My (1st) Mother's Day

If you're sick of all the Mother's Day posts floating around the blogosphere,'s one more.  HA!  Just want to document my first Mother's Day more for myself than anything, so just skip this post if this sort of thing makes you want to barf.

Though we had company staying with us, Mr. FC surprised me with a beautiful bunch of hydrangeas. Where did those come from?! Talk about a double-take; thought I was hallucinating due to lack of sleep.

On Mother's Day morning, we were all snuggling in bed when I glimpsed a small box nestled in the covers.  A delicate necklace bearing Quinn's initial & her birthstone (citrine) handmade by this Etsy seller.  So sweet.  So meaningful.  I'm not usually a necklace person but I LOVE IT.
I believe Mr. FC asked me: "Have you ever heard of Etsy?"  I stifled a snort.
Aw, Mr. FC & his oblivious-ness (he rarely reads this blog,can you tell).

Mother's Day cards from my amazing extended family 
(thanks for the Amazon giftcard, Tamara & Alan!):

Mr. FC & I are not sappy, romantical people (our first "date" was in college at a fraternity Jungle Juice party, for crying out loud--still don't know how we're going to tell Quinn that story) but this card from him made me weepy-eyed:

Obviously Mother's Day is not enough incentive to encourage me out of my yoga pants 
(or Quinn out of her sleep 'n' play outfit):

After a nice, long walk we had a relaxed dinner at home of marinated grilled flank steak (recipe courtesy of my pa-in-law), orzo salad (recipe courtesy of my mother-in-law), & crunchy-fresh steamed green beans.  

And wine. Of course.  This is my current favorite Malbec for under $10:

On that wine-y was a perfect, peaceful day.

P.S.  Mr. FC also kindly kicked me out of the house for a couple hours with orders to enjoy some "me time".  I felt completely naked without a baby, carseat, stroller & diaper bag to lug around for once.  So I went & got a soy chai from my favorite local coffee shop just so I'd have something to hold.  I proceeded to chug it down far too quickly......I realized I've forgotten how to savor food/drink slowly ever since I became a mom.  Then I wandered around Target only to find myself buying one thing: a dress for Quinn.  Apparently I need more practice at this "me time" thing.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and/or Mother's Day, too!