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My Mother's Day

Hello everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful restful weekend, and that all of you moms had a nice Mother's Day! I have such a wonderful mother myself, and two great mom-in-laws, too! I was actually really on it this year. I got their cards and gifts in the mail on WEDNESDAY! I was so impressed with myself. We left on Saturday to travel to Shadow Mountain Church in San Diego, and yesterday we sang in all three of their morning services before flying back to Nashville. So, I didn't actually get to spend much of Mother's Day with my babies (David, Caroline and Bella!) but my birthday was last weekend, so I pretty much already felt spoiled and that I had had enough gifts for awhile!!

Caroline made me THE CUTEST things for Mother's Day at school. She knew I would be gone, so she was so excited to give them to me on Friday after school. She told me she couldn't even let the dog out to potty first, because I HAD to open her gift...

This is the envelope she decorated with my gift in it before I opened it. She informed me those were "heart balloons".

I made her stop and take a picture...can't you tell by the look on her face she was so ready for me to open it??!

The first thing she made me was this little wall hanging that said "I Love You To Pieces". It was decorated with some puzzle pieces with adjectives that she thought described me.

I'm not really sure about any of those descriptions,on a consistent basis anyway, but I'm glad that's how she sees me. However most days I strive to be almost all of them. However, "Pretty" is not one of them...the only time I strive for that is when I'm going onstage...and that's just being honest...hahahahaha!

AAAAAAANYWAY,
My very favorite thing she made me is this little book that she wrote and illustrated that had all these facts about us...it was the cutest. I totally started crying on the first page, because it was so sweet, and because she was beaming while I read it. I actually brought it with me to San Diego so I could show the girls. Leigh got a great laugh out of it, because kids are just honest. And it is hilarious....

Here is one of the pages of the book...

She loves the way I MAKE POPPYSEED CHICKEN!! How sweet is that?? I LOVED how she drew the steam rising and those black poppyseeds. SO awesome! We actually just started reading the Chronicles of Narnia together at night about a month ago. She checked out "The Magician's Nephew" on her own at school, and we both really loved it. We are almost done with "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." She got the movie from her grandma for Easter, so we are trying to finish the book before we watch it. It has really been a bonding time for us that I didn't expect. Obviously she is not getting the greater metaphor yet, and I can't say that I am fully, but CS Lewis was one of a kind. A genius. I find myself as I'm reading to her trying to arrange all of the characters to their counterparts in the gospel. It gets me side-tracked sometimes, so I will have to ask her what is going on in the real story! HA!

I just wanted to share a little piece of my Mom's Day with you....hope you all are well and will come see us on the road really soon.

Love, Shelley