Monday, May 12, 2014

It's nice to be loved..

I had a wonderful Mother's day weekend and I hope all you Mother's did too. It is nice to have a special day to be reminded that you are loved and appreciated.


On Mother's day my oldest (Janae) took me out for Mexican food and to the movie "Heaven is for real"--it was a great movie and dinner was delicious. So fun to have a night out! She also bought me a gift certificate to a Annie Sloan chalk paint stockist in an neighboring town that I didn't know existed. I am very excited to go visit that shop...and have money to spend! Janae always spoils me!

I woke up in the morning of Mother's day to the kids cleaning house and making me these cup cakes.

 Chantel said it took her forever to spell out the words in little candy pearls. What sweet kids I have.

My very thoughtful Dad bought me roses with a note that said he and my Mom are so proud of the Mother I am. Very touching.


It went on to say that he had bought me his favorite red and white rose and then my Mother told him I don't like red and so he went back and bought me pink.


So I got double the roses! Mom's always know what you like :)

My husband bought me a beautiful Clematis for the yard and even said he would plant it for me.

On Mothers day I also of course went to see my own Mother- my Mother in law- and Grandma. I wish I would have taken pictures! Mother's day was also my Dad's birthday--so a big weekend for our family!

This weekend I also got to go to a lifetime friends wedding (we have known each other since we were 2). Hadn't seen her in years and was so happy to see how happy she is and meet her new husband (who has to be one of the world's nicest guys--immediately felt like I had known him forever). So enjoyed seeing her parents too. Some people it just doesn't matter how many years go by of not seeing each other there is a bond there that is like they are family. It was such a lovely celebration.


Another fun event of the weekend was the Doggie dash--where we raised money for the Oregon Humane Society. It was such a fun event--I heard there was 4000 dogs there! I didn't see one dog fight either. It was so fun!


There were people and dogs as far as the eye could see!

We met one of Janae's Facebook friends there that she had never met in real life..and so we did the 2.5 mile walk with 9 Poms (4 being Janae's and 5 belonging to her friend). Janae's friend was so nice--we really enjoyed walking with her and her fur kids.



We had a fun time! The dogs were so good--I think they were nervous about all the big dogs around. :) We got a lot of attention from other doggie dashers with all those Poms walking together!


How was your Mother's day weekend? Just wonderful I hope :)


Thanks for visiting!

21 comments:

lashawnmontoya said...

Ahh, sounds like a wonderful weekend celebration! Wish we lived closer...:)
Ciara drove up from Santa Cruz Friday night and left Sat night (just a quick 24 hr trip 'cuz she had to work) but we had so much fun shopping in downtown Chico, saw the movie "Mom's Night Out" (great movie- really cute and funny!) and ate at our favorite Thai restaurant.
On Sunday, I gave my mom her gift, and my boys gave me theirs (kitchen stuff, which I always like) and flowers. Dave cleaned house and cooked all day. I had a wonderful weekend, too:)

Janae said...

I am so glad you had a good Mother's Day you definitely deserve it, you are a wonderful Mom! Thank you so much for going to the Doggie Dash with me I had a blast!! <3

Pam Kessler said...

Sounds like you had a GREAT weekend! Love the photos of Janae and her friend and all the poms. They look so huggable!

Grandma Carolee said...

What a delightful post! I"m so glad you had such a fun Mother's Day weekend. Love that picture of you and Janae. Dad & I had a great weekend too with all of our children coming over to wish us well. That Doggie Dash really looked like a good time. I'd like to go with Annie next year.

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

It looks like it was a great Mothers day for you. The Doggie Dash looks like fun was had by all for a great cause. I love seeing the furry friends..

Vintage Home said...

oh my goodness that Doggie Dash looks fabulous! What beautiful Poms you have!
Seems your mothers day weekend was a huge ton of wonderful family fun!

Amy Jo said...

Wow your weekend was busy! I think your dad buying you roses is the sweetest thing.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Sandy what a fun day. Love the dog parade how cute is that. I think that big husky in the one picture was eyeing up one of the poms. Too funny. Glad they all had a great time and you had a great day for being such a great mom to the kids and the furry kids too. Very sweet post. Loved this.
Kris

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a fun special weekend...Your family adores you!! I have never seen so many poms!!!

Carol

Laura Tieri said...

Wow! I can't believe all the people at the Doggie Dash!
How fun would it be to see so many dogs all in one place!
Your friend, that got married, is so pretty! I love that headband that she is wearing!
Lucky you...all those beautiful roses! That was so sweet!

lynn said...

your weekend was packed full of goodness, sandy:) so glad! the dog walk must have been fun, and the wedding, too:) and your wisteria is fabulous!

Heaven's Walk said...

What a wonderful day you had, Sandy! Surrounded by the love of family! :)

xoxo laurie

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful roses and clematis. What a great weekend!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

So pleased Sandy that you had such a lovely weekend. Lovely pics. I had a great weekend too. x

Fran Mclean said...

I am so glad you had a great weekend. The doggy dash looks like it would be fun to go to. Maybe next year I will give it a try with my three. Have a wonderful wed and thu. it's going to be a hot one here in Oregon.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, Sandy! I did, too, and it was a little busy, but Sunday was a nice quiet day. Nice pictures of you and Janae. It sounds like you got some lovely gifts, too.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! Lots of people love you and think you're pretty special!

Deb said...

What a fun post. You really did have a wonderful Mother's Day with your fabulous family. I think the cup-cakes were just perfect. Deb

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

You have a fun life full of family and real living. I love reading about things you do with your daughters. You are very lucky to be so close to them. Those pom pups are darling. I am confused how I would personally keep the leash thing to last 2.5 miles with 4 or 5 pups in tow. Cute stories - I am just catching up.

Karen said...

Hi Sandy,
Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous and you are an amazing photographer! Just stunning pics! I loved seeing you and your beautiful daughter and her sweet furry friends! You do have a wonderful family who adore you! Wishing you a belated Happy Mother's Day! Karen

Twinkle Terrior said...

What a great mothers day weekend! I love that you all did the doggie dash! Fur-babies make a house a home :)