I know people have concerns that blogs sometimes show a skewed view of life: only the happy, gorgeous parts. Forgive me then as I brag about my amazing Mother's Day.
I was greeted in the morning by my most favorite people in the world, my delicious children:
They surprised me with breakfast in bed. One of the perks of 11:30am church.
This was no eat-it-because-you-don't-want-to-hurt-their-feelings breakfast. This was some seriously good food. Swedish pancakes, fresh fruit, orange juice.
Next, we opened presents. I was spoiled. Let's just say my husband's love language is Gift Giving. (You've read "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman, yes?) One of the way my husband shows love is by giving gifts. I show my love for him by accepting those gifts. Even if he goes a little overboard.
Next we had lovely church services. I wanted a picture of the whole family in our shiny church clothes. Alas, they had already changed into mangy sweats, so I got a picture with my husband.
Do you love my dress? I do. Do you remember when I told you I would buy it? It finally went on sale, so I did. I also went all out and did a fancy bun. Hooray for long enough hair, just barely.
After church, I lounged on our back porch, read a fun book and enjoyed some beautiful (mild) summer weather. My family slaved away, cooking my dinner. (Incidentally, my husband's love language is not necessarily Acts of Service, but being Mother's Day, he did a million Acts of Service, including cleaning and cooking. He's dreamy that man of mine.)
One of the most thoughtful things my husband did was track down one of my favorite cake's from Trudy's Treats. She is no longer selling her wares at the Farmer's Market, so he went to her house and bought me several.
I have to show you the delicious center.
After dinner, we took a walk, which is one of my most favorite things to do.
Then, my two youngest worked on riding bikes. She picked it up, first try!
He has a great fear of bikes, after having been run over by his older sister. (True story.) He did great but is still working on mastering the skill.
After family scripture reading, weekly calendar planning, and chatting with our moms, I laid in bed and read bits and pieces from one of my all time favorites, Pride and Prejudice.
I love being a mom. I love my kids, they are really remarkable people. Better then I deserve. Some people might not be satisfied with a life as a stay-at-home mom. I find it completely fulfilling in every way. I hope you had a Happy Mother's Day too.