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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

Happy Mothers Day!

18th May 2006

I’ve been wanting to write up this blog since Sunday,
but it has been a super busy week! We had an awesome Mother’s Day weekend
starting out Sunday morning when Analise and I worked on this picture frame
for Kristine during Sunday School at our church. Then after church
we met my parents, my brother, and my grandmother at CiCi’s pizza for
a nice Mother’s Day no-cooking / no-cleanup dinner. We had a nice relaxing
meal and lots of pizza!

Then while Kristine and Analise were napping, I went for a short bike ride
around Hoover inspired to find the steepest hills in our city. Along the
way I stopped by my parents house to say hi again to mom on mother’s day.
I also road on Deodara Drive, named for this Deodara pine tree found next
to Star Lake. Finally, I made it up the steepest hill in Hoover near our
house (which would be just behind the trees on the left on the near ridge).

Later in the evening on Sunday, we went to the snow-cone place in Pelham
to satisfy Kristine’s late pregnancy craving before returning home to watch
the final episode of West Wing. All in all, I think Kristine had a wonderful
Sunday for mother’s day.

Both Friday and Monday were fun too. First, on Monday, my
department at Samford threw us a baby shower and gave us this cake to welcome
our baby boy when he comes. We had a great time eating, chatting, hanging out
and opening presents. Analise loved playing with Steve’s kids so we could relax
and not have to worry about taking care of her. We also had a nice relaxing
Friday evening to kick things off. Analise goes crazy over toes, and we’ve got
video to prove it!

3 Responses to “Happy Mothers Day!”

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  2. Kristine Says:

    I forgot to post about my Mother’s Day! It was lovely:) We were in the nursery for church, which actually was nice since we were in the baby room (no babies!) and I got to sit in a glider rocker and listen to the message over the monitor. Very comfy:) Then lunch at CiCi’s, and Brian and Analise ran to Target to get my gift. I’d special requested a griddle for pancakes and french toast, and Brian got me the grand-daddy of griddles! It’s family size, and the box is huge… hard to know where we’re going to keep it! But I’m excited, because I love making pancakes and french toast and now it’ll be at least half the time since I can cook more than 4 pieces/2 cakes at a time. Woohoo! We had a relaxing afternoon resting, then we used gift certificates for dinner at Quizno’s, spent a bit of time browsing Barnes & Noble and topped off the evening with sno-cones, my most recent pregnancy craving:) (I’ve never been a sno-cone fan – what’s so special about sugar and ice? But man, these HIT THE SPOT and they’re only $1 for a huge small! Yeah!! Maybe I can talk Brian into a run tonight!!)

  3. Corrie Says:

    How much more time will it take to get the griddle out of the box, clean it, and put it back? 🙂

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