happy mother’s day!

I hope that all of you moms, grandmothers, godmothers, mothers at heart and heck — anyone who has a mom enjoyed a beautiful Mother’s Day yesterday. I know I did! Laura needs a better understanding of the day, though. Apparently she just wanted to be with me so much that she wouldn’t really sleep unless I was holding her the night before, LOL. Luckily I’ve learned to sleep in the chair in her room. Plus, I got to sleep in yesterday morning to a blissful 7:10. It was wonderful! When I came downstairs, a big mug of tea was ready for me and a bunch of cards and presents were on the kitchen table. Oh, my sweet boys!


Noah had given me his card and an impatien plant after nursery school on Friday. Jake made me a wonderful card in computer class at school. The kids must have been instructed to write about something they love about their mom on the inside of the card. He declared that he loves when I make my homemade pizza 🙂 He also gave me a little coupon book to cash in for chores (and kisses). From all the kiddos I got a planter they’d made they day before at Lowe’s, a copycat restaurant recipe cookbook (with so many amazing-sounding recipes in it — stay tuned for these!) and a Phish CD I don’t have (that D. found at Dollar Tree of all places)! Drew also gave me a beautiful card and the boys picked out another one together.

But the really shocker was this big box everything else had been sitting on top of, or in front of: a Keurig!!! I’d mentioned that I was saving up my Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks for one. D. found an amazing deal last week and wanted to surprise me. Well, surprise me he did! And yes, the coffee is totally amazing. So much better than anything I’ve made in quite some time.

After a yummy breakfast of eggs, toast, and delicious coffee, we got ready and went to opening day of the Rhinebeck Farmer’s Market. We picked up a sourdough baguette, garlic-rosemary goat cheese, dill pickles, and pickled eggs. Moms also got free seedlings, so each of the boys chose a snapdragon for me. It was very cold yesterday, so we didn’t stay long.

We came back home and D.’s mom, aunt, and brother came up for a visit. We enjoyed a yummy lunch of grilled chicken, sweet potatoes, cole slaw, pinot noir and cheesecake.



The power went out halfway through the time needed for the potatoes to bake, so I threw them on the grill for the rest of the time and they came out so much better! I know how I’ll be cooking them for the rest of the summer.

My brother-in-law brought me some of my favorite cupcakes that his girlfriend had sent for me. Oh, Crumbs… so delicious!


All in all it was just a wonderful day with my family. The only way it could have been better is if I’d seen my mom too (though I talked to her first thing in the morning). I wish I’d remember to take more photos. Sometimes I see people put slide shows on their blogs to show their pictures. But a few is better than none, right?

Anyway, now it’s back to the daily grind. I have to say that my week is off to a pretty great start, though!

3 Replies to “happy mother’s day!”

  1. I told you that you will love the Keurig. I was skeptical when I dropped the coin on mine but I really love that machine. The one problem is I may drink more coffee/tea now because it is so easy to make. Also, interested in what recipes are in the clone book. Happy Mothers day!

  2. Glad you had such a good day! My Mother has some clone book that she copied for me. I wonder if they are the same?

  3. I’d love to have one of those Keurigs! I hear they’re awesome! You really made out like a bandit on Mother’s Day! Glad it was happy!

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