Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

A great BIG Happy Mother's Day to all my friends celebrating their VERY FIRST Mother's Day as a new mommy (Michele, Nancy, Kim, Julie, Jacquie, Kim, Gen, Tiffany, Christi, Mary Mia, and Lisa). It's been such a pleasure to get to know all of you over the past couple of years (wow, it's been that long?) and watch you all become mommas!

Joe and I had a busy weekend. Yesterday we prepared a Chinese food dinner (kung pao beef, cashew shrimp, and egg flower soup) and brought it over to my in-laws' house to celebrate Mother's Day. Joe's mom is pretty much house-bound at this point, so we decided to bring the meal to her. It was a nice dinner and I think everyone enjoyed it.

Today, we took my mom to Macaroni Grill for an early lunch. We had great service and the food was delicious. Of course, we had to top off lunch with their wonderful chocolate cake...it's to die for!

My mom surprised me with a "mommy-to-be" card and the cutest t-shirt for Lauren (she just couldn't resist this one)!
















Here's the framed, photo collage I put together for my mom. I even left a spot for Lauren's referral photo.


When we got home, there was a rose bush planted in a hand-painted pot with a card. It turned out to be from my nieces and nephew. I love how my nephew writes his name on the card...



My brother called to tell me later that the petals of the painted flowers on the pot are actually the kids' fingerprints. Isn't this an adorable idea?? I LOVE it!



My furbabies got me something for Mother's Day too...

As much as I enjoyed this weekend, I am SO looking forward to celebrating my first Mother's Day with Lauren. Hopefully that will be this time next year!

18 comments:

Julie said...

Happy Mother's Day Donna!

Dawn and Dale said...

Happy Mother's Day Donna!! Glad you had a great day!

Heather said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day!! Happy Mother's Day!

Shelley said...

I sure hope so too, Donna. Happy Mother's Day! Can't wait to see what that post next year! ;-)

Hugs,

Shell

mom to three great kids said...

You are blessed indeed!!

Jacquie said...

Aw, you're the sweetest. Happy Mother's Day to you, too.

C.J. said...

Happy Mama's Day to you, waiting mama!

Kim said...

You are just too sweet. Happy Mother's Day to you too, Donna!

Eliza2006 said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Next year will be even better!

Tiffany

Sean and Gen said...

You are an angel - Happy Ma's day to you too!

xo

Christie said...

Happy Mother's Day Donna! LOVE LOVE LOVE THE T-SHIRT!!

Do you know where she got it?

Hugs,
Christie

Jennifer said...

WOW ! You had a GREAT weekend :)
I'm glad you had a nice time.

Lisa~~ said...

Donna,

It's been a pleasure to get to know you too and thank you for the Mother's Day wish. Hopefully next Mother's Day you'll have Lauren home with you.

I realized that I had lost your feed so I'm wayyyyyy behind on reading your blog. I have you back on my blogroll now so hopefully I'll be keeping up with you in the future.

Doris & Dan said...

Happy Mother’s Day to a real sweetie!

Keep smilin!

redmaryjanes said...

Those are wonderful gifts Donna! I love the fingerpring flowers. I am so glad that you had a special day.

Christi said...

Glad you are "up" and celebrating with your family. I can't wait for your daughter to be in your arms. You are doing great on this EXTENDED journey and I am proud of you for hanging in there.

M3 said...

Aw, Happy Mother's Day Donna! It sounds like a wonderful day full of love and family. (And that fingerprint flowerpot is awesome, I am SO stealing that idea!!!).

Much love,
M3

Lisa and Tate said...

Happy (belated) Momma's day... Lauren is in your heart and every aspect of your life. In our arms or not, WE ARE MOMMAS!!! Great and thoughtful gifts..... and YES(!!!) for sure next year!!!

Hugs
Lisa