Sunday, May 12, 2013

How We Spent Mother's Day

Happy Mother's day to all the mom's out there. Yes, I am talking to you as well. You don't have to have a child to be a mom. It has been said all over the blogsphere that we are already Mother's. We are already loving our child even if we haven't met them yet. So, here's to you and me!

I was not forgotten on this day. I have some pretty amazing people in my life. One of my very best friends sent me a card the other day letting me know that she was thinking of me on Mother's day. She said that she admired my strength through all of this. The sentiment made me cry. The gesture was so thoughtful.


Then, today, Mike woke up and made me breakfast before he went fishing. When he came home, he did not come home empty handed. He had gone to the store to pick me up some flowers and a card. He wrote a sweet message in the card, as usual, and signed it from him and Zoie. It is so nice to know that he loves me enough to remember me on days like this. It is nice to know that he understands.


I also got a Facebook post on my wall from Mike's best friend. Chad lived with Mike when we first met. He was the best man at our wedding.  He is such a cool guy and an amazing single dad. Anyway, Chad took the time to leave me a message sending me some love and wishing me a good day. It made me tear up. It is amazing to me how some people can really surprise you.

I am blessed. I am loved. I am not forgotten.

To celebrate our Mother's we had them over for dinner. I made a strawberry bruschetta for an appetizer that was pretty darn good! I used this amazing blood orange olive oil on the toast and topped it with some goat cheese, a scoop chopped strawberries, and then drizzled the top with a raspberry balsamic vinegar, then I finished it off with some sprinkled mint for color! They were delish! I made roasted potatoes, with garlic and shallots, and some roasted asparagus with grape tomatoes, lemon, feta and olive oil and Mike grilled up some tri-tip for dinner. Then, for dessert we had a chocolate silk pie. I didn't make that. Marie Callender did!

I showed my mom the letter I wrote to her on the blog. She couldn't even make it through it all without stopping to dry her eyes. She loved it so much she made me print it off so she could hang it in her quilting room. How cute. I love that woman!

Today was just perfect. We had a lovely visit and shared some laughs. It was a great day.  Oh! And they all loved our new yard, too! My Dad is the master gardener, no joke, so to have him tell us that we did a great job was like winning a gold medal!

I hope you all had a great Sunday!

Hugs!

14 comments:

  1. Oh my god that meal sounds delicious! What a nice day!

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    1. The meal was sooo good! Yummy! And the weather was spectacular!

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  2. Your food sounds delicious and you are really lucky to have such thoughtful people in your life. Thanks for including the instructions for making the strawberry bruschettta, I going to give that a try. Yum.

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    1. A must try for sure! I found it on Pinterest but used my fancy oils and vinegars instead of plain ol' olive oil! Enjoy!

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  3. So glad you had such a nice day :)

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  4. All in all...that sounds like a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I am seriously hungry now after reading about your meal! Sounds delicious!

    I'm so glad you had a nice day. I know how tough it is.

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  6. OMG that meal sounds amazing! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful Mother's day, sounds like you have some amazing people in your life :)

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  7. I'm so glad that others remembered you yesterday and that it made the day easier. :)

    You're menu sounds amazing! I think I'm going to have to try the strawberry bruschetta. Yum!

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  8. Wow that meal sounds great! Seriously made my mouth water. I am catching up on blogs after having poo internet service this weekend so next stop is the post of your letter to your mom!

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  9. So if you are ever in the southwest, AZ area...I will gladly take some cooking lessons from you :) My best friend gave me a wonderful card full of encouragement and prayer on Mother's Day, it's wonderful to see how caring people are. Thank you for sharing your wonderful day!
    ~Melia

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  10. Wow, you are like a master chef AND gardener!!!

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