5.11.2009

A (Very) Good Weekend

Sporting one of my Mother’s Day gifts… I'm a lucky girl!


So many lovely activities to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend… And the best part? Having my mother in town to celebrate with.

Audrey and I baked homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on Saturday, which we then proceeded to gorge on all weekend, then we went to a roller skating birthday party (her first) where she generously let me skate with her.

It was total nostalgia…the skating rink was exactly like all the ones I went to for countless birthday parties as a kid -- same old ratty skates, same disco ball, same 80’s music and couples skate… All that was missing was one of those long red licorice ropes and the bin of giant atomic fire balls at the snack bar.


Next up a fun/adventurous Saturday evening dinner with Julie and Tim…our dearest. I tried my hand at fresh Vietnamese rolls, which was only mildly successful, but Julie’s pot stickers were killer and we had lots of wine, so all was good.


On Sunday, we enjoyed a lovely mother’s day brunch at one of our favorite spots, followed by sweet handmade drawings from the girls + the bike basket AND the necklace from hubby.




Then there was a little one-on-one afternoon shopping trip with my mom. (I’ll report on the results of that on Wednesday’s spending update/confession post... Don’t worry, it’s not that bad.)

And finally Sunday dinner with lovely cousin Erin and boyfriend Ben -- skirt steak with Ben’s killer chimichurri sauce and homemade potato chips with Erin’s equally killer cilantro mayo dip.

Hope you all had a most excellent weekend!

31 comments:

erin said...

sounds wonderful in every way! happy mother's day!

erin said...

sounds wonderful in every way! happy mother's day!

chelsea said...

Sounds and looks like a wonderful weekend! Love that necklace!! Happy Mother's Day!

Color Me Green said...

wow what lovely gifts - sounds like an amazing mother's day weekend for you!

Kristin said...

It's just the perfect weekend! I love all of your pictures capturing every moment.

Julia said...

sounds like a lovely weekend! i love the necklace too...

Estelle said...

Wow, your weekend sounded fabulous. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

amberlee said...

what an amazing weekend and husband! happy mothers day!

paula said...

what lovely gifts. I love how intent she looks stirring the dough:) so pretty.

Good + Happy Day said...

wonderful! ours was kind of a mother's day weekend as well! that necklace looks great on you!

*c said...

wow, love the necklace and the dress!
sounds like a lovely momma's day.
*c

Vivi said...

Such a cool necklace! (and that top too). Sounds like you had a great day!

Rachel said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! You got some wonderful gifts.

Julia said...

What a wonderful, beautiful weekend of fun and gifts!

nichole said...

Sounds awesome! Our kids are still young enough that it's mainly management (messes, fights, restaurant patrol), but they made me sweet gifts and I am truly grateful.

The food from your weekend sounds fab!

Emily said...

What a wonderful weekend! It sounds ideal. Happy belated mother's day.

You Are My Fave said...

Wow, I hope I get this spoiled when I'm a mom. That bike basket is making my heart flutter.

Dallas Shaw said...

makes me want to be a mom
;)
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Blair said...

Oh my! Sounds fantastic. Quite jealous. I gave been wanting tha bike basket forever and that necklace is beautiful!

Blair said...

Oh my! Sounds fantastic. Quite jealous. I gave been wanting tha bike basket forever and that necklace is beautiful!

Lucia said...

Ah La Duni... they did our wedding cake, the cuattro leches. we ordered a bunch of thier large cakes and just kept bringing them out as needed. so very, very excellent. happy belated mother's day, to you, and thanks for the mushroom painting, which arrived safely, much to my delight!

Callie Grayson said...

sounds like you had a fabulous mothers day weekend!!! can't wait to read wednesday post to see what you purchased.

SimplyGrove said...

SOunds like a truly great weekend!!! xx

simplesong said...

yay, sounds lovely! have a great week! xo.

The Beauty File said...

What an adorable little chef!! Sounds like a perfect weekend!

Mrs.French said...

so it was perfect..and you got your basket!!! my bike is coming this week or next...I am so, excited! I had to change my order...my new one is black, perfect with the sweet green basket! xo t

PS~Erin said...

What a nice weekend! And your Mother's Day gifts are so pretty and quite thoughtful!

LeniStav said...

sounds perfect and the food looks delicious!

Design Scouting said...

adore that necklace! and your weekend sounds just perfect

lassenbaby said...

What sort of earrings, if any, are you wearing with the Urban Outfitters necklace? I just got one for my third anniversary (leather). Just curious.

Joslyn said...

lassenbaby --
i wear the same pair of earrings every single day. a tiny pair of diamond studs that my husband gave me for our anniversary. i haven't taken them off in 5 years.

i'm pretty boring ;-)