Mother’s Day


I am so blessed to have these sweet boys in my life. And while there is decidedly less pink around our house, I’m okay with it.

Motherhood is hard. I don’t want to sound like a whiner, but it’s true. It’s a lot harder than I ever thought it would be before I was one. But oh my goodness, the love I have for these little people is remarkable. They “make my heart feel super happy.”



I was spoiled this Mother’s Day – it all started when E and I got up on Saturday morning and he was so excited to give me the ‘secret’ present he had made at preschool. For some reason I had it in my head that it was Sunday, and E didn’t argue because that meant he got to give me his present! So he got it out and gave it to me.

[Side note: His teacher is great because she had the kids ‘slip’ us something about the present that was a red herring! E tried to tell me about 20 times that the present was something for the middle of the table, but I kept trying to not hear it from him because I wanted to be surprised. I felt so bad afterwards when I realized that he was just doing what his teacher told him to do by leaving this false trail! I kept plugging my ears and singing, hoping he would stop wanting to talk about it, but he is one determined young boy, so he kept trying to tell me over and over again. Finally I just let him say it (“Mom, the present is something for the middle of the table!”) and chalked it up to a ruined surprise.]

Imagine my shock when I opened his adorable brown paper sack and there was a beautiful bracelet with beads spelling MOM, a heart, and a bunch of number beads. I was actually surprised! It was then that he told me his teacher had them play a trick on us moms by telling us the present was for the table. He was so proud of himself and I just couldn’t get enough of his sneakiness! This little bracelet was my favorite gift by far.


Then on Sunday all the women were sung to by the men in our ward during sacrament meeting, then they dismissed us all to the pavilion for a brunch they had prepared as well, during the last half of Relief Society. That was yummy. Then Eli presented me with an adorable painted noodle necklace with his picture on it. The card with it said “My mom really uses her noodle! I know my mom is smart because… and he filled in the blank with “she knows everything!”


The best part? The hubby and the kids let me take a nice, long Sunday afternoon nap and we had the most delicious ham dinner with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Seriously, I need to take a moment to thank Guy Fieri for sharing a scrumptious recipe with the world and to my hubs for making it so well for me. It was great!

And then, to top off the night, my man even did all the dishes and cleaned up the kitchen. Whew!

That gift almost beat the bracelet. Almost.


Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and someday mothers in my life! Love you all!


Allison said...

Wow, I can't believe how big the boys are - so handsome!

Sounds like a fantastic Mother's Day.

Rebecca Busath said...

So glad you had an awesome weekend! Yes, mothering is definitely the hardest thing we do in this life....that's FOR SURE.....but it's also the most rewarding, especially when you see your own daughter grow up to be such a beautiful and wonderful mother. Love you!

Joseph & Tracy Larsen said...

those are gorgeous pictures of you!