Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

My greatest accomplishment in life is being a mother. I've always wanted to be a stay at home mom. I tried working for about a week when Amber was young and just couldn't stand the thought of leaving her each day. Over the years I began giving art lessons in our home and the kids were my helpers. We would travel to decorative painting conventions throughout the US and they would help me set up my booth displays. They loved working for mom!
My kids always loved a bed time story and then would say their prayers before going to sleep. We read the "Little House on the Prairie" series through twice before passing them on to Grandma Chickie to enjoy.
When my sweet girl graduated from college, my sister and I took her to Hawaii. This was taken on the balcony of our hotel room.

Then, 7 years later this little one entered our lives. I never thought I could share this much love with another child. Now my heart is overflowing. There is nothing better then squeezing a sweet smelling clean toddler. Eric had those cute little curls even then. Instead of reading "Little House" books he had me reading him encyclopedias as bedtime stories.

I loved dancing with my little guy.

We were almost the same height when he got into middle school, then he passed me up pretty quickly.
Eric is making a special supper for us tonight. I can hear him cooking away as I type. I will share this with you later.

These two have blessed my life and still make my heart ache with joy!

Since they were 7 years apart, they always got along and never fought. Amber was like a little mommy to Eric.
Uhhh, I think someone has out grown their big sister by a mile!
You two have blessed and continue to bless my life in ways you'll never know, until of course you become parents and make your dad and I grandparents!
"Happy Mother's Day!"


  1. These are beautyful fotos.
    You are very lucky with your children.
    You must be very proud of them.
    Happy Mothersday to you.

  2. Oh these are wonderful pictures and sweet glimpses into your family. Hope that your day has been wonderful...

  3. What a loving and beautiful post...enjoyed seeing you family...

  4. How sweet! I hope you've had a wonderful day, sweet friend! I was just looking through a magazine and saw a house decorated with Folk Art prints and I thought of you and how much I enjoy your art!

  5. I love it when my son cooks for me and I'm glad you're having a wonderful Mother's Day. I let my son off the hook today because I requested rotisserie chicken and cheesecake for dessert from Costco. He did the dishes though.

  6. Happy Mother's Day blessings,
    kari & kijsa

  7. OMG :) that is really sweet :) you are a mom that every kid would love to have :) i wish i can be as good and as cool a mom as you...

    the pictures are so lovely and you know what... now i know where the good looks of your son and daughter came from... you are HOT!

    happy mother's day to you Catherine :))

    hugs, luthien xoxoxo

  8. What a nice display of love. Good show.

  9. You have two very beautiful children, Cathie. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!


  10. What a wonderful post about motherhood! Your children are beautiful..I think they must take after their mother.

  11. Wow, this Mother's Day post, is wonderful Cathie!!

  12. What a great post! Beautiful children too...

  13. Happy Mother's Day to you!! Your children are sweet!

  14. What a lovely post!! You have a wonderful family Cathie!!

  15. What a sweet post! Hope you enjoyed your Mother's day dinner! That sounds really sweet!

    Thanks for your sweet comment today on my blog post about the tatted baby booties! :)

  16. What a lovely family!They look so happyyyy!

  17. Beautiful family photos of you and the kids Catherine...I hope you had a lovely mother's day.


  18. Hi Cathie, what a sweet post! :-)

    I have an award for you over at my blog, stop by to pick it up!

  19. Mom... I love you! What a sweet post! You are the best and so lucky to call you my mom.


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