A Special Mother’s Day

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, and it’s time to recognize all the wonderful mothers in my life!

First, I want to give a special shout out to my sister Elisha Zavada! I don’t seem to have a single picture of her with her precious baby boy! I’m guessing that’s because none of us will let her hold her own baby when we are around. We can’t get enough of him!

It’s Elisha’s first Mother’s day!


She’s a brand new mom to this little super hero, Lucas. (Photo credit to Karl Poynter! www.karlpoynterphotography.com and doodling credit to Lucas’ pretty awesome dad, Mark Zavada!) It’s so exciting to see my sister as a mom! I can’t wait to see this little boy grow up, and to see Elisha grow as a mother with him! It’s such exciting times in our family!


I also want to give huge recognition to this mom!


My grandma! She’s been such a rock in our family. She’s a beautiful example of the loving sacrifice that being a mother is all about. I can’t thank her enough for the loving mother she was to my mom, just as her mom was before her. It’s because of her that I had a loving mother like I had.


On this Mother’s day, the biggest thank you goes to my own mom! It has taken me years to realize what an amazing mother you were to us! Mostly, it has taken meeting people who’s mothers never even came close to being as present, as loving, as sacrificing, and nurturing as you for me to realize just how amazing you really have been to us. I guess I just always thought all moms gave as much as you. You made it seem so normal. You never complained, you were never too tired, you cared for us, you cooked for us, you maintained an immaculate house, you taught us what being a good person was all about, and you made it all look so easy. Perhaps your biggest accomplishment, you handled three teenage girls with grace. I truly hope that I can be a mom just like you. Just don’t think for a second your job is over, though! I’m sure I’ll be calling for advise a lot over the years with my own children! Thank you, Mom, for all you’ve done and continue to do.



Now for the moment of truth…


This Mother’s Day is extra special for me this year because…

Baby P Final

I’m going to be a mom, too! Shane and I are incredibly excited about this new chapter in our lives! We can’t wait to welcome our little baby Pribble into the world!  2013 was such an amazing year for us, full of excitement, traveling, and love! We had really high hopes for 2014 to top 2013, and let me tell you…we have not been let down! 2014 marks the beginning of the most rewarding, challenging, and exciting years to come in our lives. So this year, I’m celebrating Mother’s Day in a whole new way. I’m counting down the days until our little guy or girl is here with us!

To all you moms out there, thanks for all that you do! Enjoy your special day!


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