Sunday, May 11, 2008

Queen for a day

So, as fas as my own mother's day goes, I was certainly spoiled.

I was up with Sophie a lot last night, so I actually slept in till 11:00 am! That hasn't happened in forever! Then I had breakfast made for me and was showered with gifts.

Joel and the girls got me some new yummy smelling lotion, a cool bath pillow thing that suctions to the bath tub and some scrapbooking magazines. Since I fully intend to start scrapping full throttle again soon. My mom sent me money that must be used for a massage, I am told. Absolutely nothing else, especially not bills (I told you she is incredibly generous!).

Bria made me a little jar at school with Hershey's kisses and hugs inside, and little word strips. Here is what they say:

Mom cares about me.
The most important thing about my mom is she loves me.
She loves me with all her heart and I do too.
If I had one million hearts I would love you with all of them.
I love you with all my heart.
She loves me and I love her.

Bria is a very loving child, in case you didn't notice.

Chloe also made me a cute gift at school. It was a little foam magnetic memo board to put on the fridge with a little marker to go with it. If you know Chloe at all, then you know she has completely taken it over already, even though it says "Mom's memos."

Joel asked Chloe how she could show me that she loves me and she said this, "Give her big hugs and French kisses and lots of money."

Joel and I took Sophie to part of church because I really didn't want to miss the girls singing to me and Joel was in charge of conducting the annual mother's day special number sung by the Priesthood. So as soon as that was done, he took the baby home (who is still really quite ill) and put her to bed where she slept until I got home. He then cleaned the entire house and made my favorite meal for dinner. Fettucine alfredo with chicken. Yum!

After dinner I had Joel take some pictures of me and the girls. I always feel like I am the one behind the camera and I don't really have too many pictures of me with my kids, so I wanted to change that. They turned out okay. You can tell Sophie isn't feeling well, I think my new haircut makes my face look really fat, there is a lot of glare on Bria's and my glasses, and I am, in fact, really fat. But I am happy to have the pictures.

I hope all you moms out there who read this also had a fabulous day, too!
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Lara,
    I'm glad you had a good day and you are NOT fat. I think your mom's idea is fabulous and if I could give myself a massage I would. If you need one, let me know (I'm licensed you know) and it would be WAY less expensive than a salon and you would have some money left over to get more scrap stuff....LOL! Anyway, I tried to call you back tonight, but you were at church and I had only remembered your number long enough to call you. Sorry, call me when you get a chance and we can chat. Take it easy.

  2. Umm... you weigh less than me.
    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY I hope C didn't actually give you french kisses. :)

  3. Love the pics!! I know you will treasure these forever!

  4. I am so happy you got spoiled today-we did miss all of you at Marc's. Always feels like somethings missing. So sorry about Sophie-poor thing. Gabe is finally better (but he lost several pounds & his pants are literally falling off of him)

    I love your hair and you look great (not fat!)

  5. Those girls are born of goodly parents! And you girls look stunning!! What a wonderful mother's day we have beenb given! Love you forever!

  6. Joel did a nice job on the photos. I have noticed I'm rarely in pictures too. It bugs me because there is no "proof" that I have gone anywhere with my family. :)

    Glad you had such a nice Mother's Day!

  7. Lara, i think Joel did a great job taking the pictures!!! YOU & your girls are so dang cute!! (You better use that money to get that massage... you deserve it... HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!)

  8. French kisses huh? How funny! You don't look fat!!! I think you look great! And your kiddos are adorable! Hope your little one feels better soon and I'm so glad you had a wonderful day!!!
    PS...Congrats on winning the photo contest!!!!!!!!

  9. HOW CUTE! Glad you had a great day!

  10. I am so glad that you won!! Sorry I was kinda slow(ok, really slow) on putting that on my blog. But you have "seen the hand of God" in your life none the less!!
    Man, I hope Sophia starts feeling better. How are the rest of you Sam said that Chloe had gotten it too? Let me know if there is anything we can do for you guys?!!

  11. You have a cute family. Wow french kissing lovely.I just got my hair cut and I think that is makes me look fat. but every one says the opposite. You are not fat,and you look great. I'm glad you had a great day. love ya!

  12. I think you look great! Poor baby girl! I hope the rest of you can steer clear of whatever she has! I hope she can fight it off soon too.

    Loved the little french kissing line. As sweet as Ainsley's little kisses are you have to pull her away fast, because of that sneaky little tongue!!! :)

  13. Happy Mother's Day to you, too! I love your pictures, and while you don't look fat, I know how you feel. I'm having the same "fat face" syndrome every time I look at myself in a picture (which isn't often, since I take them all, too.) I'm proud of you for taking them, anyway. I need to be better about that.

    And, I have to tell you - I can't believe Deni Preston is your Mom! I just started doing her Yoga classes on BYUTV (since we live in the boonies in a small rural town in So. Colorado, and I don't have access to gyms), and I LOVE her! I just told my dh yesterday that we have to get DVR, because I can't always be home at 10am when she's on here. No wonder you are so amazing, with an amazing mother like her!

  14. Love the Pictures. Your girls are growing so much. Im glad you emailed e our blog. KIT

  15. I think you look so cute with your girls. I always love the photos you post.

  16. Those pictures are beautiful, and your face does NOT look fat! LOL Happy Mothers Day!

  17. Happy *late* Mother's Day! You look AMAZING! I love your hair cut.