Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day n' More...

What an amazingly gorgeous day today turned out to be! Following a special time at church with the entire family, we headed to a delicious seafood brunch at a local restaurant. The weather today was so incredibly beautiful that we actually chose to sit on the patio, something we rarely even do here mid-summer. It was a nice change from the spring we have had thus far. We were even entertained by live music.

Speaking of entertaining, here's Josh and Kellen preparing to down their first oyster shooters....
 Can you tell which son enjoyed it, and which son did not???
I always enjoy the handmade cards and gifts the most....
The difficulty of getting a photo without one child being silly greatly increases with the number of children you have. Here was the best attempt...
After brunch we headed home, changed clothes, and they planted the Daphne "summer ice" and a few other flowers that they bought me, as well as spread bark.


Spring is my favorite time to enjoy my yard. The vivid red rhododendrons are in full bloom, and my pink climbing vine clematis begins to go crazy! The variegated purple/white lilac they planted from a Mother's Day past is just coming into bloom, and the sweet smell is intoxicating. I can even smell it through my cold-stuffed nose! I thoroughly enjoyed my day with my family.

1 comment:

Eva said...

Happy Mother's Day, Toni!

It sounds picture perfect. Really. What a lovely time with the whole gang.