Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day, yesterday! What a great day to be celebrated and honored for a job I love more than anything in the world. My sweet husband made me crepes for lunch and bought me this:

I'm so excited! I've been listening to audiobooks on my brother's old iPod shuffle and so every time I would accidentally bump a button it would be impossible to find my place again.

We spent the afternoon with Danny's mom. We made her some dinner (with ingredients she left on the counter for us - she made it pretty easy. What a mom!) and talked to his brother Jon who is coming home from a mission next month. It was a really nice afternoon.

My mom had a specific request for a Mother's Day gift - she wanted a piece of poetry from each of her kids. She told us it didn't have to be long, could be silly or sweet. I decided I wanted to get all of the poetry from my brothers and make some scrap book pages she could keep for a long time. I've been wanting to learn to make beautiful things and this seemed like a good opportunity to get some craft supplies and get started.

I think we were all surprised by the sweet and sentimental things we wrote about our mom. I even wrote a silly little one for Oliver. We met up with Jackson at my parent's house last night and Conrad joined us on the webcam and we all read our poems to my mom. It was really sweet and I think she was very touched.

Here are my pages I made - and I have to say I am very proud of my first venture into scrapbooking.

What a great thing to be a mother - and especially to this little guy! He makes every day joyful! I tell Danny all the time that we have such a great life. I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for the chance to be a part of an eternal family with people I love so much. And I am especially grateful to my mother and all she has done for me.


  1. sounds like a great day! The scrapbook pages turned out so cute, it made me want to pull out my supplies and so some scrapbooking! You are an awesome Mom (and sister-in-law!)

  2. What audio book, Jess? Do share! And Ollie is getting so big, so cute.

  3. Currently 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. But I've lost my place in many.