Saturday, May 7, 2011

*happy mother's day*

"Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world."

I love this quote and it is so very true. I miss my Mother everyday but am so blessed to have had her with me for as long as I did, and I could not be more proud in those moments where I see how much I have become like her in so many ways.

This Mother's day I find myself grateful for so many things, my cup truly runneth over. This little man that holds my hand and brings unmeasurable joy to my world. An incredible partner/best friend/husband who so gets me and still likes me anyway, and who teaches me so much about balance and simplicity. an amazing family who I miss tremendously, yet am super ecstatic to see in about 5 weeks! an incredible beautiful and peaceful place to live, framed by those gorgeous purple mountain majesties. And a job that doesn't always feel like a job, to have the freedom to make my own decisions, and to be able to nurture and embrace the minds/souls of children. I am feeling so blessed and grateful today. I know this isn't Thanksgiving, and I feel that I may have written this same thing just a few months ago around that time, but I don't care....I want to recognize and express my gratitude for the abundance that I feel in my world right now. Thank you to everyone and everything that makes my world so bright.

And for all the mommies out there that continue to be such an incredible inspiration to me and so many others...whether you nurture a child or a furbaby, hope that this day was a perfect celebration of all that you are. And for the someday mommies...enjoy the journey!

We had Mamaw and Papaw over for a little brunch this morning and it was such a gorgeous summer day! We had Nutella stuffed french toast, sausage and strawberries, and mimosas of course! Thanks TT Gabina for helping me with the yummy recipe, and thank you TT Margie for the inspiration!

~I got 4 hours sleep last night, can you tell? hello tiny eyes.

~cracking up over eating his 973rd strawberry.

~Mikey enjoying a shady spot.

~3 outfit changes this morning, but his favorite was his new favorite phrase "it my birfday suit".

~Papaw getting kaden psyched up about pottytime.

~beyond cozy afternoon nap with nug.

~my amazingly talented cousin took this incredible photo, which I will soon be framing for myself. The birdies are the perfect celebration of our mommies, who we celebrate today and miss so very much.


  1. Great post! Seriously, loved every word!

  2. got me choked up, mama! my favourite things about this blogpost : "it's my birfday suit" and the naptime with nug. delicious!