Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day For Me!

I am so blessed to have 5 beautiful, loving children who tried very hard to make this a wonderful Mother's Day for me.

I woke up this morning to find my bedroom door closed and a note by the door that told me not to go downstairs. About an hour later Julia and Jenna came to tell me that I could come downstairs. They, with a lot of help from Ross, had made me pancakes and scrambled eggs. They had cleaned up the family room and had set up all the food on the coffee table and had the Jazz music channel on the TV.

This afternoon we went to Outback Steakhouse for a late lunch and the kids gave me their gifts. Trace had took the girls shopping on Thursday and they all pooled their money together and bought me some perfume. It is Daisy by Marc Jacobs. They were quite excited about it and this morning Jenna kept trying to get me to guess what my gift was. Ross gave me a gift certificate to Starbucks. UMMMMMM! Its kind of cool here today so perhaps a Starbucks run will be needed later...

This afternoon while we were all at the table waiting for our food I looked around at my 5 children and thought how blessed I am! Every single one of them is kind hearted, loving, and devoted to me-- today is one of those days when I think to myself that I must be doing something right! I looked at all of them and also thought of Ryan, halfway around the world, and realized that most people find us an oddity, a family of 5 soon to be 6. But I can't even imagine life with just one or 2 kids! How quiet would that be? And kind of lonely. I love being with my kids. I am such a lucky mom!

And finally, there is one last Mother's Day gift and that is a gift I gave myself-- my new and improved blog! Isn't it beautiful???? I have visited several blogs that have been designed and I got Blog Envy and just had to have mine more personalized. I found Blogs by Danielle and here is the finished product. Danielle was absolutely wonderful to work with, listened to what I wanted and had some great ideas to add. She finished it last night. I think my kids were tired of hearing me squeal with delight as I kept checking her progress. If you're thinking about redoing your blog I HIGHLY recommend Danielle!

I hope all you mothers have had a great Mother's Day!


Margaret Miracle said...

I love your new blog!!!! What a beautiful family!!!! So happy for you! Happy Mother's Day!

Kristin said...

I love the new look!! I just emailed Danielle to get the details for a new blog for us too. :-)

Blogs by Danielle said...

Thank you so much for the "shout out". You are very sweet!

I loved working with you! So glad you love your blog.

Take care,