my mother's day

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my mother's day weekend (hell yes we get a whole weekend) started off with a fever and no voice. as i was a sneezing, sniffling + disgusting mess, out the window went my plans to spend saturday frolicking through the park and making josh take me out for dessert after. instead, i spent most of the day in bed. rather, couch. my brother's couch and with his dog stella to be exact.

come sunday i had had enough. this cold was not going to ruin my holiday. so i downed some dayquil and demanded donuts. and lots of other things throughout the day. because one thing i've learned (geez i say that a lot) is that you can't wait for people to do what you want. sometimes you just have to tell them what you want. and on mother's day you take it a step further: you kindly ask that they make it happen for you, because it's ma day, you know? so ANYWAY, we hit up nomad for my must-have donuts. because dude, NOMAD. it's the best.

and they totally know it.

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DUDE. things were looking up. and i ain't talking about my temperature. thank you drugs!

the donuts were also for friends who invited us to their house for a mother's day brunch. it was so hard to choose just a few flavors as the place has a ridiculous amount of options that all sound equally awesome. i settled on these! clockwise from top left: ube taro coconut, rhubarb strawberry meringue, charred blueberry cream cheese + maple vanilla 'ol fashion. not pictured: vegan taro donut holes.

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speaking of looking up... this kid always wants to fly. but since it was mother's day, i let josh pilot max around. thanks josh!

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i was still on shoe duty apparently.

hey, so when do kids start dressing themselves anyway? 4? i give max another 6 months. and will i even be ready for that day when it comes? OOF. i'll worry about that later. BACK TO ME.

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and time to talk about this mexican lasagna. because just look at it. it did WONDERS for my sick soul. and went great with champagne. what? you think a cold is going to stop me from partaking in some bubbly? NOT THIS MAMA. i know when to rally.

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max did not have the same appreciation for the lasagna. PFFT. more for mama!

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and i suppose mother's day would not be possible without these two dads. thanks for watching the kids while a couple of moms celebrate themselves! it was truly a magical. maybe mother's day isn't a sham...

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and perhaps miracles can happen. case-in-point: this photo. four toddlers + two best mama friends + one epic mother's day weekend. i really hope i get so many more i lose count. i am so grateful i'm a mama and get to have days like this. no matter how they begin they always seem to end in bliss. and exhaustion who am i kidding.

xoxo, mama cheek!

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