(me, Mom, sister Renee, niece Lawyer Lauren...hey Lauren!)
We don't often get together and take pics, but it seems appropriate every Mother's Day to capture this special day with Mom and get all 3 generations of us girls in the picture.
We had a wonderful sunny, although windy, day at my sister's house where she put out a wonderful spread for the whole family. Her husband's mom and dad, as well as his brother and sister-in-law and assorted young adult kids were all there and we had a great time out on the deck catching up and yakking. The food was delicious as usual. My sister really knows how to put it together and we had steak and chicken kabobs, green beans, potatoes, salad, bread and my yummy coconut cake, which was a big hit.
These were as good as they look.
I forgot how delicious kabobs are and it's been awhile since I've made them at home. We filled up the deck and enjoyed our day.
They have a new addition to the family, newly adopted Holly, who they rescued 3 weeks ago from a local pet rescue agency. She's a sweetie and of course, we are instant friends.
How could you not love that face? She's about 9 mos. old.
They have a gorgeous fish pond in the backyard with goldfish and koi.
My mama is so cute and sweet. She and I had planned to go shopping on Saturday when we got over there. She had told me earlier she wanted to change out the bathroom stuff in their house in the mountains. My mom is not a decorator, nor does she get into trends and change things out very often. In fact, this bathroom hasn't changed since they built the house 20 years ago, but she had finally decided the peach and blue had to go. She decided we would start with a new wallpaper border. I tried to talk her out of the border, but she insisted, so that's the direction we went. We spent over an hour in the wallpaper store while she walked around trying to find some inspiration. We didn't agree on which ones would work the best, but I finally found this one that is a mountain scene and will be perfect for their rustic mountain home. The decision was finally made and we moved on to the rest of the plan, with new paint, rugs, shower curtain and accessories. Here's what we ended up with, after going to Walmart to complete it all. I think it's going to look really pretty and a huge update from what she had before.