Mother’s Day

I’m not sure who was more excited for Mother’s Day this year – my mom or I.

My Mom and I typically do everything together but these past few months we’ve been like ships passing in the night. We’ve both been ridiculously busy and our schedules just haven’t matched up.

As the day got nearer, I was afraid something would come up. There’s no way we’d be lucky enough to get the same day off to spend the holiday together.

Finally we got our schedules and it was a miracle, we were both free women!

Sunday morning, we woke up to a clear day of blue skies and took the wolf out for a little walk.

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This past weekend was the local “paint the window contest” – kids register to paint a picture on the window of shops that fit into a theme.

This year was something space related (I’m not quite sure what) there was a lot of Star Wars though which made Lupin (Darth Wolf to his enemies) very happy.

Personally, I loved the one of a monkey in an astronaut suit floating in space. Classic.

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We took Lupin home to spend quality time with (terrorize) his sister and we raced off to a matinee of Hello Dolly.

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Which you enter through a garden labirynth of blooms and an arched entrance of the brightest flowers you’ve ever seen. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of all these colors!

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Of all the musicals I’ve seen in my life, somehow I’ve never seen Hello Dolly before.

I sincerely hope you get the chance to see it at some point so I won’t say too much and ruin the surprise – I’ll just leave you with my favorite line:

“And what do you do for a living, Mrs. Levi?”

“Some people paint, some sew… I meddle.”

After the final bow, we rushed home, grabbed the wolf in one hand and pans of mashed potatoes in the other and headed over for a big pot-luck Mother’s Day dinner.

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In a room stuffed with family we got to eat, drink, celebrate our mothers and the mother who started it all.

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Of course things took a turn after the second round of drinks when we threw our best behavior out the window and let our true selves shine.

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Add whipped cream to the mix and it’s complete mayhem.

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If you’re ever in Michigan, you’re more than welcome to a family dinner.

We believe whipped cream is one of the core food groups of life and have our own ideas of what the proper dessert:whipped cream ratio is.

It’s fantastic.

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In the end, it was a low-key day spent with good food, laughter and all my favorite people. I couldn’t have been happier.

How was your Mother’s Day? Any good traditions to share that I can maybe add to our next family holiday?

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