Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

I had a fantastic Mother's Day. We pretty much celebrated all weekend. Saturday night, we went to my sister's house for a pizza party to celebrate with my Mom. The pizza was delish and I made Kelly's Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake for dessert. Can I just say YUM! It was a hit. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Kelly! We had a great time visiting and playing with the kids. I hadn't seem my nephew and niece since Easter, so I was ready to see them!

This is THE cake. If you have never had it before, stop reading this and make it. You will not be sorry. My friend, Tonya, had just told me about making a similar version of this cake and then I ran across Kelly's recipe. Divine I tell you!

Us moms...my sister Millicent, my Mom, me, and my sister Melinda

My Mom and Dad. I love that they are friends even though they are divorced.

EG playing with my Dad aka "Pappy."

My nephew Stone got my camera and took some pictures. I had no idea they were there until I started looking through them for blogging. They just cracked me up...


Sunday, Derek's family came over for lunch. Derek said he didn't want me to have to cook on Mother's Day (oh, I love him), so we just got Corky's barbecue. It was so good! It was nice to get together with the Hortons. Derek's mom and dad gave me a very sweet card and a gift certificate to the Hallmark store. I love me some Hallmark store, so that was perfect!

Derek, Evan and Ella Grace were so sweet to me (as always) all weekend. My Mother's Day gift was the portraits I had made of Evan and EG. I was a little disappointed because I was supposed to get them Friday, but the framer wasn't finished with them, so I have to wait until Tuesday. I can't wait to see them and get them hung on the wall. They also gave me two very sweet cards, which I loved.


I hope you all had a great day. I thought about all you moms in waiting, and I pray you all aren't waiting much longer. I also thought about all my friends celebrating with their precious children. How blessed we are! I pray I never take one day for granted with Evan and Ella Grace.

10 comments:

Kelly said...

You are precious LAH! I'm glad you had such a good weekend. I love the pic of all the girls in your family. Ya'll are so cute. You look so much like your mom.
Derek is the best!!!!!
And P.S. Glad you made the cake - it is so good - like really gooey brownies.

Meredith said...

Awww how cute! The cake looked great! You really had a good Mother's Day with family!

pengelly love said...

Happy belated Mother's Day, Leigh Ann! You are so sweet. I have so enjoyed meeting you through blogging! I will have to try that recipe, too! Love, Melody

The Garners said...

That looks like the perfect weekend! Wish I could have had a bite of that cake--yum! Hope you'll post pictures of the portraits on the wall once you get them--how exciting (or is that some sort of copyright problem to do that!?!) I'm already looking forward to having A's 2 year portrait done (don't want to wish time away of course, but I just love looking at R's two year portrait, and it will be fun to have one of each of them!)

Megan L Hutchings said...

You are so, so, so ADORABLE! I really want to make that cake...YUMO! My favorite picture is of you laughing...it completely resembles who you are to me...light hearted and full of joy!

Michele said...

Man that cake looks good - it wouldn't survive 5 minutes in my house

Meag said...

Okay - thanks for making me drool! That cake looks incredible!!! Feel free to ship some up to Tennesssee - LOL! Just kidding! It looked like such a wonderful Mother's day! I loved the pic of you, your sisters and your mom - how sweet!!!!! You are just precious and you deserved a wonderful Mother's day weekend!

Lauren said...

I'm glad you had a Happy Mommy's Day! That cake looks so good. Is that your kitchen counter in the pic with the cards? If so, I think we have the same granite! (random!)

Candy said...

Happy Late Mother's Day! That cake looks YUMMY!!! I loved seeing the pic of you with your sisters and mom. Ya'll are precious!!

Lindsey said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!

And that chocolate dessert....let's just say I wished you lived closer:)

May I add you to my blogroll??