Saturday, May 17, 2008

"Hope's Day" & "Mom's Day"

Last week was my 28th birthday. Interesting how as you get older, birthdays seem to be less significant? I think my kids got more excited about it than I did! But thank heavens for their enthusiasm. They make this mama feel extremely lucky and loved. All I really wanted for my bday was to go out to dinner with my family. I was in the mood for pizza, so we stopped by Fire House Pizza in Centerville for some tasty breadsticks and pizza pie. I'd spent 5 hours outside gardening (the front yard is almost completely landscaped...HALLELUJAH!), so you can see I'd gotten some sun! I also appreciated all the cards and phonecalls that I received from so many beloved friends and family. I was overwhelmed at the number of people who so thoughtfully remembered me and wished me a happy birthday! And both our parents were once again far-too-generous in their gifts. However, I took them anyway. I mean, I didn't want to be rude! :) Thanks again, everyone,or making my day special!

Carson enjoys a mouthful

Wyatt let us know: Boys on one side of the booth, Girls on the other

Then there was Mother's Day Sunday.

The day before I'd been a little bummed that I had to miss a special surprise dinner my dad was doing for my mom out in Vernal, but Brett helped get my mind off of it when he and the kids brought my breakfast into the bedroom singing, "Happy Mother's Day to you, Happy Mother's Day to You..." The kids had made me some adorable cards, and of course, Brett's card made me melt. That afternoon we enjoyed gorgeous weather, along with a tasty new recipe: Pomegranate-Glazed Grilled Pork Tenderloin. Super-Yum! Brett was the GRILL KING, as the pork came out so tender and juicy, all you needed was a fork. No knife required! Thanks Brett & Kids, for reminding me that I am the luckiest mother in the whole entire WORLD!


Josephine said...

You are the luckiest girl ever! That picture of you and Halle in the pink made me cry.

joyce.kremin said...

I too was unhappy that you couldn't make it out for my surprise luncheon. Boy did I ever feel special! I guess you knew this already but Mother's Day has meant more to me for the last 28 years as it was on Mother's Day that you and I drove home with Dad after you were born, now that should add a new dimension for the day for you also. Luv, ya tons!

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