Tuesday, May 5, 2009

All in a Mother's Day

Those of us that are mothers know exactly what it means to be one. We have far too many things to do and our work is never done. There are groceries to buy, meals to prepare, clothes to wash, houses to clean, homework to supervise and all those trips up and down 620 to doctor's appointments, dance class, soccer practice, baseball games, gymnastics meets and music lessons. Not to mention, the extensive hours moms spend at PTA board meetings, volunteering in the school library, creating bulletin boards of art projects or chairing the next fund-raising event. Add in the hours that many mothers share with their churches preparing Sunday school lessons, chaperoning mission trips and preparing food for the youth supper, and it's easy to see why many of us long for more hours in the day...not to get more done, but to get a little sleep so we can be prepared do it all again tomorrow!

I also know that none of us would trade our chaotic days for a simpler life without our children.

So what are your plans for this Mother's Day? While I hope my dear ones have something special planned like a delicious brunch, a spa appointment, or a glittering trinket, I also have a plan for the day...to spend it with them...snuggling, laughing, talking and reminding them that I feel so blessed to have them in my life.

Here are a few ideas for a lovely Mother's day celebration, and we all know we deserve one!

Mother's Day in the Park-7:00pm Zilker Hillside Theater: This is an annual concert by the Austin Symphonic Band. My stepbrother, Cliff Jones, plays clarinet, composes and arranges much of the music for this band of local musicians. Just bring a blanket and some goodies for a lovely way to end your day! http://www.asband.org/

Cinderella-Ballet Austin-May 8-10: What a gift for the dance lover in the family! The ballet is performed at the Long center and tickets start at $27. http://www.balletaustin.org/atb/Cinderella.php

Volente Beach-Mother's Day Special: This event is for those adventurous moms that don't mind being seen in a bathing suit! Mothers accompanied by children on May 10th get in free! http://www.volentebeach.com/main.html

Lammes Candies: The original chocolate covered strawberries are available now through Saturday. https://lammes.com/

Cupcake by the Lake: Now open in Lakeway! Sweet cupcake treats for mom in a variety of flavors. http://www.cupcakebythelake.com/index.htm

Yogurt Planet: It's delicious and nutritious, but just watch out! With so many flavors of yogurt and toppings available it is easy to make your yogurt treat one that is truly out of this world. http://www.yogurtplanet.com/

Happy Mother's Day!

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