Tuesday, May 12, 2009

All Things Mother

For Mother's Day this year, I made my mom 2 scrabble tile pendants and went all sentimental on her. I made her cry so I consider it a major success. I used old vintage pictures of her mother, who passed away 25 years ago. Both of her parents are gone. :( So sad. So I can only imagine how hard Mother's Day must truly be when you don't have a mother to cherish on this special day.

Unfortunately I don't have pictures of the necklaces. But, I do have a picture of the card I made my mom. This vintage picture is of my grandmother, Esther, as a little girl. The picture is too cute! I also used a mini-version of this one for one of the scrabble tile pendants.

Everything about this picture is so unique. She was beautiful. Her cute little dress. Her pose. Her shoes. Everything. Love it. Wish I knew her. Here's the inside of the card.

So, that's what I did for my mom.

Moving on....David surprised me on Saturday while I was gone to a baby shower. He managed to do a ton of yard work in 2 hours.

I got home and saw this pretty planter next to the garage outside filled with one of our lily plants. So pretty! I have been begging for a large planter out there! He also weeded the entire flower bed and planted some morning glory's. Thanks babe.

That's not all. Sunday morning, Mother's Day, I woke up and literally dragged myself out of bed only to peek around the corner to see if there was a surprise waiting for me on the table (David gets up way too early on Sundays, he has to be at the church super early, so I am usually with Liam until about 10:30, when we head over to the church). He has this tradition of setting up my "surprise" before I get up, then I see it once I am awake! To my pleasing surprise I found a card and presents! Yay.
David has always bought me Clinique Happy perfume ever since we were dating (way back in 2002). I was currently out of perfume, so this was perfect! It came with this cute orange tote-beach-bag. Love it.
Later we went to lunch at the Bardenay where I had eggs benedict. We spent some time at the park. I got to take a 2+ hour nap. Then we capped the evening eating pizza and watching Xmen (the first one) in honor of Wolverine: The origin. Also, I ended up sewing 5 pillows that night while we "watched" the movie. I'll post pics of the pillow projects later.

Anywho, it was a fabulous mother's day. I have a fabulous son and an even more fabulous husband. Life is good.


  1. I so want your talent! Wait, is that coveting? I'm so bad.

  2. Way to go, Leah. I'm sure your Mom loved her necklaces, etc. I know you certainly made my Mother's Day special. I love the rice bag and have used it several times. The "book" is just adorable. Of course, I love the pics.

    How do you find time to do all this?

    How did you make the little Bebe Leche label? That is so cute.

    By the way, you are an excellent writer! Your blog is not only fun to read as a very interested Mother, Mom-in-law, and Grandma, but it's just plain good stuff. Thanks for sharing your lives with us.

    Mary Beth

  3. Hey Leah! You truly did make my Mother's Day special! Thanks so much! I love the card and necklaces! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. I'm so very proud of you, and what a wonderful wife and mother you are.

    Mommy :)