Wednesday, May 07, 2008

card cuteness...

Mark brought home the getting to know you cards tonight. I was so happy when I saw the envelopes. I sat up on my bed alone while I read all of them. Not only are they very cute, but so sweet as well. I have to admit as I read the most thoughtful written messages to me I got teary eyed and it filled my heart with joy. They were so touching and very much appreciated. These cards are from Amy, Tiara, Briana, and and Erica (who is from Australia) I received one other but she wishes to remain private and I absolutely respect that and I thank you for sending me a card. You will all be included in the prize drawing on Mothers Day.

Speaking of Mother's Day, tonight for young women's, I picked up 2 of the girls after school and brought them to my house. We made picnic lunches for everyone and put together the bags of chocolate for all the girls mom's labeled...
Mom's emergency stash!
If things get bad...pray for help,
have a chocolate and take a deep breath.
Now get back in there.
It's bound to get better.
I love you!
I also had the girls make cards for their mom's. I brought all my jars of prima flowers and brads.The cards had baskets and grass. Then they "filled" the baskets with the flowers. It also had a happy mother's day message. Even though they were all the same cards, each girls looked totally different because of the different color choices. They were adorable!
Cole was in the room while we were making them and I asked him out loud what do I ask for every year for mother's day, my birthday and Christmas? He says "A clean house and peace in our home" I asked him if I ever get it? He says NO! He would be right. I told the girls how important that is to me and I know it would be to their mom's and asked them to please make an effort to fulfill my dream with their mother's. I'll ask them on Sunday who actually did it. If I can't have it, somebody should. :o) I also told them breakfast in bed wouldn't hurt.
We are having a big family dinner for Mother's day after church. What are your plans?
P.S. I recorded Americal Idol and just finished watching it. All I can say is Jason's departure was long overdue. Brooke should have been in the final 4. Syesha is very talented and I really love both David's!


Briana said...

So glad my card arrived. Though, it's strange to see my face on your blog! :)

Marilyn said...

Again-your ward is so lucky to have you. What a great idea for a Mother's Day gift. I am sure those moms will be thrilled. For Mother's Day my most anticipated moment will be when my missionary son calls! Hip hip hooray. The other kids have something cooked up but I don't know what it is (LOL). They are going to make me fajitas on Sunday afternoon. I wish I had the $$$ to go to the Moxie class at SBE.....

Patti said...

We are going to the lake on Mothers Day and I still don't know what i'm getting my Mom. You have the most wonderful ideas Jolene. I sure could use some chocolate about now.

Susie Q said...

What treasures you are receiving!!

Love the Mom's Day idea!!!

You are just the best sweetie...


Chickenbells said...

Happy Mother's Day!!

We usually celebrate Women's Day, because I don't have kids (it seems as if I've waited to the last minute) but, this year I'm going hiking...but, will be dropping a gift off to my mom, and my niece before I go...I think we're all a little holidayed out in my family this seems a bit non-stop for some reason, and we need a break.

Andi said...

The cards you received are wonderful! What a nice collection you're them all.

Your Ward is very fortunate to have you dear Jolene. The Mother's Day Stash of chocolate is so cute...what a great idea.

Brandon and Camille Smithson said...

Jolene - Cute mom's energy stash. I too really want a clean house and relaxation for mother's day. (I really really really want a clean house and relaxtion)... Brandon... if you read this... hint hint hint!

I really want to make you a note card, but lets face it, after all the really cute ones you have posted, I am feeling a little intimidated. I don't have a fraction of the talent these other ladies have, and on top of that, I have NO time! If I did have the time, I'd want to update my scrap book first! (Or rather, Melanie's scrap book!)

shekinahhvac said...

I agree with Briana, it is weird to see yourself. I am glad you enjoyed it.

I love your Mom stash!!!Oh how I could use one of those OFTEN


Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day, Jolene! I hope you have a great day with your family.

We will be going to ladies lunch at The Garden (a local restaurant that is yum!) tomorrow. My mom, my aunt's and my cousins. So fun! Just finished making the reservation.


P.S. Spent some time last Saturday in Maricopa, just passing through, loved the Starbucks in the Bashas AND LOVED the COVERED PARKING!!! every grocery store in Arizona should follow their lead!

meli said...

I love both Davids too! And Jason was way past his prime. I am always amazed by how much energy you have and how much you do!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Jolene- It has been a while since I've been by... It is easy to get lost in Blogworld!
I wanted to wish you a Happy Mother's Day- you have a gift of mothering.