Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fabulous (step)Mother's Day!

I have to say - I'm blessed to have THE MOST AMAZING woman in my life as my best friend, and she just so happens to be my Mom. I have several other besties, but my mom takes the cake. We laugh together, we argue, she drives me crazy, we love spending time together and we talk on the phone at least every other day (and yes, we only live a little over an hour and half apart!)! When I grow up, I wanna be just like her and have the same kind of friendship if I'm ever blessed with a daughter.

Right now I'm blessed with two (step)sons! They are great kids! The oldest just finished up his Freshman year in college and the youngest is about to finish elementary school. I'm not the best and I'm not the worst, but I do love these boys a whole heck of a lot!

We were able to have the boys this weekend plus one (our neighbors son and the Youngest are best buds)! I had a 7:30 a.m. Sunday appointment but when I got back, the Hubster and the Youngest brought me breakfast in bed (yes, I was still dressed in my Sunday appointment outfit!), snuggled under the covers. It was sweet. While I waited for breakfast I grabbed a new book off the shelf, I think it's called In Her Shoes by Kristen somebody (eeks!) and so far so good. I LOVE TO READ! And in the last 5 years the most reading I've done is on a plane bound for a business trip somewhere. (oh the life!) :) It was GREAT to read, at home, when I wanted, in comfy clothes. And once I get started on a book, I don't like to put it down. So I read in bed, on the patio, at the pool and even on the couch. MAGIC!

Oh - and don't let me forget to mention these beauties!!!

From my Mother-In-Law, given to me at our Mother's Day Lunch on Saturday afternoon. So pretty!

And this gorgeous bouquet given to me by the Hubster and the boys and Sophie-dog too! xoxo They are GORGEOUS!

And how awesome is my Hubster? He had two gorgeous colorful bouquets for both my mom and his mom. What a guy!

So, back to my story:
After breakfast in bed and a long session of r&r and after receiving a most beautiful card which everyone signed and wrote a little something in (I'll cherish it always), I decided it was time for a visit to the 'hood's pool. It was CHILLY after all the rain on Friday night (4 inches! Thank you God!) but I did get some nice rays as I read and the boys (all ages) swam and fished. Home for chili dogs for a very late lunch. It was such a beautiful day we piddled outside then it was time for the boys to leave for the weekend. :( Boo. But the Hubster wasn't finished there. He treated me to an AMAZING and I mean AMAZING meal! (pictures below)

These beauties are Dahlia's and Gladiolus in our yard. We have so many planted in all shades and I cannot wait to see them all bloom. I did stop and smell the roses (and these flowers) on Sunday.

I also worked on this special lil project below. I had it started (and complete) but hadn't hung it up because I was frustrated with the ribbon -- I used 3 rolls of it on this wreath and all but one were on there correctly. SO - Sunday I took it off the hanger in the closet and re-did it. And now, the finished product hung on our front door. I love it! And the feathers are extra-special - they were used in our wedding, just 2 years ago. :) <3 Awww! ;)

And now - dinner pictures. How yummy does this look? Bacon-wrapped shrimp and the most amazing EVER grilled salmon! Honey - you dun goooooood!  
 Homemade ceviche (which I tossed onto my salad) - It was zesty and good!
 And homemade Strawberry Limeade I had made a night or 2 before.
It was a WONDERFUL Mother's Day! Made me realize how blessed I am with all the love in my life.

I hope yours was equally as great. xx

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