Monday, July 13, 2009

Blue Monday - Birthday Girl

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Our move has placed us within a two-hour driving distance of our daughter's house. One of her daughters, Ara, turned fifteen this past Saturday, and Johnny and I drove over to take her shopping for her birthday present. We went to Best Buy, the blue store, as Ara wanted a MP-3. Here she is in a pretty blue shirt making her selection. Isn't she gorgeous?

Her problem: which color to choose? Red or blue? She took at least twenty minutes to decide.

The purchase is rung up by the pretty sales clerk with the blue shirt.

Ara gets her birthday present in a blue bag. She wanted to smile, but I asked her not to "pose." I should have let her smile! Lesson learned: let kids pose.

Surprise! She choose the red one! I understand that she's been listening to music nonstop. I'm sure it sounds as good as the blue MP-3 would have.

Blue Monday Participants
1. printersdevil~Felecia
2. Barb~Bella Vista
3. Claudie @ Bubblin' Over
4. Anne Fannie
5. Jensmere
6. Carrie @ Being Domestic
7. Charlotte
8. Christine
9. Fifi Flowers
10. Aussie Nikki NC USA
11. Mar, Spain
12. Geri @ Heart N Soul Cooking
13. Mary @Boogieboard Cottage
14. Mary@One Perfect Bite
15. Marjorie...Molly
16. Joan@anythinggoeshere
17. Gemma
18. Cherie
19. The Explorer, Philippines
20. Ninnu, Finland
21. Oma Nijn @ The Netherlands
22. NatureFootstep Photo SWE
23. bj
24. Sandi
25. Gie
26. hip chick
27. Becky K.
28. Pam
29. Barbara@Purple Goat Lady
30. Itajeff @Something To Share
31. Cindy @ Applestone
32. Mojo, NC, USA
33. Elizabeth
34. Joysweb
35. Shelia @Notesongs
36. Candy
37. Dixie
38. Shirls Rose Cottage
39. LadyJane
40. Tink *~*~*
41. DailyLiving. Regina, Philippines
42. Laura@the mansion
43. ellen b
44. Laura@White Spray Paint
45. Miranda
46. Rose Brook Cottage
47. Gee
48. Bry
49. Ginger~Wilmington, NC
50. VickiS ~ FL
51. Helen
52. amanda
53. angie @ Annies Home
54. TwirlandTaste
55. Linnea
56. Ivory Spring
57. The Bliss Journey
58. Carrie : Rantings of a Woman
59. carmat : world around me
60. Lynn's Lovelies
61. Dawn@cottagestateofmind
62. Barbara Jean
63. srp
64. Terry
65. boliyou
66. NicoleB Hungary
67. Jeanne
68. Iris
69. Puna @ LifeSignatures
70. Kay
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Barb said...

Hi Sally, yes, Ara is just gorgeous and I bet she will love her new music. Happy birthday to you, Ara!


claudie said...

What a lucky granddaughter to have you and Johnny as her grandparents.
Happy Birthday Ara, enjoy the music.
Love Claudie

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally, Your granddaughter is a pretty girl, Happy Birthday to you Ara!
Isn't it fun to spoil the Grandchildren and get them what they want for their birthday. Only problem is, the older they get, the more expensive the gifts are!
Happy Blue Monday sweet one!
Love, Ann

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi There, We're home after a wonderful weekend in the gorgeous North Carolina mountains. I'll post in the morning.

I know you are thrilled to be near your kids and grands now. Your granddaughter is GORGEOUS!!!! What a neat gift!!!

Hope you had a great weekend.

Jennsmere said...

What a fun day that must have been! She is lovely!!

Bless you,

Charlotte said...

What a great blue post. I thought sure she would choose the blue one. Great birthday gift for a lovely girl.
Happy Blue Monday.

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

xinex said...

Happy Birthday to Ara! She sure is lovely and how lucky of her that her grandparents live close by now...Christine!

Coloradolady said...

Ara is simply beautiful. Happy Belated Birthday to the Birthday girl! I am sure ya'll had a wonderful day.

Four Paws and Co said...

Happy Birthday Ara!
She's a beautiful girl Sally! ☺ Diane

MaR said...

Your granddaughter is gorgeous and she looks great in blue!!
Sounds like a fun shopping day.
Happy Monday! I am playing the blues for the first time...

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

It's nothing like being close to your Grands. Happy Birthday to Ara. I just love her hair, it is so pretty.
Hope you have a great week.

Mary said...

Looks like a very happy birthday girl and it ok to choose the red mpp3 if you wear a blue shirt! :O)

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a lovely young woman she is becoming. I loved your very blue photos. Have a wonderful day.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Lucky, lucky granddaughter and isn't she lovely. Look at that great smile.

