{pretty, happy, funny, real}

by | May 17, 2012 | {phfr}, Mother's Day, Summer | 8 comments

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. ~

Hubby gave me two pretty new hanging baskets with flowers for Mother’s Day.  
I was so excited, I’ve always wanted a couple for our front porch, and I especially love that the baskets have fluer-di-lis’s on them – one of the symbols for our Blessed Mother! 

I’m so very happy and blessed to be the mother to our seven children!  
They were all given S’more Goodie Bags at a birthday party we attended, which made for the perfect end to a supper fun weekend. 


At the birthday party, the kids all had a blast on the homemade water slide! 
Watching Snuggles slide down was hilarious!


Yes, according to our kiddos, that water slide was “REALLY” fun!
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  1. Mom2Seven

    What fun! Happy weekend! +JMJ+

  2. mel

    Oh wow! That makes me wish our backyard wasnt so flat!

  3. Hope

    That slide looks like a lot of fun!

  4. admin

    Happy Mother's Day! And what a coincidence, I too received hanging baskets as gifts, and we also had a s'mores evening around our fire bowl. No water slide though…maybe next year (looks like a blast!). :o)

  5. Robina

    this makes me want to be a kid again. so fun.

  6. Julie

    What exactly does a s'more goodie bag consist of? That sounds like a neat idea.

  7. Erin

    now i want to dig a trench in our backyard and make a waterslide! it slopes perfectly, but we probably have too many rocks. 🙁 looks like they had a blast!

  8. Jessica Gordon

    A Hershey Bar, a couple graham crackers, and a few marshmallows. All the goodies to make your own s'mores! My kids loved them.


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