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Mother’s Day ~ a beautiful day I get to celebrate for the sixth time in my life.
I feel so blessed and grateful to have such a darling daughter who showers me with kisses,
reads in the sweetest voice and talks so much,
I loose track of reality and think we really will have a fairy come visit.
She skips along with me on our walks,
sings the most beautiful songs,
tastes every recipe and brings her own creative vision to our cooking already.
She is my Pure Happiness from the day I wake up to the time I go to sleep.
I often tell her… “mommy once made a wish, and you came true”
So, on Sunday, I woke up to little giggles and the sweetest words of a poem recited especially for me.
I was invited to the kitchen for a beautiful breakfast spread prepared by the great team of daddy + daughter.
There were hand picked tulips from our garden, fresh fruit and waffles! My favourite! ;)
Daddy made the best job of making awesome gluten-free and vegan waffles.
He says the recipe is secret, but I will try my best to get him to share ;)
We had a lovely breakfast when we just enjoyed the time stopping still for a moment of this beautiful thing called life.
Yes, in my perfect moment of life there is my family and waffles ;)
When we were all done eating… the Mother’s Day celebrating switched from being about me, to being about my mom.
Me + two of my sisters and our kids took a 1 hour trip out of the city to surprise our mom…
Our mom was stoked to see us and couldn’t stop smiling ;)
(a few days prior she said she couldn’t come out to see us, we didn’t really have a plan but hinted secretly between us that we could just surprise her.)
Our mom is a great hostess and we were worried that if she knew we were coming, she’s get so busy cleaning the house, grocery shopping and cooking that this could have worn her out. And that was far from the point. We wanted her to do nothing. So we came packed with groceries and food + my baking ingredients and we just went and showed up at her door ;)
It was a perfect day…
We made a nice light lunch and then I baked dessert with my little sister.
The best Mother’s Day ever, because we made it all about our mom.
She is one wonderful woman that I’m lucky to call my mom.
She raised six of us kids practically all by herself, as my dad died when we were kids.
If you look up Superwoman in the dictionary, her photo is right there, true story.
Love you mom and thank YOU for everything.
Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all, Please do share how your day was?
Hola amigos! ;)
We had the best weekend >>ever<<! ;)
Saturday ~ Party! Sunday~ Party! FUN!
Here is a scoop of the Cinco de Mayo themed Bridal Shower we went to yesterday…
And yes, there was a photo booth! So much fun!
sweet summer weather in May
fun with friends and sisters and our kids
getting lost on the country roads – no GPS is awesome (sometimes ;))
not crying when seeing amazing cake pops that I couldn’t eat (because they don’t fit my diet) and grabbing sweet juicy fruit instead
a beautiful trip far away from the city
to have lots of tacos, salsa and margaritas
be in the fresh air of a beautiful 80 acres property in the country
good food and great friends
seeing a very happy bride-to-be
loving her awesome maid-of-honour (my sister) (in the photos above! ;))
she helped a lot with the theme of this party and diy’d the photo booth!
ps. Remember that So Delicious Recipe contest? It’s still on! Your continued support would mean so much to me – click “LIKE” on these Coconut Vanilla Donuts on the Pinterest board to vote. 1 like is 1 vote! (repins don’t count in the final contest) Thank YOU!
“This is your time to fly away and chase all your dreams, remember life is like a play, you must act each scene with passion–embracing and enjoying the part. If you should ever get lost along the way, look to the stars, take a deep breath and follow your heart.”
These words speak to me so much right now…
I feel like this bird right now. Ready to follow my hear with passion….
but first, I will follow a path in the fresh outdoors. Fill my lungs with deep breaths, maybe swing my arms like they’re real wings. Maybe I’ll climb a tree and sit on a branch and take the world in with my full heart of passion and love. I’ll look to mother nature for inspiration to teach me to grow with patience and understanding that sometimes things don’t sway my way… and I’ll turn my head towards the sunshine because that is what will help me shine brighter. The bright sun will make me smile and squint my face.. and I’ll come back home happy and maybe I’ll even sing… yes, I think I’ll sing… because that’s what you do when you feel free…
Maybe, I’ll just do that. Fly away and chase all my dreams…
How would you chase your dreams today?
Finally true spring has come and I’m so grateful for this fresh burst of life all around me. We had a lovely weekend out by the lake, going out for fish and chips at our favourite place… it was pure happiness… (list below)
Here is my list of happiness right now…
spring flowers bursting to life
you can’t ignore this beautiful transformation of mother nature
it’s just beautiful, isn’t it?
we kicked off the season with a little trip to our favourite fish and chips place by the lake
but our tradition isn’t just to go and eat the food and be done with it…
no, we like to take a blanket, grab all the food and walk right to the park
we pick the best spot to sit and look at the lake and have a great meal filled with great long talks (most initiated by the little one)
my two favourite people, laughter, sunshine and the lake is what I live for…
“this is the best day ever” my daughter said a few times ;)
and you just can’t argue with that statement ;)
Please do share what makes you happy right now….