Our Family's Glue

I don't know if my mom realizes this yet, but she's become the glue that holds our family together. I love to give her a hard time because of all the get-togethers she's been "putting together" lately, but really, she's helped us all bond in a way only she could make happen.

The thing she's become an expert at is celebrating life and each other. 
Our family is pretty big, but she's made sure that we are each celebrated for our accomplishments, and on our special days. She wants us to know just how much we are loved, and how important we are to the family.
Last night we had a joint birthday celebration for my Aunt Evie and my Sister-in-Law, Michele.
I have to say, my mama has turned into a real Martha Stewart because the setup for the party was just right.

She had a few candles and balloons scattered around, and the meal wasn't over the top, comfort food and pink birthday cake! We also made a red wine spritzer that I found on the Carolina Charm blog, it was a hit, you can get the recipe here.*

It was the perfect celebration, and a great occasion to get our family together.

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Thank you for all the comments on my sorority post yesterday. I by no means meant for it to be a post to make girls who hadn't been in a sorority feel bad. I totally understand that there are reasons for joining, and for not joining. I had friends who were both involved in greek life, and who weren't. I simply wanted to share what an awesome experience it was for me, and to encourage other girls to at least explore the option. 
Plus, I've loved all the comments I received from other women who were in sororities and are now a part of the blogging community! So cool!

14 comments :

Brianna said...

Believe me, she knows. Moms always know everything. And they ARE the glue - I know MY mom is. I respect her so much, even when we disagree. I always think to myself, "I hope when I'm a mom I do as good as job as she did." Sometimes I feel guilty that we don't tell her enough. But one time I DID tell her, and she said, "Oh honey, I know. I always know." Moms are awesome.

Bonnie said...

Moms know it all. My mom is psychic or something, I swear.

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Katrin said...

Moms are the best. :)

Alyx said...

I swear, mom's are amazing. It's like they have super powers or something!

Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel said...

Mums are the best!! :)

Melissa said...

Looks like a fun party! My grandma is totally the "glue" in our family. New follower!

Myra said...

Moms are so amazing, for sure! I love that quote btw, one of my favorites!! :) We were definitely meant to be friends <3

Lissa @ The Looking Glass said...

AMEN! on your sorority post. i joined a sorority and they are the most loyal friends i ever had and they were loyal before i even joined. lovely, lovely blog! found you via the blog hop and am excited to follow ! xo

Meg {henninglove} said...

what a great glue she indeed then to celebrate and make sure everyone sticks together. what a wonderful gift you have in your mom

Stela said...

Your mom is awesome! It is important to celebrate life & each other. That red wine spritzer looks fantastic!

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

dude, i can tell that i havent' been grocery shopping in a while because i nearly lost my mind seeing that amazing drink mix photo.

are those real peaches?

anywho, tell that momma how awesome she is!! i'm sure she'll appreciate it!

michelle @ this little light said...

Peaches in wine?! Reminds me of my Nonna. Such a perfect summer treat. Loved the photos, Bri!

Theresa.Like,totally said...

Hey Bri! I just found your blog and I love it! It is so pretty and lovely. :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

oh sooo cute!!! i love the spritzer presentation, that's a great idea. and it's always so important to have someone be in charge of the celebrating train, makes everyone feel important.

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