I know Mother's Day is long gone for the year and Father's day is around the corner, but there really should be many more days of appreciation for mother's shouldn't there (I hear a resounding yes from you hardworking mothers!). I couldn't adequately express the proper gratitude and admiration for my wonderful Mother, so I am not going to try to write a long tribute, but I will say, a few things. Like my Mother has the biggest heart. Not only did she adopt me and my three sisters and give us amazing lives and opportunities, she works with abused, neglected, abandonded children trying to find suitable homes for them and would - if possible - adopt many more children herself. She's just amazing and she is my rock - we may not see eye to eye all the time, but has always been and always will be there for me. Her love and support is always felt.
So, this does have something to do with baking, I promise. See the stuff in the photo above, my Mother has sent this stuff and more (cute cupcake stickers not pictured) in many little packages over the last few weeks, with notes of love, recipe clippings, etc. It is soooo cool - THANKS MOM. I mean who doesn't like to receive good snail mail - and unexpected snail mail with very cool treats at that - man that's up there. She got most of the cool stuff pictured, like cupcake magnets, napkins, plates, x-mas ornament, journal from the wonderful Michaels for awesome discount prices. So, if your headed to Michaels soon and would like any of this stuff ... maybe you are planning a cupcake party, or just collect the stuff, look out for it there.
Thanks mom. So, in case you were wondering, I have gotten all of your packages, I LOVE them, and of course, wouldn't mind if you keep making my day with your awesome snail mail. Love you.