Wednesday, May 18, 2011

mother's day 2011

Well, I do believe I said I would try to be back twice last week. I tried but life Ella Claire has been keeping me busy and well, I just never got a chance to get it together. But, I am here now and I have pictures of our mother's day lunch and a few other things to share with you.

This year we did mother's day at our house and it was so fun! I love having our families over even though we don't do it nearly enough. My sister's in-laws live in Oklahoma, but they just happened to be in town for a little vacation and to help celebrate Madelaine's birthday. So, they were able to join us for lunch as well. With Steph's (my younger sister, who just so happened to recently finish her BSN from The University of South Alabama with honors and magna cum laude!! Way to go Steph!!) help, we tied this pretty fabric around each of the mom's and grandmother's chairs.

Looking back at the pics, I'm wishing I would have pulled out my chargers. I didn't use them because I only have gold, and would have preferred silver. But, now seeing pics of my table all set, I think the gold would have worked just as well. I just think it needs a little something else since the plates are clear. But, you probably didn't even notice that small little insignificant detail did ya? :)

I made all of the mother's day signs, bible verses and place cards with my silhouette. It was a Christmas gift and I love, love, love it!!!  Since, I was out of commission for most of the beginning of the year, I haven't had a lot of time to use it. But it is seriously a machine and a very smart one! Every time I use it, I realize it's possibilities are almost endless. You might remember from a few posts back, I made Valentine's cards to announce that baby number 2 was on the way. I used my silhouette to make those cards too.

We had lasagna, salad and french bread for lunch. The lasagna looks burnt on the edges, but it's just my poor photography skills. :) It was actually just right!

We also had brownies a la mode for dessert.

Here they are a little closer. When I saw these pop up on my google reader a few weeks ago, I knew I had to try them. Plus, they call for german chocolate, and that's one of my mom's favorites. So, I knew these would be perfect to serve her.

They were very yummy, but oh my goodness so rich! If you like caramel, these babies are for you. My mom loved them, but I actually prefer my ooey gooey fudge brownies with chocolate icing over these.

After lunch and dessert, mom opened a few of her gifts with a little help from EC. When Nonie is around, EC is never too far away.

I was very tempted to not post this next picture, because it looks like I haven't brushed my hair in weeks, but it's the only one of the three of us. So just pardon my sloppiness!

Ella Claire wouldn't cooperate for a picture.....

So, I got one of just me and the best mother around!

Okay, this post was a little lengthier than I anticipated, so I'm gonna say adieus for now. And I'll be back soon with pictures of other happenings around here! Happy Wednesday folks! You made it through half of the week! :)

1 comment:

  1. Natalie this post was awesome. The pictures were so good and the settings were gorgious. I especially liked the last picture of you and your mom.


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