May 31, 2010

Remember the heroes

Hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend. Please pause to say thanks to our military and remember the fallen heroes.

May 12, 2010

First Mother's Day

This was my first Mother's Day as an official Mother. I'm looking so forward to next year when I'll be with my little blessing on this special holiday.

I woke up to a bouquet of pink carnations (my favorite!), a sweet card and this beautiful diamond necklace. The kite-shaped square matches the diamond on my wedding ring. I love it and will be wearing it often - it's so 'ME' :)

My husband had to go to school to work on his Master's final so I got to spend the day with my mama. I made us a picnic lunch of Dilled Gazpacho, Egg Salad on Croissants, Almond Tea and homemade toffee. Very girly. We ate at a local park and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. People were flying kites and enjoying the day. After lunch, we went for a walk on the path that runs along the river in the park. It's a pretty area with lots of trees and mini-waterfalls. Just a few months ago, the shores of this area were lined with homeless camps, hundreds of them. We had driven by a few times and it was quite a sight to see. It looked like small villages. The city has made camping there illegal now and it's completely cleaned up. The only remaining evidence we saw was a small fire pit. We wandered around for 2 hours and we only walked a small part of the trail. We'll definitely have to go back for more exploring.

The park has a huge circular fountain that pours a shower of water and also rotates 360*. It hasn't been turned on for the season yet, but it's still a neat sculpture to see.

Hope all my mommy friends had a great day with their family :)

May 1, 2010

May Day!!

Happy May Day! I have sweet memories of making May Day baskets as a child and leaving them on neighbors porches. We always had a Maypole celebration at our elementary school too.

Enjoy this first day of May and do something nice for someone who is special to you ♥