Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day!!


Okay, so right away you should know I will be shamefully boasting in this post. Don't say you haven't been warned! I have had THE VERY BEST Mother's Day ever! Aside from having to wake up early for an 8:00 AM church meeting, that is. Dave and the girls and I were all matching today in our bubble gum pink hues. I actually had it together enough to to style Tiffany and Natalie's hair and still be on time, which is a huge feat for me that early in the morning. Had a fantastic Sunday at church with all the Primary children and teachers/leaders. Me and my "gals" (Primary Presidency - I am the secretary) had a glorious time, albeit slightly hectic, helping the kids make cards and frost/decorate cupcakes for their mothers, which they then presented to them in adorable little gem-adorned boxes. The BEST part of this activity is the fact that I had probably 3 (okay, more like 4, could have been 5......I lost track) cupcakes and about a pint of frosting. These are homemade cupcakes and frosting that my friend, Erin, produces and they only surface twice a year, so the whole supply and demand factor was at work. I knew I wasn't going to see another cupcake for roughly six months, so I had to store up. Oh MAN! These are hands down the tastiest treats in the world. NO kidding! Seriously! So, after gorging myself and cleaning up our mess, the girls and I headed home. Dave has to stay after church on Sundays to do his calling, so we are always alone the first hour. Now, you have to realize that Sundays are clearly the messiest day of the week in our house, due to the tornado that takes place getting us all ready to walk out the door so early. I was not exactly looking forward to coming home and cleaning it up on my special day. Imagine my surprise as I walked into an immaculate house! Floors swept and mopped, carpets vacuumed, beds made, spotless kitchen - I was stunned! Martina McBride's "There You Are" blaring from the stereo on repeat - love that song, fresh pink tulips (my favorite color, of course)in a vase on the table and a beautiful Mother's Day card, enclosing CONCERT TICKETS to both the BFD Kiss 106.1 venue and the Sarah Evans concert coming up! My sneaky boy had raced home during church to do this all for his adoring wife and make her feel special. Thank you, Dave!!! I love you so much. Then I got to crawl into bed, due to the effects of my sugar-fest now wreaking havoc on my body (yes, I know, not the best choice!) and take a long and fabulous nap. Ahhhhhh, I do feel like a Queen today. I'm going to revel in it for the next little while before I can no longer milk it. Hope you all had amazing Mothers Days as well! See, I told you it was shameless.

9 comments:

Amy & Brad said...

Glad you had a great day!! You deserve it!
Love you!

Lindsay said...

Frosting shots?! I'm sad I missed all the fun. Hooray for your great day!

Moka said...

Ok, the pics! Too cute!! Those cupcakes were awesome!

Karen said...

Sister Westra,

Yhank you for calling me saturday to set up the time for Rob (Elder Lindmark) to call me. It was so great to talk to hime and it was great to talk to you. I so appreciate others looking out for my son while he is on his mission. He really loves the people he has met there and he really loves serving the Lord. Thank You for making my day!!

aliciadiane said...

Very cute Husband of yours...Your family looked darling at church and by the way I am quite bummed taht I did not eat one single cupcake (thanks for eating one for me)!!! I am glad that you found my blog.

Carol said...

Your husband is so darling! What a lovely treat for you. You guys are about the cutest couple I know! Glad you had a good day!

Allison Barnes said...

Hey Julie,

Fun blog! Glad you decided to do one. It's lots of fun. Now i can keep up to date on your beautiful family! Give hugs to everyone!

You'll have to visit my blog... barnesfamlv.blogspot.com

Love ya,
Allison

DebraPants said...

Aww... how sweet! I should have my husband read your blog for ideas of how to be romantic in the future. I told him once that if he wanted to please me, all it would take is some cleaning. I still think he thinks I was joking.

ashley said...

Sounds like a wonderful mother's day. I'm so glad someone had one...I spoke in church feeling like I was on my deathbed and then came home and slept for three more days :) All is well now. Fun blog!