This past Mother’s Day weekend was really wonderful. I hung our clean linens on the line after full day of washing on Friday, set up a hammock in the trees, made rosé sangria, got the most beautiful wild flower bouquet from the farmer’s market, slept in, had a garage sale, went garage salin’, wore a new thrifted floral skirt, and spent most of my time outdoors with my family in the sunshine. I love Mother’s Day because everyone stops to smile and open doors and brings dessert. And it’s like all of sudden rushing isn’t a priority and everyone gets flowers. I had so many people tell me “Happy Mother’s Day” and not a single one went unappreciated. I love being a mom and having a day to celebrate this calling.
We had a slow morning and afternoon just the five of us and then we hosted Andrew’s parents and sister’s family here for the evening with a backyard BBQ. Lots of grilling happened and everything basically got seasoned with Old Bay. The kids ran around barefoot and stayed in their jammies well past noon, and I took two naps.
I love when our plans are just to be together as the day unfolds, so that’s what we did. That photo of their dirty toes up there is my favorite. The kids each made me a little cards full of scribbles and Andrew got me tickets to see David Gray in concert with a friend. This Year’s Love was our wedding song and he played it for me when I woke up with tickets in hand. I don’t think I stopped smiling until I went to bed that evening. Everyone spoiled me and gave me so much extra lovin’! Below is the recipe I used to make our Mother’s Day treat, I think you’ll love it.
Lavender Berry Rosé Sangria
- 1 bottle rosé wine
- 1/3 cup brandy
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 bottle lavender soda
- squeezes of fresh lemon and orange
- 2 cups of black berries, raspberries and strawberries
- edible flowers to top
To prepare, mix all ingredients ahead except for the flowers and store in the fridge for at least two hours before serving. Overnight is best! I let people fill their glasses with ice and extra berries with some edible flowers from the garden on top. Cheers!
How was your Mother’s Day? Did you do anything special?
Kelsey - That sounds like a lovely day! The perfect mix of fun + relaxation. My husband and son made me lemon blueberry pancakes in bed and we went on a picnic in our city park and fed the ducks followed by a family BBQ. I also, had a glass of sangria and got a full two hours to read a book on the porch. Already looking forward to next Mother’s Day! 😉
admin - Kelsey, I have to say that lemon blueberry pancakes sound amazing! What a lovely day you had. 🙂 Cheers, mama! x Amanda
Annq - The garden cart looks smashing! great mother’s day scores at your place indeed!