A Day in the life – Mother's Day

Friday Night when we picked Tbug up, she brought me these papers.  They brought tears to my eyes.

Mother’s Day morning I got the pleasure of having Tbug with us.  She woke me up with my present (which she didn’t have to get me… hubby! but I love you both!!)!!


And a wonderful text from my mommy.  Mom is currently in Germany (every other year she spends Mother’s Day in Germany) so we had her call us so we could wish her a happy Mother’s Day properly.

Tbug wanted to make me breakfast in bed but hubby was pretty sure that if I felt him get up, I’d stumble my way into the kitchen to see what they were doing.  (He’s right.)  We decided that we were going to my parents to ride horses and I was really craving Mocha Frappe so we decided to check out the newly remodeled McDonald’s in town.

We ate inside and just as we were about to leave hubby went to get my dad some breakfast too.  When he came back to the table he asked where Tbug was.  I said she went that way and pointed at the soda machines.  He’s like, maybe she’s going to refill her drink and I pointed to her cup on the table.  She came back with straws (note: my mom loves drinking out of straws so it’s a joke.)

Once we got to Mom and Dad’s house, I let hubby and dad saddle the horses and I took photos of Tulsa to send to mom.  She sent me back a text asking how I got Tulsa to sit still.  I was like, I told her to sit.

Aloha was being ornery so I hopped on her to make sure she didn’t try anything with Tbug.  That’s what I claimed anyway, I just wanted to ride her :). haha.  Tbug’s legs are shorter than mine so I’d look like a monkey in her saddle if I tried putting my feet in her stirrups.

As you may or may not know (depending on how new you are around these parts) we lost one of our ride able horses last fall so dad pulled Superstud (Munchkin) up out of the pasture.  Munchkin is accident prone, someday I’ll explain, but they said he wouldn’t be ridden again, but dad and Munch have proved the vets wrong.  Dad’s ridden him a few times in the last 10ish years.  Dad rode Munchkin, I rode KG, Tbug was on Aloha and hubby rode Mini Me.

We took Tbug to meet her {step}dad at noon then met up with my dad and ate lunch.  From lunch we went to my Mother in Law’s house to check on her hayfield.  Cowgirl wandered out into the field with us.  btw, Hay’s lookin good!!

Then we came back to our house to help dad load up the last of our hay for the horses.  On our way to the house I got a sweet message from Tbug’s Mom.

After we were finished there we started pulling the water off the top of the pool tarp.  By this time last year the pool was already open, but that’s ok, we aren’t having to pull those oak frilly things out of the water!!

 From there I came in the house and finished up Sunday’s blog post.  Yup, I was late on writing it that day 🙂

Then hubby and I put on The Holiday.  Yup, a Christmas movie in May.  No problem by me!!

I finished painting my finger nails and then…

took a nap and smeared my hair in my thumb nail.  This might be one of the reasons I don’t paint my finger nails.  btw, if anyone cares I painted them Mint Apple by Sinful Colors.

We had Grilled Chicken and cheesy California blend veggies for dinner.

And the night ended with a rub.  Yup, he’s rubbing my nose, but I started it 🙂

And there is my Mother’s Day.  A mighty fine Mother’s Day I might add.  The only thing to make it better was had I seen my Mom and my Grandma.

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Big R’s Bar-B-Q – Joplin, MO

Tbug wasn’t going to be able to share Mother’s Day with my mom, so the last weekend she was over we decided to go out to dinner for Mother’s Day.  When dad asked what we all wanted, somewhere Tbug said she wanted ribs so dad decided we’d go to Big R’s Bar-B-Q for Grandma’s Mother’s Day Dinner.

The last time Hubby and I ate here was in February of 2010 just after we got engaged.  We came here for a Dinner Club (which no longer happens).


Sweet & Salty

For Mother’s Day this year, my {step}daughter & husband gave me both of Trisha Yearwood’s cookbooks.

Lately I’ve been watching her on her Food Network show, in fact since she started, this was the first weekend she was re-runs.  Ok so I can’t lie, my favorite between her and Pioneer Woman is still Ree Drummond, but I like Trisha’s show none-the-less!  It is set to record on my DVR at home.  Sorry I don’t like commercials!

My Mother-in-law watches her show too!  And on a recent episode she created Sweet & Saltines.  It just so happens to be in her Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood cookbook as well.


Happy Mother's Day!

I just wanted to wish my Mom a Happy Mother’s Day!  I was a lucky kid growing up and I have a wonderful mother! (my mother HATES having her photo taken… good luck finding many… LOL)

Company Christmas Party 1984
(Santa scared me)

New York City on the Statue of Liberty, June 2005

My wedding.  I love both of them!!!  September 4, 2010

 And I can’t forget to send a special shout out to my newest addition of Mother’s in my life, My wonderful mother in law!

Mother Son Dance, Our wedding, September 4, 2010

Plus My wonderful Grandma!!

Bridal Shower, August 2010

And my Grandmother In Law

Our Wedding, Sept 2010

And I’d never forget about my wonderful grandmother I lost in September 2007.

February 5, 2002 (Grandma’s Birthday)

And this year I got to attend a Mother’s Day Luncheon at my sweet {step}daughter’s school.

May 6, 2011

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie left for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.

Nobody knows of the work it makes to keep the home together.  Nobody knows of the steps it takes, nobody knows – but Mother.

Mother – That was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.

And remember that behind every successful woman….. is a basket of dirty laundry.

To all my bloggy friend Mothers!!!