Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Mother's Day was chill.

I had a hard time with Mother's Day this year. I find it interesting that for 6 years of not having children on Mother's Day I was never bothered. I didn't focus on me and what I didn't have. I focused on our mom's and what we did have. But now that I have children, or our newest addition, I'm struggling. That's probably why I haven't been motivated to get this out sooner. I did have a good day there was just some emotions I wasn't expecting to deal with. On Saturday, in an attempt to get me in the mood to celebrate my babies, I dressed them in new clothes, and cheap I might add, that had arrived in the mail. I took them for a little photo shoot so I could have fun photos of them to look at on Mother's Day. I love taking photos of the girls. I know. Shocking. I just love them and I'm lucky to be their mom!!!

She just looks so sweet and serene.
I ended up with slivers up and down both forearms to get these shots! KG had to help pull them out when I got home. Ouch.

Sunday was pretty low key which I enjoyed. KG came home from work at 8:00 am and woke me up asking what I wanted for my Mother's Day breakfast. I said sleep. I had just brought River in with me at 7:30 and fallen back to sleep. He crawled in bed to join us. About 8:30 Flower joined us and we all fell asleep and stayed asleep, in bed together, until 10:45! It doesn't get better than that. Blissful.

That afternoon I took a drive all by myself. I have had a case of the blahs for the past few days. That, coupled with serious, serious joint pain, namely in my left hip and knee, for the past month makes me think my thyroid is off again. It's been a nice two months. Doesn't seem to last much longer then that. So the blahs make me irritable so I needed a nice long drive with music blaring while the children napped. I stopped off at TCBY and got my free Mother's Day ice cream and sat in the car and texted my good friend until I felt my mood lift and then I was on my way back home. It felt nice. When I returned home KG made my requested dinner of broccoli cheese soup. Yum. Then at 6:30 we were off to my brother's house to celebrate the women in my side of the family. The women I have so much love and respect for. They are all such wonderful mothers! I love you all!

After we left I got an email saying I won 6 gourmet cupcakes! Two of my friends started The Frosted Cherry recently. They were doing a giveaway on their blog for Mother's Day! I was so excited. We picked them up on our way home.
There were two of each of these:
French Toast~ Cinnamon cake with a maple custard filling. Topped in butter cream with a hint of cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup
Choco Choco~Chocolate cake with a cream filling and topped with chocolate ganache.
Frosted Cherry~Our signature cupcake! Chocolate cupcake with cherry filling, topped with a butter cream frosting and maraschino cherry.

We ate a choco choco and frosted cherry immediately. They were delicious! We are saving a Frosted Cherry and a French Toast for our anniversary on Wednesday. KG and Kris will be wrestling for a Choco Choco one for her birthday.(Or I might just give it to her because I'm nice like that.) Flower and I shared a french toast one for breakfast. I highly recommend you head on over to their blog for your cupcake or cake needs!

It was a really nice day and to top it off, KG got me this set of Melmac daisy dishes!
They look lovely with the set he got me for Christmas! Can you tell I'm loving turquoise right now?! He's the best and he and the girls gave me the sweetest card that made me choke up. He sure knows how to make a girl feel special.


Chris, Kristina, Nathan and....Audrey! said...

Love, love, LOVE those daisy dishes!!! Your girls are so cute and I love all the pictures you take, you do such an awesome job!!

Callie said...

I love the black and white pictures of your girls, super cute! I'm sorry your having a rough week, I hope it has gotten better!

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