Tuesday, May 10, 2011

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 10


Feeling loved on Mother's Day.

There is nothing sweeter than the smell
of a bouquet sitting on the dining room table.
Especially when it's for something
as special as Mama's Day.

We had quite a celebration this year.
I was totally spoiled and
got tons of gifties and special things.

Some highlights were...


Taking a trip to IHOP with my parents and
eating pancakes topped with
strawberries and whipped cream.


The fact that my husband
took a trip to the antique store
and scored this fantastic retro snack set for me.

I'm already in the early stages
of planning a ladies' brunch
just so I can use these dishes.


By far my favorite moment
was waking up
from an afternoon nap
to hear Griffin stomping through the house
to give me a hand picked wildflower.

He smelled like a puppy dog
from playing outside
but had the most sincere look of love on his
grubby little face
as he handed it to me.

Being the only girl in my family
can make me feel like the only soul
in the house that takes the time to make special plans.

I must admit that I was a little worried

about what my boys would plan for Mother's Day.
I envisioned a game of dodge ball or mud pies
but they totally came through.

I just love being a mama to smelly little boys.


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Amber said...

What a lovely Mother's Day!!! Those dishes are super cute and how thoughtful of your hubby to pick them out for you.

AJ said...

Yummie...looks like you had a great mama day!

Uyen said...

I think that your husband and sons did a great job on Mother's Day! I love that little retro set...so dainty and cute! Glad that you had a great Mother's Day!

Pieni Lintu said...

Lovely shots!!!

Have a nice and sunny week!

Halie said...

That is a truly special day! Happy mother's day (I know it was celebrated last Sunday, but I firmly believe in celebrating mother's day every day.)

Daffy said...

I'm SO hungry now and my granola bar and apple just isn't going to cut it! Sound and LOOKS like a fantastically beautiful yummy day! You deserve it!

Michelle said...

I love the smell of fresh flowers! Happy Mothers Day x

Kristy said...

Wow, I've never tried strawberry pancakes. It must be good! Happy Mothers Day!

Courtney said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Jessica said...

Looks like you are LOVED!!! :-)

patty said...

what a sweet day! love those dishes, but more that he was that thoughtful and went to that effort to find you a special gift. and of course, nothing trumps hand-picked wildflowers (or neighbor's flowers:)) from dirty little boy hands! :)
belated happy mother's day!
patty @findingserendipity.com

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great Mother's Day.

Dixie Mom said...

Glad you had a great Mother's Day. I think my husband felt bad that he and the kids forgot about it so apparently there is a package coming in the mail.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

What a fun day you had Leigh! Score on those plates! They are so awesome-

Laura said...

I LOVE those dishes!! So cute...glad you had such a happy day!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

OH!!! Way to make me cry! Happy Mother's Day, Leigh! I am so glad you had a beautiful one.

You deserve it! :) xo!

R Montalban said...

I am so glad you had a great day, and I am sure the tea party you are planning will be a hoot :-)

Sarah said...

How sweet! Glad you enjoyed your day.

Leovi said...

Beautiful flowers

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Awwwhh.. Happy Mother's day Leigh... What gorgeous flowers and LOVE LOVE the antique patio snack set... Kudos to the Hubby :)

Sue said...

I love my smelly boys, too.

Even now that they're all grown up.


Brad and Caroline Ray said...

I am coveting your vintage outdoor set. What great kids and husband you have!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

I swear I could taste that pancake through the screen! Love that water shot too..you never disappoint. Thanks for hosting Leigh - have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Those pancakes look divine! I'm so glad you had a wonderful day!

Vivian said...

Well what I joy to have found your blog! Thank you for hosting this party and for allowing me to share. So excited to follow you!!

nzkiwigirl said...

great pics! looks like you had a great mothers day!

Katherine said...

So sweet! We usually got to IHOP for Mother's Day breakfast, but I had to work this last Sunday. Sniff.

Tiaras said...

okay - now your hubbie needs to give my hubbie some pointers!! GREAT gift!

Nancy said...

I agree -- little boys are the best! :)

From Tracie said...

I love that you had such a special mother's day!

Those strawberries and whipped cream look SO yummy.

camaca said...

I adore the last daisy one. Perfect!

Sally said...

Hi Leigh,
Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for letting me know about your Happiness Project! I hope to link up some time in the near future! ~Sally