This weekend was great, but more for my mom than for me. I mean it was special having a first mother's day, but not the same as if she were older and we were celebrating. Jeremy did get me a card and Madison gave me one too, so that was a first. My home church held the annual mother-daughter banquet and had a love roast for my mom. My dad's last Sunday at Salem is on May 30th, and the church has shown their appreciation to him over the years, but this was a tribute to my mom and her contributions as well. They invited my mom's sister and dad in to surprise her. And it was a great surprise! On Saturday evening, my whole family came to my parents' for a celebration. It, as always, was crazy loud. It is a good loud though. All the little ones play together pretty well right now - they are just kids, and they are inside, so it is loud. Madison was a trooper, although you can see here what effect it has on her. We took a picture of our guests. The first is with my grandpa - a four generation pic. I like this one best because my mom and I are both smiling away at the camera, but Madison and Great-Grandpa are focused on each other. The other picture is my aunt Sherry and Madison. Sherry is a baby lover just like my mom. All her little grandbabies are grown past the baby stage, so she was able to enjoy the stage again after a break.
We spent the weekend mostly at my parents' house since there were out of town guests, but we did go have lunch on Sunday with Jeremy's mom (dad, grandpa, aunt, and 2 cousins, as well). It was, as someone remarked there, the quietest Bricker gathering in history. There was plenty of conversation, but because there were so few less people than normal, it was a quieter level of conversation. We had an enjoyable time together.