Happiest of all Days


Happy Mother’s Day to me, the most blessed mom on the planet. 


I couldn’t be more grateful to be Elliott’s mom…that makes me the most blessed woman on Earth. Brian has been saying he couldn’t wait to celebrate Mother’s Day ever since about month 2 of puking my guts out. My husband has so much vision to bless and celebrate me. That, in and of itself, is such a gift…but then to add Elliott to the equation? Over abundantly blessed am I. 


We had a relaxed morning together at home as a family and then headed up to Alki Beach (one of our favorite Seattle spots). We cozied up in Starbucks. I enjoyed a delicious caramel macchiato, Brian guzzled down a vente ice water, and Elliott took a nice long nap. Brian had made reservations weeks ahead of time for brunch at my favorite restaurant, Salty’s on Alki. PEOPLE–if you have not been to Salty’s on Alki for brunch, I would dare to say you have not truly lived. It is INCREDIBLE. For just a few bucks, you have access to all you can eat of the food from the Land of Glory. Here’s a list of what I ate that morning:

2 1/2 mini donuts
5 Crab legs
Several shrimp
Pineapple
Eggs benedict
A few bites of an omelette with crab & shrimp
French toast with whipped butter & syrup
Strawberry crepe with cream & sugar
Omelette with ham, peppers & cheese
Chocolate chip crepe with lemon cream & sugar
More pineapple
Strawberries
Chocolate covered frozen banana
Chocolate covered twinkie
Burnt cream
2 pineapple orange juices



I thought I was going to explode, but it was worth every bulging moment. 


Alki Beach overlooks Elliott Bay & the Seattle skyline, and it was our sweet Elliott’s first time visiting the bay that shares his name. Here are a couple of pics in front of his namesake.




And these are a few more of my favorites from the day he was “Bananas over Mommy”…

Oh, how I love him!!!

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