Mother’s Day Weekend

I hope you all had a nice Mother’s Day. This year was such a bittersweet Mother’s Day for me. The first Mother’s Day after our little Afton had passed. The first Mother’s Day realizing that we will be visiting her grave every year for the rest of my life on Mother’s Day because I want to be near all of my kids.

Smiles and tears. Thank goodness for sunglasses.

I was spoiled this year with beautiful flowers, the sweetest cards with pictures (my favorite) and a turquoise mixer that makes me happy whenever I see it. Avery wrote two cards to me this year, one from her and one from Afton (so sweet).

Saturday night, Cafe Rio helped make for a great weekend too. I’m addicted to the Steak Tostada lately, with a soft tortilla on the bottom, their tortillas are my favorite! I loved hearing what everyone loves when they eat at Cafe Rio via Facebook and Instagram. I have a few new things I’m excited to try now.

One of the first things I wanted to make with my mixer were meringue cookies (like on the cover of the current Martha mag). Meringue cookies are the one thing that you DON’T want to mix by hand. I ended up making 3 batches of them trying to get it right. I love how they look! So colorful! We wrapped some up to take to my sweet MIL.

I also made this french chocolate mousse which was SO rich! Kind of like chocolate butter. Seriously!

We had a nice night with Kyle’s side eating outside (the weather here has been so gorgeous!). Here’s Avery and her sweet Grandma Colleen.

I’m so thankful to be a mom. I count it as one of my biggest blessings. I’m so thankful for the wonderful mothers in our lives for their continuous love and service. So thankful for Aiden’s sweet birth-mother and her most selfless difficult decision and the positive encouragement from her sweet mom in her decision. Mother’s Day is such a bittersweet day, but I think the sweet will always outweigh the bitter.

These last few months, my mom has been such a support to me. In the few weeks after Afton had passed, I could always call her and know that she would cry with me. We laugh, because there was a night that I called her crying, and she was somewhere where she couldn’t cry with me, and I said “You HAVE to cry with me…you always cry with me!” Thank heaven for moms… all the moms in our lives.

ps. This sad story has been on my mind non-stop, if you can take a minute to read her story and help or share however you can, I know we will all be better for it.

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  1. says

    I am so glad that you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I hear what you say about mom’s always being there for you to cry with. Mine has recently been there for me in the same way. Know that their are a lot of us out here in “bloggy land” that care about you.

    btw – Those Meringue Swirls looked so good. I need to be a little more adventurous and try new things.

  2. says

    Sound like you had a really nice weekend. I’m sure there is so much peace when you visit Afton’s graveside!
    That is really sweet that Avery wrote a little not from Afton :) She sounds like such a sensitive sweetheart! All your goodies look delicous and I love the color of your stylish mixer!

  3. Shaunee says

    Gorgeous mixer!! I love it!
    I was thinking a lot about you this weekend. I hope you had lots of sweet moments to help with the bitter.
    You are awesome!

  4. Glenda says

    So glad you had a good mother’s day. Love that Avery wrote a note from Afton. Love your new mixer!!!

  5. Melanie says

    Thanks so much for the sweet comments Kami! So many thoughts and prayers to your family from ours every day!! We love you!! God bless!

  6. says

    Happy Mother’s Day sweet friend. You made mine so sweet. Thank you. And how sweet of Avery to write you a note from Afton. I bet she knew exactly what to say. Sisters know those things! xoxo

  7. says

    you got the mixer! THE mixer. i am totally jealous. in a loving way. it’s beautiful!
    i know it wasn’t an easy day for you…but you made it through.
    how wonderful that you have a supportive family kami. can you imagine if you didn’t?! how terrible.
    i am so glad you are surrounded my love.

    have a great week!
    i am loving following you on instagram….because it is my new obsession!!!
    ha ha

  8. Lisa Wood says

    Hey Kami! I randomly came across your website while site jumping tonight. I haven’t been on here since just after Afton passed away. ;( Oh, the tears I shed on your behalf.. hope it saved you a few. We think of you and Kyle often! I love your blog and I will have to remember to come by more often. I was looking for Mother’s Day ideas for primary and loved your “Best Mother Ever” medallion. So fun! Thank you!

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