Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Wonderful Weekend

After being closed for renovations for 2 years and 9 months, the SAS opened up again in September.  (It was hard to get a good picture but they've designed the hotel to look like a cruise ship.)
Inside the hotel is one of the best Chinese restaurants, The Peacock, which is where we went to lunch yesterday.
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I had Chinese vegetable soup, vege dim sum, vege spring rolls and cabbage in garlic sauce.
(The guys had garlic shrimp and pepper beef.)
After lunch we made our way to the plant souk.
My balconies have been looking pretty bare since so many of my plants died over the long, hot summer.
I happily spent 2 hours yesterday and 3 hours today repotting everything.  Still have more to do, but ran out of potting soil.
Fall is definitely in the air around here so I am back to taking long walks on the weekends.  An hour yesterday morning, an hour and a half this morning, and then 45 minutes this afternoon with Sam.
 
Earlier this month, our oldest son celebrated his 18th birthday.
And today is Zack's 15th birthday.
This picture was taken at the top of Batu Caves in Malaysia.  He looks like a giant but it's just because I was taking it from below.  
I hope whatever you do, your weekend is wonderful, too.
Best wishes and blessings, 

25 comments:

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Happy belated birthday to your eldest and happy birthday to your youngest! One can hardly believe that time is going THIS fast!
Lovely photos you show and so glad you got to have plants on the balcony again!
Hugs,
Mariette

Terra said...

That hotel looks amazing and does look like a cruise ship. Your Chinese food looks delicious and happy birthday to your son.

Teresa Kasner said...

*H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to both of your sons! I look forward to seeing your new potted plants. We're heading off for a day of sightseeing at the beach. I will be posting a lighthouse photo tomorrow. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Wanda said...

What a clever idea for a Hotel. Especially since my husband does not want to go on a cruise.

Happy 18th to your son Zack. He's one good looking kid.

Your dinner looks very yummy.

Yvonne said...

It WAS a wonderful weekend for you wasn't it. That is my kind of weekend, eating out at a great place, getting my hands in the dirt, spending time in nature, and of course nothing better than family birthdays.:)

Betsy said...

Happy Birthday to both of your boys! The restaurant theme is very clever. I'm with the previous poster, I can't get my Hubby to even consider a cruise so that would be as close as I would probably get. :-)
Enjoy your weekend of cooler weather and thanks for taking us along.
Blessings,
Betsy

Serena Lewis said...

Belated 18th Birthday Wishes to Yusef and a very Happy 15th Birthday to Zack!! Aaron turns 15 in December...oh how the time flies. Those veggie foods look so yummy!! We've been getting into some gardening with spring here...trying to get it done before the unbearable heat of summer. Can't wait to see a pic of your balcony all freshly 'planted'. :)

Lovely photos from your walk...good for you. Walking is very good for us and it's nice to take in the sights along the way.

Have a fabulous weekend! xo

Mereknits said...

Sending Birthday wishes to both of your sons, hope they celebrate in style.
Hugs,
Meredith

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

Buon Compleanno to both of your sons!!!!
xxxxxx Ale

Willow said...

The Chinese food definately looked delicious !
HAppy Birthday to ZAck.
We just got our first frost last night , up until then we had been having weather that kept our Summer flowers in bloom.

Susan said...

Hello dear Tammy....A most happy birthday to Zack! And many, many more years to come!

Your day yesterday sounded perfect...just my kinda day. Susan

Lori ann said...

happy birthday to your handsome boys! and to you too mom! lunch looks so yummy, and yay for new plants! and cooler walks!
have a wonderful week ahead tammy,
xxxx lori

Catherine said...

All the food looks so yummy! Now I am craving chocolate cake between your last photo and the cake photo in your post below! LOL!

Lovely flowers!
xo Catherine

Diane said...

Happy Birthday Zack!
It looks like a lovely day and the plants are beautiful. Diane

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Tammy, The Chinese food looks delicious. It's great that you had such a lovely weekend. Happy Birthday to Zack!
Hugs,
Julia

Mary said...

Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Zack - how nice we share the same date! I wish him well always and know he must have enjoyed that huge birthday feast!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my age Tammy - I don't mind the number and am just feeling blessed to be able to keep celebrating each year as Oct. 26 arrives. It was a perfect day yesterday - blue skies, sunshine, about 60 high, and we took a ride to the countryside. What more could I have asked for.

Like you I need to work on plants - am hoping to get pansies/violas in soon.....they love the chilly weather and will put on their big show come Spring.

Happy day dear - Mary X

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday to both of your boys! It's so interesting to see photos of where you live. The plants must be very different there. Your Chinese food looks delicious. Hope you have a great week! :)

Dagmar said...

Happy Birthday Zack and belated birthday wishes to your elder son in Colorado, isn't it amazing how quickly they grow up and leave the nest..At least you will come to the US more often, maybe while we are still here in AZ and we can meet❤️
Happy weekend to you sweet friend.
xo
Dagmar

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Birthday to the boys and after seeing the yummy chinese food, we might just be getting take out for dinner after the football game!

Becca said...

A busy, fun weekend with yummy food! I remember going to the nursery in October in Las Vegas to replace all of my heat burned plants! Now is the perfect temperature for you I bet!

Melanie said...

Happy birthday to your handsome young men!

Createology said...

Happy Birthday to your boys. They are growing up Momma. Lunch looks divine at the fancy cruise ship hotel. New plants and flowers for your balcony are a nice addition. Blessings...

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to your son!

There you're planting and here we're tearing out the dead plants at the end of the growing season before the long winter sets in. :)

Linda

Sam I Am...... said...

Happy Birthday to both of them! Belated of course...as I'm playing catchup again!

Yarni Gras! said...

oh those flowers are so lovely! The birthday boys looked happy!

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