5.10.2010

Weekend Update: Mother's Day style


This was a stellar weekend. It started on Saturday when I threw a baby boy shower for a dear friend. Isn't she radiant?
 
It was a perfect way to kick off a Mother's Day weekend. (more on the shower later.)

Then we paid a wonderful visit to my mom, who has got to be the best grammy on the whole earth. Sorry all!

We also made the effort to go visit my mom's grave site. I have to admit that I've never been one for cemetery visitations. In fact, I've only ever been to my mom's grave site maybe a couple times in my lifetime. Everyone remembers their loved ones in a different way. I guess I just feel that I keep her in my heart. I know she's a part of my life and always has been. I consider her spirit to be alive and I'd rather celebrate her life by thinking about her always, rather than dwell on her place of rest. Our visit to the cemetery, was confirming evidence to me that the way I've remembered her and thought about her throughout my life has been so much more meaningful than a visit to her grave site. Her spirit is continually a part of my life and there's really nothing tangible, visual, or literal, needed to make me feel a connection to her. I believe we gave her a wonderful gift by doing something that would make her happy. We spent time with her mom.

E loved visiting his g. grandma. We're glad they're taking good care of her at her new place of residence.
Don't think we didn't get in on the playoffs! Our friends invited us for a game/dinner party. Despite some very honorable cheering, our Jazz lost. Again.

On Sunday we visited Trav's mama.

And lastly, I spent my "first" Mother's Day loving on my baby E as much as humanly possible.


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9 comments:

Amy R. Nelson said...

My father died while I was young and I feel the exact same way about his visiting his grave. Its more meaningful to me to remember him as I try to live up to what he taught me.

Megan said...

I love those last pictures of you and E. You are such a stylish mama!

Shay said...

I love the pics of you & E. You are the RADIANT one!!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Beautiful and stylish as always!

Heidi Jo said...

what a beautiful boy with a beautiful mama. happy FIRST mother's day, and here's to many more wonderful ones to celebrate!

CAMI said...

I love your shoes....
How do you know Leah?

jordan @ mean mommy academy said...

LOVE this!

...::Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Such lovely pictures! Found your blog through budgeting mama's comment feature...I'm a new follower! :)

Rhiannon Nicole said...

ok so I wanna look like you! I am starting to see you are just the most gorgeous woman eva :) I love all of these photos and your blog. So happy I found you!! XOXO