Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mother's Day



Mother's Day was all the more wonderful for me this year as I came home from the Retreat with fresh ideas and perspective and renewed love for my family.

It was so fun to have my mom and dad come up from Salt Lake and spend the afternoon with us. My kids were so excited to give their gifts to Grammie and to me.



The kids picked flowers for me, the twins made cute frames
and Liza set the table beautifully.





I loved the sweet cards my kids made for me and all their hugs and the numerous times they said "you're the best mom in the world." I was very pleasantly surprised when Jared made a truly scrumptious meal for me and my mom while I took a much-needed nap (Retreats wear me out but they're so worth it!).

I think my favorite part of the day was the one-on-one time I spent with each child. It's my little tradition on Mother's Day to go on a short walk with each kid and tell them what I love about being their mom. It was beautiful to see their eyes shine as I focused entirely on the positive. And it was great for me to really think through the many wonderful and unique things I love about mothering each of them. Plus it was a gorgeous spring day with flowers and blossoms bursting out everywhere. Love that.

Here's another favorite from the Mother's Day photoshoot that Jared did for me (This is something I ask for every year - I find I don't end up with many photos of myself with my kids since I'm usually the one behind the camera!)


I'm SO grateful I get to be the mom of these wonderful children. And I'm SO grateful for my own dear mom and grandmother and my amazing mother-in-law and all the women who've been such huge blessings in my life.


3 comments:

Eyrealm said...

I'm so grateful that you're a mom too! Thanks for producing and nurturing five such awesome kids! (Writing from Prague).

Eyrealm said...

I'm so grateful that you're a mom too! Thanks for producing and nurturing five such awesome kids! (Writing from Prague).

Sampson and Lorrie said...

You have a beautiful family. It sounds like your doing a great job and enjoy yourself. It's been a pleasure ready your blog, thank you for sharing.

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