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Today is an interesting day…   This year James’s birthday and Mother’s Day happened to fall on the exact same day. So today, I have the lucky coincidence of celebrating two of my most favorite people on earth at once.

We had dinner, chocolate cake, and drinks with the family last night to more officially celebrate James’s birthday (pictures/blog post to come about that, of course). And today we did our best to *try* to keep mom out of the kitchen and make her brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day. (You can all probably guess she didn’t stay completely out of the kitchen…)

It’s a beautiful day in Wisconsin… the sun is shining, tulips are blooming, and the air is fresh and warm.

The perfect day to celebrate two of my most favorite people ever, if you ask me.

Mom, thank you for being an amazing example for me growing up, and still today, of what a woman should be… strong, intelligent, generous, loving, and beautiful inside & out.  

Happy Birthday James! I cannot say enough about how thankful I am to have you in my life as my partner, my confidante, my best friend, my “quit taking life so seriously & relax for a minute” reminder, and my inspiration. Here’s to many more birthdays to come, and to the start of another amazing year of YOU! xo!

I hope you all are enjoying and appreciating your loved ones today (and every day)!

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