What a wonderful day it’s been. Beautiful weather, happy kids, nowhere we had to go and nothing we had to do but enjoy ourselves.

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I couldn’t have asked for a better—well, okay, maybe if Dylan would cooperate JUST ONE YEAR for the Mother’s Day photo I keep trying for:

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But never mind. It was perfect.

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I hope you had a wonderful (mother’s, or otherwise) day too.

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Marie Green
12 years ago

Aw, it does look like a lovely day… I love the gift from your boys!

Erin
12 years ago

My favorite part of Mother’s Day was when my husband asked me what I’d like to do next year (since he knew today hadn’t gone as I would have chosen). We did host an 8 year old birthday party on the field at Husky Stadium which took us up a notch or two on the cool parents list Still being somewhat cool in the eyes of an 8 year old makes for a good Mother’s Day.

angelynn
12 years ago

I love the lighting in that first photo. You all look so happy (and you look so beautiful). Sounds like a wonderful day. The ones where we don’t have to do anything are the best. We hung out at home today and it was perfect. Congrats again on your marathon. What a sweet keepsake from your boys. :)

Jennifer
12 years ago

I think Dylan just doesn’t like your backyard chairs. Next year try taking his picture in the kiddy pool (ohhh ha ha ha I slay myself).

Donna
Donna
12 years ago

The picture of you and Riley on the blanket? Is by far, one of the best pictures I’ve ever seen of you. Perfect. I don’t know why, but it is just gorgeous.

And could you just die for the letter from Riley and Dylan? So freaking awesome.

Lucy
Lucy
12 years ago

Lovely photos, lovely family!

JMH
JMH
12 years ago

I LOVE the frame and pictures that the boys made for you. What a thoughful gift!

Eric's Mommy
12 years ago

Beautiful pictures.

Maria
12 years ago

I don’t know, I realize it’s not the location spot you’re trying for, but that first picture looks like a pretty darn good Mother’s Day photo to me. Glad you had a great one.

Julie
Julie
12 years ago

Happy day! You look better with each passing year. Your hair looks fantastic in the 2010 family pic — do you flat iron? You’ve got great bangs, too. NICE!

Erica
Erica
12 years ago

oh gosh, that park is paradise!
looks a great day to just hang~! Happy Mother’s Day

Sara
12 years ago

Looks like a great day to hang outside. Lovely. Glad you had a good one!

amanda
12 years ago

i love your present. it gave me tears. me?!! so i know it got to you. HMD.

crisitunity
12 years ago

Even though it’s really a lovely picture, I find something a little…Gothic about the lighting and the look in your eyes in the top picture. Like, “Here is our happy family…JUST BEFORE MOMMY LOST HER MIND.” I think the old-fashioned chair is part of what’s having that effect.

Hope that’s not insulting.

el-e-e
el-e-e
12 years ago

Same way I rated my Mother’s Day — nowhere I had to go, nothing I had to do. Perfect.

Glad you enjoyed it!

Rachel
Rachel
12 years ago

I swear you are getting younger. Glad you had a great day!

Life of a Doctor's Wife

So sweet! You have the cutest family!

Christine
12 years ago

Aww. That first picture is hang-it-on-the-wall-right-now gorgeous. But then, the second is great too, with the bikes, and then the matching shirts, and the pretty dress… and then I got to the medal and got all sniffly. Well done you.

Georgia
12 years ago

Wow, that first photo of the three of you is STUNNING! Dylan is turning out to be such a little jock, too! What fun it’s been watching him grow through this blog.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Erika
Erika
12 years ago

My day wasn’t so good. When you have small children it’s really about what Daddy does. I married a guy that doesn’t do anything. It’s okay, it’s been 10 years and I’m used to it but I’d like it if he put a little more thought into it.

I could eat Dylan with a spoon. He is what I picture when I think of a cherub.

amy a.
amy a.
12 years ago

Where did you get your blue sundress? So pretty. I want one!

Sundry
12 years ago

Amy: thanks! It’s from Eddie Bauer but it’s several years old. I like their sundress styles because you can actually wear a damn bra under them.

susan
susan
12 years ago

Beautiful day! That framed note from your boys shattered my cold heart into a million weepy slivers of goo.

Gleemonex
12 years ago

Oh! I was thinking it was Athleta or maybe Title Nine.

Love these pics! Love the gift!

Amanda Blair
12 years ago

That note they wrote you is precious!

Rachel
Rachel
12 years ago

Okay, I have to ask. Does Dylan pedal that trike? My kid is almost the exact same age and we scoot around the neighborhood an inch at a time. He refuses to pedal.

Amy
Amy
12 years ago

Awww! We were going to plant our vegetable garden but it was raining here. Hubbo was gone, but my boys and I had a wonderful day just doing what we wanted when we wanted to do it. had some great notes/handprint cards from school. The funniest was my 8yo wrote “I love you so mack mom”. As I was reading it he realized he had mispelled much. I spent all day telling him I loved him so mack….it’s our new secret code!

Lesley
Lesley
12 years ago

The first photo is perfect for Mother’s Day or any day. The ones that show Dylan freaking out are perfect, too.

And Riley’s printed words are so precious.

Btw, you didn’t age at all between this year and last, if the photos are anything to go by. Ok, that’s not quite true. You got younger.

Ginger
12 years ago

I love that your son is so “all boy” that he pops wheelies on a bike with training wheels! That one will keep you hoppin’!

Joy
Joy
12 years ago

One question: Where is your plaid shirt?

Sundry
12 years ago

Rachel: no, he doesn’t usually pedal — just pushes himself along with his feet on the ground. Have you seen the Skuut bike? I think Dylan would love something like that.

Ginger: that’s entirely the fault of JB, who totally encourages wheelies, despite the fact that 10% of the time Riley goes all the way over backwards and lands with the damn bike on top of him.

Joy: HA! I know, right? Good grief. It’s like a herd of mini lumberjacks.

Molly
12 years ago

It does look like a perfectly perfect Mother’s Day.

Kristine
12 years ago

First time commenting…and doing so just to reveal that I get damn-near WEEPY every time I see that collage. (Ok, it’s been two times, but still.) SO SWEET! GAH!

Catriona
Catriona
12 years ago

Beautiful photos!