May 8 11

Today is the only official pre-scheduled day of the year that I get to sleep in. It’s tradition now. I sleep in and then we all go for brunch at my sister-in-law’s house where I eat my weight in some sort of delicious baked french toast concoction and open my lovely homemade gifts made by the very people who make it possible for me to be celebrating this day. Yes. Today. Sleep in. Only, it’s just after 8am. And here I am. Wide awake.

I am broken.

I don’t know if maybe it is because my youngest is five and my babies are no longer babies who get up at the buttcrack of dawn wanting milk or to eat or to play or to have my complete and total attention. In fact, two of my three children are still asleep right now; and the third would be content to snuggle in bed with me while I sleep and she watches Full House. (Note to new moms everywhere: You will sleep again!) Or maybe it’s because with my fantastic new job comes a not-so-fantastic wake-up call at, gulp, 6:15am. So, if you are doing the math at home, when you are waking up in the SIXES every day, sleeping in until somewhere in the EIGHTS is actually a sleep-in.

Either way. I am up.

(What’s that you say? You’d really like to bring me coffee in bed? Very well, I accept!)

I am doing very important things, I’ll have you know.

I am dicking around on Facebook. I mean, it’s super important that I look at, and drool over, my sister’s Australia pictures.

I am finishing up one of the best books I have read in a while. My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira. It’s like a Civil-War time Grey’s Anatomy; only a thousand times better and less trashy. Also, I am such a history nerd; it’s sad.

I am looking at this picture that this amazing, amazing lady took of me wearing my wedding dress and eating a crapload of hostess cupcakes and wondering why I never thought to do this before.

(copyright @Jennifer Gilbert 2011. Please don’t steal. Also, hire her. You won’t be sorry!)

This picture has been 13 years in the making. I can’t wait to see the whole set…these are the wedding pictures I never had.

I am deleting the 400 emails I wake up to every morning. Old Navy, Old Navy Canada, Gap, Gap Canada, Banana Republic, GapKids, Bath & Body Works, ALDO, MAC Cosmetics online, Gymboree. I am so sick of seeing these all polluting my inbox all at once. And don’t get me started on the PopSugar Daily emails; no matter how many times I have unsubscribed from their emails that I never signed up for in the first place, they never go away.

I am waiting for my family.

(copyright @Jennifer Gilbert 2011. Please don’t steal. Also, hire her. You won’t be sorry!)

Where are they?

Where are they?

Oh well, I guess I’ll go find them myself…

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! xoxo

  1. Happy Mother’s day… I’m waiting too. But I’m refusing to go find them because my bed is cozy and I can hear them. ;)


    Comment by Pgoodness on May 8, 2011
  2. omg. that wedding dress pic is THE best pic i have ever seen. amazing!!!!!!!
    happy mother’s day!


    Comment by adina on May 8, 2011
  3. Mmm, cupcakes. Happy Mother’s Day! Now go back to sleep.


    Comment by Karl on May 8, 2011
  4. What a gorgeous photo! Happy mother’s day, Ali.


    Comment by Tamara on May 8, 2011
  5. Happy Mother’s Day!


    Comment by SciFi Dad on May 8, 2011
  6. Happy Mother’s Day my friend! I am honoured to have done that picture for you! Your vision for this was amazing! Perhaps it’ll start a new trend! :)


    Comment by Jennifer Gilbert on May 8, 2011
  7. Happy Mother’s Day Ali! Hope it was a great day! I love the family picture!


    Comment by AmazingGreis on May 8, 2011
  8. Happy Mother’s Day! Love the photos. Those cupcakes look goooood….

    Oh and hello re-design! Love the new blog design! Gorj! Dasbecca did it again!


    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on May 8, 2011
  9. I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day! I’m so excited to see the rest of those photos!


    Comment by Kristabella on May 9, 2011
  10. lol – I stayed in bed until they FINALLY decided to go get me breakfast so they could wake me up with a tray – my oldest was SO excited by the concept. The only real drawbacks were that pretending to be asleep is boring, and I didn’t get breakfast until 10:00.


    Comment by Jessica on May 9, 2011
  11. “I am deleting the 400 emails I wake up to every morning.”

    Me, TOO.

    Boo boo and more boo to that.

    But hope your day was lovely!


    Comment by Kerri Anne on May 9, 2011
  12. Hope you had a fantastic! day, lady.

    Loving the photos. :)


    Comment by Angella on May 9, 2011
  13. neat wedding photo Ali! I can’t see the other pic though, it has an X in the upper-left corner.


    Comment by Sarah on May 9, 2011
  14. I am broken…ha. I am with you. I can’t sleep past 8am. It’s just plain wrong.


    Comment by Issa on May 10, 2011

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