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...
 
ouch!

 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!)


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