Wednesday, November 13, 2013

mom week.




My sweet mother was in town all last week meeting her newest grandson & teaching us how to take care of a baby (she had 8 babies so I consider her an expert!). It was such a treat having her here and we sure are missing her! She had to go back home to my dad & 16-year old sister on Saturday morning, but before we left to take her to the airport I took a few photos as she & Wyatt said their goodbyes. She was the absolute biggest help while she was here—making us delicious dinners every night, baking fresh bread/rolls/cinnamon rolls daily, coming with us on trips to IKEA & doctors appointments, keeping me company while Aaron went to work, and the real kicker...singlehandedly sewing curtains (I was no help at all) for the huge sliding glass patio door in our kitchen! (Those silly curtains have been on my "To Do" list for months, and she did them in 2 days. I should really stop being so scared of my sewing machine...)

Needless to say, we miss her a lot. A few tears were shed at the airport (bad combo when mother and daughter are both criers), and then I cried on the drive home...happy & grateful tears for having such a good mother and the blessing she is in my life. If I can be even half the mother to Wyatt that she has been to me, I'd be in pretty good shape. The only thing I forgot to have her do is show me how to properly fold a fitted sheet. Because youtube videos are surprisingly not that helpful, and a mom is not a mom unless she knows how to properly fold a fitted sheet!

12 comments:

  1. oh my heart melted reading this! I can relate so much, we live far away from family too so every time we go or they come to visit we all cry at the end...but that's life and thank goodness for skype! right?
    beautiful photos!

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  2. So happy you got to spend some time together! You mother is a lovely woman. My mom has nine babies, so I know how it feels to come from a big family. It's a blessing to have someone with such invaluable wisdom and experience to help me someday.

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  3. Is there a way to properly fold a fitted sheet?!

    Leanne xx

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    1. martha stewart & youtube people seem to think so! ;)

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  4. Such pretty ladies!! Moms are the best.

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  5. Gosh, those darn fitted sheets! Seriously, how do you fold those things?
    And aren't moms the best! I'm so glad she was able to come out and visit during this special time :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  6. OMG im scared of my sewing machine too! its exactly what i say. thats why i havent attempted anything!
    gorgeous photos and how its all going really well :)

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  7. I´m sure you know by now what is a mother. Inconditional love!.
    Baby looks gorgeous.
    Love from Spain
    Marialuisa

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  8. my mom came to stay for a month after clementine was born and it was the best thing ever. moms are the best.

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  9. Have you ever watched mom fold a fitted sheet?? Its honestly a magic trick!!! I've tried doing it after watching her and its near impossible to replicate. That woman is a genius when it comes to "the art of homemaking".

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    1. haha! no i didn't ever witness it, but she left her sheets neatly folded when she left (typical!) & i was kicking myself for not remembering to have her show me!

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  10. Such sweet words and beautiful pictures!
    I can't wait to share a moment like this with my mom. :)
    Hope you get to see her soon.

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