Mother’s Day Weekend Photo Dump

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Mother’s Day Weekend Photo Dump

Hi everyone!

How was your Mother’s day weekend?  I really hope you had a good one.

Mother’s Day weekend is always a little hard for me since I lost my Mom, but I made the most of it.

The weekend kicked off Friday night with a visit to the Biltmore for dinner.  It was still pretty cold from a big cold snap last last week, but the Iris were out and they were stunning!  These are also blooming in my yard right now.


Dinner started off at Cedric’s Tavern with wine…

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… and a cheese plate.  There was live acoustic music and it could not have been nicer.

Cedric's Tavern Cheese Plate

We continued our meal at the new Village Social with a bunch of seafood appetizers.  So delish!

Village Social

The finishing touch was a peanut butter and chocolate dessert.  It wasn’t the best ever, but still pretty tasty.  After tax season and being on vacation, it was so nice to be back home and enjoy some of my Asheville favorites.

Dessert at Village social

Saturday morning started off with big plans, but ended up being a much needed work around the house day.

I needed to tackle some yard projects which including taming my flower arch.  Isn’t it pur-tyy????

Flower Arch

I also had to work on my roses for the season.  I hope they end up doing well this year.


After running around so much we decided to just enjoy a nice evening at home with our fire pit, more wine…

Fire Pit

… and more cheese.  So amazingly good.  I might have overdone it on cheese this weekend though!

Sometimes it’s nice to just slow down and enjoy the simple things.

Cheese plate & fire pit

Sunday, the Hubs and I flew to Chattanooga to visit with my Grandmother Bea.

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She hasn’t been well for years, and she seems to keep getting worse so I’ve been trying to see her when we can.  I thought Mother’s Day would be the perfect time!

Mountains from the air

She’s home-bound so we don’t have any photos of the visit, but here’s the Hubs and I in the plane again just for fun.

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She was having a good day, so it was a really nice visit.  We love her so much and it definitely helped with the sting of Mother’s Day without a Mom.

Plus, the mountains and Carolina blue skies were simply stunning yesterday.

Mountains from the air in May

What a great weekend!  Hopefully this upcoming week will be just as wonderful.

Thanks for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow for two simple ways to make your lunch break more effective.

I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday.

Your turn!

How was your Mother’s Day?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:00-04:00 May 9th, 2016|Asheville / WNC Living, Friends & Family, Fun|32 Comments


  1. Edye May 10, 2016 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    The food looks so yummy! Hope you’re having a great week so far <3

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee

  2. Looks like an amazing weekend! I love your plane pictures!

  3. [email protected] May 10, 2016 at 3:30 am - Reply

    Loved your pictures and especially the ones of your back yard! If only I could get Lynne to look after ours as well as you look after yours! I can’t do the gardening as well as all the cooking I keep telling her 😉

    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 8:57 am - Reply

      Haha! My husband and I both work on it because of it’s size. He does the big stuff and I focus on more of the details, like the flowers, hand pruning, cleaning up, pots, raised bed ect… :-))

  4. [email protected] May 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    Looks like a beautiful Weekend. You can never go wrong starting off w wine and cheese. And that dessert…..oh my!

  5. Melissa May 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    I was thinking of you this weekend! Mother’s Day has made me sad in the past because I have never had grandma’s to celebrate with. One passed away before I was born and when I was 4 so I have no memories of them.

    Looks like you had a great weekend. That peanut butter chocolate cake looks so good! It’s so awesome that you guys get to go flying!

    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 8:53 am - Reply

      Thank you so much. I’m sure it will always be hard, but I try to do my best not to wallow in it. I’ve been very blessed– I still have two Grandmothers and one Grandfather.

  6. Blane Sherer May 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Sounds like you had a nice weekend.
    My daughter , grandson and I had a nice
    visit at my folks for Mother’s Day.

  7. Mary Beth Jackson May 9, 2016 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a great weekend! I know your grandmother loved the visit! You back yard is a gardener paradise! I worked in yard as well and had a great Mothers day 🙂

  8. Dani @ Dani California Cooks May 9, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    I’m glad you were able to make the most of your weekend, despite some heartache. I’m sure your grandma appreciated the visit, too!

  9. Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue May 9, 2016 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Your back yard is gorgeous! And the cheese plates looks delicious!
    I can imagine Mothers Day is really hard without your mom, but glad that you got to see your grandma.
    My family doesn’t really go big for Mother’s Day, although I did like getting my very first Mother’s Day crafty project that my daughter made at preschool! And my husband and I had a nicer dinner last night (placemats! candles! wine!) after the kids were in bed.

    • JulieWunder May 9, 2016 at 11:53 am - Reply

      How much fun! I’m so glad you had a good one too.

  10. Susie @ Suzlyfe May 9, 2016 at 11:10 am - Reply

    I know that having a Mother’s Day without a mom is truly hard, but you have so many incredible things to celebrate her with, including those incredible flowers! Your garden is amazing! I bet that she is talking to you through them.

    • JulieWunder May 9, 2016 at 11:53 am - Reply

      :-)))) I’m sure she is. She appears in my life all the time.

  11. Emily May 9, 2016 at 10:03 am - Reply

    That’s so wonderful that you were able to fly down and visit your grandmother! :)) What a blessing modern transportation is.

  12. Aw I’m glad you were able to see your grandmother on Mother’s Day! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, even though it was a little tough emotionally, I’m sure.

    • JulieWunder May 9, 2016 at 11:52 am - Reply

      Thanks! I do the best I can. I hope you first Mother’s Day as Mom of two was wonderful. Going to check out the post now.

  13. Cheese is one of my weaknesses too! looks like a nice weekend

    • JulieWunder May 9, 2016 at 11:51 am - Reply

      I might have to eat vegan this week after all that cheesy goodness this weekend 🙂

  14. Annmarie May 9, 2016 at 8:18 am - Reply

    I agree that slowing down and enjoying the simple things is really important. Glad you got to visit your grandmother and relax a little <3

    • JulieWunder May 9, 2016 at 11:51 am - Reply

      Thanks! Sometimes I run around too much and just have to have a nice for us!

  15. Dan Steadman May 9, 2016 at 8:10 am - Reply

    I hope Sherry had a good one….she enjoyed the wine and flowers me and the boys got her. We went ‘hiking’ near Black Mountain, all we found was an old road/Greenway with some amazing views.

  16. [email protected] May 9, 2016 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Glad you were able to relax over the weekend and see your grandmother. Mother’s Day weekend is always challenging for me, as well. I always miss my Mom so much on Mother’s Day so I can relate to your feelings. I think about how lucky I was to have her as my Mom and that helps. Hope your week goes well, Julie.

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