I must sum up Mother’s Day before the week passes me by.

I was pampered. And as my family pampered me I felt my heart swell up with how blessed I feel to get to soak them in. I adore them, each and every one.

There you go. That’s the sum-up.

But I better stick in some pictures for further illustration:

While Dave made me the best omelet ever, I did hair (yes, in the kitchen, but hey, it works and you’ve got to go with what works when you have that many heads of hair to get done by EIGHT O’CLOCK A.M. for church).(Elle did a little photojournalism…)

I cleaned up Lu’s accident (great way to celebrate Mother’s Day I must add).(…and I like how Elle made that shot somehow look relatively modest.)

I marveled at how big/handsome my son is becoming (and at the fact that he let me take his picture quite happily…I think it was part of his Mother’s Day present to me).
I got showered with all sorts of home-made gifts:
And some serious coupons (I ADORE coupons for real and beg for them every year):
I got an awesome pedicure:(In Grace’s defense, we only had choices of thick, goopy fingernail polish, or even more thick, goopy stuff…we need to invest in some new choices.)

I got my feet and back and head rubbed galore.

I worked on this card for my Mom:
Dave and the kids made a delicious dinner (along with a little bit of help from me).

I indulged myself and made this texas sheet cake that I crave every, single day. (I like to make desserts myself…none of that serving it to me on a china plate thing…)

Speaking of chocolate, Max bought me some (with his very hard-to-come-by money that can’t seem to stay in his pocket for more than a day so it meant a lot…thanks Max!)

We went to the park.

The kids showed me all kinds of tricks:It was a good day.

Here’s the guy who made it all possible: Not just Mother’s Day itself but the fact that I am a Mother. He gave me my babies. And he’s the best partner I could ever ask for in raising them. That makes me want to just hold him tight forever and ever. I am blessed.

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  1. Great post! I love the pedicure. One question…..I have a gorgeous 12 1/2 year old son named Connor. When he turns 16, could he take Elle out on a date? 🙂 Happy Mother's Day!!

  2. LOVE that pedicure!!! 🙂
    This was a great post – the love poured from it!! You ARE blessed – your family is so beautiful!! Great picture of hubby – so funny!!
    Love the one of Lucy where her eyes match her dress – so pretty!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your day!!

  3. Awesome pedicure, it made me laugh out loud. Looks like your day was amazing and wonderful in more ways to count.

  4. I love your blog..every post!! I was wondering if you could tell me where you shop for clothes? Your style is so much like mine. Have you done a post already on where you get all your cute tops and what kind of jeans do you wear??? So curious!!

  5. This is a really sweet post. I don't usually comment. But I laughed so hard at the pedicure picture – I HAD to say something! Your family is so inspiring. Your children beautiful as can be. And your heart – so good. It's a privilege to glimpse into your life. Saydi is a good friend of mine from Jerusalem and I've met Saren through Power of Moms. I reviewed Secrets last year for Meridian magazine – it was absolutely delightful. Just wanted to say thanks for sharing with the world. We're better because of you. You deserved to be pampered!

  6. Seriously love the pedicure picture! How cute is that! All those adorable girls taken care of their mom! Looks like you had a great day!

  7. Love love the pedi!! Was wondering if you could tell me what you use to curl your daugthers hair. It looks like a curling iron, but can not tell. Also a post by Jessica of where you find cute clothes. I live out in the middle of no-where CA and shop mostly by internet and that really can be a hit and miss! Have a great day! Gina:)

  8. I can't believe you went back to art with your hands instead of the camera this year. I LOVE it! How in the heck could you get 35 people on there? Can't wait to see it in the flesh!

  9. shawni, when are you going to send us a scan of the mother's day card? i'm dying to see it. i love that i am jumping. thanks. when i was little you would sometimes draw me not smiling, because let's face it, i was a brat. that made me sad, so i'm glad i look exuberant in this one. also i really like commenting on your blog – it makes me feel cool. i am shawni's sister. yes, i am that cool. you bet i am lucky to be her sister!

  10. Shawni
    Tell me more about the card that your big girl worked on. What is that all about. I'm so interested. It is the most amazing looking thing.

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