Sunday, May 10, 2009

HAPPY MAMA'S DAY!

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Happy Mother's Day to all my friends and special mothers out there! It's quite a sisterhood and honor we share and I hope your day is as beautiful and blessed as you all are!

This mother's day has been a wonderful one. My boys woke me with hugs and kisses (the best part as far as I'm concerned) and homemade powered donuts. They were each so proud to present me with their gifts...a flower from Turner, a place mat and coupons for kisses from Carson and a beautiful little dish towel from Ethan. It was so sweet to see their shining excited faces all full of love for me. My husband spoiled me, too. I received a beautiful silver and turquoise bracelet which I was not expecting (he was over the moon he could finally surprise me!) and a portrait lens (Canon 50mm f1.8) that was recommended to me by Doris Sander (thanks Doris!). I absolutely love them both (the first pic with the lens is shown on my peonies above! Not the best photo, but AMAZING depth of field!!) and feel so completely blessed and spoiled.

And because of that, I'm feeling the need to do a little giveaway and spoil one of you. I've got a collection of fun scrappy stuff here that is in need of a good home. Just leave me a comment sometime today meaning by 11:59pm eastern - (it's going to be a quick one, folks!) - and I'll get a package out to you tomorrow!

Have a fantastic day!
xoxo,
k.

97 comments:

Jeni Barbas said...

Hi,
Just found your blog...love how you use different patterned papers in your layout. I'm trying to get better at that myself...thanks for the inspiration!

Pink Heather said...

Happy Mothers Day, Kelly.
It's a beautiful day here so we're heading out boating on the river all day. Right after I stop by the grocery store for some yummies :)

Traci Gann said...

Hi Kelly - your photo with the new lens made me want to go dig mine out of my bag and play with it! Happy Mother's Day

Traci Gann

Amy said...

I have always heard great things about that lens. Beautiful photo! Happy Mothers' Day to all!

CTerry said...

You put that lens right to work! Love that! Happy Mother's Day!

Shawnsgirl315 said...

Wow, what great surprises for you! I think we are just going to have a peaceful, relazing day here.
Michelle

Jessica Studer said...

Happy Mother's Day and as always I LOVEEE your work!!

stephanie howell said...

i don't need to add a single thing to my scrap collection,
but i do want to tell you happy mother's day.
i'm so glad i have you in my life!
xoxo

Renee said...

Great pic!!!!

Have a fantastic Mother's Day!

JPScraps said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too!

mustangkayla said...

Aww...what sweet boys and hubby! Happy Mother's Day to you! I agree, it doesn't get much better than waking up to the little ones hugs and kisses.

capital T. said...

Being a mom is a labor of love and us mom's have to stick together! Thanks for the opportunity on your give away! - Tina

Sarah and the rest of the family said...

Happy mother's day, Kelly. I can't wait to see more pictures with your new lens -- I always love your photos and scrappy pages!

AMY HOANG said...

sounds like an awesome mothers day! hope it gets even better (:

Anonymous said...

I know I shouldn't be surfing the net on Mother's Day but I'm under the weather so not much activity here today. Val scrapping4us@yahoo.com

anniekate said...

Happy Mom's Day!! From reading your blog, you're a very dedicated and do-it-all Mom! Enjoy

Heather said...

Happy Mother's day!!! That flower is just beautiful...and shouts spring! What a lovely sight :)

Kristie said...

Happy Mothers Day! I have the 50mm 1.8 and love it. A great lens for the price!!

Kay said...

Happy Mother's day to Kelly and to all mom's out there. Enjoy the beautiful day.

Melissa Kuhlman said...

Happy Mother's Day! Love your blog!

Sheila said...

you make me want to go out & shoot my peonies too! thanks for the inspiration & happy mother's day :o)

Amy said...

Happy Mother's Day! Waking up to my children's kisses would be the best Mother's Day gift of all! I'm glad you got to experience that!

Anonymous said...

Your not spoiled - your loved!
Happy Mother's Day :)
steffo_gal1

Tabitha K said...

That picture turned out great! Have fun playing with your new lens! Happy Mother's Day!

Cassi said...

your peonies are gorgeous! i hope the rest of your mother's day is delightful as the beginning!

Shirley said...

Happy Mother's day!

Jennifer said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

TammyB said...

Happy Mother's Day - sounds like you started the day great!

Jenny B in Indy said...

I'm glad you are having a great Mother's Day, Kelly!

