Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day Revisited

I have to be honest, Mother's Day has never been one of my favorite holidays.  Usually, the day comes to a close with feelings of disappointment and sadness due to unmet expectations, and I find the pressure to feel happy a little overwhelming.  I'm not really sure what made this year different.  Maybe it was the lack of planning and expectations, or maybe my kids are just getting a little older, but it was a really nice day.

We began by being relatively on-time to church, which we followed by lunch at a local restaurant over-looking Pensacola Bay.  The weather was lovely, the water was beautiful and the black-eyed peas and corn fritters were spot-on.  After lunch, my seven-year-old announced that we should play tennis for Mother's Day.  I still haven't decided if this was for his benefit or mine (I do love the game and play all the time), but we got on our bikes and headed to the courts.  The day came to a close with my parents joining us on the porch for dinner.  Scott had cooked ribs all afternoon on the BGE, which we served with a Caesar salad and grilled rosemary bread.  It was all delicious, but the kicker was the homemade Bushwacker for dessert!

It was not an extraordinary day, but it was a good, happy day spent with my children and my mother, which made for an extraordinary Mother's Day.












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25 comments:

  1. Your kids are just beautiful! So happy to hear you had a Mother's Day that was wonderful and that food looks delicious! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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    1. Thank you! I think so, but then again, I'm prejudiced! Cheers, Emily

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  2. I feel you on the big expectations on holidays! However it looks like you had a wonderful day with your beautiful family!

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    1. Hope for the best, plan for the worst! Isn't that how the saying goes? I wasn't expecting too much, and it all came together perfectly and simply! Cheers, Emily

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  3. So glad to hear you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Such a beautiful family and what a view!

    <3 Shannon
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    1. Thanks, Shannon! The setting was pretty great! Cheers, Emily

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  4. Sounds like an excellent Mother's Day!

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    1. I am definitely not complaining this year! Cheers, E

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  5. I'm glad you were able to make the most of Mother's Day!

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    1. Thanks! It was a great day! Thanks for stopping by. Cheers, Emily

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  6. What a beautiful family, glad to hear you had a great mother's day.

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    1. Thanks! I plan on keeping them ;) Cheers, E

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  7. That sounds like a lovely mother's day. Grilled rosemary bread?!?! YUM! Your children are adorable. :]

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    1. Thank you, and it was a good day! I absolutely adore rosemary bread, and it's even better when it's cover with olive oil and toast either on an open flame or just under a broiler. Thanks for stopping by! Cheers, Emily

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  8. I'm glad you had such a lovely Mothers Day with your beautiful family. All that food looks delish :)

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    1. Thank you! I have a thing for black-eyed peas. I just love them! Cheers, E

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  9. glad mothers day went well! such a darling family!
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    1. Thank you! They have their moments, and they pulled it off on Mother's Day! Cheers, E

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  10. Your pictures are beautiful, glad you had a wonderful mother's day!

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    1. Thank you! My husband has become very patient about taking pictures...over and over and over again! ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. For entrees, we went for a couple of specials. Everything, everything at Boston restaurants, was worthy of coming back for. The amount of mussels was significant and the broth was worthy of dipping toast over and over again.

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