Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Best Mother's Day

 I had a wonderful Mother's Day.  Sunday morning church was followed by free lunch (leftovers from our Saturday tea).  That meant that the moment I went home, I was able to go to the garden where I happily dug and toted rocks and bricks and created my newest garden space.  (Still more to do but I made good headway.)

After I showered, the kids (and a boyfriend/expert griller) made me a delicious dinner:  the spinach salad contained strawberries, mandarin orange slices, dried cranberries and a delicious poppy seed dressing; the potato salad contained diced apple, eggs and a dressing made with fig infused vinegar; the steak was bacon wrapped and perfectly grilled; the Sauvignon Blanc was new to me but a beautiful wine; the vanilla bean layer cake was delish!  

The best Mother's Day yet!

And here's a first cut of our Saturday photo session.
Aren't they gorgeous!

Unfortunately, by Sunday evening, my nose was beginning to get stuffy.  And Monday I awoke with a killer head cold.  I've spent the last 2 days in bed -- alternating between sleep and refills of orange juice.  Nurse Libby has been good to me and kept me plied with hot soup and extra boxes of tissues.

Back to work tomorrow I think; but I'll continue to take advantage of the extra pampering for a few days yet.  


Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It sounds like you had the perfect Mother's day. Too bad you got sick. The good thing is that it wasn't food poisoning.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I hope you feel better soon and you're right, they are gorgeous girls.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad you did enjoy Mothers Day but sorry you've been sick. Hope today finds you feeling much better!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

It does look like ya had the best Mother's Day ever but baby...a head cold? Booger!!!

Yep, take advantage of all the pamperin' ya can...we all know how quickly it passes. :o)

Have a wonderfully blessed Wednesday sweetie and please feel better!!! :o)

Diana said...

Oh so happy about your great Mother's Day! Mine was the best ever. I'm just sorry that the cold came for a visit, unwelcomed!!
Anyway your family photo was so sweet and all you gal's looked beautiful!
Get well and get back to work! Been doing loads of yard work myself, isn't it fun! Love Di ♥


Oh my to go from such a glorious dinner to sick in bed must be depressing. But being pampered while you're feeling bad is priceless. Tthe photo is LOVELY. You ladies are all beautiful. feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful brood you have, with this stinky weather I haven't seen my garden in months.