Monday, May 14, 2012

My First Mother's Day

My first Mother's Day was GREAT!!

I get the wonderful privilege of being this little guys mommy and there is no greater gift!

He is such a blessing and I feel amazingly grateful to have this sweet boy in my life.


The weekend went like this...

Friday night I came home to find Jackson sitting on the floor with a box. I thought Jake had brought a box home for Jackson to play with (Jake works for a packaging company), however, it was a box for me!! So I open it and Jake and Jackson had gotten me the DSLR camera I have been wanting! I was sooooo excited. 

Its a Canon Rebel T2i. It came with 2 lenses and a camera bag. Now I just need to take a class to figure it all out. Ha! If you have any pointers, please feel free to share. ☺

After getting to play with my camera for a few minutes, I put the battery on the charger and Jake, Jackson and I went a did a little shopping for Jake some new clothes. He needed them desperately!
Jackson's such a good little shopper. ☺

Then Saturday morning we got up early to be at my Nephew Landon's first T-ball game at 9 a.m. It was so cute to see all the little 4 and 5 year olds playing T-ball. This was also the first time I got to use my new camera. ☺





Then, we did a little more shopping after the T-ball game and I got to get some new tennis shoes and a new outfit for Mother's Day. Yay!
We also went to a birthday party that day at a park. A friend of mine has a son who was celebrating his 5th birthday! 

That evening we had dinner at my sister's house and the guys cooked pork tenderloin! YUM!

Sunday morning we went to church. On our way out the door, there was a vase of white roses sitting on the front porch with a little card that said Happy Mother's Day Jackson's Mom. The handwriting was so pretty that I knew it wasn't from Jake. So I opened the card to find out it was my sweet neighbor. What a thoughtful gift. It really made my day!

 After church we took a few pictures with my new camera. ☺
My sister and I

Jake and I

My Dad holding Jackson

My Aunt Karla with her two boys.

Me kissing my sweet boy's cheek. ♥

My mom with my sister and her boys and me with Jackson.

My mom and I kissing Jackson's cheeks.

My Family ♥

Jake and I kissing Jackson's cheeks. Jackson's cheeks are just so kissable!

My sister with her family.

My brother-in-law tossing my nephew Mason up in the air.

My cousin Travis and his sweet girlfriend Nadine. So cute!

Then we went and visited my Grammy's grave. Mother's Day just isn't the same without her here. 

We had lunch with my family at the Pasta House after that.
My mom and I

The three amigos in their matching shirts. ♥

After lunch, we went back home and took a little nap. That evening we had dinner at my MIL's house and watched the season finale of Survivor!  Yay for Kim winning this season!

It was a wonderful first Mother's Day. One I'll never forget! I feel so blessed and loved!
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day as well!

4 comments :

Holly said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!

You will love your new DSLR! My best advice is to learn the ins and outs of the exposure triangle. Start slow with Aperture Priority mode before trying to jump into full manual mode. Just have fun with it!

Melissa said...

I'm so glad your 1st Mother's Day was so great! That camera is to die for ;) xox

Mrs. Howard said...

Ooh what a fun camera!!! Happy Mother's Day!

Holly said...

Your new camera is awesome. I am going to find us a class we can take.

Yellow is your color, Amy! I love the pictures of Jackson and the one of you and Ashlee.

I hope you're having a great week. :)