Happy Mother’s Day!
I want to dedicate this post to my mom, for everything she’s done for me – I hadn’t realized until I had my own daughter what exactly it was like for my mom. All the work she did, all the love she gave, I feel like I’m experiencing my childhood through my mom’s eyes sometimes. It makes me really appreciate her in a new way!

Did you know she homeschooled me? That is a lot of work, let me tell you! And she took me to figure skating lessons, instilled a love of reading classic literature, and pushed me to go to college. Because of my mom’s pushing me in a good direction, I completed my degree in Medical Transcription and can now work at home and be with my little girl. I am so thankful for that!

I thought I would share some photos from my childhood:

This is my mom, Jan. :-) When she was about my age.

This is me when I was a baby… (1983)


My dad and me


Me and my sister

And I can’t leave my grandma out of this post because she’s my other mother, someone who I love dearly and appreciate as well. I have wonderful memories of spending the night at her house when I was little and waking to the delightful aromas of bacon, eggs, pancakes, sausage, you name it! I love you, grandma. :-)

My grandma Elda

Yesterday was the day I celebrated Mother’s Day with my mom. We got together and went to a tea store nearby – it was awesome! They had all kinds of teas, both loose-leaf and regular bags, and everything you can think of that relates to tea including tea pots, tea cozies, even vintage children’s tea sets. There is even a special area where you can try three different kinds of tea (they change it every day) – you get a special tea cup as well as cookie samples! It was so much fun. My mom bought two kinds of loose-leaf tea: Creme Broulet (I have no idea how that is spelled and am too lazy to Google it, lol) and Jasmine. I didn’t buy any (to my husband’s disappointment), but my favorites are Oolong and Chai – yummm!

We also went to Whole Foods and ate there – no, not free samples (though we could have filled up on cheeses and olives, lol). We tried their healthy pizzas. I had no idea you could get a huge slice of pizza for such a good price! We ended up splitting one. We got two special bottled drinks and a slice of pizza each for under $7. And I was prepared to spend a lot more, lol. I guess we’re both happy with simple, which is good. :-)

Oh and me? What did I get for Mother’s Day? I’m glad you asked! A little card from Jaedyn and two bags of Dove dark chocolate from my husband – isn’t that sweet? :-) I was thrilled, lol.

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How did you spend Mother’s Day?

Did your husband do anything for you on your first Mother’s Day ever?

What’s your favorite tea?

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5 Responses to Happy Mother’s Day ♥ Memories and More…

  • I’m all about Twinnings Irish Breakfast Tea…I drink it daily! Glad you had a great Mother’s Day!

  • I spent a relaxing day with my hubby and kids in the yard playing and reading magazines. A far as the tea goes, I’m more of a coffee girl. :-)

  • What a wonderful post! :) I was home schooled too if you didn’t know.

  • Sweet.

    I hope you had a great Mother’s day!

  • What a sweet tribute! You were a very cute baby…and I think your daughter looks like you did when you were a baby (she has those same squeezable cheeks). :)

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