I feel like I’m always trying to catch up here on the blog, but that just is what it is…
Warning: All Iphone pictures…
We had a nice mother’s day weekend. REF & I drove 40 minutes north to celebrate with his mother, grandmother and sister. I gave everyone a tin of candy from The Shops at Target. Later that evening REF and I cooked dinner for my parents. My sister and I gave our mom the same tin of candy, but also got her this lovely arrangement that I found at my local Harris Teeter. I don’t love the vase, but I thought the flowers were beautiful!
Speaking of flowers… REF and I also worked for about 6 hours Mother’s Day weekend in the yard. I planted all white and pink flowers this year. I need to do a full post about on all of that, but I want stuff to “fill in” a little more before I photograph everything. I did snap a picture of these black urns, because for about a year April and I have been talking about black urns. I’m not even sure we had met in person yet, but we had chatted about our garden wants. I have wanted to pull the trigger on some urns SO many times, but they were either too expensive or too big. I finally found these that Saturday at Home Depot for $25.00 + 20% off. I snagged up two of them and promptly tweeted April!
I’m not a big baker & I don’t really have a sweet tooth, but I had an abundance of strawberries on hand a few weeks ago and I had just seen this recipe on Pinterest for a Strawberry Lemon cake that I decided to give it a try. Let me tell you…this is HANDS DOWN the best cake I’ve ever made. It was delicious. REF loved it, my mom & dad loved it, and three coworkers asked for the recipe. It was SO good. I’m definitely making it again & next time I think I’ll throw in some blueberries too!
It was my sister’s birthday last Monday so I went up to visit with her & Charlie for the weekend. When I got there this was drying on their table. How precious is that?! I told her she needed to make one of his hand too. My mom has hand prints from both of us from when we were little in shadow boxes. They hang right below our college diplomas.
While visiting with my sister we decided to do a little shopping. I had brought up the extra car seat base that my parents have so that I could drive everyone around & give my sister a break. However, I had no idea on how to install said car seat base so Charlie & I chilled in the trunk of my car while my sister wrestled with the installation.
On Sunday morning I grabbed Charlie to give my sister and brother in law a little break. We played in my bed for a few minutes & I snapped this picture. He looks SO much like my dad here…as in my dad makes that face!
This memorial day weekend REF & I are going to work in the yard, head to the farmer’s market & just chill. We’ve made plans to make no plans. I got a little sad about that this morning when I realized that my sister and brother in law had a fun adventure planned, my mom was meeting old friends for a spa weekend, my dad was playing in a golf tournament with old friends, and bestie was heading out of town to Chicago. Oh well…hopefully, I’ll be well rested after the 3 day weekend!