Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

I read these verses this morning, and thought they were so appropriate for Mother's Day.

"What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short . . . For this world in its present form is passing away." I Corinthians 7:29, 31

May 2011

May 2012

May 2013

(Clearly, taking decent pictures on Mother's Day is not my strong suit.)

(And my hairstyle seems to be getting worse year after year.)

Pictures aside, my Mother's Day was full of excited kiddos ready to share their gifts, lots of hugs, and feeling special. I've reminded Rory every day for the last week that she was supposed to wait until Sunday to tell me all about their Mother's Day projects. She is not one for secrets! Brian and the kids brought me home a huge bundle of lilies Saturday morning. Sunday morning they burst into my bedroom full of smiles bearing cards and homemade gifts (along with this bracelet from Lisa Leonard).

We went to church where we showed the best Mother's Day video ever (Brian was in charge of this) and gave out the best Mother's Day gift you've ever received in church - cupcakes! The mothers can thank me for that genius idea. Seriously. Isn't that better than a magnet/keyring/booklet you're going to throw away as soon as you get home?

Sunday afternoon I relaxed while Brian took care of getting the house ready for company. He even did about 90% of the cooking. His mom, dad, and brother came over and spent several hours with us. After they left, we quickly put the kids in bed and settled in to watch the Survivor finale. It was a pretty great day.

Brian, his mom, and brother. 
(Does this look as awkward to everyone else as it does to me? LOL) Brian said he couldn't help it if he's really a head shorter than his mom and brother, and I couldn't seem to get him to understand I just wanted him closer.

Gram and the kids.

One final picture. He took a little break from all the cooking and cleaning mid-afternoon. It's hard work filling in as for mom for the day.


thewonderfulhappens said...

Happy mother's day to you! How did you like the Survivor finale? I was THRILLED for Cochran! I think he's adorable!

Vicky said...

Yay for Cochran- it turned into one of my favorite seasons! You look great- and I especially love the light in your eyes and the pink in your skin - oh and the adorable two wrapped around you :)

Christine said...

Happy Mother's Day! It sounds like you had a fabulous one! (And I think you look fabulous!)