Wednesday, April 29, 2009

May Day Delivery

May Day all began when I lived in my yellow apartment (an entire post coming soon!) and I decided to deliver some flowers to my neighbors. It grew into me driving all over town to deliver tin cans of flowers!

I loved the excitement of planning my route and getting out in my pj's to deliver a smile to someone's door!

This year, I'll be in Colorado (where it all began!) and decided to deliver a few flowers. Here's my route:

* My parents front porch - hard to surprise them for multiple reasons - biggest one being I'll be staying at their house!
* Maggie's porch: long time family friend; I used to babysit their daughter who is now in college and we'd watch the Cosby Show together
* My yellow apartment; in the spirit of where the inspiration began and since the point is to surprise someone unaware (probably everyone else will figure out who delivered the flowers!) it will be fun to do a random give on this one!
* Oz & Katie's: also family friends - an older couple we went to church with; I've house-sat for them many times and if there is any woman that I'd point to as having a gentle and quiet spirit it would be Katie.
* The B Family: also a family I babysat for; lives in a charming house on a charming street; I loved babysitting for them and pretending like I had a family for a few hours every week; they hold a special place in my heart!
* Marcia's: A former co-worker; together we made it through some tough and stressful things; dubbed ourselves M&M; sweet friend

Will any of you be delivering May flowers this year? I'm also leaving my little ladies with a few cans to deliver to whomever they choose since we won't be together on May Day this year.

And, with that - I'll be away from posting for a while as I'm leaving tomorrow morning for a trip to Colorado! I'll be in a friends wedding and enjoy staying with my parents! Less than 48 hours after I return home, my Mom is coming here for Emily's ballet recital - thrown into all of that is my birthday, Mother's Day, some organizing we want to do and more! I'll look forward to catching up soon!

23 comments:

Amy said...

That is the sweetest idea... I just may do this!

Wendi said...

No May Day flower deliveries this year. I also will be on the move as we are going to Iowa for a wedding this weekend.

Have a wonderful time with your family and friends!

Cheryl said...

Traveling mercies to you. Enjoy your May Day deliveries.

momof4sweetsisters said...

Have a wonderful trip! I'll miss reading your posts.
Julie

Mom said...

Looking forward to seeing you soon! :) Love, Mom

Barbie @ Mamaology said...

I love your May Day idea...I think some of my neighbors just might benefit Friday from your idea;)

Have a good trip!!!

Elise said...

I love your May Day traditions and think I may start this year. I would love to see my neighbors' surprise when they open their doors to see flowers. So fun!!
Hope you have a wonderful trip!! I am intrigued by the yellow apartment...
Elise

Jessica said...

We deliver cookies instead of flowers. We don't have a garden so cookies work well for us. It will be fun to ring the doorbell and run away leaving a sweet treat.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sweet Monica:

That is so special that you deliver flowers for May Day. I wish I could ,but don't have a source of flowers for doing so.
Bless you for keeping up the tradition even on your trip.

I'm praying for your safety and that all will go well at the wedding.

Love you, Grandma

*carrie* said...

I love that you're going to deliver one to your yellow apt.--may happt memories there!

Clorissa said...

Hi Monica,

We will be making May Day deliveries. My girls are 4 and 2, so I think it will be fun to do this with them. My now 18 year old did deliveries when she was younger. Sweet memories.

Have a safe trip and a wonderful time.

Clorissa

Anna said...

I haven't done anything like that in the past, but I may have to see if I can come up with something this year.

I hope you have a great visit with friends and family.

char said...

I will miss you! Char

Jenny said...

I think I'm going to try to do this tomorrow morning with my kids. I'll wrap flowers in paper cones, though.

Have a wonderful weekend. How fun to be in a Springtime wedding!

gemma said...

When I was a kid we used to make May baskets and deliver them....we used paper cups and crepe paper to create flower designs...petals and leaves .. the handle was made of pipe cleaners and the cups were filled with candy generally. We worked on them for days and the dining room table was covered with scraps of paper and pipe cleaners and the cover of a big box was finally used as the carrier for all of the completed baskets. We would then, after school, go from house to house and drop off the treats...when we got home there would be a bunch left by other kids for us. It was a really fun thing to do.

noahandlylasmommi said...

very sweet idea :)

Bonnie said...

I'm praying whoever received the flowers at the appartment was blessed all day by your random act of kindness

Amy Ellen said...

What a lovely idea!!! I hope you have a wonderful trip.
Hugs
Amy

Lylah said...

I pray that your time away will be more than refreshing to your sweet feminine soul.

momof3girls said...

what a great idea! I bet you blessed everyone you delivered flowers for. Enjoy your col.

Peggy said...

Been searching for blogs that I can identify with. I enjoyed yours a lot. The flower idea is amazing. I have lots of flowers, but never thought of this. Safe traveling. I would love to follow your blog when you return. I know you are a busy, happy woman.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Monica!!!

-Eric

Kelly said...

Beautiful idea, Monica!