Monday, May 11, 2009

Makes Me Happy


I am probably happiest when I am at the beach with my family! I can't get enough of the sound, the smell, the shells, the sun, my kids excitement....all of it! I love it! I spent 2 days at the beach and feel SOOO refreshed! (and a tad bit fried on the shoulders....failed me again spf 30!!!)

My mother's day was AMAZING! I received a HUGE balloon that sings "you are my sunshine" that my son picked out (and I have wanted to pop it ever since due to the CONSTANT singing when my kids tap on it!), a SUPER cute frame my daughter made at school with a handmade card (my fave kind), a cake that said happy mothers day...............and a day where I didn't lift a finger! I even got to take a nap on the beach under the umbrella and took a jog alone on the beach! THAT BEATS OUT ANY KIND OF GIFT ALONE! It was GREAT! I could tell my kids were excited to help out and kept picking EVERY single flower that they could find to bring to me on my special day. I truly felt amazing and loved!

My husband's family is staying at the beach all week. (about an hour and a half from our house) The plan as of now is that we are bringing the kids to stay there for the next two nights....and then my husband and I will return on Thursday and Friday. I am VERY excited about being able to sew and screen print my little heart out on my MUCH needed "day off", but I am also a bit nervous as to how my kids will act at bed time and being away for 2 nights. KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED!!!!!

Here are some pictures we took on Mother's day. I realized as the sun was going down that we had been at the beach ALL day without any pictures! See, when mom is having a "day off from all duties" pictures just don't get taken. :)This was taken by Kacey. I seriously think she takes amazing pics!!! (please take note of Collin's Diego in EVERY picture with him)
My little sunshine! She has a blue chin after eating VERY blue ice cream! ha!
Good luck trying to get a good family pic after 2 scoops of ice cream and a full day at the beach.




These two make my world a better place!!!!! EVERY day is brighter with them! They are the reason that I am able to celebrate such an AMAZING mother's day!

8 comments:

Tamstyles said...

Beautiful family, just beautiful. The kids look like both of you. At first I thought she looked like her dad, but then I started to see you in her to..and the same with your son..genes! good ones!

Allegra said...

you and your family are gorgeous!!!
thanks for the encouragement today. i can't tell you what it means to have another mommy tell me, "it's ok to take care of yourself." there's just some sort of freedom in it. so thank you!!

nameisgrace said...

OMG they are getting SO BIG!!! ADORABLE! Can I PLEASE have your body. Thanks. Oh, I didn't get your email, not sure if my email is messing up or if maybe you didn't sent your info in yet:) I'm super duper excited for the swap! xoxoxo

Evy said...

Your kids are adorable!

I really love the last photo, and the one where you guys are all together - now that's a photo worth framing!

Glad you had an awesome Mother's day!

Tamstyles said...

Girl! Do you know that our husbands have the same shirt. My husband looooves his. He found it at Nordstroms..its his vintage vibe..When I saw your husbands picture..I went looking for my husbands because he had it on for fathers day..Great minds think alike.

Katie said...

That looks sooo refreshing! I am terribly craving the beach right now! Trips to the beach don't happen very often when you live in Iowa! ;)

Heidi said...

oh wow! I agree that the smell of the ocean, sound of the waves and seagulls and all of that is definitely soul soothing!!! Sounds like an amazing mothers day to me!! :) wish there was a beach like that in this hole of a town in IL!!! :)

Tara said...

You and your family are adorable..what a fun way to spend the day. Something about the beach that takes the worries away...