Monday, May 14, 2012

The Simple Things | Mother's Day

Hope all of you blogger mama's had a wonderful Mother's Day! 

 My Mother's Day started off with homemade cards and breakfast made with love...

Next, we were off to the beach to make sand castles, dip our toes in the sand and a picnic by the ocean...

Payton and I worked diligently on not building a sand castle but a Walrus...

Isn't it the cutest Walrus you've ever seen?

After working hard on our Walrus we enjoyed a yummy lunch that daddy made for us. Homemade hoagies, Funyun's (my fave growing up and haven't had them in FOREVER!) and my moms favorite drink -- IBC Rootbeer...yum!

What a great day so far!

After a great day at the beach we did some shopping and then off to my dads and Sandy's for a Mother's Day dinner...

 Dipping our toes in the pool, a Harley ride with my dad and some yummy Moscato with dinner. So blessed!

To finish up a wonderful day, Payton and I had an all inclusive tea party with a personal waiter, tea, homemade chocolate covered strawberries and cucumber sandwiches. A spot of tea anyone?

 It was the simple things that made this day wonderful!
A mother's job is messy. A mother's job is stinky. A mother's job is hectic. A mother's job is NEVER done. A mother's job is more rewarding than any paycheck. 
I am so blessed with two loving and caring children!

How was your Mother's Day? I'd love to hear all about it.

the salad daysHappy Jax


  1. Awww! You had a wonderful day I see!!! xoxo

  2. Oh Allison, I used to love it when mom played tea party with me! Looks like you had lots of fun :)

  3. Oh wow, that does look like the perfect day!

  4. You ROCK! Your Mother does live on in you in the most wonderful ways. I'm so happy that you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

  5. I love that waiters tie.

  6. Guess who???????????????????????????

  7. Lovely blog Allison... looks like you and your lovely family had great fun at the beach.. I love the beach.. think you might have noticed that... thank you for your visit to my blog, happy you left your link so I could visit back, I am now your new follower on here and on Pinterest.

    Have a good day,

  8. fun! Our days were somewhat similar! LOL...Love the tea party pics, adorable. Steve would totally be a waiter too. Looks like you had a fabulous day :) xoxo

  9. Eventful holiday! I love these photos, so glad you had ton of fun :)
    I love love the little tea party- would've joined in a heartbeat! :D

  10. Looks like you had a fab Mother's Day!!!

  11. First off... Gosh woman... you are GORGEOUS. Seriously beautiful, & what a sweet loving family you have! Really looked like the perfect day. You captured it beautifully... Oh the tea part SO SO cute!

    Btw. LOVE that we both ended our day w/ a glass (fish bowl. Lol) of wine... AND we both got the 50mm! Yay! Thanks for your sweet comment too. UG. I SO need to get more comfortable w/ Photo Shop & Elements. Honestly, I loved Picnik & now I've been using Picmonkey.) It's just so quick & easy! I need to stop making excuses & just learn the darn thing! Lol... sorry for the novel comment)

    1. You are so sweet!!! I don't feel very photogenic but you make me blush, love :)

      It was a perfect Mother's Day! Your photos at the park are gorgeous. You have so a beautiful little family.

      Okay, so I am going to check out this Picnik and Picmonkey you speak about since the Elements is WAY to complicated for me right now...ha! Somehow I lost my watermark when I was uploading my photos last night, an I about cried. But these websites you mentioned are less technical then they have my name written ALL of it!


  12. I love the labeled sandwiches and the tea party, what a great day!


  13. looks like a great mothers day to me!! i wish we were close to a beach... i'd spend ALL of my free time there.

    and i love the little tea set. so, so cute!

  14. What a wonderful day! That's exactly what Mother's Day is for-family. Great pics :) Just read your previous post as well and I'm thinking of you, kinda bittersweet to have good and sad memories all in one day :)

  15. I just love the tea party shots! So cute and what a great day it looks like you had. I wish I looked as good as you in photos.

  16. Good guess,but wrong daddy.Here's a hint.My princess and my sweetheart look very pretty.Hum who could this be?

  17. Except for the tatoos


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