Mother's Day {2013}

We had a lovely Mother's Day weekend. Saturday the girls and I went to a lovely tea that was put on by some of the Kindergarten Mom's at Kate's school.

 The tea was adorable. I am trying to convince one of my girls to have a Tea Party Birthday Party!
We got our picture taken & they made these adorable frames at the tea party for Mother's Day.

On Sunday, I was woken up to Claire screaming her head off & crying. She wanted Kevin.
But, Kevin (and Kate) had gone to get me a vanilla latte, donuts & flowers.
Claire finally snapped out of it when she saw donuts. 
 I enjoyed my donut & coffee in bed :)
The 2 dozen roses they gave me. Gorgeous.

Kevin, vacuuming the couch. What a guy!

They sent me out of the house (in Kevin's car) so that Kevin could wash & clean out my car.
I enjoyed a quiet trip to Target (by myself!!!) and I also went and got a mani/pedi.
So relaxing, so thankful for my awesome husband giving me the day "off"
 After I got home it was time to get ready for our Mother's Day Dinner.
Because we live within 5 minutes of our parents & siblings (So blessed!), we decided to host Mother's Day Dinner at our house. That way, we could celebrate Mother's Day with BOTH of our Mom's and not run around all day splitting up time between our families.
We are also extremely blessed that my parents and Kevin's parents get along fabulously.
Our parents, chilling poolside with Luke:

 The weather was gorgeous so we had the entire get together outside so the kids could swim.
My sisters brought the appetizers.

Corn Dip! Recipe {Here}

My sister's first Mother's Day!

My first Mother's Day as a boy mom! Love, love, love this kid.

First Mother's Day as a mom of THREE!

I LOVED all the handmade cards they made me. Please note the envelope Kate made me with the SF on it, for the San Francisco Giants. She knows (and shares) my love of the Giants.

And, the cards they made me? Covered in Fall Decorations because they know Fall is my FAVORITE and that I LOVE FALL.

This card? Made me tear up.

Love what Kate made at school. That's ME! :)
 Look what my sister in law made my my mother law? I want it!

For dinner, we grilled some Salmon on the BBQ.  Yum!

And, a bunch of yummy sides!
Couscous Arugula Salad:

Strawberry Spinach Salad: {Recipe Here}

Party Potatoes:

The entire spread:

My sisters & I with our mom:

Kevin & his brother with their mom:

 It was such a nice, relaxing time. Truly, a great, great, day.

As my Father-In-Law was leaving our house Sunday night, I said,
"Thank you for coming over. I am so glad that you & my parents like each other. It is just easier to celebrate some holidays all together"
His response?  
"We don't just like each other, we LOVE each other." 

And, that my friends is how I teared up for the approximately the 42nd time on Mother's Day.


  1. We are having a Tea party for my daughters 4th this weekend and I definitely searched your etsy shop when I was looking for invites ( since you've done the last two years!!) but there wasn't one! I ended up doing a free Pinterest printable. It worked in a pinch but definitely not as great as Daylight Designs!!

    Glad you had a great Mother's Day!!

  2. Looks like you guys had a awesome day

  3. Such a fun looking day! I am blessed to live with in 5 minutes from my parents, in laws and sister as well.

    As I have said before your parties always look so fun and you have the best looking food. We love your corn dip. It is one of my go to dips. :)

    Have a great Tuesday!

  4. what an awesome day! my parents get along great with my in-laws as well and it makes family gatherings so much more fun!

  5. What a wonderful celebration! How neat that you live so close to your families. That is so cool! Happy Mother's Day!

  6. The tea party is so cute!!! Do your kids go to a private school or public? It looks like you had an absolutely beautiful Mother's Day!

    1. Public School :)
      I also teach at a Public School.
      The public schools in our town are A-MAZING.
      They did go to the private preschool at our church :)

  7. I don't think the weekend could have been any more perfect! What a special time! Oh, and you don't like fits? LOL! :)

  8. Your whole post made me tear up! Tea parties are soooo much fun! When my daughter was little we'd have them all the time. As she got older I would do one for her and her friends at Christmas time. She hasn't been too interested the last couple of years, but she just turned 16 on January 1st so as one of the special things we did for her leading up to her birthday, I threw a surprise tea for her right before Christmas! She was surprised indeed! I invited her preschool, first grade, 4th grade, and 8th grade teachers (her favorites) and some of the friends she had in each of those classes (so it all tied together)...she LOVED it! It was a very special day for all! There are so many ways to do a tea party and it never gets boring! : )

  9. I love that you, your sisters, and your mom are all in coordinating outfits. :) What a gorgeous day! And seriously, Kevin vacuuming, sending you to Target by yourself, cleaning your car, AND mani/pedis??? Dear Matt...

  10. Ok, now I am hungry!!! That salmon looks so good. I need to try that on the grill. Looks like you had a great Mother's Day!

  11. "she doesn't like to have fits with me and claire because it makes her upset." TOO CUTE!

    happy motehr's day of three! it is the best.



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