Monday, May 12, 2008

Marvelous Mother's Day

Hooray for my first Mother's Day as a real-live mom! It was so fantastic. Here are all the wonderful parts of my Mother's Day celebration:

1. On Saturday, I went shopping with my sister and came home to a beautifully painted ceiling! We have needed to paint our ceiling for a long time so Aaron called Megan and told her to take me shopping so he could surprise me. He took care of Finn AND did a fabulous job of painting...what a guy!

2. While shopping, I bought my official mother's day gift, a fantastic navy blue mini-trench coat from Banana Republic. I have wanted a coat like that for so long and since it is almost summer, it was on clearance -- halleluja!

3. On Sunday, Aaron gave me some Ferrer Rocher chocolates (one of my absolute favs), a card from Aaron and a card from Finn (Aaron helped him scribble on it.) Then Aaron made me dinner -- carmelized pork tenderloin strips with sides of broccoli and a banana nut muffin -- YUMMY! He even did all the clean-up so I didn't have to lift a finger.

4. After dinner, we took a fabulous walk with Finn in his stroller. The weather was gorgeous yesterday and Finn loves to be outside so we had such a great time!

5. After Finn went to bed, we finished our day with a game of Battleship. I love to play any/all board games so this was a great way to end my wonderful day...even though Aaron beat me!

Being a mom is definitely challenging, but he's totally worth it:
I love being a mother so much. I am so grateful for my wonderful mother and everything she has done for me. I am so thankful for my beautiful baby boy and my amazing husband who made this day so special for me. Happy mother's day to all my fellow moms!

10 comments:

Dan & Ashley said...

Ahh...I'm so glad your day was so great! Sounds like Aaron and the Finnster took good care of you! I'm glad! It's so fun to celebrate Mother's Day for reals! haha Miss you guys!

Carpfam said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous day! Way to go Aaron and Finn!! I loved reading the play by play of your weekend, so fun.

Jobi Niu said...

You got spoiled! Um.. that picture of Finn... NOOOOOOOOOWAY! I wanna bite him. Okay so this passed get together I was on my way home from Baltimore.. But I HAVE to go to the next one! My gosh! I'm dyin to see everyone's kids.

Tiffany Johnson said...

Hey girl! I'm so glad you had a great mother's day! You deserve it. Little Finn is so stinkin cute! And Props to Aaron for steppin up to the plate! Way to go! So, we need to have a bbq or something! That would be fun! It would be so fun to see you guys!

The Prigmore Family said...

Battleship! Sounds like a perfect day to me. Glad you got to enjoy your first mother's day ever. That little boy of yours is a lady killer!

Andrea & da boyz said...

What a terrific Mother's Day--weekend! Hurray for your ceiling and chocolates and good times! You are a great mom, Ashley, and Finn is lucky to have you!

Annalisa said...

congrats on the boy. (i'm emily's sister & in aaron's mom's ward).

ec said...

amen to andrea.

happy mothers day ash!

Parks Family said...

Congrats on your first Mother's Day! It looks like the Parks men know how to make it very special... and they're setting high standards for next year.. hmmm.. what does the future have in store??

Marce said...

sounds so fun! i'm glad your hubby spoils you! lucky, lucky. and holy cow, your little Finn is so cute. i just want to squeeze him every time i see a picture! i can't wait to join the ranks!