"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, August 29, 2011

a birth announcement







Larry and Debbie are proud to announce the arrival of the FIRST of their first fruits of the summer.
Name:  Tomato P.
Born:  August, 28, 2011


She's finally here!  My firstborn.  All pink (o.k., orange) and baby smooth.  Don't tell me she's not perfect because after all of the time spent awaiting her date...

Isn't she lovely?


Blessings, Debbie




40 comments:

  1. Congratulations...what do I send you? Salt and pepper or sugar?
    I can't wait to get some tomotoes in, but with jack frost still about, I'll have to wait for a month or so. Maa

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  2. Oh Debbie, she is just adorable! Enjoy her.xx

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  3. Congratulations. Do you see siblings in her future?

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  4. She's a looker! Now, how does she taste?:@)

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  5. What a cutie! Congrats on your arrival!

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  6. Tomato P. is perfectly gorgeous! And, I'm sure quite tasty!! LOL! Congratulations! I predict more to come. blessings ~ tanna

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  7. Oh gee, how I love this post! It brought such a big smile to my face. I can totally relate. When we had our first peach from our peach tree 2 years ago, we divided it into 6 and all had a piece. Tomato P is amazing!
    Love
    Linda

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  8. ahhhh .... she's a beaut! how did you enjoy her?

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  9. You will have to carefully divide her up for everyone to savor! love,andrea

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  10. I love her little tuft of green hair and her belly button! I hope she has many equally lovely (and delicious) siblings!

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  11. Congratulations, Mama!

    She's lovely!

    Deanna

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  12. I'm glad that she arrived safely. Congratulations on your new Tomato P. It brings a smile on my face. JB

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  13. Ahhhhh...she is indeed perfect...in all of her pink/orange beauty! (I also love the vintage napkin on which she nestles!)
    Enjoy this newest little blessing! :-D

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  14. Very pretty addition to your family, I do hope you get lots more before it gets to cool.

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  15. Congrats! Hope she's soon joined by many siblings. :)

    Nothing like the feeling of growing your own food...

    Enjoy! ~Lisa

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  16. Thanks for the chuckle today, Debbie! She's a beauty!

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  17. Oh my word - I thought you were going to say Hillary was expecting! ha! But your little tomato is quite lovely. Are you going to just look at it? Or will you eventually eat it?

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  18. Hehe this made me giggle so much. She's beautiful! Not the kind of birth announcement I was hoping for though... ;)

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  19. Lovely, indeed. COngratulations! We harvested the last of ours on Friday - only two left on our deck potted tomato plant. Leaves all brown and dry . . . time to say goodbye - and just in time for Irene. It would have to be cleared from the deck anyway.
    This weekend - fall decor - change of season - and enjoying the last of our tomato harvest in a luncheon salad.
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  20. You are tooooooo funny...I thought it was going to be your first grand child! Congratulations and enjoy your bounty

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  21. Congratulations! I see you made another beautiful baby! Love the presentation, this tomato was born with a silver tray rather than silver spoon!

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  22. You dear, dear friend!
    I am doing well, thank you so much for asking. It has been an incredibly crazy weekend! We live in the east, and were on the path of Hurricane Irene. So Friday afternoon, I was helping my friend set up for her daughter's wedding (the one for which Kati was a bridesmaid) which was to be held on Saturday. Then came a last minute decision to reschedule the wedding for THAT VERY NIGHT...in fact, only 3 hours from then! Phone calls were made, and people rushed home to shower, get dressed, do their hair and nails, and...yeah, right. In reality, we did what we could to be lovely in whatever time would allow...and scurried back to town for the wedding. Yikes!
    It turned out beautifully, by the way. (Kati did a post about the wedding on her blog.)
    Then on Saturday, we prayed and ate (too much!) and watched movies and waited for Irene to come and go. We were among the fortunate who did not even lose power!
    I am indulging myself in some birthday laziness today. Tomorrow is the memorial service for my friend's husband (also rescheduled due to Irene).
    And I am hoping for some "dull moments" in my future!
    {{{Hugs}}} from Cheryl...

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  23. How will you enjoy your first fruit?

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  24. I think our baby girls need a play date! You sure didn't delay on the naming! ;) Congrats!

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  25. Now how will you enjoy her with all this fanfare!

    I do not mean to insult or belittle your gardening abilities one little bit, but my eyes were beholden by her garment of display which reminds me of the handkerchief I lost at my Daddy's funeral...my very favorite.

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  26. Thanks for the giggle. I can imagine your pride in your new baby. I would feel the same way.

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  27. She is lovely, now how are you going to prepare her, might I suggest sliced with some buffalo mozerella and fresh basil with just a drizzle of olive oil. Tomatoes one of the best things about summer.

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  28. Hi Debbie,
    She is very pretty, indeed! After announcing her birth like this, I am not so sure how I feel about you having her in your dinner salad now though?! :/

    I hope you have a great evening...:)
    Blessings to you,
    xoxo...Gloria

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  29. Oh how this made me laugh! Congratulations on your first tomato, it is lovely!

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  30. LOL, Debbie!!! You're funny. :D

    Congrats on your first tomato!

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  31. And look how beautiful you made the arrival. :) Thank you for the grins this morning!

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  32. Congratulations Debbie, you are too much fun.
    Sue

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  33. dear debbie,
    it's beautiful!!!!!!
    love,regina

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  34. Goodness Deb...look at all your followers! What a lovely little orb of delicious you have there :)

    Love you,

    Sooz

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