Mother’s Day Weekend

Oh, I am sad to see this weekend go.  It was such a good one, making memories with the little girls who made me a mama & of course, my husband who is the absolute best at making me feel special and loved every single day of the year.  I’m so thankful for the crazy ride of motherhood, for the unconditional love of my babies and the most precious gift of being by their side as they grow.
On Sunday, I woke up to flowers and cards, Waverly had told my husband exactly what to write in mine from her and it said “Happy Mother’s Day Mommy, Welcome to my Heart”.  Avalon’s card said “This is from Avalon and Waverly”.  If it was acceptable, I might just blow those both up and put them above my bed, I just love these girls something fierce. 🙂  
We had brunch and went to the beach, let the girls take naps, went on a long walk, and had both our parents over for dinner.  More than ever before, I am so grateful for my own mom who raised four kids (rock star!), and who now is a grandmother to my girls.  Thank you to all the women in my life who inspire me to be a better mother, and who lift me up when I need it.  It truly takes a village to raise a child and I don’t know what I would do without ours.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend with your loved ones!  There are so many ladies in this community who are some of the best moms around, I always feel so honored to be a part of it.  XO


  1. May 9, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    Brunchin' and beachin' sounds like a great way to spend mother's day!

  2. May 9, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    So glad you had a good Mother's Day with your precious family, sweet girl! Loved seeing the gorgeous photos on IG over the weekend. Hope your Monday is off to a great start!:)

  3. May 9, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    What a perfect Mother's Day! So happy to hear you were spoiled! And those beach pictures are just full of you gorgeous girls!

  4. May 9, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    "Welcome to my heart"….I die!!!! What a sweet little thing she is! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  5. May 9, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    So sweet! You are such a rock star momma too! Happy Mother's Day! xoxo

  6. May 9, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend and such a sweet Mother's Day! Love those pictures of you and your girls. And I love Waverly's card to you! Such a fun age 🙂

  7. May 9, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    I always enjoy your photos with your girl Ash! So happy you had a wonderful Mother's Day…I mean welcome to my heart?! Gah I can't wait to hear what comes out of Presley's mouth!

  8. May 10, 2016 / 2:54 am

    Welcome to my heart….OMG!!!! That girl!! I'd blow it up and frame that fo sho 😉

  9. May 10, 2016 / 4:49 am

    What a perfect weekend!!
    Happiest of Mother's Day to you!!

  10. May 11, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    Welcome to my heart? Are you kidding me? Dying over here. So incredibly sweet. Love the beach pictures!!!

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Mother’s Day Weekend

First things first, I hope you all had the absolute best weekend, celebrating the special ladies in your life!  Mamas, I hope you were spoiled rotten, just as you should have been.  And a big congratulations to Allison Skinner, who won our huge giveaway on Instagram, $250 to Nordstrom & a Land of the Nod teepee. 🙂

Our weekend was busy, but so much fun, just the way we like it!  My mother-in-law’s wish for her day was to take all of her grandkids to the living museum, so we headed there early Saturday morning.  Waverly loved it, I somehow walked my pregnant self through the entire thing, & it resulted in a 3 hour nap.
Total win.

Sunday morning, I opened my cards from my husband & both girls, then was so excited to get my new metal flowers that my hubby made me for Mother’s Day!  I asked him a few weeks ago for some new ones, tulips that he spray painted gold, I love them (& him) so much.
I am planning to add them to our mantle (in these vases I just got & adore), but in the meantime, they made the perfect centerpiece for brunch we hosted for my mom, grandmother & other members of my side of the family.  We did a yogurt bar, donuts, an egg casserole, and bacon.  So much bacon! 🙂
Cake Stand
The forecast called for showers all day, but it randomly ended up being nice which was the best surprise.  We spent some time outside at our house before heading down to the beach, we don’t all get to go to the together that often so it was the perfect way to spend the afternoon.  On our way home, we picked up dinner & then went for frozen yogurt.  Can it please be mother’s day weekend more than once a year?!
I have to admit that I was sad when I woke up Monday & it was over, it was truly the best.
Waverly’s Dress, My Dress – H&M, In Store

And this story, because all is well that ends well & it was a huge part of our weekend.  On Friday night, we were getting ready to put Waverly to bed when we realized that our yellow lab had gotten out & had been gone for over an hour.  We all freaked out, my husband left to look for him in the fifteen minutes of daylight we had left while I stayed & tried to calm down a distraught Waverly who was crying uncontrollably.  I tried to get her to sleep, which was a total lost cause, she kept saying “but he is my buddy” & before I knew it, we were both laying there crying together.  Fast forward two hours (Waverly was still crying), my husband was at the store making copies for flyers & thankfully, my mom told me about a “next door” app that you can post those sorts of things on.  As soon as I logged on, there was a post about a found lab, our Bogger! 🙂  My dad went & picked him up for us, I wish I could have recorded Waverly’s face when he pulled up, it was priceless & made all of the nightmare of the few hours before it go away.

