The Excellent Adventures of Kim and Kev

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mother's Day

Celebrating Moms is ALWAYS a great way to spend an afternoon.

And fortunately that is what we did this past Sunday.

Our Mother's Day celebration was held at the usual place.... my sister's house.  The place where family members can come from miles around and have plenty of room to hang out and socialize and eat.

And even if you are not a family member - you are still welcome.  Because that is just how hospitable my sister and her husband are.

They always have plenty of love (and food!) to go around.

I ended up having to go in to work at 7am ( grrrrr) but was still able to make it to the party by lunchtime.

Nana ( my Mom) and Abigail...
The hostess with the mostest... my sister, Shannon...
I've probably mentioned this before... but Shannon came up with the best idea to make holidays less crazy and more enjoyable.  She just invites every one.  We have been doing this for a couple of years now and it gives us the opportunity to spend time with both of our families in one place.
It also makes sense because Kev's parents have pretty much adopted Shannon's children as their grandchildren - so, they really look forward to this time together.

Kev and his mother, Mary....

Nana and five of her many grandchildren...
Shannon and Randy prepared an unreal amount of BBQ chicken.  All different sauces and sides and fixin's.  They really know how to do it right!

And I spent an unreal amount of time just taking photos of this little angel....

In fact, for some reason when babies are around... I forget to take pictures of anything else.
Can you blame me?
At least until the adults start acting out to get the attention of the camera back...

Our day ended with a torrential downpour.

Which ended up being the highlight to Abby's day.

This Mother's Day was especially awesome because there are two NEW mothers in my family - Happy first Mother's Day to Holly and Laura!  And Happy Mother's Day to all of you other mothers out there!!  I am in awe of you!   I hope your day was amazing!


  1. Kim! This was such a sweet blog entry. Thanks for all of your kind words and sweet pictures. Thanks for helping to make my mother's day so special! And thanks for being the one who made me a mother for the very first time 40 years ago! I love you!! mom

  2. What a great day you all had! It's so wonderful you can get together so often and you tell such a special story and take such fabulous pictures. It makes the reader feel like they are right there with you! You do have a very special mother and it's a tribute to your relationship that you right such fantastic things. Love you lots, Aunt Sandi