Thursday, April 23, 2015

My Mother's Day Wish List



Mother's Day holds such a special place in my heart.  It reminds me of the unexpected, difficult, and blessed journey we have had in growing our family...and I am so grateful for every step of the way.

So to celebrate Mother's Day, there are a few serious, special, and fun things I'd like:


Via Blessed Is She

1.  "I Found Him Whom My Soul Loves" Shirt, Journal, and Print

It's no secret that I love Blessed Is She.  Their beautiful daily devotions and awesome blog (all written by real women!) have really helped me strengthen my spiritual life.  I would absolutely love to get this pack - the shirt is cute, I know just where to hang the print, and the journal will really help me focus during my prayer time.


Our beautiful rosebushes from last summer

2.  Flowers

Not cut flowers in a vase, but a plant in the ground.  There's something about nature that really speaks to me of God's beauty, so a flowering plant is a perfect gift to remind me of God's gift of my beautiful children. 


Via Chick fil A

3.  Chick fil A's Frosted Lemonade

Ok, nobody better make fun of me for this!  But Chick fil A's Frosted Lemonade is amazing!  If you haven't had it yet, it's basically a lemonade dreamsicle milkshake.  Need I say more?!  And I realize they're not open on Mother's Day since it's a Sunday...so I'll take one the day before and one the day after to make up for it. ;)


Two of the kids' cards from the past year :)

4.  Handmade Cards

For every holiday since we started dating, my husband has made me a handmade card.  And now he helps the kids make them for me too.  Growing up in my family, we made all of our cards for each other.  I guess you could say it's a tradition, so I love that now we're doing it too.  Plus, it's so precious to see what my husband and the kids come up with, whether it's a Pinterest craft or a coloring page.  There's nothing sweeter!



5.  Time with My Family

Really, what I want the most for Mother's Day is to have fun together as a family.  I like celebrating the day by going out for ice cream, taking a walk around the neighborhood lake, or visiting the zoo.  Just being together.




So that's my list....some meaningful with a little fun thrown in.  I think that honors the spirit of Mother's Day perfectly for me.  So how will you be celebrating Mother's Day this year?



               


I'm linking up with these awesome parties today!


23 comments:

  1. Your list sounds great! I've never had a frosted lemonade but oh my that sounds amazing! Too bad we don't have a Chic-Fil-A close by!

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  2. I always love the peach milkshakes at Chic-Fil-A. Never heard of the frosted lemonade, but you bet I'm going to check it out. Your roses are beautiful. Always envy of those that can grow something in their yard year after year. You have much to be blessed with this year for Mother's Day. Enjoy your day with the family!

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  3. Cat @ MaryMarthaMama.comApril 24, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    I love your list! And I totally agree, I think the frosted lemonade is very good! My husband asked me what I wanted for Mother's day and my mind went totally blank so I just told him I want french toast for breakfast. So I think I need to think about this some more :)

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  4. That Rose bush is beautiful! I actually have never tried a frosted lemonade from CFA, so I'll need to get on that stat. Sounds delish!

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  5. Oh my goodness your post made this Virginia girl hungry for some CFA. We don't have any in NYC! Sounds like some wonderful wishes :-)

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  6. That sounds so fun! The last 2 years, we've gone to pick out plants too :) Then, we'll go to the park or zoo or something. I love it. And, yes, that frozen lemonade is downright amazing. The first time we went, we got one to split, and I immediately regretted it. haha Happy early Mother's Day to you, Monica!!! -Jess

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  7. The next time you are near one, definitely get it! And don't get one to share - you need your own. lol And congrats on #4!!!!!!!! -Jess

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  8. You should! I love seeing them around my yard - it always reminds me of my kiddos :) When you go to get the frozen lemonade, make sure you each get your own. We all got one to split the first time, and I immediately regretted it. lol And thank you! Happy early Mother's Day to you too! -Jess

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  9. I didn't know they had peach! Maybe I'll have to try a new flavor each time I go! Oh, I feel so incredibly blessed. I still can't believe it. This will be my 4th Mother's Day...I try to treasure every moment, but this day is extra special. Happy early Mother's Day to you too! I hope you have a wonderful day with your beautiful family!!! -Jess

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  10. Breakfast in bed sounds good to me! :) Happy early Mother's Day to you!!!! -Jess

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  11. I hope you like it as much as we do! I was actually stunned by how good it was. I mean, I'm asking for it for Mother's Day so either I'm crazy or it's crazy awesome, right? ;) -Jess

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  12. What?! Wow! That sure is surprising! I guess you'll have to try one when you go to visit family or on your next vacation!!! -Jess

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  13. Then every time I see the plant, I think of my kiddos :) Their lemonade is so amazing, I just knew the frozen one would be awesome. And it was! You'll love it I'm sure!!! -Jess

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  14. Love those ideas! Great post! Nice to meet your girls! I'm linking up with you in Women with Intentions Link UP. Blessings!!!


    W/Love,
    Tayrina from TGAWrites

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  15. Fun list! The Blessed is She gift pack looks like a great gift to give or get. ;)

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  16. What a great list! Time with my family would be at the top of my list! It's such a crazy time of year and I feel like we just see each other in passing! Thank you for sharing at Waiting on...Wednesday!

    Holly
    www.iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com

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  17. I love receiving flowers that I can plant, too! :-) These are wonderful ideas.
    Linking up from Women with Intention. Have a blessed week and a blessed Mother's Day :-).

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  18. I love plants for Mother's Day! They Are so special!! Time with family is always a must for Mother's Day!

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  19. Jenny @ Women With IntentionMay 5, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    I love plants for Mother's Day, too! :) Thanks for linking up at Women With Intention Wednesdays!

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  20. Thank you so much! Nice to meet you too, Tayrina!!!!! -Jess

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  21. Agreed! So when we get the time, I just want to relax! Thanks for hosting! -Jess

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  22. All of my favorite things all wrapped into one - faith, family, outside, love, sugar...I think I should get it all since it is my day as a mom after all ;) -Jess

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  23. They're such a beautiful reminder of motherhood and God's beauty! Thanks for hosting! -Jess

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