Monday, May 23, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

 For Mother's Day we went to Great Gram's house in NY.  It was the first time that Grams got to meet Miss Penny.  They were so cute together and I could tell that it meant a lot to Grams that we were there.  It meant a lot to us too!
Meeting each other for the first time.

Love this picture!

Love this one even more!!

Trent's mom was in town and we got to spend the day with her too.  It was nice to all be together and she made a delicious meal for all of us to enjoy.  The bread pudding was yummy!! 
Even seemed to be on their best behavior, even cousin Tom.  Tommy, who is usually afraid of cousin Tom because he is a rough around the edges kind of guy, said on the way home that he loves cousin Tom when he is grumpy and when he is happy.  What a cute kid!
First family picture.

 Daddy had the boys decorate a coffee mug for me.  It is so sweet.  They each drew a picture or wrote something on it.  I love it!  The boys made me cards and Trent bought me the most beautiful pink roses.  They are gorgeous and a week later they are still gracing our dining room table!

Tommy loves his colors!!

Even Daddy helped

Charlie's part of the mug, it says "I love Mom"

The thing about Mother's Day or any holiday for that matter is not where you are, or what you are doing, it is who you are with.  I was able to spend a great night out with my mom a few days before.  Spending quality time together, laughing, talking, and eating way to much food. It was the best!  And then I got to spend  a lovely day with my mother in law, and Great Grams, Miss Penny and my 3 favorite guys of all time!

Flowers from my love
This year Mother's Day was bittersweet.  I so cherished being with my children and my husband.  They give me such joy, and so much unconditional love that my heart often feels like it is going to burst.  I don't know what I ever did to deserve these 4 beautiful people, but I am beyond grateful that God choose me to mother and love them!  And I so blessed to have a mother who loves me and my family so much.  She is constantly telling me, and Trent, how much she loves him and how proud she is of him.  She is always eager to spend time the children and even though they might run circles around her, she loves being with them.
But as beautiful as the day was, I missed Janie.  Oh, how I never want to stop celebrating the mother that she was and still is to me!  I dearly love her, I always will.

It was  nice day, a beautiful day.  And I know that I am so blessed.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a beautifully written post. I know you loved seeing your family picture. It looks wonderful, Beth!

    The mugs the boys made are perfect. We have mugs and plates like these and they are my favorites hands down! Your roses are beautiful and my favorite color.

    I am glad your Mother's Day weekend was a happy and blessed one for you.