Monday, May 14, 2012

A Peaceful Weekend with Zack

What a lovely Mother's Day weekend!

Friday we went to Pennsylvania to visit Rick's parents.  I spent some time on the porch crocheting....

 ... and I got pie both days -- cherry, Dutch apple, and coconut cream.  Yes.  Yes I did.  Three pies, two days.

I tried taking some experimental shots with the camera -- first of a shed door (no retouching other than the border!).

And then a rusted, weathered thermometer with the barn in the background.

Sunday was the Button Blog Hop  and an overall peaceful day -- making beads, playing games, a quiet dinner.  

One of the best things about Mother's Day is thinking back over all those "mom" moments.  I can't even put into words how I feel about my son.  He arrived with a lot of fanfare, and I couldn't believe he was mine and I could actually KEEP him!  How could I be trusted with something so awesome?  So I found a few photos out of the 12,301, 982 that I have of the kidlet.

Zack at six months old.

Zack in 2006 with his engineering creation.

And later that same year with his own box of beads.
(And a snack.  Snacks are important).

Antique hunting last year.

Teaching Zack to shoot photos last year
at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Sharing a day out gardening with Daddy.

Being a mom is the hardest job I've ever loved with all my heart.
Thanks for letting me be your mom, Zack.

Quote of the Day:  Be Love

Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party tm.   
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  1. Awe... nice post! Being a mom is awesome! Glad you had a peaceful piefull weekend!

  2. Warning - they grow up way to fast. :D Sounds like you had a very enjoyable weekend.

  3. Sounds like the perfect way to spend Mother's Day! Photos look great too!

  4. So glad you had such a great weekend :)And great mom's like you certainly deserve it to be a triple pie occasion :)

  5. Isn't that the truth! I absolutely love being a mom, and consider it a privilege to be the mom of my girls. It is a tough job, but man do I love it and wouldn't trade if for anything in the world!

  6. Krigees..I didnt want to read this post because I knew I was going to start crying...and I did...but I just couldnt leave,that first sweet photo of your little man..made my heart jump.You are such a wonderful Momma Lori.Blessings to you and your beautiful family.xoxo Cat

  7. I too had a great mother's day, although my honey and I went camping we came home early Sunday so I could spend time with my most precious gifts-my two daughters. Not a lot of beading but I am making up for lost time this week. Great post Lori.

  8. I adore the photo of Zach at 6 Months.. Your beautiful lady!! and he is such a handsome little man. The photos are just as beautiful. I am looking in to a new camera.. Glad to her you had a wonderful Mothersday.

  9. Contented sigh! I love being a mom also.

  10. He is really such a cute boy - with a fantastic mother:-) And your shots are awesome. Love the one with the door!

  11. Great pictures! Kids are just that - awesome..... :) Sounds like you had the perfect weekend!!

  12. love love love the shed door! want it, really!

    glad you had such a good monthers day. mine was ok, 13yo son not in the best mood does not a great mothers day make. ah well. teens

  13. Wow, much pie for two days! And yes, snacks are important. For every kid I know. Happy belated Mother's Day! Will you show what you crocheted?

  14. Thanks for sharing that with us. I appreciate your genuineness. May you continue to have a blessed time with your family.

  15. Love the shed door photo! Great texture and depth! And LOVE the shot of you and Zach at 6 months. Oh how precious!

  16. And you are a totally spectacular Mom!

  17. what a sweet post. it rocks being a mom!

  18. aw, sweet pictures of your little guy!! :)

  19. Lori, Oh my goodness… Precious simply precious!


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