Sunday, May 8, 2011

First Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day! Let me start by saying that I absolutely LOVED today. Being a Mom is truly the best thing I have ever done and I was so excited about today. Derrick had made all kinds of plans to do some of my favorite things for my first Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, Neely Jo is still battling a cough and as much as I wanted to run around and celebrate, I just couldn’t do it in good conscience. So the sad part of today was I had a baby that wasn’t feeling 100%, but the up side is that I had a baby that wanted to snuggle and be loved on all day. One of the things Derrick had planned was a picnic. Even with the forecast in the upper 70’s, we just couldn’t get Neely Jo out (at this point we aren’t sure if she has allergies or just a cold) so we had an inside picnic!

Our fried chicken picnic with all the fixins quickly turned into a BLT with a few other things that we could get together without spending the day cooking. It was delicious! You will never hear me complain about any meal that includes pork product, white bread (no crusts because they just get in my way) and Duke’s mayonnaise.


And my beautiful pink hydrangea was a Mother’s Day surprise from my friend, Elizabeth! We set it up so we had a little bit of the outside at our picnic. And this is a quilt that I actually bought Easter weekend. It is a Cathedral Window pattern and it has the dates stitched on one corner…

I love all the detail and that someone spent so much time making such a beautiful quilt. This will always be something special that I use on Mother’s Day and then I plan to give it to Neely Jo on her first Mother’s Day. Hopefully it will be as special to her as it is to me!



  1. Happy 1st Mother's Day!
    Love the quilt,
    love the baby sock monkey (I'm doing a "sock monkey second b-day" for katie),
    love the gorgeous baby,
    and you look too damn good to have a baby that young.

  2. What a sweet little Neely baby! I love those pictures of her on the quilt! AND, you did get the quilt!! You are so hilarious!

  3. Love the food. Love the quilt. Love the pictures. Of course, LOVE the precious baby. Love it all. Sounds like y'all made the most of your day.

  4. Sweet pictures of Neely and you. Crusts make your hair curly. Oh, I forgot ... that only works on momma.