May 13, 2010

my weekend recap

I'm sure most of you are already thinking about the weekend ahead, but I wanted to share with you a bit of my Mother's Day. It was my first as a Mama, and well, it was quite perfect, actually...



waking to bright sunshine * melting at the happy faces smiling up at me from their cribs * spying a vase of fresh blooms on the table - surprise! * savoring a slice of spinach & goat cheese quiche at Caffe de Luca * sipping a mug of spicy chai tea latte * enjoying a peaceful family walk * tucking away a treat to enjoy at home - yes, another one! * sharing kisses, hugs and cuddles with my three true loves * feeling quite giddy about a present! from my in-laws * peering into shop windows in Lincoln Square * ordering german chocolate cake and carrot cake - with four forks - at Cafe Selmarie * laughing on the phone with my mama - and missing her like crazy * tucking into bed a bit early with my book * drifting dreamily off to sleep knowing that I am the luckiest woman in the world

And even though it came a few days late due to some shipping snafus... LOVING my present.





To my darling babies, my sweet, sweet Henry & Amelia - you can't possibly know the tremendous joy I feel in my heart when I gaze into your bright eyes, on your shining faces. You can't know the way my love for you grows evermore each day. Or how I get a lump in my throat when I think about the sheer magnitude of the task I've been given... to be your mother. How I have this instinct to fiercely protect you from harm. How I beam with pride as I watch you learn and grow. You came into my life and flipped it upside down, and now I can't imagine a second of it without you. You are my best gift ever.





To my dear Husband -- you are my one, my only. I feel like I can do anything when you are by my side. You remind me to smile if I am feeling down. You help me up when I fall. You make me feel beautiful at times when I am anything but. Thank you for making this day - and every day - so special.




(Images 1, 2, 3, & 4 all posted by Anna here and here)

8 comments:

Cassimus T. said...

Such sweet words! and I LOVE your cookie cutters! They look soo much fun. We got my mother in law cookie cutters for mothers day too! ..they were star wars characters though..:)

ampersandity said...

loved your reflection on mother's day & the little peek into your life! those message cookie cutters are so cute!

Dionne said...

You got the bag? yay! And what a lovely Mother's Day it must have been!

mulberry and marie said...

Kristin- I really love hearing your thoughtful words about your family and Mother's Day. Hearing them helps perk up my Monday morning. I'm so glad to hear you had a nice day. I'm sure you deserve it!

Minnie said...

This is such a beautiful post. Beautifully done, with such evocative photos.

How wonderful that your first Mother's Day was so memorable with a little bit of all your favorite things. Just as it should be.

Marija said...

Beautiful and priceless to have this to share with them down the road...

ellywallin said...

you are so cute Kristin. I love to be inspired and to smile each time i check into your posts.

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