Mother's Day--A day celebrating our Moms and spending time with family. I could not think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
This year we had an extended celebration spending the day with Alex's Mom on Sunday and then having my parents over for dinner on Monday. It has become a tradition with my mom and I to take a photo of just the two of us. I scrapbook the memory and add it to her on-going album of past Mother's Day photos.
I love this tradition so much that several years ago I started an album for my son as well. A picture of just the two of us. It is fun to look through the book and see how much he has grown.
Another fun tradition that I insist on each year is a picture of my Mom, Alex and I. Alex is not fond of getting his picture taken but because it is Mother's day he agrees. However he does add his own silly spin on things. There is a quote by Dr. Seuss that describes him perfectly......
"Today you are you;
That is truer than true!
There is no one alive;
Who is you-er than you!"
Truthfully, I wouldn't have it any other way....
I guess he comes by it naturally.
Fun Mother's day memories that I will treasure forever.
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.