January 13th is one of the most important days of the year to me....it's the day my Mom was born. My mother is so kind, gentle and wise and the kind of mother everyone should be blessed with. I've shared how I feel about her several times before so I'll just say she's always been my hero and leave it at that.
So what do you do for someone that is so special to you on their birthday? You do your best to make them feel special! I had big plans to make her dinner but they fell through. I was feeling so discouraged b/c I wanted her to have a good birthday so badly. THEN I made the cake wrong!!! I was really bummed. We ended up taking her out to dinner and this yummy cake turned out great eventhough I did it wrong. Mom was (of course) very gracious and had a good time. We gave her presents, mostly pictures of her precious grandbabies but also a gift certificate for just her and I to go out. That almost never happens!!!!!! We went to a sweet bed and breakfast and had the most wonderful, relaxing time! I'm pretty sure I talked her ear off! It was so nice not to have any interruptions from sweet littles. Thanks babe, for watching kiddos for us! ;)
We've already established that I'm no good at photographing food, but trust me, it was wonderful. And then for dessert we had coffee and I had a delicious chocolate cake and Mom had a wonderful lemon pie (well, just a piece!! though I probably could have eaten the whole thing!!!).
My word. Isn't she gorgeous!!!!!!! I just think she's so beautiful and her inner beauty is ten times what you see on the outside!
same place we took Billy's sweet Mom for Mother's day one year.)
It was such a special time. She is definately a person to celebrate and I'm pretty sure she had a good time. Hopefully we won't have to wait till her next birthday to go out again, just the two of us. :)
Happy Birthday Mom! I love you!