mother’s day picnicking

May 14, 2015


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For Mother’s Day, we took my mom on a picnic. We picked up Lee’s Sandwiches for everyone (our fave), along with some dessert (of course!); my sister brought drinks’ and my brother bought my mom’s favorite chips (Hot Cheetos!!!). We didn’t want our mom to stress or have to worry about anything, but in true Lolita fashion (Lolita is my mom’s name), she brought lots of dessert! That mom of mine oozes with hospitality and giving, that she can’t ever come empty handed. We aren’t gonna complain though, because it was goods from our favorite bakery, and deliciously moist cupcakes from a cupcakery we had never tried before.

We all just enjoyed a lazy Sunday afternoon at the park. My brother and dad napped, Ben played frisbee with the girls, Glow blew bubbles, and the rest of us just chatted. Ben and I also did a lot of shaking our heads because there was a big sign, “Don’t feed the ducks.” And this one lady was throwing so much bread at them, that they couldn’t even finish it; shredded loaves (no exaggeration) were just floating all over the little lake. It was pretty ridiculous, but it reminded us of grace, and just because we don’t do that, we aren’t any better. Everyone needs grace. We have one sister missing from our picnic, but she will be with us in less than 2 weeks, so we did a lot of chatting about our plans for when she comes home. We are all so excited to hug and see her again!

My mom is ridiculously awesome, and I’m so thankful for the love that she pours out into all of our lives. She is a passionate woman and I’m glad to be on the receiving end of that. I wrote a little more about her here too. Love you mom!!!

on me: dress, thrifted (I altered it to fit me). jitney sandal, c/o marais usa. bag, piperlime (got it for $25 during their closing sale, but you can get it here too).

 

6 comments on “mother’s day picnicking”

  • Hannah says:

    Those sandwiches look like Bahn Mi ?! I loove them 🙂 your mom looks so happy and sweet! I love family photos like this where you can totally see the resemblence. It sounds like you guys had a great day!

  • What a fun family outing! And a great excuse to celebrate Mom!

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  • Frédérique says:

    It looks like it was such a beautiful day! I may get those shoes, they are cute, but are they comfortable too? I know myself too well, if they are not I will end up not wearing them:) People giving bread to ducks right by the sign prohibiting it drive us nuts too, it would almost be comical if it wasn’t so harmful.

    • Rubyellen says:

      They are! I wore them all day and to the flea market and they were fine. But I have an average width foot, I think wider feet would have a tough time in these shoes.

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