My little guy (almost 3) told me today "Happy Mom Mom's Day!". He is speech delayed so this made me cry :)
So it's been an awesome day and now I'm off to plant some Rose of Sharon.. It's an awesome day here in Central Indiana :)

dlhfks said...

I love your blog becuase it is full of scrap ideas for boys. I too have three boys. Thanks for the chance to win some scrap goodies.

Leslie Murphy said...

Happy Mother's Day! My husband treated me to The Cheesecake Factory last night, and we just wrapped up a cookout for the extended family today. We are blessed for sure! Happy Mother's Day to you.

topkatnz said...

Happy Mothers Day. sounds like you had some wonderful treats.

CindyJ said...

Happy Mother's Day! I love the picture of the peony! My peonies are my favorite spring flower - they had been my grandmother's and I brought them with me when we moved. And the smell .... pure springtime!

Susan said...

Happy Mother's Day. I got to watch my son play baseball today! At least it's not raining here in Maryland.
Thanks!
Susan.

Nicole said...

Happy Mother's Day.
Have a great day.
Nicole M.

#1 Buckeye Fan said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too, Kelly! :)

Steph :)

Julia said...

I feel so special today too. I feel a love from my family that I haven't felt in a while, & I am relishing in the moment today!!

Meggan said...

Happy Mother's Day!
Love the picture of the peony.
Enjoy your special day with your family!
M

Chelle said...

so glad you had a good day. mine hasnt been all that special. not a bad day, its just almost like any other day. my husband didnt even remember that it was mothers day until i recieved a text from my friend telling me happy mothers day. then my nephew told my kids to come tell me, so that was fun. i like it when the kids run in excited to say something like that. and in a bit, me and my husband are gonna go to the movies (Star Trek).

Beth S said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I love the picture. I just wish my flowers were finally in bloom. It actually snowed here yesterday but the sun is shining today. I made a watercolored rose card for my mom, bought her a butterfly for her garden and as a family we are off for a evening out tonight.

Rebecca said...

Hope you have a wonderful day! I don't care what you say - that photo is wonderful!

Cass said...

I had a fantastic Mother's Day! Hope you do too Kelly! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy mothers day to you Kelly. What a great present you got for Mothers Day. I actually just got that same lens for my 30th birthday less then 3 weeks ago. It is a nice little lens. Hope the rest of your day is filled with fun and happiness.

Jeannie

Sammie said...

Happy Mother's Day! I'm sure you'll love the new lens, I know I do!

Karen said...

Happy Mothers Day. Hope your day was good.

Lisa Soares said...

Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy the day with your family. Also, I just want to say, thank you for all of the beautiful, inspiring layouts you share with us. You use patterned paper like no one else I know and I LOVE IT. Thanks!

ceruleanblue said...

The photo is lovely despite what you say, I'd love to have taken it myself!
Have a fantastice Mothers Day!!

Wendy Sommers said...

Happy Mother's Day Kelly! I'm happy to hear that all of your boys spoiled you rotten. :)

Jen said...

love the blog. have enjoyed seeing the boys. Happy Mother's day

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

That's great that you had a sweet Mother's Day! To make a long story short, I spent mine cooped up in a hotel room (have been here for 3 weeks so far and have 2 more to go), and could not leave to do some fun shopping alone because my 2 year old is still not used to having her Daddy home (he was deployed for a year). BUT he has done all the cooking today, and I got some cute shirts, so he's trying to make the best of it.... gotta love him.

Dani said...

Happy Mother's Day, Kelly! Sounds like you had a great one :)

MNJackson said...

Kelly,
Sounds like your Mother's Day started out perfectly! Happy Mother's Day to all those wonderful mothers!

Kirsten N said...

Happy Mothers Day Kelly!!!

Chardee said...

Happy Mother's Day, Kelly! It truly is the little things in life (kids' kisses) that we want to remember most, isn't it? Now if we could only have a fairy godmother hovering around us to take pictures of those little smooches, then life would be perfect! :)

AmyInKy said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Lisa VdV said...

Hi darlin'! Happy Mother's Day :) xo.

Sher said...

Happy Mothers Day !
Looking forward to seeing lots of great pics taken with your new lens. Enjoy!

Lori Y. said...

Happy Mother's Day! I hope the rest of your day was as nice as the morning. My kids treated me to pancakes in bed! Can't get much better than that!

kristina proffitt said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too, Kelly! Sounds like your boys spoiled you just like you deserved! ;) Love that pretty photograph! Have a wonderful week ahead! Hugs!

julie.schellin said...

