So, if you don’t know us personally, you don’t know that Mitchell’s best friend(s) live in Illinois. We have been trying and hoping to send him to visit, but just haven’t had the funds. So a couple weeks ago when they asked Mitchell if they could come for Labor Day weekend, we immediately said YES!
Today was such a beautiful day. The youngest I nanny and I spent a fair amount of time enjoying the sun. She also educated me on the inner workings of our solar system and all things space. Her favorite thing is the “milk shower” (Milky way) and she informed me that that is where you go if your thirsty.
Today’s photo(s) are of the flowers I bought at Trader Joe’s. I actually took two bouquets that I combined, and made into one — I did end up tossing some of the flowers… but overall I like the way it turned out. I also just found out that my florist finally has a new storefront! I’m so excited to stop in and have them make my next bouquet! If you’re in the Bellevue area you just HAVE to stop in and see Flowers for the People at Masin’s showroom.
Onto the photos!
Last Friday I went to Costco and picked up a few necessities… and in the process the little girl I nanny spied the beautiful flowers, so we picked up a bouquet. The tulips above. I always forget how beautiful tulips are, and I think I might try and keep a vase full of flowers in the house this spring because boy do they make me happy. Don’t you love them? They just started opening up, so I thought today was the perfect day to snap a photo of them. Bonus, a photo of EverSoLightly and I bottom right
I flooped… today you get two photos again… haha… oh well. Today I came home and EverSoLightly brought home a bouquet of flowers for me! How sweet! I love them, and they’re very pretty! I love all the flowers in our home right now! 🙂 Do you have a favorite flower? 😀 The white roses remind me of the bouquet he bought me last year before I left for my mom’s surgery. I think thats what makes them the most special.
It’s no secret that I’m the youngest in my family. 3 older brothers (2 of which I hardly see) and an older sister. Closest sibling in age, is 10 years older than me. My dad was mostly non-existant and is now completely non-existant. Most of my life has been spent just me and my mom. Even when Lou was around, we still spent most of our time together.
I’ll always have a special bond with my mom. She’s wonderful. The greatest mom ever. I really don’t know what I’d ever do without her.
She came to visit this weekend, arrived on Thursday and left today. We watched movies, ate delicious food, went to the mall, ate even more delicious food, took a fantastic walk with EverSoLightly at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens… We went to Target, we basically had a wonderful weekend. As I sit here on my couch eating some yummy leftover Brie, Bread and Fig “Compote” I can’t help but miss her so much! I miss sharing the couch with her, I miss her commentary, I miss her talking through the movie or show and then asking to re-wind it. I miss my mommy!
Photos from this weekend: (All photos taken with my iPhone 4s. Some of the photos quality is a bit dodgy haha.)
All photos were taken by me, as silly as it sounds, please do NOT use them on your own site, facebook, tumblr, pinterest, instagram, google+, blog, myspace, ANYWHERE without asking. If you like the flowers, the Bellevue Botanical Gardens are free to everyone, and are located in Downtown Bellevue Washington.