Sunday, May 3, 2009

Early Mother's Day

On friday we celebrated Mother's Day - just a bit early. My husband and I are leaving for California on saturday and won't be home on May 10th. I failed to realize that fact when planning our vacation.

My daughter suggested we "girls" celebrate a little ahead of time so that we wouldn't miss out altogether. So friday afternoon she drove here and then we drove together to Mom/Grandma's house.

We had a delicious lunch at The Olive Garden - with fabulous desserts (my stomach was so full I could hardly move, but I managed that chocolate tart!). Then we did a little shopping.

It was a lovely day spent with my two best friends. They both inspire me in ways I cannot begin to describe. Their strength, inner beauty, courage, faith, wisdom and selfless love all bring such richness to my life. I am blessed with priceless treasures.

I wish you all a love-filled Mother's Day.



grammy said...

Looks like a wonderful time. Lots of great food (o: Now you are getting ready for another trip after being with the grandkids. We have family coming out this way at the end of the month.

Susie said...

Looks like a fun get together. What lovely smiles you all have!
We're still having rain here in the Bay Area, but in May that can easily change.
Did you read that they've diverted about 25 cruise ships to SF over the next few weeks? Since they can't go to Mexico, they're docking in rainy SF! Lots of tourist $$$ for the city!

Abba's Girl said...

What a nice day..we are going to Olive Garden so my cousin can join us and not drive so far next Sunday.

Carole Burant said...

It sounds like a perfect time to me:-) I won't be home for Mother's Day either so I'm going to take my mom out for lunch on Thursday, before I leave. My boys aren't coming home so nothing is stopping me from going away to have fun! lol xoxo

Dawn said...

Looks like perfect company for a lovely lunch. We just finished such a big function for Mom's birthday - I'm not sure we have any energy or money left for next week-end!

Andrea said...

Beautiful picture! What a great way to spend a Mother's Day lunch. Hope you have a great time on your vacation!

kelli said...

How beautiful, Linda!! What treasures you have there:)

Susanne said...

You're a beautiful family, Linda! Happy Mother's Day!

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

I loved this post... and your phrase: "my two best friends" --- beautiful, like your heart.

I'm praying for you in CA!

All's grace,