Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's day...and all the other fun stuff that went down this weekend

So, Friday night, mom and I met D-boy after his graduation practice at Target {and timing was completely perfecto} and went in to get a Starbucks blended thingymajig and the whole entire place was dripping with the scent of popcorn. Which we didn't get because we were in a hurry. And guess who pulled around as we walked out of the door. And guess what he was munchin' on. Dude. So then, we went to cheer on Dusty's cousin {and our alma mater} as they played in the baseball regional championship and won. Which was super exciting. Well mostly on Dusty's end because I have never claimed "baseball fanning" as one one of my talents. I did, however catch up on some business stuff on my telephono while by butt bones got bruised by the bleachers. I am a wimp. I need cushiness. But we had fun. Until we went to get Five Guys Burgers and Fries starving {starving} at 10:05 and realized it closed at 10. Fun Ramsey over. Enter sad, crying Ramsey. Second choice: Steak and Shake. Where everyone else in the world decided to go too. But mom and I split the guac burger and it was delicious.

Saturday, we watched this cutie graduate bright and early. Doesn't he look handsome in his graduating garb? Proud girlfriend.


And then we went out for the most spectacular lunching eva at Food Glorious food. Seriously, if you are near Tallahassee, go. And if not you should fly here and bunk at my place and we will go together. Baklava Cheesecake for dessert. Five pounds of pure sugar cream cheese joy.

And we kept the celebration going with Brad and Erin for a graduation cookout. Which means "boy time" for Dust and "cooking, crafting, and decorating" talk for Rams. I tell you that stuff is super refreshing sometimes. And then I was a toot butt and stayed up until after midnight last night getting ready for Mother's Day brunch today. And there are birds outside my window who apparently like to chirp their little noggins of from 12:00 to 1:00. Thank you birds.

I woke up to this this morning. We just can't seem to break it to the booger that he is, in fact, a dog.


And here are our Mother's Day pictures.






We had Turkey and veggie casserole, cornbread and cheese grits casserole, garlic cheddar biscuits, fruit, garlic oven potatoes, maple banana nut muffins, and breakfast punch. Whew. I could have used another four sets of hands. But that would look strange. And the number of burnt fingers would undoubtedly multiply.

And here is the link to the muffin recipe. Which you would be a fruit not to try because they are litterally the best banana muffins ever in the history of the whole world and I said so. So there.

Lastly, happy Mother's Day to all of you lovely mother's out there who bless our lives in so many ways. To mom: I love you so much and thank you for being such a wonderful, special mother.

Happy week to ya!




Jamie said...

I LOVE Food Glorious Food! Yum!

Nicole said...

Congrats to your man! Looks like a great Mother's Day with your family.

Mariel Torres said...

i love that first picture... your dress, lady, is beautiful!

Kathryn said...

I love your Mother's Day pictures, you all look beautiful.

Chynna said...

Sounds like a blast! I just love all your pictures...Florida looks amazing! We are still battling the snow in Idaho...maybe we'll win one of these days. Thanks for your posts, I love reading them all. You know what is next after college graduation, right? A big diamond? Wink wink.

Unknown said...

WOah woah woah Baklava Cheesecake?? I have never heard of that! It sounds amazing. Your family is beautiful!

And congrats to Dust!


Hayley said...

Congrats to him!!! That photos is great!

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Laura said...

Aw congrats to your bf! And it looks like your family did right by your mama!

Rissy said...

you are so stinkin' pretty! I am sure he was proud to have you on his arm as well!!

The belt with the black dress is so adorable!


Unknown said...

what a fun filled weekend! congrats to your cutie!

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Yena said...

I love your black dress :) Congrats to Dusty on his graduation!

Looks like you had a lovely Mother's Day celebration!

Anonymous said...

What a WONDERFUL sounding weekend and such a beautiful family you have!!

Unknown said...

Aww you and your bf are too cute! Congratulations to him!!

All the photos are beautiful and oh my gosh, Baklava cheesecake is out of this world! I'm so jealous! I want some!

Pineapple said...

That has GOT to be the perfect 'watching my loved one graduate' outfit. (Very subtle, understated, but quite lovely!) Nice work.

Melissa said...

Wow, it sounds like you had a really full weekend, but a fun one! Except for that whole Five Guys thing. :)

Your Mother's Day brunch looks like it was incredibly special and so beautiful!

Hope you had as fabulous as weekend as it looks like you did!

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Anonymous said...

Tell Dusty a stranger says "Congrats!" And I loved your brunch settings! I have hydrengas (sp?) all over my house right now! Love them!


Cait said...

what a wonderful mothers day you had :) fabulous photos and love the outfits! xo

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Anonymous said...

What an eventful weekend, filled with lot of special moments and delish food, congrats to your bf and mom!

Cess O. <3
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Anja said...

Congrats to Dusty first of all! he lookes very handsome in his grad outfit and you of course looked just smashin! I really like the decorations of the table, so cool with those books!! Need to remember that idea for my next dinner party!

Unknown said...

ahhh so cute! love all the pics!

love from San Francisco,


his little lady said...

your family is beautiful and so are you!!

Macy Dawn said...

Great photos of the table setting.