Mother’s Day 2020

Mother’s Day this year was too much fun! Saturday the day before Mother’s Day I made a cake to take to my mom, her favorite lemon angel food, and we just had a relaxing day playing in the yard and hanging out.

Sunday started bright and early with Randy making me an amazing QUICHE for breakfast in bed! It went with my gift, both editions of the Magnolia cookbook, and he made the quiche from one of the recipes. It was seriously SO delicious and I couldn’t believe how great it was! And the cookbooks have quickly become a huge favorite and I’m loving getting better at cooking.

Graham and Randy also got me flowers and a card which was so cute. We had our home church lesson, went on a little walk, and then went over to my mom and dad’s house for a delicious lunch! We had pasta salad and steak and bread and two kinds of cake – it was SO delicious and fun!

Being Graham’s mom is the most important thing I will ever do. It’s hard and it’s wonderful and I wouldn’t trade it for the world

It’s when he lays his head on my shoulder and gently pats my back.
It’s when he shouts “I miss you” when I come in from another room.
It’s when he asks to listen to the same four songs over and over again.
It’s when he furrows his brow and says “why mom why” a dozen times in a row.
It’s those moments and a million more like them when my breath catches and I feel like this is more than I ever could have asked for. You are more than I dreamed. And motherhood is more than the words I can use.
To my baby and all the babies I will get to hold someday, being your mama is everything. I love you.

Oh my sweet mom. I have no idea who I would be without her.
She is my favorite Monet painting, she is in every Vivaldi song I hear, I see her in Marmee and Elizabeth Bennett and Anne Shirley. She fueled my love of literature and travel and chocolate. She taught me to write and play piano and push myself. She is the best grandma (as you can see in this photo!) and everything I am is thanks to her. Thank you mom, for every second you have given me and all the millions of things you’ll undoubtedly continue to give me in the future.
Happy Mother’s Day!

This week was full of Randy being finally done with school, so he was a great stay-at-home dad and helped do a ton of cleaning. I tried a few new recipes (Lebanese salad and fatayar which Graham LOVED and was delicious) and worked a LOT. We played with cousin Melanie a few times, and got all ready for Graham’s upcoming birthday! I can’t believe he is almost two! It’s so wild, but I’m just so happy to have him!

Saturday I made homemade biscuits and gravy (SO GOOD) and we went hiking in the morning, and spent the afternoon swimming and playing in the yard at my mom’s house. It was SO fun and Graham loves being outside and running around. It was a great way to kick off birthday weekend.

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