I hope that all of you moms out there had a great Mother's day! I especially missed celebrating with my mom. Both my mom and Vince's mom live quite a ways away though and there was no way we could see them this weekend. So long-distance wishes and flowers had to do.
My day was really wonderful!! My husband and kiddos made it very special. I always read (a little wistfully) those magazine articles about how to have a special Mother's day by sleeping in and having breakfast in bed, etc. Our Mother's days are usually a mad rush to make it to church on time and, oh yeah, don't forget to give mom her card before we leave. This has been my life on both ends of the spectrum as my dad is also a minister. Yesterday was no different: we currently have to all be at church by 8:15 am on Sundays (which is killer for me since I'm no morning person). However, my kiddos and my husband had their cards and gifts all ready for me first thing in the morning. The kiddos had made (with a little help from our friend Song) me a beautiful apron. I'll have to take a pic and add it today. I especially love to cook with an apron on and this one is red--the main color in my kitchen--and embelished with love. I can't wait to wear it! Then Vince gave me one of those cool silicone oven mitts (also red) and there was also a little goody tucked inside his card for me (hint: it has to do with shopping). My poor pitiful wardrobe is slowly looking better this spring--yea!!
The rest of the day was so nice, too. After church we had lunch at a delicious local Italian restaurant and then I actually had a very lovely nap in the afternoon. Heaven!! Then after our youth service, I got to end my special day by watching a movie of my choice: Becoming Jane. Have you seen it? It's really good, quite like you're watching one of her (Jane Austen's) own stories.
It was definitely my day all day long. I felt like the queen! My family is wonderful and I love them so much. I truly have a blessed life!
My Mother's Day goodies
One more thing:
A very Happy Birthday to my mother-in-law, Vicki! I hope you have a wonderful day!