Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Taking time out is such a challenge these days.  My only real day to sit back & relax was this past Sunday on Mother's Day.  After coming home from church, I put our roast in the oven, got into my jammies, cuddled up with a blanket & took the day off.  Now THAT was a nice treat!

Every Mother's Day our church selects two moms from our congregation to honor as "Mother of the Year."  When I asked my dearest friend Paula if she had decided who the lucky moms would be, she was still deciding.  I suggested Adrienne, a woman who hs become my rock & my "big sister" over the past year or so.  Paula agreed she was the perfect choice.  Our only problem was how to guarantee that she would come to the service.  Well, as things went along, Paula ended up telling Adrienne that I was picked as mom-of-the-year & that she needed to be at church to make sure I would be ok.  So, she came, but boy was she ever surprised!
(Adrienne is the woman on the right with her back turned getting her flower pinned on by Pastor Mike.  She is joined by family Paul, Hannah, Molly & Abby.  Paula is standing in the back next to Pastor Mike smiling.)

So, as for the rest of our time, we have been trying to keep up with Andrew's busy schedule.  Band practice and clarinet lessons, baseball and field trips, homework & school...life is a blur.  Not to mention how busy I have been at work these past 3+ weeks.  Doesn't leave me with much time for crafting...I tell you that!

Since the boys know how much I love country decor, they spent the afternoon in the garage making me FANTASTIC Mother's Day gifts.  Andrew hand-sketched a heart, cut it out of wood with his dad, painted it, and created a coupon book for me:

And they made me this ladder complete with hand-sketched stars:

So, all in all, it's been a hectic but wonderful few weeks.  My goal for the rest of the month is to get back into the swing of craftyland.  Wanna come play with me??


Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

So glad you were able to have a relaxing Mother's Day! Your gifts from the boys are just great! I LOVE your ladder!

Tina in CT said...

What special gifts and handmade - the best kind - with love.