My First Mother’s Day

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! I was so happy and excited to celebrate my first Mother’s Day, and Libby and her daddy made my weekend very special.

Stephen came home Friday with a few gifts – a precious locket, a “home-grown in Arkansas” tee, and a pecan roll (he knows me well) – and a very sweet card. I nibbled on my pecan roll and then we headed out for a nice long walk in the pretty weather and a run to the store. When we got home, I walked into the kitchen and was shocked to discover my pecan roll was missing and our lab Molly had a very guilty look on her face. I guess Molly likes pecan rolls just as much as her momma!

Mothers Day Gifts

We didn’t have any set plans all weekend, but Saturday morning, we decided to take a drive to Eureka Springs for the day. We arrived in town just in time for an awesome lunch at Oscar’s Cafe. I love this picture of little L eyeing my sandwich!

Downtown Eureka

We spent some time driving around downtown and then headed over to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, a big cat rescue just outside of town. It was hot and sunny for our tour so Libby stayed in the shade from her stroller most of the time. We pulled her out for a few quick pictures – her first time seeing lions and tigers and bears (oh my!).

Turpentine Creek

Afterwards we stopped for some ice cream and spent some time in the shade.

S+L getting ice cream

On our way home we stopped by War Eagle Mill. The mill and its grounds are home to a huge craft fair every fall, but this was my first time visiting without hundreds of crafters and shoppers present. We saw a fisherman pull a huge bass out of the creek then checked out the gift shop and got a magnet to commemorate the visit.

War Eagle Mill
S+L at War Eagle

Stephen cooked an awesome dinner that night.

Mothers Day Dinner

Sunday we took Libby to church (poor baby isn’t a fan of the organ, but she mostly slept through the service). For lunch we tried a new Fayetteville restaurant, The Farmer’s Table. The restaurant just opened in an old renovated home on the south side of town and features locally sourced and organic ingredients. We had a great meal!

First Mothers Day
Farmers Table

The rest of the day was low key with a visit from friends in town from Colorado, dinner at home, and a movie on Netflix. Just how I like to end my weekend. All in all, we had a wonderful time and I felt so special and appreciated all weekend. I’m so lucky to have Stephen and Libby and am thankful they made me a mom.

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