Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Glimpses of Mother's Day

Mother's Day has truly become one of my favorite celebrations.

It took becoming a mama myself to really understand how truly selfless and amazing my own mom is.

I'm under no illusions that I'm anywhere near as good of a mom that she is, but I can only hope and pray that some of her amazingness will rub off on me!

This year's Mother's Day was especially meaningful. My mom is bravely fighting uterine cancer like an absolute champ! I don't think I've heard her complain ONCE about any pain or discomfort, and her attitude throughout this whole thing is just admirable.

This year I wanted her to take it easy on Mother's Day, and to come over for a brunch that incorporated a few things she loves!

Her favorite color is purple, so I went out and bought a purple serving dish to serve a yummy cinnamon pecan french toast bake in:

Keeping with the purple - lavender lemonade. Served in (my favorite) mason jars, wrapped with lace, and a purple paper straw and a sprig of lavender from our own yard:

Cute, little sucre shop spoons made a thrown-together coconut milk yogurt parfait look festive:

An adorable crochet heart bunting, and a mama's day chalkboard kept with the theme:

{{No pictures during the brunch itself - I was busy, enjoying the company!}}

Later in the day, my little family took me to one of my favorite local restaurants, Sauced. I'm not one who needs a fancy restaurant to feel loved, and this place serves their drinks in mason jars. What's not to love!

Coco was busy playing photographer, and I snapped a pic of her snapping a pic ;)

She took this one (and I edited it) The girl who made me a mama!

We ended the night with a walk downtown. It was perfection.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas, aunties, sisters, cousins, grandmas, mamas to furbabies, and mamas at heart.
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Teal Vogue said...

Looks like a wonderful day! Praying for your mom!!


Why Girls Are Weird said...

Looks like you had an absolutely wonderful day. And your mom is in my thoughts!

Jacquelyn @justjacq said...

omg that is all soooo cute. I love all your little touches!

Teri said...

Thank you my sweet girl !! You are at least twice the mom that I am. I learn so much from you all the time. Thank you making my Mother's Day so wonderful. I loved all the purple touches and everything was delicious !!! YOU are an amazing mom and the girls are so blessed to have such a loving,amazing,ever present mommy. You are a fantastic mom and perfect daughter ! xoxoxoxox......Mom

Unknown said...

It looks like it was a great mother's day, everything looked wonderful!!!

Carsedra of:

Unknown said...

It all looks so wonderful! And anything that was "thrown together" certainly didn't appear that way. I'm sure all your guests had a fabulous time.

P.S. I want a lavender lemonade!! And a pineapple mimosa!!

Unknown said...

This looks wonderful!! I love all of the adorable details that make it so special :) Happy Mother's Day!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Lovely! What a great day you had. Your mama is the best! Still praying for her! :)
Happy Belated Mother's Day to you & your mom!

Unknown said...

What a sweet thing you did! :) Glad you had a lovely mother's day. Thinking and praying for your mom!!

I LOVE your heart bunting - I want one!!! :)

Unknown said...

what a beautiful mother's day heather!! loved that you hosted a brunch for your mamas! so sweet.

Unknown said...

what a beautiful mother's day heather!! loved that you hosted a brunch for your mamas! so sweet.

joen said...

What a beautiful bunch you fixed! The coconut milk yogurt sounds yummy. And lavender is my favorite color too, but I think I'd have to go with the pineapple mimosa LOL

Emily said...

So cute! Looks like a perfect day!

Tegan | Celebrate Twelve13 said...

So much cuteness! I'm stuck on coconut yogurt though... mmm...

Anonymous said...

It looks like an awesome day. God bless you and your family (especially your mom with her struggle). And your mom's comment back to you just made me smile so big. <3 There's definitely nothing like a mother's love.


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