First of all I would like to wish all of the Mother's and those who are as good or better then the real deal a Happy Belated Mother's Day. I meant to get this up yesterday but it gets quite busy here in Marksville, and I am now writing this all over again as I lost the whole thing when I went to add pictures.
The day started out with breakfast in bed for both Samantha and I. One tray was delivered to her room, and one to mine. They snagged Lilly long enough to put the shirt we got her that say I Love MOM, then sent her back into Samantha. I could hear Samantha's delight from the next room. Paul and Lilly helped her eat her breakfast. The Girls and Dennis, mostly the girls now had the trays laden with Belgium waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, hashbrowns, syrup, strawberry jam, and orange juice. I know I didn't finnish all of mine and my stomach was ready to burst.
After Dennis snuggled with me and we both fell asleep. While I was sleeping Buke called to wish me a Happy Birthday as he didn't have a way to come and visit, but told me the next time he sees me he has something for me. He then called back a few minutes later and wished Samantha a Happy Mother's day too. I feel asleep shortly after, as I was still tired from seeing "Dark Shadows" the night before.
When Dennis and I awoke the kids were leaving for the park for a while, which meant we had the house to ourselves which doesn't happen all that often. We ended up coming down and surfing the net for a while.
Soon Dennis was off to the kitchen on a mission to make Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara again for dinner. I did sneak out and do some dishes as this dish does take some time to prepare and there were lots of dishes before and after the dinner. Paul ate with us and he just loved it, and hopes he can talk his mother into making this dish. He doesn't cook, something we have to change if he wants to be a part of this family.
I did get some gifts like seeing Dark Shadows with Dennise and Dennis on Saturday night, as well as eating out at Spring Gardens. Dennis had picked me up some truffles earlier in the week, that the kids had gotten into, but boy were they good while they lasted.
Deanna made me a flower pot with a flower planted inside.
Dorothy made me a card and another flower pot with sprouting hands that will never die.
All of the girls made me huge card, they know I like the big ones, and all signed it for me.
After dinner Dennis and I gathered up my Mother-in-laws card in which Dennis put in some money for his mother to go out on the town on Marksville. We ventured over to her house. We were very happy to find her out on the deck so we could visit a while. She was just finnishing her dinner, and we had a really nice visit. Seems like this last scare with the hospital has really made her see how important life is. It was nice to see her really enjoying the time we had together no matter how short.
As for my own mom we plan to visit her grave tomorrow. I had talked to my brother yesterday on the computer for a bit, as he had just seen her. He lives about 5 minutes walking distance from her grave. We usually only go through that town if we are visiting her or my father, or on the slight chance one of the girls have a friend over that lives there. Otherwise we really do not drive through that area.
Here is what I wrote online yesterday for her.
"I am having a wonderful Mother's Day, but missing my Mother very much today. She was one of the great ones that only come along every so often, and when you are lucky enough to have one you know it because everyone wants her to be their's too. My Mother was called Mom by many. I love you Mommy. Happy Mother's Day!"
The night ended with sharing Cheese Cake with Dennis, we both agreed I need to make mine again, now that we have a bigger freezer I can make it and freeze the slices to eat as we please.
Again I hope you all had a nice Mother's Day and that you enjoyed reading about Mother's Day in Marksville.