Monday, May 9, 2016

mother's day brunch

mother's day.
i can't seem to find my happy place with mother's day. sometimes i think, i just want a day to myself  or a little weekend get away. maybe, with my mom.  so, last year i went to santa barbara with randi and my mom. and. i felt guilty being away from cade and mr. c. other years, i have wanted to just hang at home and order take out. wasn't crazy about that either. so, this year i decided i wanted to host a brunch for my mom and sister in law {and their hubbies}. it was a lovely day. even though it was work for me...i loved having them here. there was lots of love and laughter...and, delicious food.

randi made the menu cards and decorated the table with pictures of all the moms. {love having a daughter}.

we celebrated all the moms...even those who are no longer with us.
{pictured: me, my nana, my mom and little randi}.

lemon blueberry donuts. recipe found here.

pretzel croissants. i first had these at the city bakery in nyc. i came home on a mission to find the recipe!  they are quite a bit of work but, so worth it. we devoured them.

the mimosas flowed.  we all ate to our heart's desire. the boys swam. we all told stories. randi gave me a beautiful cookbook. {again. so grateful for a daughter}.  we laughed. we loved.
we had a lovey day.

{when everyone went home and the kitchen was clean...the kids and i relaxed at the movies watching the new captain america}.

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