Mother’s Day is always a fun day for me at this house. My family is alway too kind, but I secretly love that. The girls were so sweet and bought me flowers this year and made personalized cards that I always love over a Hallmark one any day. No disrespect to Nate’s Hallmark ones…he picks some good ones too. hehe
The weather was amazing today. It was sunny and 86 degrees, which is not typical for our Minnesota springs, but wow did we enjoy it. We took advantage of it and had brunch out on the deck this morning. I had found a Breakfast Pizza that sounded so good and Nate was able to make it with no problems. He has gotten this pizza stuff mastered. Megan contributed the drinks for us. She found a recipe for a delicious Raspberry Moscato. It was the perfect compliment to the pizza with a little fizz on top and berries delicately dropped in. Yummy!
Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. In the United States, celebration of Mother’s Day began in the early 20th century.
The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. St Andrew’s Methodist Church now holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Her campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed that they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world” In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.
Today I wanted to go get a few more flower pots for the yard so we headed out to Sailer’s Greenhouse. Nikki had posted that they were going to have an Ice Cream truck out there on Mother’s Day. Flowers and ice cream…what a perfect combination on a hot, sunny day. yes please!
The name of the food truck was Minnesota Nice Cream. I had to look them up and see what they were all about. Food trucks are so fun and we love how creative the names are. Plus, they have a similar name as my blog. 🙂 Here’s what they say about this fun ice cream truck…
“These friendly Midwesterners are riding around town in style, and all the while twisting out delicious soft serve ice cream with a bounty of the best and tastiest toppings; fruit, cookies, cereals, and more. They’ve also formed the dream team with Dogwood Coffee, and will be serving up incredibly refreshing Cold Press Coffee Shakes. For sugar, spice, and everything nice, come out and try the delectable desserts from this super cute truck.” Nate tried the coffee shake, I had a vanilla chocolate twist cone, and Megan got a sprinkle cone. They were all so good and hit the spot.
We got our flowers then Mark said we could go tour his new home. Nate & Megan hadn’t seen it yet, so they were excited to go take a look. I took some photos so you could see their gorgeous place. So many windows in the home that show off Spring Lake. They will be able to move in on June 12th and are super excited.
Lets just say….it’s kind of a pretty place. I can’t wait till they get all the landscaping in and we can go out back and relax by the lake. I’m assuming I’ll have an invite this summer. ha~ These two deserve a home like this, that they can someday retire and relax.
It was time to head home and put my flowers into my planter, do a little watering and then relax until dinner. Nate is going to grill some spanish kebobs with spanish rice. Should be a tasty way to end Mother’s Day.
I want to wish my mom, my mother-in-law, and all my mom friends a fantastic Mother’s Day. I hope you enjoyed yours as much as I enjoyed mine.