Ode to Mom

When it comes to celebrating moms, I don’t think there’s any such thing as ‘a day late’. Moms should be celebrated every day. I might not have always realized that when I was little, but the older I get, the more responsibilities I have and the more I understand the dynamics of creating a family, the more I am in awe of my mother.

You rock, Mom.

Your beautiful spirit, silly ways and loving personality make me proud to belong to you.

Thank you for all the sacrifices you made to raise three, if I do say so myself, great kids. You are the glue that holds it all together and you should know that not only on Mother’s Day, but every day.

We love you, Zeets!!!

To all the moms, mom-in-laws, new moms, soon-to-be-moms and step-moms, I hope you had a wonderful mother’s day too. You make the world go round.

A Perfect Mother’s Day

First off, could the weather have been more perfect today? It was a fabulous day to celebrate moms and family, and celebrate we did. Oh, and I must say that I tried very hard to whip out my inner-hostess-with-the-mostess, and think I did so rather successfully…

And while weather, pretty decorations and good food are all wonderful things, days like today really boil down to the people you’re with…

Mom and her brood (plus my fur-children)

Sandi (FMIL) and her pride & joy

Sarah and her little wild-child 🙂

Crazy #1 and Crazy #2 - PS, Joey is behind the camera holding a treat, which explains the look of longing in the pups' eyes

Uncle Jimmy 🙂

Bubbles make everything better

Ode to Mom

Mommy & Me

Happy Mother’s Day to every single Mama out there — fyi, four-legged and furry children definitely qualify you. A mom’s job is never done – I feel like I need my mom just as much today as I did 15 years ago. While I may no longer need a ride to dance class, lacrosse practice, or the movies on a Friday night, I certainly still look to my mom every day for support, guidance, advice or just a laugh. And my mom is very good at making me laugh with her funny stories (you should hear the one about how she just won a $100 gift card ‘for her brain’ not ‘by luck’…it’s a good one :)).

The message is plain and simple, Mom – I love you.

My Mom Mom, whose beautiful spirit will be with me always

Mama Bear and her three cubs

Happy Mother's Day Mama!

Mother’s Day Luncheon

First, apologies for the lack of blogging lately! I have so many thoughts running through my head, but haven’t found the time to push the keys and get it all out. I O U.

Lets talk about this upcoming weekend though – psssttt…it’s Mother’s Day! I’m so excited that I’ll be having my mom and my FMIL over for a little Mom’s Day celebration. And in the spirit of trying harder not to suck at being an adult, I’ve decided I want to throw a proper little luncheon. Enter some inspiration from The Finer Things:

I really  love the yellow and green color palate, not to mention the idea of Limoncello Cream Cupcakes! (You can find the recipe here) I have some shopping to do, and a whollllllle lotta cleaning! But I think we can all agree that if there is ever a person who is deserving of ‘the extra mile’ it’s Mom.

Stay tuned for how thing whole shindig turns out 🙂