5.15.2013

Mother's Day

Mother's Day 2013 will always be remembered with a sad undertone.  However, before my grandfather became ill again, we had a nice day of family fun.  I am so thankful for the privilege of being a mother.  It is by far the most awesome, rewarding and challenging "job" I've ever had.  I wouldn't trade my life for anything in this world.  God has blessed me beyond measure and I am so thankful.






We had a nice family lunch, well at least with part of the family.  Some of the uncles and aunts went on to the hospital with my grandfather, but those of us that stayed back enjoyed some time around the pool.  It was a rather cool afternoon but that didn't stop my kiddos.  They insisted on getting into the water, against my wishes.  I was amazed at how well Lucy tolerated the cool air.  Last year it would be 100 degrees outside and she would complain about being cold.  I think this could mean great things for our summer!




**Totally random side note, but I wanted to brag on Ella for a minute.  My niece, Maddie, who is pictured above, celebrated her 3rd birthday last month.  Ella wanted to do something very special for her and remembered her love of all things princess and mermaid.  She decided she would paint Maddie's favorite Disney princess characters as mermaids.  She worked for over a month at this present and it was a true labor of love.  I have to admit that I was very sad to see it go, but the look on Maddie's face was priceless.




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11 comments:

  1. That painting is awesome! Way to go Ella! And here's praying for a better summer for all of you.

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  2. You can brag all you want about your children--that is what we do (and in my case our Grandchildren too) Your Ella is sooo talented!! Her painting is perfect! What a lovely gesture to do this for her cousin. She is a special girl for sure...

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  3. Wow, Ella has a great talent. That's a beautiful picture.
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  4. wow, Ella seems to be talented in everything she does.

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  5. Ella that is beautiful!!!!

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  6. Ella's picture is beautiful. Ella is a very talented girl. You have every reason to be proud of her. She has a heart just like her Mama. You have a beautiful family.

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  7. Ella is quite the artist! Very talented!!! I hope your grandfather is feeling better. We continue to pray!

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  8. That is a GREAT painting of the mermaids! Ella is a really talented artist.

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  9. Hi Kate, I LOVE reading your blog~you are the greatest mom every:) Happy Mothers Day a few days late!!!! I was wondering if you could please let me know if you mailed out all the spirit runners t shirts yet. I am feeling you have but I wanted to let you know that we did not receive ours this year and my daughter Hannah was looking forward to getting one in the mail again this year. If they are gone please dont worry about it. My email is jnrenger@yahoo.com. thanks Nancy Renger

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  10. What precious memories. Great job on the painting, Ella. I can't believe how big Jack is getting. What a pretty family.

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  11. That picture Ella painted is fabulous!

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