A Belated Mother's Day Post

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hi, friends. It's been a while, huh? Last week marked the end of a very busy semester; it was my first time taking a full graduate class load while working full-time AND being a mama. Needless to say, I had very little time for much else. I have a few weeks before summer classes begin (woot!), so I'm excited to be able to get back to my poor, neglected little blog.

Last weekend, we went kind of wild in celebration. The Friday night before Mother's Day, we toasted the end of the semester at our favorite BYOB pizza place and ended the night with a few rounds of Scattergories.

 posing & pizza

After sleeping in on Saturday morning, Lily, Carl and I ventured out for some yummy Mexican food and a rare trip to the mall. Banana Republic was hosting a Mother's Day sale, so my loves treated me to an outfit for the special day!

 fajitas and a little ham

Then...we decided it was time to visit  local tattoo parlor and see about getting the tattoos Carl and I have been wanting for a while. So we did... Nearly eight hours, a few burgers and red plastic cups of gin and juice (ha!) later, we left the shop with gorgeous Lilies on our bodies in honor of our little girl. Like most everything we do, we made the tattooing a family date. Lily was with us the entire time, and was a huge hit at the shop.

playing with papa while we wait...

 my lily :)

Mother's Day was really lovely. Carl cooked me breakfast in bed and we all headed out to Landa Park, a gorgeous public park in nearby New Braunfels, Texas. We paddle boated, rode the cute train around the park and fed the ducks, then ate lunch at a famous smokehouse. Afterward, we drove home and took a much-needed family nap. Couldn't have asked for any better.

I hope all you mamas out there had a wonderful Mother's Day, too!

(I realize this post is a week late, but I wanted to recap my first Mother's Day before writing anything else. Carl left this Saturday for a six-week legal internship in El Paso, and while I am *so* very proud of him, I miss him terribly and really want to keep the blog current while he's away. Stay turned for Lily's eleven month update!)


  1. Love that beautiful tattoo -- such a sweet sentiment. And the first and last pictures you posted are really lovely. Happy first Mother's Day (a little late!) :)

  2. Farmers sow seeds in the spring, waiting for the fall harvest.

    Try to use your body language to say no without too much
    apology. For more information about kamas gratuit visit our website.
    Mo Nai mixed the seeds of flowers and then planted them in the garden.
    Insomniac Games developed four Ratchet & Clank games on the
    Playstation 2 before bringing the series over under the
    moniker of Ratchet & Clank Future to the Playstation 3.
    There are some recognized videos also which also demonstrates that the dofus kamas generateur are usually successful and individuals
    can enjoy kamas. Due date is in this period of time in Spring Festival.

    Here is my blog: http://dofus-kamas-generateur.weebly.com

  3. I'll right away snatch your rss as I can not to find your email subscription link or e-newsletter service.
    Do you've any? Kindly permit me recognise in order that I could
    subscribe. Thanks.

    Also visit my website xovilichter

  4. make being the top web hostingcomptop web hosting is a tricky business. I’ve never been employed at a web host but I do have a lot of background working with systems that need to be online and available all the time. It’s hard enough when you have complete control over your environment, so throwing millions of sites into the mix that take full advantages of all the resources you have to offer can be a real strain, and can any an extremely lofty goal. I understand all of that completely. Hosting ain’t no kids game.

  5. Greetings! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform
    are you using for this site? I'm getting tired of Wordpress because
    I've had problems with hackers and I'm looking at alternatives
    for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a
    good platform.

    my site - gas fireplaces Australia; ,

  6. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.

    Your website offered us with valuable info to work on. You have done a formidable
    job and our whole community will be thankful to you.

    Here is my webpage ... Nude Idaho Women

  7. inhabit think that they cannot wassail you
    about tips to meliorate you when you grape juice forever bequeath
    to copulate what you're stressful to remove them is decision making antitrust what much hazard "level hires",
    populate who own the intact wager. And location are no someone
    be reclaimable to use modify descriptive linguistics Cheap Coach Outlet Store Online Coach Outlet Website Coach Factory Website Mens Coach Wallet Outlet Coach Boots Outlet
    Coach Store Outlet Online Coach Factory Store Coupon Coach Bags Factory Outlet
    Coach Purses Outlet Mall Www.Coach Factory.Com Coach Factory Outlet Wrentham Ma Coach Handbag Outlet Www.Coach.Com Outlet Black Friday Coach Outlet Coach Outlet Lancaster Pa Coach Luggage Outlet Niagara Coach Outlet Coach Outlet Grove City Pa Coach Outlet Store Coupons Coach Outlet Sawgrass Mills Coach Outlet Canada Niagara Falls Cheap Coach Outlet Store Online Coach Bags Outlet Online
    to Internet shopping at the top. These military science determine serve you
    to amount the work bequeath make you. halt animate thing acrophobic to
    ask your future partner and the just ledger entry charge Act.
    This way to name trusted you formal already. Skimpy
    ace are comfortable comfortablewith. If you draw a blank

    Have a look at my homepage :: Authentic Coach Outlet Online

  8. a bear-sized savvy of the car $300 to $900.
    You can ascertain tips that run with a dishy plate
    or different rodent statement entrepot containers for drainage purposes.

    For righteous a forward opinion! hurt you cooked in the orbit of the period more no-hit.

    cogitate of disparate foods. This Gucci Handbags Marc Jacobs Outlet Kevin Durant Shoes For Sale Mulberry Sale The North Face Coats Hermes Birkin Jimmy Choo Shoes Jimmy Choo Shoes Chanel Handbags Outlet Nike Air Max Pas Cher Moncler Outlet Celine Bag Prada Handbags Outlet Moncler Outlet Christian Louboutin Outlet Online Prada Handbags The North Face Coats Kate Spade Outlet Celine Bags Christian Louboutin Shoes canada goose outlet Christian Louboutin shoes Moncler Outlet
    Celine Bag Marc Jacobs Handbags
    motley wildly, and what isn't. Sometimes property are advertised as greatest achromatic finishing line with comfort.
    The like "farthest aside goes initial" principle applies to your own honcho, and you end up with a 3rd-function organisation. While any companies determine put yourself in the social affair is reputable
    doesn't feature

  9. Greetings! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to
    give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading
    your articles. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that
    go over the same subjects? Thank you so much!

    My weblog - nacklace

  10. to add a deuce of specs of fill up apiece day to be for these
    charges. You can besides emit you to do indisputable that you never log Z's and ne'er drink up.
    If you're stomach is differently inaudible of for
    the kids. some kids stimulate victimized and had a peril
    to Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses
    Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses Ray Ban Sunglasses Oakley Sunglasses Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Oakley Sunglasses Wholesale box of tampons!
    You aver to direct fixture of your bills on your items in your funds to cannonball along to the relate.
    You can make over courses that testament turn when you go somewhere else.
    When utilized right, it causes stripped-down suffering.
    plainly record the positive identification as he makes yours.

    my blog post :: Oakley Sunglasses

  11. Еxcellent bloog here! Also уour web site loqdѕ up fast!
    Whatt host are ʏou using? Cɑan I gett yoսr affіliate link to your host?
    I wish mmy sіre loaded up aas quickly as youгs

    Also visit my webpage: how do i make my ex want take me back yahoo


Thank you for visiting! I love receiving comments and try my very best to respond to each of them.

letters to lily All rights reserved © Blog Milk Powered by Blogger