Thursday, June 21, 2007

Welcome Home!

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My son is coming for a visit today. I only get 2 days with him but it will be wonderful! He just finished his 3rd year of college. He has to be back at school (UC Davis) on Monday to start his summer school class (Arabic). He's majoring in Political Science and Economics and plans on becoming a professor...he'll be in school for awhile!

This is my kitchen chalkboard. It's really hard to get a good picture because just on the opposite side of this is the fridge. It's so narrow that there is only enough room to open the fridge door. I found this old picture frame at the flea market and my dad added the chalkboard backing, the shelf for chalk, and painted it for me.

25 comments:

Lacy said...

cute chalkboard!!!..enjoy your time with your son!!!...Lacy

Adrienne said...

Enjoy every minute with your son! Your chalkboard is great -- and the sneak peak at part of your kitchen was fun, too.

Anonymous said...

Hi....You do not even know me (gee, am I a lurker?). I happened upon your page from the HGTV "Rate My Space". I must tell you, I adore your style & your page! And, now even more so....you see...my son--VINCE--just graduated from college and will be entering a MS-PHD program in the Fall...he too will be going into Academia (someday!). Like you, I always have something written on our kitchen chalkboard. At the moment, mine says...."Welcome Home Vince!"....even though MY Vince has already come and gone...he's doing an internship...;-)
Enjoy your VINCE! Judi

Susie Q said...

I love your chalkboard!

Have a wonderful visit with your handsome son!

Enjoy every single moment!

Hugs,
Sue

Liz said...

What a great chalk board! I have always wanted one.. very french-chic.

Have a good visit with your son.

Rosemary said...

Cindy,
Have fun while your son is home.
I love your chalkboard. I have one now too.
Have a great time!
Rosemary

It's a Mom Thing said...

Love the chalkboard. And I know you will enjoy the few days you have with your son. I'm sure you're very proud of him.

Can I just say that I love your dad...b/c he makes the coolest thigns for you! He's very talented!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Yay! I am so happy for you that your son is visiting. I have five young sons and hope one day they are as ambitious as yours, wow!! Enjoy your time with him! I know it will be very special.

I love the chalkboard just like I love everything in your house! Your blog is one of my favorites! I just love your style and that you are on a tight budget like me, you are an inspiration! You are in my favorites!

Hugs,
Amy

Gayla said...

Oh, I'll be sure you are having fun visiting with your son! Time will fly! The memo chalk board is wonderful. That daddy of yours sounds like mine used to be... so handy with everything! You sound just like him in that you can do anything! I'm like Adrienne, I'd been wishing to see your kitchen, too. It looks darling, but then, I would have guessed that.

Cottage Magpie said...

I hope you have a wonderful time with your son! And that chalkboard is absolutely adorable. What a great project idea! ~A :-)

Betty Jo said...

Awww . . . good for you Cindy that your son is visiting. Enjoy your time together. That's the best chalkboard I've seen. Your father is a real gem and you are so lucky to have him. xoxo

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Welcome Home to Vince!
I know you will enjoy some mother-son time together. Very precious!
:)

Carolyn said...

How wonderful that Vince is coming home! For him to walk in & see that special message for him on your vintage, framed chalkboard, will be food for his soul. How touching that your dad was able to customize it for you. That's something that surpasses any monetary value ~ & what a great job he did! Love it.

Now that I know that your son is coming home today, am doubly thanking you for stopping by my new blog to comment! Much appreciated. So glad you liked the banner. Oh, & I have to say that as a "real friend" of Betty Jo, that she is just as delightful in person, as she conveys in her blogging, & artisic creations! A real gem.

I'm a Romantic Homes, vintage, white, & shabby lover, & you can be sure that I will be back to your lovely blog! (& maybe bring others along :-).

Have a wonderful time with your son! :-)

cityfarmer said...

We have a chalkboard in the kitchen that beckons friends relatives and menus...it soosososo warm and inviting and everyone who comes into the kitchen loves it....welcome home home Vince

Mrs. G said...

congrats on having your son home even if for just a few days :)

Gypsy Purple said...

Enjoy your precious days with him!!!!

Lallee said...

Enjoy your weekend with your son. I treasure those visits.

I always enjoy seeing what your father has made. I love the chalkboard in the frame!

Lallee

The Decorated House said...

Enjoy this wonderful time with your kids, especially having them both at home for a short while. These days fly by! Have a great weekend Cindy. Love you chalkboard.
Donna

Deb said...

Your chalkboard is wonderful ... great place to leave a "Welcome Home" message to your son...enjoy your weekend together.

ACottageIndustry said...

Your Dad is sooo talented! Love the chalkboard!
Tracey

Southern Heart said...

I hope that you and your son are having a wonderful visit! Your kitchen is quite charming, too!

love.boxes said...

Do I see a yellow wall in the background with Spode dishes hanging from it? Gorgeous!

Happy son coming home to you!

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Enjoy your time with your son.

Love the chalkboard. I've been working on one for my kitchen, too, but I'm not having any luck finding chalkboard paint.

Stephanie said...

I covet your chalkboard! My daddy was always making me pretties, too. I miss mine so much! Treasure your special times with yours always!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Love, Live and Garden! said...

Wow how cool your son is studying Arabic! I am a native Arabic speaker and studied Near Eastern Studies when I was in college but then succumbed to parental pressures to do something else, so I became a psychologist. I had actually always wanted to be a professor though. I still kind of think about it to this day. Good for you for supporting your son's dream.