Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

This Mother's Day weekend has been perfect. My good friend Rachel and I had a quick girls getaway to Branson yesterday. We shopped until we dropped (almost literally!), had a yummy dinner and stayed overnight. It was such a fun treat. This morning we headed home to be with our respective hubbys and kids. I was very excited to spend Mother's Day as a mommy of two for the first time! I told Randall not to do anything special and that my little getaway was my present, but of course he didn't listen :-)

My gifts this year are so very special. I have always loved that my mom kept great photo albums for all four kids, and I enjoy looking back at pictures from my life. Today, it's so easy to keep everything digital, but I've been saying that I really want my kids to have photo albums with actual pictures in them, not just digital copies. Well, Randall did exactly that!! He found the exact kind of photo albums I wanted (with the peel back covers that you can arrange any way you want, not designated slots for a certain size photo), and he started both kids' albums. I know that since they are started, I'll keep them going!! I'm soooo happy to have this project under way, and I am certain our kids will love looking back through pictures (and of course they will have the digital files, too). I am infinitely thankful for a loving husband who would take the time to do something like this for me and our kids. Randall - you are the absolute best.

The carnations were a gift from my mother-in-law! Such a surprise. She chose pink for Sydney, blue for Collin and red for Randall --- very thoughtful and pretty! Here is our attempt at a Mother's Day photo with a squirmy toddler who just wanted to play in mommy's jewelry boxes and a little one who was clueless! I so love these little rascals, and I'm very proud to be their mom.
Both kids went down for naps at the same time, and Randall went grocery shopping. The spoiling continues! Life is good :)


  1. I love what you are doing here. Helps in keeping up with the family even though we don't see each other often. The kids are going to love this too! Especially the 'real' photo album! Happy Mother's Day! Love you guys!

  2. What a sweet thoughtful gift from Randall! Glad you had a great Mother's Day!