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09 May, 2011

Mother’s Day 2011

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Oh! Things!|Ottawa

I decided that I wanted to log – photographically – my Mother’s Day highlights this year.

These are the things that made this day great for me, starting from when I woke up. You can click on the images for a bit of extra info about what’s in them.

Mother's Day Lovely Thing #1

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Mother's Day Lovely Thing #7

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Mother's Day Lovely Thing #13

I’m sure you’ll be able to recognize that my favourite kind of day includes great food, sunny outdoor spaces, and time to read. :)

I realize now that I forgot to take a photo of my oft-refilled glass of wine and our lovely dinner, which I didn’t have to make!

This was a particularly nice Mother’s Day, and it was relatively gift-free. My choice. The girls bought me a magazine and a giant peanut-butter cup from Truffle Treasures (you haven’t lived until you’ve tried one), and Mark and the girls picked out some fresh herbs and a couple of new containers (pictured above), but that was it. It was good. And somehow I feel lighter today.

1 Response to "Mother’s Day 2011"

1 | milkfacemama

May 9th, 2011 at 9:10 pm


That’s lovely! I had that kind of Mother’s Day, too – lots of good food, nice walks outside, downtime with my girls and reading – and spent some time with my mum (and dad and brother). Just right.

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