Monday, May 12, 2014

It's the little things (& a bash at THE COOP!)

We try to keep it simple round here... To be honest, with 4 kids money plays a big role in that decision.   Three of the 4 are girls... hello?? They might want to have weddings one day. Though we have been pushing elopement since the 2nd girl was born. (don't tell the grandparents!) And... have you ever done the math on sending 4 kids to college? (I strongly recommend not too... Ignorance is bliss)  But more then all that -I get so freaked out by my generation's need for instant gratification (myself included) that I fear my kids will never know anything different.

So as much as I love a good gift (unwrapping diamond earrings from the hubby at Christmas blew my mind), we have encouraged and practice simple gift giving. Mother's Day is no exception.

Sunday morning I woke up to this: 
They know me so well... Cookie Cake (one of the top 10 greatest inventions...), Swedish Fish (found on the same list), flowers, and a glue stick. 
A Glue stick? hmmm.... I may or may not of had a freak out "no one appreciates me, I just bought 50 glue sticks and can't find 1, being a mom is the hardest job ever, and I cater to you people" moment not to long ago when I was trying to help Addie with her art project. This was after I glued the whole project together with sunscreen.  FYI: Coppertone faces sunscreen for kids is the exact shape and size as a glue stick. Another FYI: Coppertone faces for kids does not work as an adhesive. Needless to say I went on a glue stick rampage and had to reprint and re glue the project for Addie. 

Despite all that... They still love me.
 Molly has declared in writing that she will love me more then anyone on Earth forever. You can understand why this is an important piece of evidence to keep. I am pretty sure in 4 years when Molly is 13 her tune may change from time to time. Just want to keep this one on record.

If you haven't seen this yet- It is a must watch nod to Moms:


 On another note, We have walked with friends and family experiencing infertility, loss and uncertainty about when or if they will become a Mother. On a personal note, having miscarried  myself, I know this can be a hard day. There were times I had to cling to hope. Four vibrant, healthy children later Jeremiah 29:11 came to life for me. -Ann

We hope Mother's Day was full of joy for Mom's and full of hope for Mom's to be.

And on one more note...
We are partnering with the way cool Jess James Stylegirl and having a COOP event this Friday! Jess will be there with some of her fab vintage clothing finds and of course The Coop is full of furniture and accessories for you!  Grab your friends and come on over for a...

DERBY DO-OVER PARTY! 
Friday, May 16th
5-8 p.m.

join us for shopping, mint juleps, vintage clothing, mint juleps, and an all around fun HEN NIGHT IN!!!!

See ya at THE COOP!

Happy Day,
Bye, bye birdie,

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