Monday, May 11, 2020

Mother's Day Post Game Analysis

Good Monday morning! I know it's afternoon but I started typing hours ago and just now got back here for sentence number 2. It's been a while since I wrote a 'what I did this weekend' kind of post, but I have some pictures I want to save and this is where I'm going to let them land.

We've had the loveliest spring, although I could do with a bit less wind and there was that tornado a couple weeks back, but mostly we've had true springtime weather. Blue skies, pleasant temperatures, and no humidity. Next weekend we'll hit the upper 80's so going to enjoy this while it lasts.

Daughter2 is in the house and her boyfriend has joined us for a few days which has been really nice. Friday night we made pizzas on the big green egg and while we're still perfecting the technique (mostly the sliding it on and off the peel without any naughty words being said), they do get better every single time.

This one was delish! I made the Pioneer Woman's pizza dough recipe and it's a keeper. This recipe makes a thinner crust which is what we all like best.

Mother's Day was just gorgeous. Daughter2 gave me the most fun gift called Yardtzee which is the backyard version of Yahtzee and Farkle. Giant wooden block dice that come with a plastic bucket for tossing them onto the grass.

The set includes big wipe off scorecards with a dry erase marker, and we had a great time breaking it in. #winning

We took a little boat ride mid-afternoon but decided it was too breezy to be out on the water so we made our way back and spent most of the afternoon relaxing beside the fire pit. Hubs grilled steaks for dinner which were 5-star and my resident baker, aka Daughter2, made the most scrumptious Victoria Sponge for dessert.

She and I love to watch The Great British Baking Show and they make a lot of sponge every season, which was her inspiration. She used Mary Barry's recipe and we all loved it.

We also Facetimed with Daughter1 and our favorite little men and on the other side of the globe which is always a day brightener. This picture isn't from our call, but I saw it on her page and swiped it because I'm the mom and I can do that.

She gave me a really interesting gift that I'm super excited about, but I'm not going to say too much more just yet. It falls into the category of 'an experience' so I think I'll wait and share details later.

It was a good day. A strange day as all days are in the age of Corona, but it felt almost normal being outdoors, hanging with my girl, calling my mom, and texting with my sisters. I know Mother's Day is a jumble of emotion for so many, but I appreciate the pause to think about what the mothers in my life mean to me.

 And the gift of motherhood I never want to take for granted.


  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Anytime you can be with family or even facetime with family is a really good thing.

  2. And, that just pretty much sounds perfect. I'm with you on the wind. It blew so hard in Oklahoma last week that I thought I'd scream. :o)) See you on the HP!

  3. What a lovely Mother's Day weekend you had!! A great picture of D#1 and those adorable boys! D#2 is beautiful, as always. Thanks for sharing your fun and the photos!

  4. Sounds like your Mother's Day was wonderful. I'm going to have to look for Yardzee... it looks like fun!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful day, and I very much enjoyed reading your post. The pictures are lovely.

  6. I've been keeping the Great british Baking show playing in the background every day while I work - just the music & tone is soft & soothing.
    BACKYARD YAHTZEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I gotta get that. burn some calories playing a game too :)

  7. That game looks like great fun! We have life size checkers and Jenga but that looks like it takes up less space and is a lot less noisy!
    What's up with the wind?!

  8. Looks like you had a great time :)

  9. Yum on the pizza. So it looks like you had fun playing the game and your dessert looks delicious. So glad you had company. Time with your grandson's was so nice too. Lovely photos.