Monday, May 10, 2010

The To-Do List

I feel like my to-do list grows by the minute. Trying to get Isla's passport and visa paperwork rolling so we can return to Brazil, wrap up the details of Mary's room, oh, and (first and foremost) be a focused and present wife and mom is all-consuming, and tends to make me feel I'm living in some sort of time warp. (It's 7 am, wait! It's noon! WHERE did five hours evaporate to?)

One of the things on my checklist is to find frames for this set of lovelies that will grace one of the walls in Mary's room.
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Aren't they great? Found them at art.com, and I'm thrilled with the quality!

Speaking of being a mom - I hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day - with your own mother, children, or both! This Mother's Day was bittersweet for me, as my mother is in the hospital, but I received double-the-love from my precious girls.
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Lots to be thankful for...

17 comments:

my favorite and my best said...

happy mother's day alison!!
so glad you were showered with love...
sorry about mom.
xoxo
j

Averill said...

Happy Mother's Day, Alison! I love the butterfly prints as well. The colors are so rich. When do you head back to Brazil?

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

i hope you had a wonderful mother's day! the prints are beautiful! good luck with you to do list! mine is never ending.

Meaghan said...

Love love your blog!!! Just recently found it ;) where have I been?! Can I ask the color u painted those gorgeous red/orange bamboo chairs!? Thanks! Measterhaus@gmail.com

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Hope you had a great day Allison!
Hoe pretty are these butterflies prints!

Kathysue said...

Allison, I am so sorry about your MOm I hope she will get well soon. Your girls are sooo precious. Love the butterfly prints they will look amazing framed. Have a safe trip home. Kathysue

Lavender and Lilies said...

Good luck!

Blondie's Journal said...

Alison~~~

I must have missed the post where you announced having your daughter. Congratulations!! She is beautiful! And you named her Isla...which was my first vote. And how do you pronounce it, was that decided?! Oh, I am just so happy!!

Sorry about your mother. And I hope you get your bearings soon. Happy belated Mother's Day!

xoxo
Jane

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

I feel like Avery already looked like a more grown up big sister!! So sorry to hear about your Mommala, but glad your petite baguettes loved you up!

Minnie said...

Those prints are great! You've just made me a fan of art.com again. I feel like it's another sneak peek of that redecorating project you're working on and I can't wait to see it all complete. Hope your Mom recovers soon and all is back to normal for you as well.

Anna Liesemeyer said...

your girls are precious. Happy belated Mother's day to you!

Lindsey said...

Those precious babies!! Love the art you found for Mary, can't wait to see the finished product. Happy Belated Mother's Day

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

The prints are gorgeous, but they pale in comparison to the beauty of those little girls of yours. They make me miss having a little girl so much!

SogniSorrisi said...

The butterflies are great and I love the name Isla! So pretty.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh sorry to read about your mom, but happy to know you enjoyed some time with your two lovely ladies!

Those butterfly prints are amazing!

When do you go back to Brazil? I have a box waiting to be mailed out to you sitting in my living room! I need to get it out to you!

Morning T said...

Howdy Alison~ I'm so sorry to hear about your mom!!
Your girls are too cute and those butterfly pics are lovely.
Hugs~
T

Stephanie Sabbe said...

love the butterflies! so pretty, as are the babies.