and then we spent some time on the grounds.  Imagine our surprise to see this on the front page of our local paper Monday morning:



















Mary Smith of Bloomington, was joined by her daughters, Ibby, 6, and Lucy, 9, as she sits to watch her son, Phineas, 1, after touring the Broadview Mansion in Bloomington. The mansion, built in the early 1900's, was open for tours Sunday afternoon. (The Pantagraph/LORI ANN COOK-NEISLER) (May 10, 2009) 

We were famous for a moment.  Good thing it was a slow news day and the governor wasn't being impeached or something!

7 comments:

normal mom said...

I was so excited when I saw it. My first thought was, "Wow, what a lovely mother and children." And then I noticed Ibby and it all fell together.
What a neat surprise for you and what a lovely picture!

The Queen Bee said...

The picture was great. I'm glad you had a wonderful mother's day.

Stacey said...

Beautiful photo-all of you!!

Shaharac said...

That is a fabulous photo. You all look like you are truly enjoying your surroundings, like maybe you should be living in the Broadview Mansion! I'm glad you had a Happy Mother's day. Mine was fabulous.

AFarCryFromNormal said...

You all look FABULOUS!!! You are a wonderful mother!!!! :-)

Ellen said...

What a wonderful mother's day present.

My name is Lexi said...

Lovely photo....I can see why they couldn't resist publishing.

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