Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!!

I love my mother dearly. Over the years, she has gone from the role of mentor to the role of friend. Don't get me wrong - I still go to her for advice all the time, and I still consider her my best role model as a mother, but now that i'm an adult, I definitely also consider her a friend. She has taught me how to love unconditionally, selflessly, and with all that I am. I truly don't know where i'd be or what i'd do without her! My parents are on a cruise right now, so this is one of the only times I haven't spent Mothers Day with my mom (the only other times were when tony and I lived in Tucson). I missed her today, but i'm sure she's having a lot more fun where she is lol.

In honor of Mothers Day, here are some of my reflections on motherhood...

Motherhood is NOT:
free of stress, anxiety and constant worrying

Motherhood IS:
a privilege
a blessing
incredible fun
the most important and rewarding role I have had and will ever have
truly the most incredible, overwhelming, all encompassing love
My wonderful hubby gave me this gorgeous bouquet of flowers. I smile every time I walk into the kitchen :-)
I had such a great day with my family, and actually, the Mother's Day fun started for me on Friday when I went to an event with Noah at his school, and then I had a Mothers Day party with Chloe at her preschool. Today we met my bro, SIL and niece and nephew out for lunch, and the rest of the day we just chilled.

It was gorgeous outside, so we played with bubbles, the kids rode bikes, and Tony and I both got in some napping and I even got to crack my book open :-)

Lucas LOVES bubbles. He would get the biggest smiles whenever he saw the kids blowing them.
He would also, however, make what we termed "the stink face" every time a bubble came near his face and/or popped in front of him. Oh man, he was cracking us up! I laugh every time I see this picture.
Before I go, I wanted to share my last projects from AMM's April kit (sorry my posting is so long overdue!!):

I hope you all had an amazing mothers day today, whether you're a mother yourself or celebrating a special woman in your life!


Cyndy said...

Staci, you are so precious in your blog. I wish we lived closer so that I could enjoy you, Tony and the kids in person. xo

Staci said...

Love your LOs! Really digging the borders on the bottom. Cute pics too!

Heather Swan said...

Great layouts, Staci - love love love the last one of Lucas!!!! So glad to catch up a bit last night.

Jocelyn said...

What a Happy Post and what a wonderful family!!! I adore the pics!!!

Great LO's....

So glad that your Mother's Day was so wonderful!!!

Wishing you a great week!!!

Jess said...

That is such a great pic of you and the kids!! i love it! the kids are looking cute as ever and you look fantastic!

loving your pgs....gorgeous!

Andrea Amu said...

Ohh gosh, your kiddos are so cute! Love the bubbles photos with Lucas... how fun! Glad you had a marvelous Mother's Day, even though your mom was on a cruise without you... how rude, lol!!

And once again, you have rocked the AMM kit with all those great pages! Wonderful job, girl!

Danielle Calhoun said...

happy mother's day Staci! :) I hope you had a wonderful day.

Diana said...

Loved your LO'S and thank you for the beautiful tribute! I missed being with all of you as well; it wasn't quite the same spending my day without my family.

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