happy mother's day
It’s been a long time since I have BLOGGED…
There has been so much going on the last week… blogging was not an option. What did I accomplish? I don’t really know. Seems like I was in a lot of meetings… had a lot of decisions to make and well- quincy turned 5. That resulted in last minute (but very cute) invitations and planning… It’s amazing that the girl is already five. Stunning really. Her life has gone by so quickly! Contemplating all this: 5 years old, losing teeth, kindergarten, etc. etc… on top of MOTHER’s Day… and being pregnant. I was a basket case in church on Sunday! And I had to teach!
Quincy’s birthday focused on cute toes… (those of you that have had the ‘she’ class know how I love little toes!) we started the party off with pedicures, pink toes, topped with little jewels (gasp, heidi swapp jewels no less)… and I couldn’t resist these glittery flip flops I found at target and knew that the photo was worth whatever I was saving by not going to one of those party places!!! Wink… lunch consisted of heart shaped pb&j’s and mini-goldfish and watermelon! And then just fun in the pool! Such a cute group of girls. Jodi made her rendition of the famous Magnolia cupcakes, and they were almost too beautiful to eat! (almost)…
Here are some pics… scrapbook page to follow. I can’t wait!
Saturday I decided I would like a family photo. the weather is so nice, the desert is in bloom (achoo!!) and there is some new building starting behind my house where I usually do my photography, so I wanted to get a few pictures taken before the homes and road goes in (yuck!)… I have a friend who is just dabbling in photography (justifying equipment!) and he was willing to come over and put up with my ‘control freak’ mentality when it’s about family photos. We got some great shots…I chose simple white and khaki.. it had been awhile and seemed summery and beautiful. ( alright, alright, I needed the photos for my CREATIVE ESCAPE PROJECT wink… turning out SO cute) but, I think that the emotional button was this shot of eric and i.
me looking- well- pleasantly pregnant… the night before mother’s day… with my sweet husband… and after 11+ years… 3 kids already… he is so excited for this new addition… so happy- for us. It’s funny, cause I feel kinda like an old lady having a baby after all this time. and I am tired, and a little (chuckle) cranky, and not getting near enough done in a day… and then I look at this photo. and it’s all OK. I think that Saturday night… after these photos were downloaded… it was late – and I started to think about mother’s day a little differently. I guess turning the tables, and realizing that I should really be thanking my little ones, for allowing me to be their mother. And for a day… celebrating THEM. I just loved the little school projects…tiny notes and pictures I rec’d. and realizing…the TIME is so short. The moments are so fleeting.
And then they sing to you at church…and they keep asking me “what’s wrong mom!? Why are you crying?”… I remember thinking that when I was little.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you! Do YOU have a recent family photo? you need one. To put in a new frame in your entry way. Or by your kitchen sink. I am off to buy new frames today. I am going to re-arrange my entry table.