Monday, 13 May 2013

My first Mothers' Day and what I miss...

I MISSED A POST... Oops! I missed yesterday from Blog every day as we were out from 10am-10pm so when we got home I was sooo ready for bed!

But here's my catch up after I talk about Mum's Day.

Yesterday was my first ever mothers day and it was wonderful. I got treated to breaky, a tear-jerker of a card from my two fave boys and some vouchers for Rebel Sports (what else do you get fitness Mum?? Haha!). Tim also made sure that I was not doing any more than I needed to all day and I also got to have a couple of lovely meals with my Mum, Step Mum and other wonderful Mums from Church. Treats all round!

I actually wanted to start the day with a run but ended up sleeping in so I think that was a nice treat. I do need to do a run today every day for the rest of my life to make up for all the treats I had yesterday, however, but that's another story! 

Yesterday's post for blog every day in May goes as follows...

Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life...)

A time in my life that I miss are the years we spent living in Italy. We lived in a small city called Parma (where the Ham and cheese come from), in the North of Italy, for almost 2 years from 2007-2009 and LOVED it! 

Tim was playing rugby there and I was continuing on with my degree via distance learning.  We were so blessed to have been able to have this time there, if i could do it all over again I totally would. I think a part of me will always miss this time in our lives and Italy will forever have a special place in my heart and memories.

 We got to see lots of Italy and Europe:
The view over Florence

Pisa - 2 hours drive from us

The beautiful Cinque Terra (5 towns) - this is where we would take visitors - so much beauty!

Where I established my love of running

Nice, South of France

The view from our apartment after it had snowed - it never snows where we live in NZ so I LOVED this!
We had an amazing time learning the language, immersing ourselves in a new culture, making amazing friends from all over the world, eating all the amazing food, drinking good wine and seeing many of the wonderful places Europe has to offer. So blessed!

How was your Mothers Day (whether you are a Mum or not)?

What do you miss?


  1. I'm so glad that you had a great first Mother's Day! I spent my mother's day without my mom, but I started it with a phone call to her and a trip to the beach because I knew that's how my mom would want to spend it with me!

    I miss my friends and family from back home and lately I've been finding myself missing college..even though I'm in grad school and loving it.

  2. Glad you had a lovely first mother's day. Sounds like the sleep in was probably just what you needed! xx

  3. Happy first mother's day!! Just love seeing yours pics of Italy and would totally love to go there oneday - especially since Symon and my kids have Italian blood!

  4. Oh it's great to hear you had lots of treats on your first Mother's day, Rachel! Your pics of Italy are amazing and bring back a lot of memories of our trip there last June/July... There is a lot to miss.

  5. Wow I love your pictures! I want to go to all of these places! Yay for your first mothers day! So exciting!

  6. Aww, The first one is always so special!
    I think sleep on a day like that, is just the thing :)


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