Mother’s Day (or How I Thought My Kid Was Cute in 2011)

cardigan: target // dress: made by me // belt: target // shoes (nude heels): kohls

Yesterday I celebrated my third mother’s day as a mom. Although my time as a mother hasn’t been all smooth sailing, and every morning when I wake up I have to pray for extra patience with this crazy and stubborn little boy, I wouldn’t trade this job for anything in the world. My sweet Peanut is my pride and joy, and to see him learn and grow and develop his own personality has been (and continues to be) the most amazing and fun journey. He has taught me patience, love, and joy like I never knew was possible.

Also, I can’t do a mother’s day post without a little mention of my amazing mother and wonderful mother-in-law. Besides Philip, my mom is my biggest supporter, and really the best mom I could have asked for. And my mother-in-law is the reason I have my sweet husband, so obviously I love her for that.

Speaking of that sweet husband, he surprised me with a brand new camera for mother’s day. That guy is so good to me.

 And just for fun, here’s a look at all three of the mother’s days I’ve celebrated so far…

…thank goodness that age has done good things for both Peanut and me. Looking back, 2011 doesn’t look so great on us 🙂


  1. What beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing these with us! Your little man is so cute 🙂


  2. Dayi says:

    Merrick, happy belated Mother's Day! I think you look beautiful and all your Mother's Day pictures and Peanut is just has handsome as ever 🙂
    Great idead to take a picture on Mother's Day, I'm totally going to start doing this, if i remember…lol

  3. Awww I love all of the images of past Mother's Day! So sweet! xoxo A-

  4. TheTinyHeart says:

    I love seeing the photos of your past Mother's Days and how much Peanut has grown! Enjoy your new camera, Merrick!

    The Tiny Heart

  5. Such cute and adorable pictures! I love 2012! You look beautiful!

    MacKenzie and Molly

  6. Sara Flynn says:

    So cute!! You look amazing! Happy Mothers Day!


  7. You two look so cute! 🙂 And it is so awesome that your husband bought you a new camera! That is the best present ever!

    Say x

  8. kaila sue says:

    Whatever dude, you looked rockin' in 2010, 2011 & 2012!

  9. Hi Merrick! This is my first time leaving you a comment! I love your blog, I've been following since last fall. I'm also a re-fashion enthusiast– much more about 7 years ago in high school, but you've inspired me to get back into it!

    I'm leaving a comment to ask if you have some more pictures of the dress in your picture? Also, any tutorials for a maxi dress or skirt? Seems pretty basic, just wondering!

    And congrats on the new baby news! Very exciting!

  10. newpetite says:

    You look lovely!

  11. you are so dang cute pregnant. I think bangs looked great on you (:

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