Monday, May 12, 2014

happy mother's day!

we were so lucky we got to be with my
mom on mother's day...this year in LA,
last year in miami! we love celebrating her.
this year was bittersweet since the next 3
years she will be far away in johannesburg,
so we soaked up every second and celebrated
after such a fun week with the family in newport.

^^ i love this blonde bombshell of a mom!
she is one of a kind. no one loves life more
than her, has more fun, is more enthusiastic,
adventurous, or young at heart. she is there for
me every second even though we live in different
places, and she just gets me! she is my best friend
and i won the lottery when i was born to her.
^^ we did lunch at the rose in venice beach,
perfect for mother's day.
 i was so excited to give my mom her present this
year...i found the perfect one thanks to the cutest
etsy shop! honestly, go order someone a gift from
marcella -- she does the best job, sends you proofs
of what you want, ships items so fast, and her shop
is so reasonable. such a personal gift. i thought with
my parents moving abroad, my mom could take this
cute cutting board engraved with one of our very
favorite recipes that she always made us growing up.
then she can make her famous lemon chicken over 
in south africa and feel like home! i hope she loves it!
^^ and, another card made by fave.
after lunch, it was off to the beach boardwalk
for some biking (and 6-person surrey biking..haha) 

^^ how hard does this make you laugh?
i was dying biking alongside them. 

^^ a happy mom having her mother's day ride! 

we love this lady and loved celebrating her.
we love chase's sweet mom shelley and missed
her on mother's day! facetime and lunch plans for
next month when we're in town will have to suffice. we
have the best mothers and grandmothers surrounding us!
lots of pictures from our fun family trip
coming this week...happy monday!


  1. What a beautiful mothers day! The cutting board and the card are such wonderful gifts and you both look so adorable!

    1. thanks darling! i know, i want to do these cutting boards for wedding gifts and so much more now! xoxo

  2. What a fun and unique gift idea!! Would be great for a bridal shower or birthday gift as well!! As usual your photos have me lusting for some summer weather!! Looks like it was the perfect day!

    1. my thoughts exactly! such a cute and unique gift...i'm a fan! come out this way for some summer weather! :)

  3. my thoughts exactly! such a cute and unique gift...i'm a fan! come out this way for some summer weather! :)

  4. You and your mom are absolutely stunning - you look just like her! Looks like you had a great time together and a wonderful weekend. As always, I love all your photos!

  5. So glad you got to spend the day with your mom! Love the quote at the end- so true!

  6. Amazing collection of wallpapers. How did you manage to get them? Also check out diwali images 2014


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