Tuesday, June 12, 2012

mother's day 2012

kari brought it to my attention the other day that i never posted about mother's day (which was also her birthday). and i'm so glad she reminded me because somehow these pictures got "lost" in iPhoto (i had a hard time finding them, which is why they probably didn't get blogged). it was a wonderful day spent with family, celebrating the wonderful mothers in our lives. kari hosted a brunch at her house, which was so thoughtful considering it was her birthday and first mother's day! we ate yummy food and had a great time chatting.
lisa & korrie - beautiful mother & daughter
me, kari, kathy, korrie, lisa, kristi, collin, grandma gg
i feel so lucky to be part of the wessler family. not only have i been blessed with an incredible mother, but i have been blessed with an incredible mother-in-law. she is so sweet, kind, generous, selfless, fun and loving. it's no wonder she raised such a good boy. 
lovin' up on baby collin. isn't he the cutest (he actually looks a lot like logan did as a baby too)?! i love the picture of he and kari. you can just tell how much she loves being the mama of that little guy. she is such a great mom and he is one lucky boy! 
grandma gg was lucky enough to be with all 3 of her girls on mother's day since kristi was visiting from vegas. she was in heaven!
since mother's day was spent with family (breakfast at kari's, dinner at the wessler's and dessert at my parent's) dave didn't get the chance to spoil me (food wise, that is). so a few days later he and logan whipped up some cap'n crunch encrusted french toast. i am a huge breakfast fan (probably my favorite kind of food) and french toast is my favorite. dave had seen them make this at the culinary school and decided to give it a try. it was unique and yummy and i always love having my boys cook for me. besides, i can't get enough of logan in the chef's hat!
while the boys cooked, emma snacked...and looked cute!
dave gave me these gorgeous lily's and they made our whole house smell incredible! unfortunately they also made dave's allergies go crazy. he suffered for a 4 or 5 days before he finally couldn't take it anymore and the flowers found a new home with our friends (who had just had a baby so it was perfect)!
"Let every mother realize that she has no greater blessing than the children which have come to her as a gift from the Almighty; that she has no greater mission than to rear them in light and trust, and understanding and love; that she will have no greater happiness than to see them grow into young men and women who respect principles of virtue, who walk free from the stain of immorality and from the shame of delinquency.... I remind mothers everywhere of the sanctity of your calling. No other can adequately take your place. No responsibility is greater, no obligation more binding than that you rear in love and peace and integrity those whom you have brought into the world."-- Gordon B. Hinckley

as i read the quote above, i couldn't help but think of my wonderful mother, who has and still does, find her greatest joy in motherhood. she is someone who took seriously the mission to rear her children in "light and trust, and understanding and love." she recognized the sanctity of her calling as a mother and still strives effortlessly to draw her children/their spouses/grandchildren closer to the savior. when i have hard mothering days or begin to feel overwhelmed by the incredible trust the lord has placed in me to raise these sweet spirits, i am so grateful for the example of my mother, who has taught me that i can turn to the lord in all things (especially mothering). i am so grateful to be a mother! i'm also sad i didn't get a single picture with my kiddos on mother's day. figures! 

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