Monday, May 3

the mamma jamma post

It is Monday.
I call it the
"weekend recovery" day.
Does anyone else
feel as if Monday
is a total let-down
after the weekend?
But it's worth it.
Because the weekend was
so very good to me.
and so was today, in fact.

It just tickles me to pieces
to be sharing this boy
with the world.
His laugh has been
viewed 246 times now
in the Youtube video.
(About 50 of those are my mother, I'm sure.)
Bugg's Dada made that
awesome video for his final in
a digital media class he was taking.
Thank you all for
your sweet comments!!!

me. Last Thursday at 10:30 pm.
The only picture I got
of that glorious day.
I went to BYU Women's Conference
with my mom & sister.
It was amazing
and my soul was
filled with joy, understanding,
light, healing, friendship, wonder,
gratitude, sisterhood and peace.

These 3 women. I love them!
Michelle, Kristi, & Jill are jewels
in this world.
And I got to meet them!!!
I'm still in shock.
Out of the thousands of
women at BYU that day,
I spied the 3 of them.
Nobody else could have
even phased me at that moment.
Except maybe Shirley Temple or
Thomas S Monson.
I'm so grateful to these ladies for so much
and also for meeting up the
next day for lunch.
Oh, my, that was so wonderful.
Aaaand I met Jennie,
a kindred spirit of a mama
that celebrates a special life, too.

May Day looked like this.
But it didn't matter.
We had our own little
Family Holiday this past weekend.
We turned off the phones
and celebrated just because we could.

Does anyone else think it's funny
that the gas station plants
fake flowers?
I like it! Classy!
Does anyone else think it's
funny that I took a pic of it?

Our holiday was grand.
As in very fun but very relaxed.
No laundry, no errands,
no mindless-internetting
or channel surfing.
Just being together.
The pool was fun.....
and interesting with the "twins."
(oh another time, another time!
I could blog all night about
life with TWINS!)

We planted magical jelly beans
in a pot, covered
them with dried beans and
watered them with moonlight.
The next morning.....

....rock candy suckers had grown. Say Whaaaaat?!!
Thanks, Lisa.

a little basement S'more roasting.
Scavenger hunting.
Up past bed-timing.

and btw,
pom poms are a gob of fun.
Make up a zillion of these
and you've got hours of entertainment.
PS: babies eat them.

Rooskii has been keeping
our smiling muscles toned!
Especially with her "Uh-uuuuh"
every time something is dropped.
She says "uh-oh" all the time
and you know I'm eating that up
like mice on gouda.

So May Day was delayed a few days.
I'm liking that style:
party when Iiiiiii am ready.
Or the weather, in this case.

PS: babies eat May pole ribbons, too.

It is harder to get dinner
on the table on Mondays, too.
Why is that?
But I look over from the stove
and see this.

and this!
This is how you entertain
children while needing both
hands at the stove.
and give my aching biceps a rest
for 2 seconds.

Happy Monday.
ooops, wait.
Would ya look at that?
It is now Tuesday.


  1. Oh my goodness! What an adorable post. Yep, I'll take credit for the 50 views. That's probably not too far off.

  2. So cute, definitely need that Monday rest after a fantastic (but cold) weekend!

  3. This is such a contagiously happy post and I am delighted to be in it! It's wonderful that Bugg's video has been viewed so many times now, it's a tear-jerker for sure and oh how I love his laugh.

    I love it that you did May Day activities when you were ready to do them, I have never actually celebrated May Day before but have received flowers for it twice and love that!

  4. Thanks for the shout out! :) I've book marked your friends as well. They sound amazing too! Love your May celebration ideas. Sadly, it has been hard to get in the mood with the lack of sunshine we've been receiving. This weekend looks good, so maybe nature will finally let us out of the house. :)

  5. So fun to see what you've been up to. I'm glad that you went to Women's Conference - that's the best. Love the pictures!! I want to see you this summer!!

  6. Oh, what a fun post. Now if only I had such a happy attitude like you then life would be really sweet. Love how you celebrate all the little things in life.

  7. I clicked through from my dear friend Kelle's blog...I had to because we call our girl bug. With just one 'g' but still. a beautiful life you have. Bugg seems amazing. x from Montana

  8. Happy Tuesday! You are just the cutest. I can feel your spirit through your blog. What a wonderful mama you are!

    Sending you lots of hugs!


  9. Wow! I'm speechless. What an incredibly beautiful picture on your header. Grandpa Marco would be more than proud.

  10. Your two self-portraits here are so beautiful! Love them. And your little banner going across the piano – I think I just might have to do that – it would make practicing kind of festive!

    So cute that you celebrated May Day, we never do that.

    Meeting you was just such a treat, Bree.

  11. HI,
    I saw your comment on Kelle's blog, and had to check out your blog. You have a beautiful family, and your pictures are gorgeous!! It sounds like you have a lot on your plate, but also that you handle it beautifully. If only we could all do that, the world would be a better place for sure. :) I will def. be checking back to read more. :)


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