My First Mother’s Day!

I really hadn’t even thought about Mother’s Day from a mom’s perspective until this year.  I have the best Mom in the world and I have always enjoyed honoring her on this day.  It was really fun to celebrate the day as a new mom and I can’t wait for all of the future Mother’s Days I will celebrate with my family.

Since it was “my day”, I started my day with one of my favorite activities…a workout!  Since we had brunch reservations at 11 am, I hit the gym around 8:30.  My workout consisted of a full body weight training circuit (i.e., shoulder presses, chest presses, bicep curls, tricep dips, lat pull downs, squats, and abs) and 25 minutes on the elliptical.

Once I showered (of course I didn’t leave myself time to blow dry my hair…as usual) and got Annabelle ready, we headed to the Milton Inn for brunch.

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The Milton Inn is a gorgeous 272 year old building and the food is amazing.

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We had dinner here for our anniversary last year :).  BTW, I want my hair to be that long again.

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For brunch, we got to choose an appetizer, an entrée, and a dessert.

Appetizers

Linda – Seasonal berries with honey and a homemade biscuit

Chris – Cream Chipped Beef (Do you like this stuff?  I think people either love it or they hate it.)

Entrees

Linda – French toast, apple-wood smoked bacon, seasonal fruit

Chris – Crabmeat omelette, potatoes, green beans, and fruit

Chris’ leftovers…those huge chunks are crabmeat.  It was amazing.

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Dessert

Linda – flourless chocolate cake

Chris – cheesecake

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Such a lovely Mother’s Day brunch :).  Good job Chris and AB!

It was present time once we got home.  I love presents!

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I got 3 cards (one from AB, one from Chris, and one from Molly) flowers, an Oriole’s sweatshirt, and $30 in Starbucks cards.  I couldn’t have asked for anything more.  Annabelle and Molly know just what I like :).

Even though I am a mother now, I still have a Mom and I of course wanted to spend some time with her.  My Mom and Dad came up to our house and we headed out to dinner…but first, more presents!

My gifts from my parents were a pair of flip-flops (you can NEVER have too many pairs), a very pretty mother and baby figurine, and this scarf.

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I should have taken a picture of my bottom half too.  I was wearing khakis and navy blue Toms and my cube mate Kelly informed me that I looked very “nautical.”  🙂

I gave my mom a gift bag full of fun little stuff…chocolate animal crackers, some protein/luna bars, 3 Musketeers candy bars, hand cream, nail buffer, and chapstick.  Annabelle gave her this awesome present…her feet look so big!

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Dinner was at one of our go-to spots, the Texas Roadhouse.

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This may be my new favorite picture…

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day…I sure did.  🙂

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