Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

*all photos taken by my daughter Tori*

Mother's Day was wonderful!

My mom came over to enjoy brunch with Meg, Tori & I. I woke up fairly early to get ready for it.

This table cloth was John's grandmother's. I think it looked real pretty. I found those flower plates at an estate sale a few years back; four for two dollars!

I made a spinach quiche, turkey bacon & a fruit salad that was sweetened with agava nectar.

We had hazelnut biscotti coffee and Grand Marnier Mimosas to drink.

Mom & I

Me & my girls

All four of us.

My mom enjoyed her gifts and brunch. We visited for a few hours and then she went home.

This sweet man of mine came home from work around 3:30. He surprised me with this beautiful hand blown venetian glass necklace that was made in Italy. It was totally unexpected. I absolutely love it!

The girls gave me a coupon for a day at the pottery studio with them!! I'm super stoked about this! I will be cashing in that coupon as soon as school is out!

We had to have an early dinner because Meg had to work and Tori had to get back home to Conway. So I decided just to cook dinner as well.

I made Whole Wheat Margarita Pizza with marinara sauce on the side.

It was very yummy!!

It was another wonderful Mother's Day!!!


Joy said...

Your brunch table looks so pretty.
Do you make your own whole wheat crust. I tried one time and it turned out heavy and not good at all.
Wondered what recipe you used.

Glad you had a Happy Mother's Day with your Mother and daughters.


Susie said...

That sounds like the perfect Mother's day for you:-)

Yankee Girl said...

I'm glad you had such a great Mother's Day!

And the mimosas were a great idea!

Yankee Girl said...

Avocado is a fruit. I only know this because my husband kept insisting to everyone it was a vegetable and I wanted to prove him wrong. This very rarely happens so I was stoked to find out I was right!

Mrsbear said...

You ladies really make the most of your time together...and your meals. Everything looks yummy. And the necklace was lovely. Glad to hear you had such a fantastic day.

Melody said...

I'm so glad that you had a wonderful Mother's Day; you totally deserve it!

April said... about some yummy fixins! You REALLY outdid yourself! So glad you had such a special Mother's Day with your mom and your girls. Your hubby definitely scored major brownie points with that gorgeous pendant! Love all your pictures!

Sandy Toes said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day...what yummy food!
sandy toe

natalie said...

mrs. betty! your mother's day looks like it was amazing! I love the little flower plates- they're adorable!

& go mr. john! that necklace is beautiful :)

have fun with tori & meg while making pottery!!

Betty said...

This pizza looks soooo good!
Sounds like a perfect day to me as well!
P.S. You´re girls are gorgeous like always, I can never tell them apart!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an awesome day you had!!!!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a delicious Mother's Day! All that food sounds sooo good. I'm glad you had a good time with your family, and I LOVE that necklace!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful time! Thank you for the sweet comment on my WW:)

Julie said...

that all looks so yummy. I would love your pizza recipe and your marinade recipe... I cannot find anything here I like and no recipes my boys will eat so far..., thanks

Tori said...

Such a lovely day!
you're the, momma bird.

love you1

Aubrey said...

I always enjoy your stories and pictures of your days with the fam. I also love reading the comments Tori leaves for you! Makes me say "awwwww!!!"

Beths Blog said...

OMG, that pizza looks so good. how did you make it? What a fun time for you, your mom and the girls. Where do you find all of these recipes betty? John did a great job on the necklace as well!

Are you looking forward to getting out of school? What do you have planned for the summer????

Nicole said...

What a beautiful necklace...jealous!
Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I just have to say that your daughter are beautiful.

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Rene said...

Sorry I'm coming by so late -- I'm late for everything the last little bit! Oh, well, my real friends won't care...right? It looks like you had a great day and I know I say it all the time but your girls are so beautiful -- those pictures are priceless!!



Heather said...

Glad to see you had such a great Mother's Day! I have yet to post my pics; jeez, it sucks working this much.

The food looks delicious, and you and the fam look gorgeous as always!

Jennie said...

First off, yo unad your family are GORGEOUS!!! good for you girl!!! the food looks divine and I want that recipe for the pizza...YUM-O!!!