I always really enjoy blogging about how we spent special days/holidays even when we don’t do anything extraordinary simply because it’s these ordinary days that collectively make up our lives. (I have always absolutely loved the quote “How you live your days is how you live your life” because it’s sooooo true.) I don’t want to ever overlook that sometimes the most simple, “quiet” days truly are some of the most special after all.
I’m just not sure I would remember them without writing about them or documenting them in some way though. 😉 So here’s a little blog post for ya with a glimpse at Mothers Day 2019.
Our first Mothers Day event was on Friday with Hadley’s amazing pre-k class. The mamas got to come in for cookies and lemonade and were showered with so many gifts and special mementos. That blue necklace and orange paper corsage were just two of them. 🙂
I wish my favorite food was carrots, Hadley. Ha! My favorite food is actually ice cream, which she rarely sees me eat because if we kept it in the house… I’d eat it! 😉
Fast forward to Sunday morning, and Jamie was up and at ’em by 6:30 with the girls so that I could sleep in a little bit. I told Jamie the day prior not to worry about making a big breakfast like he did last year since I had to leave by 8 a.m. to serve at church. He looked up a recipe for some kind of fancy latte instead, which was sweet, both in gesture and in taste. 🙂
The girls gave me a card and gift, and even though I look like I just rolled out of bed (I had just quite literally ROLLED my big 31 week belly out of bed!), I still asked Jamie to take our picture since this is a common scene in our house: both kids + Teddy sitting as close to Mommy on the couch as possible. I look at this picture and already know it’s one I’ll treasure.
Jamie and the girls met me at church for the second service, and then afterwards we headed straight to downtown Huntsville to have brunch at Below the Radar.
Jamie knows I love (!!) eating outdoors on pretty days, so he made sure to make a reservation at a place with outdoor seating. The drizzly weather kept us inside though, which was totally fine because the company was pretty great anyway! My brother David drove up from Birmingham to join us, and my grandmother (my dad’s mom) joined us too.
After living in Alabama for a year, it still doesn’t get old having family down the road to enjoy special days like this with, even if it means “just” meeting up to have brunch with. I do not take it for granted in any form or fashion and am very thankful.
Just missing my sister, Jennifer, who is still stationed abroad in Germany. We miss her and her family so much but are hopeful we’ll get to be together by the end of the summer.
After brunch, Jamie took the girls home to nap while I spent some extra time with my family at my parent’s house. I lounged around for a bit, ate some cheesecake that my grandma served, and then headed home to lounge some more. An afternoon nap was calling my name!
Our usual routine on Mother’s and Father’s Day is to make the other dinner, and Jamie’s big meal never disappoints! This year he went with chicken and waffles, which was a surprising choice because we’ve never made this at home nor do we really ever order this at restaurants. I liked the surprise element of this though, and he knocked the chicken out of the park! So good.
During and after dinner is when things went awry thanks to a mid-meal epic meltdown from Sadie that we could never talk her out of and a big mess in Hadley’s room thanks to a dozen wet red clay shoe marks due to some selective hearing about where to put her dirty shoes. 😉 We tag-teamed cleaning up Hadley’s room and the kitchen and then decided to end the day on the high note by going on a walk.
We hung with the neighbors outside for a bit during our walk, got home by 7, threw the girls in the bath, and then scooted them to bed ASAP.
Even though I was in bed pretty early, I still decided to cancel my usual 5 a.m. Monday workout class for the next day because I could feel that my body needed another good night of sleep. It was a good call!
I hope you’re having a nice week so far! Thanks for stopping by to read today. xo
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo