Mother's Day 2016

Over the past few years, our family has adopted a “Christmas in May” tradition.  It really is the best of both worlds, since May in Indiana is green and warm - and pretty much just a lovely thing.  The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season has subsided, leaving obligations few and far between, allowing us time to hang out with each other.  We all love it.  This year was no exception, and since we all (aside from Uncle Caleb/C-Dogg - boo!) were able to spend Mother’s Day together, we decided to make it an extra special occasion.  

Truthfully, my sister, Hannah, was the main gal behind this operation.  While we all chipped in a few thoughts and the occasional helping hand, she really brought this to life.  (I tip my hat to you, younger sister.  I never thought the day would come, but I hereby relinquish my duties as eldest sibling and happily pass them on to you.  Ha!)  

So you’re probably wondering what in the world I’m babbling on about.  The most fabulous Mother’s Day styled dinner, that’s what!  We were able to make the most of my parent's beautiful property, with the marshland that Dad grew up on serving as our backdrop.  As my SIL, Leah, said so well, this really was about honoring Mom and Dad, and enjoying a special time together.  The ambiance certainly didn’t hurt – but that wasn’t the main event.  When Ross suggested that we all share our favorite “Mom Moments,” resulting in a delightful walk down memory lane, it truly was the icing on the cake.   

We love you, Mom!  After all the Mother’s Day brunches that you threw for others while we were growing up, you definitely deserved a night to call your own.