Mothers Day!

Happy Monday! The sun is shining after a not so sunny weekend, so I actually mean happy monday. 

I hope all your mammas out there (and step moms, and foster moms, and soon to be moms, and those who are wanting to badly to be a mom but it hasn't happened quite yet) had an amazing weekend and mothers day. We deserve it! 

Time Hop ( I just LOVE that Facebook feature) showed me that yesterday, 8 years ago I was celebrating my first mothers day, which made me hunt down some other old mothers day pictures. I love revisiting past photos and experiences (it's the main reason I've kept up with blogging over the past 7 years) and without it I wouldn't remember half the things we do!

Blogging for me is a little time capsule of our lives, one day I hope my kids will get to read it and see some of their childhood through pictures and their mothers words. 

My first mothers day, I remember it to clearly! It was a gorgeous sunny day, we went and ate on Pearl Street in Boulder and then headed to Estes Park and went on a little hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. 

My first mothers day, I remember it to clearly! It was a gorgeous sunny day, we went and ate on Pearl Street in Boulder and then headed to Estes Park and went on a little hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. 

My second mothers day was in Sweden! While we were living abroad. Drew surprised me with a gorgeous orange purse (you can see the strap in this picture!) and again we ate outside on a patio and wandered around Karlstad. 

My second mothers day was in Sweden! While we were living abroad. Drew surprised me with a gorgeous orange purse (you can see the strap in this picture!) and again we ate outside on a patio and wandered around Karlstad. 

My 3rd Mothers day we started a fun tradition of heading to Wash Park (probably biggest park in Denver) and hanging out in the sun. I usually bring a book to relax a bit, while Drew is on kiddo duty 100 percent. I know some moms like to get away alone on Mothers Day. I want to spend it with my kids, but I also want to have some 'alone' time but with them there. Not an easy thing to accomplish, but Drew does an amazing time on mothers day giving me that, and its the greatest gift.

Another Mothers Day at Wash Park in the sun 

Another Mothers Day at Wash Park in the sun 

My first mothers day as a mother of two! I honestly don't remember a ton from this mothers day. I know we were out to brunch here and that Tindra took a bottle of pumped milk for the first time. It was a big moment. She was only 3 weeks old and so its basically all a blur! I was just in survival mode at that point. It was probably the first time I got dressed in weeks also.

My first mothers day as a mother of two! I honestly don't remember a ton from this mothers day. I know we were out to brunch here and that Tindra took a bottle of pumped milk for the first time. It was a big moment. She was only 3 weeks old and so its basically all a blur! I was just in survival mode at that point. It was probably the first time I got dressed in weeks also.

This mothers day Drew got me that dress (picked it out himself!) and sent me off for a mani/pedi during nap time and then we went and played at the park (I read my new book) and then again out for lunch on a patio. Im sensing a pattern here.. 

This mothers day Drew got me that dress (picked it out himself!) and sent me off for a mani/pedi during nap time and then we went and played at the park (I read my new book) and then again out for lunch on a patio. Im sensing a pattern here.. 

You will notice that my first 5 mothers days were filled with amazing weather and sunshine. Yeah 2013 put a stop to that. The following TWO mothers days it snowed. We did brunch and then some shopping I think. 

Last year is the only mothers day I don't have a picture, of and I'm super bummed about that! Drew worked all night the night before so I was annoyed that there I was taking care of all three kiddos by myself. Probably threw myself a little pity party. But then he came home and we went shopping and to a movie and the day ended up being just fine anyway. 

That brings us to my 9th mothers day! It rained and stormed on Saturday and it was supposed to do the same yesterday, but luckily the storms held out till afternoon! I got to sleep in a little, woke up to flowers and chocolate covered strawberries, and a new starbucks cup with my favorite drink. Its the little things that really made my day! After Sorens morning nap we went jean shopping and then out to eat at my favorite burger place. The sun held out just long enough to eat outside and then the thunder storm came. All in all it was a great day and my littles made me feel so loved. Jasper made me a flower magnet and Tindra a heart at school. Entering the stage where your kids make you your own mothers day gifts? So much fun.