I'm still not quite back on blogging track because I've not been very timely in my posts. Life continues to be a bit overwhelming, with many family and friends going through tough times. Mother's Day weekend was hard in some ways--I was feeling down, and the kids squabbled every time I got in a vehicle with them, prompting me to shout and then feel guilty. I confessed this to a friend at church on Mother's Day, and she gave me a hug (relieved that she's not the only one who loses her cool occasionally!!). We grumpy moms have to stick together! :)
Fortunately, Mom, Nadine, and I had planned for a dinner out on Saturday night, and that was wonderful! We went to Isabel's Cantina in the Pearl, where we drank pear margaritas and each had the same meal (wild salmon), then shared a coconut flan for dessert. It was a lovely evening, with even lovelier company!!
|Nadine and Mom|
|My gorgeous salmon before I devoured it|
(the restaurant was open to the outdoors behind me)
After church we had a nice lunch at my parents' house, prepared by the men. Fortunately that weekend was beautiful, so we were able to sit outside!
|Mom, Nadine, me, and Trisha (my brother's girlfriend)|
|Stephen and Trisha|
|Card from Chris |
"After nearly 16 years, it's been a hell of a ride, but somehow we made it..."
|Outside of Kieran's letter |
"Warning: Live birds may fly out from packet"
|"I love you more" is an inside joke...|
Kieran always says that when I say goodnight to him,
as a sort of competition
|Plate from Nick (that's our baby elephant Samudra taking a bath)|
and birdhouse from Kieran
|With my gorgeous sister|
|Clara with the boys|
|The barn full of quilts|
|Another Japanese theme|
|This one made me think of our dear pastor and friend!|
|Me and Mom with Clara|
|Annual Mother's Day portrait|
|Love this photo of my parents!|
|Chris and Mike|
|Me with Kathy|
Happy Mother's Day a bit late!