Monday, May 9, 2016

Mother's Day Weekend

Happy Monday!  I hope your weekend was as sweet as ours was!

We kicked off the celebrations Thursday at Jacob’s school where they hosted a Mother’s Day breakfast for us.  The kids made the sweetest vases – painted mason jars stamped with their handprints, wrapped in ribbon, and topped with a flower.  I think that this may be my favorite gift that Jacob has ever made for me.  It will sit in my office for years to come!



Thursday was also Cinco de Mayo, so we whipped up some chicken enchiladas and made a batch of margaritas to enjoy on the back porch.  And while this has nothing to do with Cinco de Mayo or Mother’s Day, Olivia came home from school with her first topknot and may have just been the cutest thing I’ve ever seen so of course it had to be documented here on the blog.  :o)




Friday was Muffins with Mom at Olivia’s school.  She made a sweet little vase full of handprint flowers for me.  My office is going to be so cheerful!



Friday evening after work, we took the kiddos out for pizza and then downtown for our city’s annual festival on the river – live music, food trucks, carnival rides, dragon boat races… all kinds of good stuff.  The weather could not have been more perfect… sunny and warm with a nice breeze blowing in off of the river.  It was one of those evenings where you could wear long sleeves or short sleeves and be comfortable in either.  We spread a blanket in the grass and kicked back to relax and enjoy the music.  Some friends and eventually my parents joined us and we all enjoyed the evening chatting, listening to music, and watching the kids play.  Once we got home, B and I caught up on some shows and dug into the cookie cake he had gotten me for Mother's Day.  Never gets old!








Saturday we – well, the kids and I, anyway – were lazy all day.  The kids and I stayed inside, played, colored, and cleaned the playroom while B cut the grass.  While they napped after lunch, I laid out in the sun and read some more of my book, which is getting really good, by the way.  Then Saturday evening we went to church followed by Mex with my parents, and on the way home we swung by DQ to grab some Blizzards to enjoy on the back porch. 







Sunday we spent the afternoon celebrating Mother’s Day with Brian’s mom.  We had a big lunch, and afterward we spread a big blanket out in the yard under the shade of some trees, and the kids played with blocks while the adults chatted.  I was able to get a few pictures with my babies, but it pretty much took an act of congress and wading through 200+ pictures to find one good one.  Haha.  #ThatMomLife









Sunday evening we celebrated Mother’s Day with my momma and my grandmother at my parents’ house – we had good food, good wine, good dessert, and more good times with the people who I’m so fortunate to call family.  I am so blessed to have such amazing and strong women in my life to help me on my own journey through motherhood, and I would be completely lost without them. 


I hope you all have a beautiful week!

*Linking up with B Loved Boston for Weekending.


23 comments:

  1. It looks like you had the very best weekend! Such great pictures with you & the kiddos. I love the cover of that book! It is so pretty! Let me know how that book is. I need a new read. :)

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  2. Yay for a fun and relaxing weekend! I need to read that book. I love Nicholas Sparks. Gotta love family time on a special day like Mother's Day (or any day really). Glad you had such a great day.

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  3. What a great weekend. The Mother's Day gifts from the kids are so sweet - definitely keepers! The festival on Friday sounds like a blast...even better with the perfect weather! Happy Monday!

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  4. What a wonderful weekend! Friday night looked like lots of fun--love that your city does that! And I can't wait for you to finish See Me--I'm so glad you're really liking it!!! His new book comes out in October!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. Looks like it was the perfect weekend! Those Mother's Day crafts are darling. Those are always my favorite gifts! So glad the weather was nice and you could be outside. I love a Nichols Sparks book so I've got to check that one out!

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  6. Your weekend looked perfect! How fun that the kids' schools do fun things for Mom! I'll have to check that book out next!

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  7. What an amazing Mother's Day weekend...I finished a book this weekend and just started a new one, but I'm always up for adding more books to the list. I'm loving how much time you spent outside! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. Looks like it was a wonderful weekend. I love love the mason jar Jacob made for you. That is so precious. What a great idea for a gift.

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  9. How adorable is that litle top knot?!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  10. You guys had the best Mother's Day Weekend...full of family and cute little faces! Your kids are just adorable!
    I'm glad you mentioned that the book is good, I was going to ask you on IG if you recommended it, I'm in need of a good book!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  11. Looks like such a fun weekend! :)

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  12. Sounds like the perfect Mother's Day weekend. That festival sounds like so much fun!

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  13. Looks like a really great weekend! That flower & vase are so adorable & sweet!

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  14. I'm so glad you had a great weekend with your sweet family! XOXO Happy Mother's Day!

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  15. What a fun weekend and Happy (be-lated) Mother's Day to you! The weather looks soooo wonderful. It's in the 50's here today and it's rainy. Please send some warmer weather. ;)

    We went out yesterday for brunch, and after attempting a bazillion pics of me with the kiddos, I maybe got one, as well. I don't care for my legs in the photo, but whateves! LOL!!

    Have a great Monday, girlfriend!!!

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    1. Lol you are so funny, Marie! I totally cropped my legs out of the picture with the kiddos as well because they looked really weird. I think it was the angle, plus I'm SO PALE! Sending some sunny warm vibes your way!

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  16. I read this this morning before work and didn't get a chance to comment. looks like SUCH an amazing weekend!!! Ok I have to admit, I Google searched cookie cakes because I want one! And there doesn't seem to be anywhere in the state of Oregon I can get one! Sad... So glad you had a happy Mothers Day!!!! xoxox

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  17. Happy Mother's Day! Sounds like a pretty fantastic weekend! How are you liking See Me so far?

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  18. Such a beautiful weekend! I just love it. The photos you got are so good. You'll need to frame a few of those. I'm glad you had such gorgeous weather too. It's those kinds of weekends you just want to relive over and over, and the school day fun looked awesome!

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  19. perfect weekend with your cuties!!!! I need to pick a book to read, I haven't read a book (other than kids stuff) in WAY too long lol

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  20. Seriously that was a great weekend. Amazing weather, an evening out, blizzards, cookie cake and family time. I call that my kind of weekend!!!

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