We spent lots of time with family (my mom and grandma even came down from Kansas City) and had a wonderful time. Friday night James had to work late helping with graduation, but when he finally made it home he had flowers and ice cream. We spent the evening watching a movie and then headed to bed. We got up early on Saturday to prepare for the guests we were expecting on Sunday and James went to help his dad with some jewelry work (for those of you that don't know...his dad is a goldsmith). My family arrived and set about helping me with some last minute preparations and some chores around the house that I have not been able to get to.
When James got home on Saturday it was just me and Carter and he confessed that he hadn't been telling me the whole truth...he was working on jewelry for me! :) I was so surprised and immediately started crying. This is the gorgeous, silver necklace he made me with the flowers he brought home on Friday.
Sunday was Carter's dedication at church...pictures to come later...and it was awesome! I was so excited all morning and it was really great to have most of our families there to celebrate with us. Our pastor also gave a wonderful sermon on prioritizing on purpose as parents. All about the priorities we set for our kids and how those need to reflect what we want them to know when they grow up. A great reminder that our actions and words have huge ramifications! It was one of my favorite sermons since we started attending our church.
After church our families came over for lunch. Sandwiches, fruit, veggies, pasta salad, and homemade cookies! It was a great way to celebrate mothers day! Afterward, James went to a baseball game with a friend and my wonderful sister-in-law watched Carter so I could take a much needed nap. :)
Overall, it will be hard to top next year!
For another wonderful Mother's Day post check out my friend Grace's blog!