Kerrie's Blog: Throwback Thursdays - Me, Mom & Tulips

Throwback Thursdays - Me, Mom & Tulips

With the first day of spring tomorrow, the tulips have begun to pop up in some yards and businesses,  I've mostly noticed daffodils but there are a few tulips out there too.  Each year Mount Vernon has an amazing tulip festival, I believe it's one of the top 10 in the world.  Just about 40 mins north of Seattle, the colorful fields are quite the sight!

Here's a pic of me and my amazing Mom about 4 years ago.  We've had a warm winter so I'm expecting the festival to kick off a bit earlier this year.

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 38 commentsKerrie La Guardia • March 19 2015 10:00AM


Kerrie, nice picture of Mom and you and the Tulips are nice too.

Posted by Frank Rubi, (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) almost 5 years ago

Kerrie, Love the looks of tulips but our one try and growing them didn't work out well.  I believe the gophers/moles/shrews really enjoyed the dinner we served them!  50 bulbs one year, 0 the next!

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 almost 5 years ago

Great picture Kerrie, all those tulips look amazing.  I've never seen a field of flowers like that

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) almost 5 years ago

How beautiful.  Maybe if the snow ever melts here I will once again see tulips!  Not like that though!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 5 years ago

Kerrie La Guardia,  I love the photo and I'm sure you treasure the memories also.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) almost 5 years ago

A great stroll down memory lane.  We need to keep these and make as many more as we can.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 5 years ago


What a great shot, and just think now you are about to become a mom...very soon.  I thought about yesterday in our Yoga class. There was an expecting lady doing hot Yoga, and she omitted all the laying down on your stomach exercises.  Wishing you a great weekend. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 5 years ago

I haven't checked to see if my tulips are popping up yet.  I'll go do that before I head home today.  They are planted at the office.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 5 years ago

I love the photo. I would love to visit Mt Vernon area to see the Tulips some day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 5 years ago

What a gorgeous photo of the two of you immersed in a sea of tulips.  Mt. Vernon may be heads and shoulders above Amsterdam in the tulip department!

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) almost 5 years ago

Kerrie - That's a delightful picture of you and your mother.  The tulips aren't bad either!

I don't believe I've seen a picture of your mother before!

CONGRATULATIONS on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group! 

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 5 years ago

Wow Kerrie La Guardia  Tulips are beautiful but Moms are better

Spring is in the Air

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 5 years ago

Two pretty smile and a lot of tulips.  Very nice, send some our way

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie, 

One of our favorites. We try to make it every year and I've done past blogs on the subject.  

Posted by Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue) almost 5 years ago

Well Karie I have to say that is an absolutely beautiful field to be in

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) almost 5 years ago

A couple of gorgeous ladies in a beautiful field!

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 5 years ago

Kerie, What an amazing picture! We have not seen any spring flowers yet, but they usually arrive late in Western Maryland.

Posted by Donny Carter, Mountain Maryland Real Estate Expert (Carter & Roque Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Very nice shot, Kerrie. I didn't realize Seattle has had a warm winter. It has been vary cold here in the East. The Cherry Blossom Festival will almost be over by the time they expect the blossoms this year. 

Posted by JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware (The Mortgage Market of Delaware) almost 5 years ago

Great throwback picture! I wish New York city was sunny and Spring-y! 

Posted by Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie, you and mom look happy with the field of tulips all around you.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 5 years ago

Tulips are so beautiful, but we don't see many of them here along the Gulf coast. Love the picture!

Posted by Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area (David Tracy Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Ha, it almost looks like one of those fake murals that you have dropped behind you when you're in some urban photo studio--too perfect! I must say, you're prettier NOW, missy. 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) almost 5 years ago

Colorful picture in a field of flowers. Such a pretty mom and daughter.

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) almost 5 years ago

I think we were there a few years back Kerrie. It was breathtaking to see all those tulips of various colors.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366) almost 5 years ago

What a great shot of you and your Mom among the tulips.  I love the color of them.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 5 years ago

Gorgeous ladies among gorgeous flowers.  What a work of art this picture is?

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) almost 5 years ago

Good morning Kerrie. What a beautiful shot, the smiles are very special and the tulips are a sight for sure.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 5 years ago

I have always loved daffodils over tulips but they are both so beautiful. We only get to see them for a very, very short time and in pots. They don't grow well here so you never see them anywhere but in the store in a pot.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

I went to the Tulip Festival in 2013 and fell in love with tulips all over again!  Love the area although I'm a bit partial to Mount Vernon as I was born there and my parents grew up in Sedro Woolley....    Tulip Festival 2013

Posted by Diane Jones, Selling and Buying SUNsational Arizona Homes (Keller Williams Legacy One) almost 5 years ago

Kerrie, on my very first trip to Seattle, I stayed with my brother, Jack, who lived in an adorable bunglow on the water on Samish Island.  And we took a nick long drive to see the tulips!  I've never forgotten how beautiful they are! 

Oh, and happy birthday, you! 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie La Guardia , You two sure look happy.  Were you tip toeing through the tulips?  By the Way Happy Birthday Kerrie.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 5 years ago

How beautiful! I haven't seen fields of tulips since I lived in Europe!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 5 years ago

What a beautiful photo of you and your mom.  A belated Happy Birthday Kerrie!  May this be the beginning of an extraordinary year for you!

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) almost 5 years ago


 Great picture and I love tulips one of my favorites! Have a great day!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert almost 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

Wonderful picture of you and your mom in a field of tulips. I fell in love with tulips when I ran my first half marathon in 1991 up in Solvang, CA as the entire race was just hills and hills of tulips in every color imaginable.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 5 years ago

Great picture! Tulips are my favorite flower, they herald in spring.

Posted by Susan Alvine (Nest Seekers International) almost 5 years ago

Spring flowers will be especially welcome this year.

We have a very rainy morning in Maryland as we experience spring showers that are taking place as the Cherry Blossoms are getting ready to bloom.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 5 years ago

I went to a tulip festival over the weekend with 100,000 tulips. It was breathtakingly beautiful. A blog post is to come soon.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 5 years ago