Gemma Wiseman said...

(Smiling here!) Loved the story to go with the photos of your pretty granddaughter! As long as she is happy I am sure that you are!

Tra La La Boom De Ay said...

For all you do Sally, Thank You. It looks like you had a great time and even the clerk felt like a celeb. lol You do have a way of lifting peoples spirits. My move is almost over. How did yours fair in the end? Big hugs to you this Blue Monday!

Ninnu said...

Hi, Sally! Your granddaughter is really beautiful. And what a nice age, my son is 15, too :)

Barbara Jean said...

Cute post Sally!!
Thanks for letting me join in.

Barbara Jean

Barbara Jean said...

I accidentally put the gift hsop address on the blue Monday post. I don't know how to take it off to put the one that should be on there.
Should i just move my blue Monday logo to there too??
Sorry for the bother

Thanks for help.
barbara jean

NatureFootstep Photo said...

Hi Sally.
Maybe the girl don´t like to listen to Blues music. it´s a bit sad :)

Great story. :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a pretty girl! Lots of blue too! Happy Blue Monday, Sally.


Gie's Tidbits said...

Happy bday to Ara...what a lucky birthday girl.

Happy Blue Monday.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

What a lovely girl and what a lovely present you have gotten her. Happy birthday to her.

Becky K. said...

It had to be so much fun to be with her as she chose. Fun Blues!

Have a happy day, Sally.

Thanks for the Blue Party.

Becky K.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blue Monday, Miss Sally! You are too cute with this post! Ara is so pretty and I love her name, too. What a fun day ya'll had!

Barbara said...

Sally, What a beautiful young lady and please say Happy Belated Birthday for me. I bought one of those things because he said I could use it for all my addresses and phone numbers, well I am still trying to learn to use it after one month.

Heck to get old.

Happy Blue Monday.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh my, what a nice Grandma she has! Beautiful granddaughter and a lovely blue post! Thanks for being out gracious hostess! Cindy@Applestone Cottage.

Mojo said...

Lovely girl. But she really took 20 minutes to decide between the red and the blue?? I would have thought that'd be a slam dunk!

Happy Birthday to her!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous young lady, and so great that she lets yo take her picture for your blog!

jlshall said...

Only twenty minutes to decide? That almost qualifies as a snap decision, doesn't it? Well, it would for me anyway. Yes, she is gorgeous - and that's an amazing amount of blue!

LADY JANE said...

Sal...That is one "BLUE-tiful " grandaughter! Very cute post...but are you sure music can sound as good from a "red" player as a "blue"?

Anonymous said...

Morning, Most Smiling One! Oh, what a gorgeous granddaughter with some pretty great grandparents! Happy Birthday to your granddaughter! I'm Blueing with you this morning!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Dixie said...

now that a lot of blue! my children always accuse me of loving my grandchildren more than I loe my kids... to which I replay... you're right. I do! (we don't have to do anything but love and spoil the GC's!)

happy blue MOnday!

Shirl said...

Hello Sally, Happy Blue Monday. Adorable post of your granddaughter! Have a great week!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Tink *~*~* said...

Wow, the Best Buy turned out to be a good place to capture a whole lotta blue!

Happy Blue Monday, hope you have a fabulous week!

Tink *~*~*
Kiddie cool-off fountain on the promenade, EPCOT

Regina said...

Hi Sally. your granddaughter is so pretty just like the grandma.
Wonderful post.

Enjoy your week.

ellen b said...

Your granddaughter is a cutie! Happy Birthday to her. What a fun blue post!

Unknown said...

You are wonderful grandparents to let her shop for her gift. Happy Birthday to Ara.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

How fun. It looks like she was having a wonderful time shopping for her present. I'm sure you had fun too. Aren't grandchildren just the most fun. Happy Birthday to her. Hugs, Marty

Miranda said...

What a great place to get blue shots! Happy Monday!

Mary said...

Hi Sally!
Thank you for beinf a wonderful hostess!
Happy Blue Monday!
Happy 15th birthday to Ara! She is a cutie!
Great blue post!
Mary :)

Ginger~Wilmington, NC said...

I love all the blue outfits! It must have been a Monday!

Gee said...

Dear Sally.

She is beautiful. You must be proud of her. Happy Blue MOnday.

Barbara H. said...

She is indeed lovely! What a nice grandma you are.

You mentioned my rose shelf the other day being a candidate for Blue Monday. It actually looks like a light gray. I thought it was white when I bought it. I don't know if it is just a grayish white or it it is meant to be painted.

squawmama said...

Hi Sally, Ara is so gorgeous and I bet she will love her new MP3 player. This was such a fun post. Thanks

♪♫♪Happy birthday to you, Ara♪♫♪


amanda said...