Thankful isn’t even the word for the sweet couple who got our dog, we would probably be in therapy right now if it wasn’t for them.  Waverly & I are definitely delivering them cookies this week!


  1. May 13, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    What a great Mother's day weekend, minus the dog story. So glad all's well that ends well, but a lost dog — for any amount of time — is awful. When our dog used to get out I would just sob looking for him. Waverly looks cute as a button as always.

  2. May 13, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    What a perfect Mother's Day weekend! Those metal flowers are amazing… your hubs is so talented! I'm so glad you were able to spend lots of time outside, with family and eating good food!
    And oh my goodness, thank heavens your sweet dog was okay! I've never heard of that app before, sounds like every pet owner needs one!!

  3. May 13, 2015 / 2:03 pm

    what a great mothers day weekend!! so glad the dog story turned out well too!

  4. May 13, 2015 / 2:03 pm

    Such a perfect Mother's Day weekend!
    Monday morning was definitely a bummer when it was all over, for sure.
    And, how great that your pup was returned to you so quickly!!

  5. May 13, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    Thank you for starting that story with "alls well that ends well"… Because even though you said it i was still scared he was still lost! Also. THOSE TULIPS!!!

  6. May 13, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    Those metal flowers are SO amazing. I can't believe your hubby made those! He needs to be selling them for a huge profit!

  7. May 13, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    Loving those beautiful flowers! So unique and different:) Sounds like you guys had a great Mother's Day!

    And SO glad that you found your sweet pup. Goodness. I get tears in my eyes just thinking about how sad I would be if Ellie got out:( I will definitely be keeping that app on a back burner just in case that ever does happen. That's amazing that you were able to locate him so quickly! Happy ending for sure:)

  8. Anonymous
    May 13, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    I would probably be crying if your sweet pup was lost also. I don't even know what Rae would do without her dogs.. so sweet! and you are so cute, so close mama!!

  9. May 13, 2015 / 4:52 pm

    Those metal flowers, and your hubby made them, even more awesome! Ditto to what Evelina said, etsy those babies. What a great weekend, minus those few hours. I've been hearing about that app, but have no idea what it is…

  10. May 13, 2015 / 5:05 pm

    I'm impressed with all that walking! I can hardly hobble to the fridge these days :p definitely feeling tapped out! Whew!

    Such a good Mother's Day post! 🙂

  11. May 13, 2015 / 5:22 pm

    Oh my gosh, SO SO happy Bogger was found. Phew. Poor Waverly! 😉 It looks like other than that your weekend was perfect! And you were spoiled ROTTEN! As it should be!! In other news, I am totally throwing a Baby Shower brunch this Sunday and am doing a yogurt bar too! haha! Love it

  12. May 13, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    It sounds like you had the best Mother's Day and weekend! I'm so glad you found your dog -and so quickly! I would have been in tears too, not knowing where my dog was. I will have to remember that app for sure.

    And also, how in the world do you get Waverly to be still enough to take pictures with her? My goodness you are both amazing! I tried to get some with pictures with Emerson this weekend and there is not a single one that is blur free, or in the off chance that it is blur free that he is looking at the sky. Good gracious. I love that you have these pictures, they are too sweet!

  13. May 13, 2015 / 8:25 pm

    I'm so glad you had a wonderful weekend. It sounds absolutely perfect! I can't wait to go to the beach in August. I'm so jealous that you're so close!
    I'm so glad you found your dog. I'm sure you were so worried and scared!
    And, now, I think it's time for you to have that beautiful baby girl! I'm waiting impatiently! 😉

  14. May 14, 2015 / 1:59 am

    oh the pup story had me tearing up. Oh man, Aria would be a mess and so would mama for sure. That is so scary. So glad it ended well, phew.

  15. May 14, 2015 / 7:26 am

    Oh thank goodness you found Bogger! I can only imagine how distraught Waverly was. Sounds like an otherwise perfect weekend and W's little swimsuit is too cute!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

  16. May 14, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    So glad you had an amazing weekend, and that you found your dog! I'm going to download that app asap!

  17. May 15, 2015 / 4:18 am

    Oh goodness, how scary for you guys and the pup! We'd be beside ourselves if Sage got away from us. So glad you got him back! I've never heard of that app, but I'm going to download it asap!

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