Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother’s Day, Matt’s Bday, and an OOTD

I know, I’m the last person in blogland to send out happy Mother’s Day wishes, but we went to Houston to spend the weekend with my family, and I purposefully left my computer at home, so I could cherish the weekend with my family and celebrate my amazingly fabulous mummsie.  (I have no idea when or why I started calling my mom “mummsie,” but I did, and it stuck, so I’m rolling with it.)

_MG_4202 {photo by Rachel Robinson}

Mom…you are too incredible for words.  You’ve taught me so much, shown me even more, and made me the person I am today.  You’ve encouraged me to dream big, take risks, have faith and believe in myself.  You have set an incredible example for how to love others, and I cannot imagine my life without you.  Today and everyday, I am so thankful for you.

PS…If you missed my mom’s shout out, see it here!  Another sweet shout out to my dear friend Kendall who is celebrating her first Mother’s Day ever.  I posted about her baby shower earlier this spring, and her little Mason arrived on April 21.  Enjoy your day, Kendall; I can’t believe you’re a mommy now, eeek! :)

DSCN2369-1 Yesterday was Matt’s birthday, so to celebrate, we headed to Red Onion in Houston for some Latin fusion.  Both my dad and my brother had been before and raved about the food, so I was really excited to try it.  And oh my goodness, it did not disappoint!

DSCN2375 Everything on the menu looked delicious, and not one person didn’t love what they ordered.  On top of their fab food, their drinks were sooo yummy.  I felt like we were back in Mexico on our honeymoon.  These were my favorites of the night.  I initially teased my dad for ordering a pina colada, but after I tasted it, the joke was on me.  It was oh so good.  I ordered one immediately and will probably dream about that little tasty for the rest of the summer.

DSCN2380 Ugh.  What happened to my “little” brother.  He is no longer little and no longer wearing Gymboree or watching Arthur.  Tear.  He is growing up so fast :(

DSCN2381 Me and the birthday boy.  Happy birthday, Matt!  I love you so much :)

DSCN2382 Here was my outfit of the day.  Nothing special, nothing complicated, just an easy, go to outfit.  These are the dresses I got so excited over on my birthday.  You know, the shopping trip where I bought five dresses that were almost identical?  Love them :)

Dress: Forever 21

Shoes: Rampage {here} (I bought these at Macy’s 2 years ago in black, and last summer I went back for another identical pair.  I adore these shoes and get more compliments on these than almost any other pair of shoes I own.  I’m not a fan of “flip flops” so these are my version of the thrown on summer sandal.)

Necklaces: Kate Spade {see my post here}, Target, vintage

Earrings: Target

Rings: vintage { my great aunt Bunny’s}; Banana Republic

DSCN2387 After dinner, we went back to the house for cake.  Italian cream cake.  Yum.  You may notice we broke the first “Y” in “happy.”  So we sang and wished Matt a very “Happ Birthday.”

DSCN2405 This morning we celebrated Mother’s Day with a big brunch at the house.  This year we opted not to do a big restaurant brunch, and my mom said it was the best Mother’s Day yet.  It was nice not to have to rush and be cramped.  Plus, with Matt and I moving in a few weeks, its nice to spend time being together at home.  And yes, that is another one of those Forever 21 find dresses I’m wearing.  Told you I am obsessed :)

DSCN2410 And though I’m not a real mommy, I am a doggy mommy.  When I went off to college, I had to leave my son dog Toby with my parents.  Sad day.  I have no earthly idea why the Kappa house didn’t want us bring dogs :)  But luckily, I get to see him often and give him lots of mommy/doggy smooches :)

I am so thankful for such a delightful weekend.  I love any celebration, but celebrating both Matt and my mom in one weekend was such a joy!  Lots of good stuff planned for this upcoming week including my last graduate course paper EVER (excluding my dissertation of course) and a long overdue trip to Arizona to see Matt’s family.  Hooray!  Hope your weekend was great and that your week is filled with lots of joy!


Kelly said...

Cute blog! I love your dress and those drinks look delicious!

Adorably Distracted... said...

looks like SUCH a fun weekend!! Love all the dresses!

Jasmine Iris said...

i love the dress! :]

Allison said...

Lynn, I saw your comment on the post about the dress size, but I couldn't figure out how to email you, so hopefully you'll see this here. I got five of Forever 21's maxi dresses, and I got a variety of medium and larges (their sizing is super inconsistent.) In the strapless ruffled one, which is the cut of the one in this post, I got a large. I'm pretty tall and I needed the extra length. In the black dress from Mother's Day with the straps, I got a medium. I'd definitely recommend trying both on. Hope that helps!

Pink Champagne said...

So sweet! We hosted a Mother's Day brunch at the house too (see both my mother and future-mother-in-law at the same time), and ended the day with a birthday dinner. What a fabulous weekend to celebrate moms and birthdays! (And loving you in that dress!)