I am glad you had a great mother's day...thanks for the chance to win!

Mariaew said...

Glad you had a great Mother's Day! Love your work!

Melanie said...

What great surprises! Yur boys are so cute with each of their little gifts! I looooove the lens you got. I have one and it's awesome.
Glad you have had a great Mother's Day! Thanks for a chance to win!!!

Michelle said...

Wow, you were one spoiled Mama :-) Well deserved too :-)

jpiel said...

Enjoy your site. Love the peony photo. I knew I wanted a new camera and extra lenses!!
jp

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

Happy Mothers Day to you dear!Thanks for inspiring us always!

Stacy Guthrie said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! I love my canon lens - have fun playing with it!

Jamie said...

Happy Mother's Day to you as well. I absolutely love your scrappin' style. If I can be half as good as you, I'll be incredibly happy. Thank you so much for sharing you amazing work with all of us.

Windy Robinson said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too!

Cari said...

Happy Mother's Day! I love this day. It's so nice to have the day to just be spoiled!

Becky said...

hope the end of your day is just as good!

Kristen said...

Happy mothers day! Thanks for the chance to get some scrappin goodies!

Heather B. said...

Happy Mother's Day!!

Brenda said...

Happy Mother's Day!!! Beautiful photo.

Melanie L said...

Happy Mothers Day! Hope it was wonderful.

Dani said...

Every day I think how lucky I am to have two very wonderful moms! I hope that I can raise my two little kids and be as good an example as my mom is to me and my mother in law is to my husband.

April said...

I'm glad you had a good day Kelly...mine was pretty awesome too! My sweet girls told me Happy Mother's Day about a hunderd times today and each time it was even sweeter than the last. They are so precious! :)
- April

The Kearns Family said...

Love your photo! Just found your blog again after losing my bookmark page. Glad I found it!

Alena Honeycutt said...

Happy Mother's Day!!! Thanks for the give-away!

Beth said...

Glad you had a good day! Loved the hugs and kisses coupons. We had a beautiful day also.

elana k said...

Love peonies!! Thanks for the fab picture and hope you had a wonderful mom's day!! :)

Mara... said...

Love that photo! It's fantastic, sounds like you had a great Mother's Day!!! I did too, :-)!

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day!! Love the flower portrait!! Ooooh, a giveaway...I'm tickled to find out the goody bag.

ALisha

rachaelwood said...

Happy Mother's day! Hope yours was great! My kids, for the first year, figured out what it means! I got to sleep in, they brought me hand made cards in hand colored envelopes, let me pick the restaurant for lunch, and didn't fight! Well, until after supper!

kim.mom said...

Love your blog! Happy Mother's Day!

Cynthia B. said...

Glad you had a wonderful day! Wouldn't it be great if EVERY day was Mother's Day? (geez - maybe I could get lots of scrapbooking done!) ;)

Phinny said...

Sounds like the best M-day ever. So glad and so happy for you and your boys (all of them - even hubby! *grin*) They are blessed to have you and you are blessed to have them. I love when it works out that way! Be good to you EVERY day!

Phinny said...

Oh... and it's only 10:21pm here in Seattle so I am hoping I can sneak in under the wire.

Thanks, Kelly! Take care.
(((( hugs ))))

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day Kelly I love the blog
Cheers Sally

Patricia said...

Happy Mothers Day Kelly!
I love your work :-)

Valerie S said...

I would treat all those scrapbooking goodies with the respect and love they deserve. (My home would definitely be a good one!)
BTW here in the UK our Mother's Day was back in March. Glad you've enjoyed yours.

Anonymous said...

Kelly, glad you had a great mother's day also. Looking forward to some wonderful pictures with that lenses on your amazing layouts.
Sandy

Mindy said...

Awwww...the hugs and kisses are the best part for me too! I got spoiled as well--I got a new smoothie maker that I have been wanting for a long time, and I also treated myself to a new Slice design card :) Happy Mother's Day!

Maya said...

Congrats on the lens...I got mine for christmas and I love it!! I use it all the time - its a great lens.

Love from Maya from Norway.

KellyK said...

Happy Mother's Day! That sounds like a lovely day. Today is now my birthday so hopefully its just as nice as yseterday was, crossing my fingers for gooey chocolate cake!

Loriann said...

It was such a wonderful mother's day for me too.. The memories created of my boys handing out their beloved gifts was the icing on the cake. Your pic is beautiful too.

Janet Z said...

I think that photo is gorgeous! I wish my peonies were blooming.

Jingle said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Good for you!