Mothers Day recap: From fancy china to poison ivy

15 05 2014

After a busy evening of partying 80s-style for my husband’s birthday the night before, we made quick work of transforming our neon-colored, candy-and-troll-filled dining room to an elegant setting for Mother’s Day and brunch following our son’s baby dedication at church.

80s to china

Our family, still in town from the party, came to see the dedication. We stood alongside many other families as we promised to raise our sweet boy not only in a Christian home, but also surrounded by the support of our church family. Because both of his grandmothers were in the service (he LOVES both grandmas more than anything!), he behaved perfectly both during the worship service and standing on stage!

Baby dedication 5-11-14


5-11-14 baby dedication 2

For brunch we served an egg-hashbrown breakfast casserole, a delicious fruit salad with homemade orange vanilla glaze, chocolate croissants, and apples baked in the crock pot.

5-11-14 brunch

My husband and I celebrated with both of our moms! I gave them cards and pictures of E, tied with baker’s twine (new obsession) and sealed with a real wax seal! These were so much fun to make!

5-11-14 brunch gift

My son made several projects for me both at school and with Daddy. Obviously the project with Daddy required power tools.

5-11-14 brunch edit

I enjoyed about 10 precious minutes to myself to drink coffee, eat Junior Mints, and start reading a new book I received that morning. We then played outside for a bit…

5-11-14 Mothers Day

And then it was time to head out-of-town to my in-laws’ for a Mother’s Day dinner on the patio. We let E play and explore all over the backyard. He played on the giant trampoline, the playground equipment, the big slide, the basketball court, and even the skateboard ramps! He is fearless! That probably explains why he also came home with poison ivy… yuck! We could tell something was irritating his skin that night, so we gave him a bath at their house before we even headed home.

5-11-14 Mothers Day 3

It was a busy, busy weekend, but such a blessing to have so many reasons to celebrate with family!



2 responses

16 05 2014
{Five on Friday} | Running MOMentum

[…] {five} We dedicated our son at church on Sunday and hosted a brunch afterward at our house before heading out-of-town for Mother’s Day. Full recap here! […]

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[…] these in college every once in awhile and recently have only found them at Panera. I’ve also made them at home a few times. So when I got free Target Starbucks coupons this week, this is how I spent […]

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