She beautiful Sally and in birthday present paradise! Funny My youngest just had her 15th Birthday on the 5th of July and she would love to be cut loose in BestBuy as well!

Nanna said...

what a sweet post, I would have choose the red one too but you didn't hear that from me no not one of your loyal blue followers LOL, are you sure you didn't encourage her to wear that blue shirt LOL Happy Blue Monday Sally!

annies home said...

LOL she choose the red one when there was so much blue around

Unknown said...

Cheers and happiest of birthdays to her!
Happy Twirls

Neabear said...

How wonderful for you to be closer to your grandchildren now. Makes it a lot easier to get together for times like this. Sounds like you had a great day together. Happy Birthday Ara!

Dawn said...

My first Blue Monday! Thank you for hosting. Ara is beautiful in her blue shirt, and she has such a lovely name!

Anonymous said...


This is the MOST creative blue post, EVER!!!

srp said...

A very, very blue post. My daughter would probably have chosen the red one too. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter.

Terry said...

Howdy Sally
Happy Blue Monday and a very happy birthday to Ara.
She is beautiful.
What a joy to take her shopping.
You really cornered the market with those fabulous blues this time .I was hoping she would choose blue but Red is the "new color" for fall according to my Neiman Marcus catalog :)
Have a fantastic week.
Happy Trails

Thank you for sharing all the cool blue photos today.

Judi said...

Happy Birthday to Ara!
She does look so happy and yes she is beautiful! Good choice I'd have chosen the red too!
I hope she had a wonderful day and hope your is the same today!

April said...

Your granddaughter is stunning! She has two great grandparents, too, who love her enough to take her shopping on her birthday! Hope it was a happy one!

Musings of A Minister said...

Yes, she is gorgeous! Lots of blue. Did I ever tell you that blue is my favorite color. LOL

Unknown said...

What a fun post :D
Happy belated birthday to her :)
And yes, she IS gorgeous :)

And well, I didn't even know that a thing called MPP3 player exists, grin :)

Happy blue Monday :)

jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I just smiled when I read your story about Ara, your birthday girl. Wishing her a wonderful Birthday with fun all day long. I knew you would be happy closer to your wonderful family. She is a beautiful girl for sure.

I just remembered to enter my name today. I spent three hours outside this morning pulling weeds and doing some gardening. It has been neglected to say the least. All my darling grands are gone and now I must catch up with all the thing I have neglected. Mostly visiting my dear blogging friends. That is you Sally. I have really missed my friends.

Hav a happy day.


Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

How beautiful your grandaughter is. She has a pretty nice grandmother too. I am sure your grandaughter loved her gift.


Printersdevil said...

What a wonderful post. I thought I linked to this around midnight last night and came back to see what was happening and view things and found I wasn't linked!

Your granddaughter is so pretty.

Puna said...

Hi Sally, here I go again! I could have sworn she was going to get the blue one:)

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Sally; Happy Blue Monday.

Your grand daughter is so pretty, what a great blue post. She also has pretty good taste in colors too, I too love have a good day.


Lorrie said...

Kids and electronics--it's a match made in heaven. So glad you got to share your granddaughter's special day.

pam said...

Fun pictures..your granddaughter is gorgeous.

greet's foto's said...

Hallo ,ik ben oma nijn,en je kleindochter ziet er mooi uit,trouwens alle meisjes zien er in dat blauw goed uit,dank je wel hoor.groeten van

xinex said...

Hi Sally! I just came by again to thank you for the book. I just received it and it's perfect timing cause I can read it while I fly to FL this Wed...Christine

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Thank you Sally for the prayers.

Ara is a lucky girl ! Nice present !

Anonymous said...

Dingbat here...linked in.Too funny! I looked at it just this morning and thought I was good to go. I did not get

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm so happy for you, Sally, that you're near your grands! And she is mighty pretty!

Love to you...


Sheila :-)

Maria's Space said...

She is so lucky to have you. She is beautiful!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Well, this makes your move worth it, right? She is so pretty, and how great that you live close enough to take her to buy her gift! Happy Birthday Ara. laurie

ItaJeff said...

Hi Sally
Happy birthday to Ara. She's so beautiful
Have a nice day

Lots of luv,

ItaJeff said...

Hi Sally
Happy birthday to Ara. She's so beautiful
Have a nice day

Lots of luv,

Denise Marie said...

Well, Sally...I'm trying to link my son's baptism picture but I'm just a newby!! I can't figure out the button to get it onto my blogspot and I can't seem to get myself registered in mr. linky. But, be lookin' for me to figure it out with help from my friend at St.Michael'sWife.


Cindy said...

She is very pretty. What a nice Grandma you are.