(The best card *EVER*. From my boys. That picture on the front is priceless. It reminds me of my childhood hanging out in my little bikini with my sister in the little cheap plastic pool in the backyard. Mom, we need to look for some photos! I told Ethan I want to buy a cheap plastic pool at WalMart, put the boys in there, bathing suit optional, so I can relive my memories. ;-) And please notice Cooper's very official initials that he's been writing when he signs his name lately. ;-) That photo actually reminds me of one of my favorite photos from a movie poster, also a favorite movie.. Ethan and I have always wanted to recreate this photo with our family and use it for a Christmas Card pic:
One day we will do this. :-)
I hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day! Mine was so nice... Ethan was so sweet and bought a bunch of food from the Farmer's Market.. we had an amazing quiche, freshly cut fruit salad, pasta salad and mimosas (made with freshly squeezed orange juice!). He called it a "lady's lunch"... which was very appropriate. ;-) We had his mom over as well. Then for dessert we had an AMAZING red velvet cake from one of the BEST bakeries in Atlanta, Southern Sweets. I've actually never had Red Velvet cake. it was incredible!
Then we went to the most beautiful gardens that I've never been to before. We all piled into Madeline's car, including me crammed in the back seat in between two very rigid car seats. It was one of those typical "family trips" that included getting lost (the gardens is probably only a 20 minutes drive.. it took us much longer than that!), me getting car sick in the back (there was no vomiting, i just felt like i did for 4 months when pregnant with Cambpell.. and my nausea lasted through the next day!), singing lots of songs to calm the boys down and from keeping Campbell chucking metal Thomas trains all over the car!
In one word, the drive was: CRAZY.
BUT, once we got there it was SO NICE. The perfect Mother's Day outing.
The gardens are in Loganville and they're called Vines Botanical Gardens if anyone lives in the area! A really stunning place with lots of photo opps! I hope to go back soon and take some pics. (i didn't bring my camera this time) They also had a model train and railroad set up outside that was *SO* awesome. It was huge and the boys stood there forever watching. They could've stayed all day.
The day was a wonderful break from the stress of last week.. 3 boys with strep throat. I've been taking Airborne like it's going out of style, and crossing fingers, i'm still well. All the boys are well now.. knock on wood it stays like that!
Ethan asked me to give him a Mother's Day wish list. They got me this for my very new and growing antique camera collection (photo from listing on Etsy):
And this vintage train case also from Etsy.. I'm wanting to start a collection of these.. I adore them so much.
I also got a very cool ceramic trivet with Coop's handprint on it. ***LOVE*** :-) :-)
I love being Mommy to these little stinkers.
And i just wanted to say a special "thankyou" to my Mom for being a great mom to me. It's been a long road and it hasn't always been easy, but you have always given me tons of love and support and understanding... I'm lucky to have you! :-) Here's a pic of me at my 2nd birthday (ironic since Campbell turns 2 in a just a few days!!!) and you can see my mom in the background keeping me from falling into my Raggedy Ann Cake :-)
Here are a few pieces by each artist... first Karli...
To see *everything* that Karli created, see her post! She created so many projects you're sure to love! :-)
And next is new member Dina Wakely.. to see her more of her work and learn more about Dina, go to her post over at the Kitschy Digitals blog! Here are a couple pages by Dina...
Love her artsy style!
And here's a little mosaic of some things I've been posting over at the Kitschy Digitals blog... hop over there to see everything up close and personal! Tons of fun projects. :-)
And lastly I wanted to share with you a fun thing that went live yesterday! Katie Armstrong, one of the editors at Etsy's: The Storque, emailed me last week interested in featuring my Paper Feather Wreath Tutorial in their How-To Tuesday Feature! I was so surprised and thrilled! Etsy is of course my favorite place to shop, so i was like yes! yes! Thank you Katie, so much!
Here's the full post. And a screenshot from the site!