The day started off with TJ making Dominik and I a delicious breakfast of hash, fried eggs, and fresh oranges. He even woke up a little early so that he could get Dominik up and ready so that all I had to do was get myself ready and enjoy breakfast.
After breakfast we headed off to church; my parents ward that is...for mothers day my mom wanted all her children and grandchildren to come to her ward so that she wouldn't have to sit alone. It was so much fun being there all together. My dads ward even supplied all the mothers with hand stitched handkerchiefs, Haggan Das ice cream bars, and fresh roses. I definitely think we made the right choice to go to their ward!
As soon as church was over we all went back to my moms house to enjoy a delicious early dinner of chicken, rice, grilled veggies, garlic bread, and salad. The boys cooked everything and set the table so the girls didn't have to lift one finger. The meal was delicious, and what was better...we didn't even have to clean anything up! We are so spoiled!
Once dinner was complete we opened presents...my favorite part :) My mom gave Brandi and I a beautiful candle holder with a delicious smelling candle. TJ and Dominik got me some tulips, and my mom got a Shutterfly photo book and a web cam. The gifts were all so thoughtful this year and definitely a reflection of how much the mothers are loved and cherished!
Since Brandi's family lives in Gresham, once the presents were opened they headed out to celebrate mothers day with her mom. That left my mom and dad, Chase, Curtis, TJ, Dominik, and I to finish the festivities. We took naps, played card games, went outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather by playing badminton, and then finished the evening by eating some crab legs and shrimp (part 2 of my gift from TJ). We were supposed to watch a chick flick too, but we decided to spend more time playing outside in honor of the 80 degree weather so we ran out of time.
|I wacked him in the face with my racket :( Such a trooper!|
|Calling Grandma on the phone to wish a Happy Mothers Day!!!|
The day could not have been more perfect. It is so easy to forget how much you are appreciated during the monotony of everyday life. So to have the people you love take so much time and effort out of their day to make you feel so loved is just so special. I truly am blessed to have such an amazing mom who was the perfect example of womanhood and motherhood. She is my best friend who I thank Heavenly Father everyday for sending me to her. If Someday I become half the person she is, I will consider myself lucky!!!