Monday, May 10, 2010


Mothers' Day, Birthday, Anniversary, Jeff finally home from a big long week away from us.........This has been a busy weekend!

Today's J's bday.  Happy birthday babe!  This guy has been making my life easier and more fun for the last 10 years (on thursday!-more to come later).

 He likes a quiet celebration, so tonight we'll bbq, have cake and ice cream and we'll see about getting him something fun for his special day. ;)  Saturday he and I went out to celebrate his birthday.  One of his favorite bands, MuteMath (along with another band) was in town opening for 30 Seconds to Mars.  He got tickets and we went.  We watched both opening acts-Neon Trees played first.  Niether of knew what to expect from them, but ended up being happily surprised.  They were kind of fun.  Then Mutemath which was awesome.  So much better to see the music you love live.  Then we left.  Yes.  We shelled out money for tickets and didn't even stick around to hear the main attraction.  That's ok.  we got our $$ worth. :) 

Mothers' day was perfect.  McKay was disappointed we didn't have time for breakfast in bed.  The kids all sang in Sacrament meeting with the primary. The only thing that kept me from crying was the lady in front of us kept turning around to comment on the kids (nice things of course).  I didn't want her to see me cry. :)  After church, the kids loaded me down with all there hand crafted presents.  (Shout out to all the teachers who come up with and get projects going for moms' day.  I love it!)  Lyndsi painted a flower pot for me along with some notes she wrote at school. Then she gave me another flower pot with some paper cut outs of her hand stuck in like flowers.  Each handprint had a different chore on it that she would do for me.  She was so cute when she gave it to me.  She said, "Mom, you're gonna love this present...but I'm not."  Hehe.  She's right.  I do love it and I'm gonna use it, too. :)  McKay make a cute foam flower in a wooden pot with a clothes pin on the back-perfect for pictures or recipe cards.  Sophie gave me a candy bar with a special mothers day wrapper on it that they put together in Sunbeams.  Jeff surprised me with some fun jewelery he brought back from Hawaii.  He also surprised me (though not specifically for this occasion) with a trip to Home Depot to get these really fun adirondack chairs we'd seen at this fun place in St. George.  We love them and will be going back to get 2 more.

We decided to take dinner over to my mom and dad and Greg and enjoyed the evening hanging out with them.  I got my mom a book (Spare Change by Aubrey Mace) and made her a cake stand (here is the tutorial-super easy) to use when she gets her Cricuit cake machine.  For a combined gift, my parents gave us 2 new, much needed, sleeping bags along with a nice table we can use camping, crafting, etc.  Jeff's mom is gonna have to wait for her gift, though.  But we have it and are excited and I know she'll love it.  :)

It was a nice day.  I love that my kids are old enough now to make their own gifts. I love seeing the thought and excitement put into each one.  It makes all the not fun stuff about mommy-hood worth it.  I'm also so happy to have a great mom myself and a wondeful mother-in-law.  Both have taught us, helped us, inspired us and loved us.  And thanks to you friends and bloggers.  I do look up to you and learn about being a better mother from you as well.  It's nice to have a day to celebrate Motherhood.

Next up-the big 10-yr anniversary!


Kelly said...

Hand made sleeping bags? That's awesome! Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day--which you deserve! (Still can't believe we're this old!)

Cami said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Yay!

Melissa said...

Happy be-lated Mothers day!!

There is nothing wrong with leaving a concert after hearing the band you went for. Sounds like something I would want to do.