May 9, 2010

Mother’s Day…2010

Happy Mother’s day to the wonderful mothers in our life…

First of all, to my mom and my best friend, I love you so very much!  I am so glad we get to spend so much time together now.  Life is so much better having you here—every day!  Thank you for being my closest friend and an amazing example to me my whole life! I hope that I can be the kind of mother to my children that you have been to me.  I adore you, Mama!

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To my sweet Gram…I love you so much.  You are truly the matriarch of our family, and are an amazing woman of God! Thank you for loving us all so much, and making each and every one of your children and grandchildren feel like they were the most special person in the world.  Thank you for being such a wonderful grandma!

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To my mother-in-law Kathy…Thank you for being such an amazing woman of God.  I’m so incredible grateful to you for the way you raised your son.  The things that you instilled into him definitely make my life amazing!!  Thank you also for loving me and continually praying for us…I’m glad that you are in my second mom!

To my grandmother-in-law Honey…Thank you for being such a strong woman in the Korell family.  I’m so glad to be a part of your family.  You are an amazing woman, and I have learned from you how to make life look easy!  You make hosting 25+ people look so simple! I hope I can learn how to do that from you!

Kathy and Honey 

I’m such a lucky woman to have four such amazing influences in my life.  Strong women, every single one.  Dedicated to God and living for Him.  Giving unconditional love to each person in their family.  If only I can be half the woman they all are, I will feel successful as a mother.  Thank you all for being wonderful moms!


I’ve had a great day today celebrating my own Mother’s Day.  It is hard to be a mother on Mother’s Day when you don’t have any of your children with you on Earth, but being pregnant with these two precious babies has made this day one of the most special yet!! 

Justin surprised me with these adorable little onesies for my present.  Since we won’t know for another month if they are boys or girls, he got one set of each!! Aren’t they adorable??!! I just can hardly wait for there to be babies inside of 2 of them!

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Justin let me sleep in a little bit this morning (7 am is sleeping in to us!), and go to a later church service—nice!  We got up and made a french toast breakfast together that was delicious!  After a great Mother’s Day service at church, we headed to the cemetery to visit our precious boy.  Always bittersweet to celebrate a day as a mother in a cemetery, but I just had to visit my boy.  I know next year will be great—there will be 2 full carseats next to me in the picture! b

We then went out for a quick lunch, and are now just relaxing at home.  Actually, I’m relaxing, and Justin is outside taking care of our yard! What a wonderful man I have!


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Here is my 12 week picture!! The belly sure it popping out even more lately!   Not the best picture of me, I was exhausted!  Oh well!

I just had to share some of the sweet presents that we have already gotten from our friends and family!  We are just so truly blessed! 

From Pop

Paci’s from my dad…

From the Finleys 

4 soft blankies from a student and his mom at my school—so incredibly thoughtful!!

From the Harmons

Matching rattles from my friend Michelle…

From the Van Horns

Such cute onesies from my friend Amy at school—look at the ducky on the bum!  So cute!!!

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2 adorable plush bible books and a baby worship CD from my friends Sean and Megan in California!

There are even more things that I’ve gotten that I haven’t even had a chance to take pictures of yet!

I can’t begin to say thank you enough to you guys!  These gifts are so precious to us, and we are so glad that you are a part of our lives!! We love you!


Marie W said...

Happy Mothers Day Alyson!

Audra said...

Happy Mother's Day to one of the most courageous mom's I know! Your determination and faith through the ups and downs of your life has been inspiring to me.
I love the picture of you and your mom, you look so much alike!
Love you,

Heather D. said...

Happy Mother's Day! I was thinking about you all day today. Such a cute belly. Keep those pics coming.

Jodi said...

Happy Mother's Day my friend!

Lianna Knight said...

I am so glad you had a great day!!! can you even imagine what next Mother's Day will be like????