After the chaos of Mother's Day last year - you know, the one where I was in labor, then welcomed in my little Sunshine? - I was glad to celebrate one a little less chaotic this year :)
But only a little. After all, it is me and my family!
We all packed up and headed to Kentucky for the weekend to help celebrate my sister's grand accomplishment of her bachelor's degree. It was a fun time :) Shaune, Grace, and I took our own car, where we met up with my mom, dad, little brother, and sister (obviously), PLUS my mom's parents who we're blessed to still have with us, and one aunt. So, 4 generations! But of course, the focus was on my sister, who I'm ridiculously pleased with and possibly living vicariously through as her life is about as different from mine as you can get :) (Next stop, grad school out west).
But dear, darling Shaune didn't want me to be overlooked on my first (not-in-pain) Mother's Day. He and Gracie painted me this lovely butterfly with the help of his mom a few weeks ago. Stuffed it in the car, somehow managed to keep me from seeing it while packing and unpacking, then presented it to me along with a fresh hot cup of hotel lobby coffee (lol). Isn't it darling?
And now, knowingly or not, my husband has started a tradition. Next year, I want a duck.