Today at Casa de Weir we held our annual Mother's Day brunch out on the front lawn. Though it started out a bit iffy - a little cool with some clouds - just as we began to fill our plates and sit down at the table, the sun broke through the clouds and it turned out to be a really nice day!
Kevin and I began this celebration to honor the moms in our family eight years ago. It's a tradition that we all look forward to and enjoy. Our moms and Deb always enjoy and appreciate all of the attention, and Kevin and I have a fun time putting everything all together. Here we are - all the girls (notice that, even Slippers got in on this one!)
This year's theme was a fun brightly colored floral/butterfly theme. Lots of pinks and oranges, blues and greens. Everything looked so festive! I found all of the decorations (believe it or not!) at the 99 Cents Only store - aren't these cute??
I also fell in love with these beautiful roses the minute I laid eyes on them. I thought they'd be perfect in the vintage white pottery rose bowls that we used as centerpieces at our wedding.
Food? Oh, there was no shortage of that. Afterall, we all know how Drew and Pat love their breakfast! They were genernous enough to share with the rest of us, though. On the menu: egg casserole with sauteed onions, pancetta and four Italian cheeses, egg casserole with sauteed onions, mushrooms and fresh spinach and a cheddar blend, croissants, fresh fruit, sausage, applewood smoked bacon, red potatoes and onions, buttermilk pancakes with maple or berry syrup, orange juice, champagne and coffee. Mmmmm...it was delicious!
(check out that cute little vintage-y tablecloth; isn't it adorable? I found it at my favorite thrift store ... of course! Here's another picture of it:)
In addition to the beautiful orchid corsages all the ladies are wearing, we also gave them these necklaces: Aren't they fun?! We made them -- or rather, I made them, but I couldn't have done it without Kevin cheering me on =)
It was another wonderful Mother's Day celebration. To our moms: We love you very much and thank you for everything you do for us! Deb, you're not our mom...but we love you, too!!