Monday, May 13, 2013

First Mother's Day

My first real Mother's Day...what a blessing!  I picked up Miss Em from daycare and received this little beautiful gift she had made.  These mean so much to me, and I keep every single thing she brings home:)

Emma also decided to share her cold with me, so I was not feeling 100% but at least I had an excuse to steal a moment or two on the couch:)  Brent really does an awesome job of appreciating me and making me feel special everyday, and I am grateful.  It was another jam-packed weekend and TONS of fun.  Friday night, I stayed up way too late making these gifts for my students that were graduating.

By way too late.....I mean 11:30pm.  So before you judge, keep in mind that I NEVER sleep past 6:30....EVER.  Emma gets up by then no matter what time she went to bed the night before - guess she is anxious to get the day started!  We also had a pretty sleepless night because Emma coughed the entire night.  So I was feeling pretty AWESOME Saturday morning.  Brent and Emma came with me to Peace's graduation, and I was so thankful they did.  I loved sharing the moment with them, and also getting to hang out with them outside on that gorgeous day.  I decided not to process at graduation and sit with the "common folk."

These lovely ladies graduated...and I am so proud of all of them.

Sadly, I didn't get as many pictures with these lovely ladies as I wanted...and I am hoping they did and will share!

After graduation, Brent and Emma took me to the mall to pick out my Mother's Day gift.  I decided I wanted some arm candy for my gift...something that I would look at everyday and cherish.  I have never really had a "real" watch, except for the awesome wood watch Brent bought me one year for Christmas.  So, I wanted to nice watch that I could wear everyday.  I do love the Michael Kors watches, but it seemed like everyone and their uncle had one of those, so when I saw that my girl Kate made watches, I was all over that...(and sorry for the iphone pic...still needing a camera)
Brent bought me the pearl bracelet after Emma was born, and the gold monogrammed bangle was a gift from my parents the first Christmas I was married.  Now, I have my first Mother's Day gift to complete the arm......
After picking out this beauty, we walked around the mall...another one of my presents.  usually Brent tags along behind, sighing, looking over my shoulder...RUSHING ME.  So, I was super happy to make everyone enjoy shopping, people watching, and strolling along like I do.  We completed the day by getting our seafood on at McCormick and Schmick's.

Emma is a huge fan of Pottery Barn and PBKids.....she loved all the comfiness in the store!

Sunday, Brent took Emma on a long walk/nap before church so I could get some household things done.  This was another present because I love an organized and clean house, and am super annoyed when I can't get these things done.  Then,we headed to church and had a delicious lunch of Jersey Mike's (all I could think of was eating a #2 throughout the whole sermon!)  We sprinkled in a little bit of laundry, cleaning, and playtime, then went to my parents for dinner and drinks:)

This is THE best pomegranate margarita mix EVER.  You can buy it at Southern's the perfect compliment to some homemade guacamole, and grilled chicken legs.

I have always wanted  Dash and Albert tote bag, and when we went to Fearrington  last weekend, they had an awesome selection.  My mom, dad, and Aunt Paula picked this one out for me and I love it.....beach trips, here we come!
I had an awesome weekend....again. I am so thankful for my family - I am beyond blessed to have the great relationships I have with them.


  1. What a special weekend. Love your arm candy and that green dress! And very impressed with your craftiness in your graduation gifts!

  2. LOVING the green dress you wore to graduation... where is it from?? xoxo

    1. Thanks! I got it at banana republic 4 years ago (that makes me feel old writing that!). I seems like that bright green has come back in style, thankfully!

  3. Happy 1st Mother's Day! Love your lunch spot choice!!