he surprised me by taking me to napa at the carneros inn where he endlessly romanced me and didn't leave my side for a moment. we had baths outside and dinner with flowers in our salads and mock cocktails by the fireside. we walked to apple orchards and looked into each other's eyes enough to last me a lifetime. i am so in love with the beautiful, strong and gentle man i married, and it only truly seems to be growing more intensely each day i am blessed to spend with him. he takes care of me in ways i never knew i needed, and is never afraid to pour his heart multiple times an hour, just to make sure i know.
coming home refreshed the next day, we had a small mother's day gathering at ours in the evening, and i decorated our table in our garden roses and eucalyptus. my mama made me a beautiful birthday cake with pansies and also a belated blue airplane birthday cake for gus. it was so beautiful seeing my mama cooking up a storm in our kitchen, smiling beautifully, like she always does. and i captured her through our kitchen windows and it has become my most cherished photo of her to date.
later that evening, steve fell asleep putting gus to sleep in our bed, and i laid out on our couch, watching an episode of one tree hill (i love it so much), and began crying. i tend to blame all my tears on pregnancy, but i think this time, it was more about the love i had in my heart yesterday. there's just so much that i want to hold on to, so much that i don't ever want to end.
my mama's love, my husband's gentleness and touch, my baby boy's overbite and how he smiles and greets me each and every time i walk into a room. just about everything.
i hope you all had a beautiful weekend a mother's day spent smiling somewhere with the ones you love.
ps: have you seen this video? beautiful beyond words.
/i've watched this about ten times, love it so much.
/this poem, over and over.
/prettiest cookie idea