Happy Mother’s Day – part 1

To all the wonderful mothers out there, I wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day.  In the United States, today is Mother’s Day, but I know it is celebrated on different dates in other parts of the world.  Whatever date you celebrate it on though, I hope you all have a great, happy day.  My “children” all have 4 legs, tails and fur; lots of fur.  They are the only children I have ever had.  I have always been a fur mom only.   I am “the Mommy Dog” and my husband is “the Daddy Dog”.  With help from the Daddy Dog, my fur babies chose a beautiful card to tell me how much they love me.  Every year, for many, many years, I have always purchased flowers to give to my ladies in my classes for Mother’s Day, and this year I had a lot of roses left over for me to keep as well (I bought extra this year).   My fur babies are all the best.

We love you Mommy, Love Lucie, Vinnie, Otis and Nicodemus, and the Daddy Dog too.

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Lucie and Vinnie sleeping in with the Mommy Dog.

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Otis and Nicodemus curled up on Mommy’s lap.

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The Daddy Dog and the Mommy Dog left the kids at home and went on a day trip down to the Colorado Springs area, where we explored The Cave of the Winds and The Garden of the Gods.  These are two must-sees when visiting The Springs area.  They are just so beautiful and are truly magical places.

We did a lantern/ghost tour at The Cave of the Winds.  The history is fascinating and very colorful.  The original miner/excavator/owner of The Cave of the Winds used to hold weddings and concerts in the actual caverns of the cave back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  We could not take pictures inside the cave, but if you are interested in learning more or taking the tours, you can check out their website at http://www.caveofthewinds.com

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Since The Cave of the Winds and Garden of the Gods are so close together, we did them both.  I absolutely love the Garden of the Gods.  I try to go every time I am in the Springs if I can.  It is a very magical, spiritual place.  You can learn more about the Garden of the Gods by going to their website gardenofgods.com.

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It was a gorgeous day to spend outside, exploring our state.  It was a great way to spend my Mother’s Day as well.  After touring around, we went to our favorite local winery, InVINtions, A Creative Winery on the way back up north  invintionswinery.com.  Then went for dinner after.

I hope all the mothers out there had a very happy, special Mother’s Day.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

24 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day – part 1”

  1. So glad you had such a lovely day of it! Say hello to your furbabies from me and my 4, 2 dogs, 2 cats…well 6 if gerbils count lol. Love the pics and I know what you mean about being in them, but heck, you look great!

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