Mother’s Day


I love Mother’s Day! Because I love being a Mom (who wouldn’t with 4 handsome, smart and funny boys) & of course this Mother’s Day is extra special to me because of the recent birth of our last child.

My husband Chris always, always makes it special for me.  It’s not about how much he spends, it’s about the thought he puts into planning.  I’ve told him for years I would rather have paintings, drawings, love notes…

One year I wanted to be at the beach at sunrise and he made it happen.  A couple years were spent gallery hopping and eating delicious food.  Last year we flew into Atlanta, spent the night and then drove to Alabama for my cousin’s Wedding.  That trip was super special because my family also flew in and my Grandpa finally got to meet my husband and Duke.

Mother’s Day 2008 – Sunrise at Huntington Beach
happy mother's day to me!
Mother’s Day 2009 – Gallery hopping & Dinner at Park Ave.
spicy lobster mac & cheese
Mother’s Day 2010 – Gallery hopping & Blue Velvet Cake from MILK
blue velvet cake
Mother’s Day 2011 – Family Trip to Atlanta/Alabama for my cousin Irene’s Wedding.
Me & My Men – My life!
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This Mother’s Day is going to be low-key.  Omar is still too little to take out on our usual adventures.  Chris & Duke kicked off the weekend by surprising me with cards, cake, flowers and gifts on Friday.  Tonight we watched The Avengers and had In N Out.  It’s been the perfect weekend.  Who knows what we’ll get into tomorrow!
But the BEST GIFT OF ALL… A painting my Husband did of one of Duke’s drawings.
SO AMAZING! I am so in love with it. I can’t wait to find a frame for it!

Duke's DrawingIMG_8583

I was honored to be asked by my amiga Ruby of Growing up Blackxican to be part of her #CelebrateMama post!  What is your favorite part of being a Mother?

We wish all of you a very Happy Mother’s Day! 
Love, The G’s!

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  1. I love it! I totally agree… A well thought out, sweet gift does so much more for me than something flashy or expensive. Happy Mother’s day!!

  2. Wonderful! I spent mother’s day sick on the couch (boo!) but I still had fun making cards for my mom and soon-to-be-mom-in-law like I did when I was little. I’m glad you had a great mother’s day!

  3. Wow, it sounds like you have an amazing husband who truly takes care of you in all the right ways. And you are one BEAUTIFUL lady too =)

    sometimes simplicity make for the best days!

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