Mother’s Day weekend

We stayed quite busy this past weekend packing as much as we could into Mother’s Day weekend.  It kicked off with a BBQ with friends on Friday night where we enjoyed morel mushrooms the size of our head. Marcus likes to fry up his fungus finds in crushed saltines and a stick of butter. So bad but soooooo good!

Morel mushroomsOn Saturday morning I got motivated and went out for a run. It didn’t last as long as I hoped, but baby steps. I still have the goal to run a 5k at some point this year…

I got home just in time to open up a card from my mom, have a cup of my favorite Zanzibar coffee and get ready before we took off to a Mother’s Day Tea at Terrace Hill.Mother's Day card from momAfter another lovely tea, we packed up the car and headed out on the open road to Pella, Iowa for their annual Tulip Time festival. The weather was perfect and the kids loved the almond-filled pastries and Dutch dancers complete with wooden shoes!

Marcus and Evie at Tulip Time 2015Jaarsma BakeryMother’s Day morning started perfectly with a cup of coffee, a Dutch letter and card from my boys. Shortly after, we were off again for family brunch – mimosas included! I spent most of my time running around outside with Everett as he checked out the garden at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. They have the most gorgeous peonies in bloom right now!

Running around Terrace HillEvie and a peonywhite peony

After filling up on egg bake and fresh fruit, I got my real gift of the day, a trip to my happy place (Target) without my kid in tow. It was glorious.

After picking up “the essentials” I headed to my parents’ house to celebrate my dad’s birthday. The festivities included drinking some rose from William Harrison, smooching on baby Brookie and an amazing meal around the harvest table.Brookie and MarissaKiki and SidneyPacked to the gills and with family. Exactly how I wanted to spend my Mother’s Day weekend!

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