happy days

I know I’m late to the party here…
…but since I had a blog lapse during the months of May & June…
…I just wanted to share our happy mother’s & father’s day.
Mothers day 1Mr. M really outdid himself.
I get to lounge in bed on Mother’s Day while I hear footsteps & tinkering around.
Sometimes I get breakfast in bed but this year I got to walk outside to this.
Mothers day 2
{sorry about the sun glare}
Who doesn’t want to start their day w/ champagne, chocolates & flowers?
Along with the mimosas we did have bagels w/ smear, lox & all the fixins ‘cuz although we live in california now you can never take the New York out of my baby daddy.
Mothers day 3
 And the day continued with a feast of drink & food surrounded by my favorite people.
Mothers day 6
The best part?
I didn’t have to lift a finger.
Mothers day 4
How great is this chalkboard menu Mr. M created all by himself?
Ao MUCH yummy food.
Mothers day 5
Love him!
I’m one lucky gal!
So of course I had to shower him with some goodness on father’s day.
Fathers day 1
We were lucky to have my father in-law visiting us during father’s day.
While the boys went for an early morning walk, I prepared a morning nosh for when they got back.
Yup, more mimosas!
Fathers day 2
The kids were so excited to have not only daddy to celebrate but also grandpa.
My father in-law lives in South Carolina so we don’t see him as often as we would like.
Fathers day 3
I prepared all the hors d’oeuvres and Mr. M fixed the cocktails,
But grandpa wanted to celebrate by cooking dinner!
Love it!  So since I didn’t have to cook {& I love to cook btw} I got busy setting a pretty table.
Fathers day 4
One of my favorite memories as a kid is sitting around the table with family & friends, talking, eating, laughing, enjoying each other face to face.
I hope our kids will have similar memories.
Fathers day 5
Grandpa made his famous lemon chicken on the grill with rice & string beans.
I don’t think there was anything left over.
Fathers day 7
Excuse Master M’s arm as he pours his orange soda {the art of a perfectly staged photograph is lost on him}, but I also believe in real life & I love that that’s my life.
But back to the orange soda- it is his drink of preference.
While I was pregnant with him I was going through my Sunkist phase & I always wonder if that has anything to do with it?
Fathers day 6
We sat around the table and talked and shared and laughed.
No iphones, no tvs, no nothing except happy faces.
Happy memories!
sharing @
feathered nest friday @ french country cottage
shabbilicious friday @ shabby art boutique
frugal friday @ the shabby nest
morning cup of joe @ the cottage market
simple & sweet friday @ rooted in thyme
feature friday @ oh my heartsie girl
saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes
sundays at home @ love of home
motivation monday @ a life in balance
motivational monday @ burlap & bees
make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house
amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home
motivate me monday @keeping it simple crafts
show & share @ coastal charm
something to talk about @ karen’s up on the hill
metamorphis monday @ between naps on the porch
inspire me monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia
wow us wednesdays @ southern savvy style
what’s it wednesday @ ivy & elephants
sizzle into summer @ diy by design
tweak it tuesday @ cozy little house



  1. Evalyn says:

    Hey MJ! What a wonderful Mother’s Day. I love the chalkboard menu and the food looks delish!

  2. MYLLLS says:

    Your grandpa looks like he has the touch with cooking, everything looks delicious and I appreciate that you stopped by to share on Friday Features and your mention above!! Hope to see you again.
    Have a great weekend!

  3. thanks evalyn! hope you had a fabulous mother’s day as well. hope you’re enjoying your summer softball. waiting on the website news…. xo- mj

  4. thanks for stopping by & posting karren. i’ll see you on friday; i love your friday features party! xo- mj

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