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Happy Mother's Day

This was my fourth Mother's Day.  It's hard to believe that I have been  a mom that long, wow! We had a lovely and peaceful day.  We ate at Freebirds, which Gabby loved because they have loud music she could dance to and we made her foil sculptures of a cat and rose.  Then we went to the mall and bought some make up I wanted.  Finally, it was time to go home.  Gabby fell asleep on the way home, which is bitter sweet, because she stayed up past 11:00 that night.  On the up side, it meant a few nice hours to relax and watch whatever I wanted to on t.v. (because Michael informed me I wasn't allowed to clean).  My Mom and Dad came over and we enjoyed a ribeye steak for dinner.  I know it doesn't sound like an exciting day, but it was nice having a day where nothing was expected of me and we could just relax for a change.

Oh, Gabby and Michael gave me the sweetest gift, a few days early because Michael couldn't wait.  They painted coasters for me that had an imprint of a different hand or foot on each one. It is a gift I will cherish for years to come! Gabby also gave me a butterfly made from her feet that said "I Love Mommy" (with a little help from Grandma of course).  The greatest gift of all, was from God those years ago when he blessed Michael and me with Gabrielle.  There is no greater gift than being the mother of such a sweet little girl! 

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