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Friday, May 06, 2016


Happy Mother's Day

This year we celebrate not only moms in our home but it's also Adam and Sam's 6th anniversary! 

Seriously, where does the time go?  It seems as if it was just last week that Sam drove Adam home after he played in a frat soccer game and came off the field too sick to drive the 22 mile trek back home on his own.  Then this wonderful woman stayed the weekend tending to him.

I remember telling Steve, "This is THE ONE!  He'd better NOT blow it!"  Thank goodness for his sake and his future kids he must have listened to my "mom vibe" and listened.  Here they are almost eight years, 3 pets and 2 adorable kids later enjoying their special day.

As for Mother's Day?  Well, Adam and Steve both work-so it's obvious that they will not be preparing their wives, sister and kids dinner.  Nope, once again Mother's Day means we women will be creating our own special meal. 

That's okay.  We're very good at cooking and excellent at planning a meal for 9 on the fly.

I'll do a ginger and garlic pulled pork and my girls will supply the sides.  Aidan, our budding chef can help with some of the prep and I'll have Dylan set the table.  I'm thinking I'll let Jackson place the napkins (he loves to help at 2 years and 8 months) and Bryce-it's both her first and last year to just sit "be our guest" and watch the goings on.

It's a shame that our California family won't be with us, but it can't be helped.  With 500 or so miles between the SoCal crew and probably about 1000 for the NorCal delegates spending the day together is just not going to happen.

If we're lucky and the weather holds we'll finally get to put a log in the fire pit and make s'mores for dessert!  I'm betting that Jackson (our lover of "special, special" desserts) will have quite the look of ecstasy on his face when he takes a bite of it.

Here's my wish for all of you:  May you have the luck to spend the day with your moms and spoil them.  Happy Mother's Day!

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