Hey everyone! Hope you had a great day today and a fun time if you were celebratin’ Mother’s Day 🙂
The Man and I are lucky enough to have family that lives very close by so we”ve had a fabulous day celebrating with both my Mom and The Man’s Mom!
The Fanatic Fam spent the afternoon at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, one of Mom’s favorite places.
If you are ever in Richmond I highly recommend checkin’ this place out, it’s absolutely gorgeous!
They have a beautiful greenhouse with so many types of flowers & trees, including slipper orchids and even tropical varieties like coconut and date trees!
There are also pathways to walk through and view all the gorgeous plants…ahh the smell of these roses was intoxicating!
Plus secret spots with statues for posin’ 😉
Hey, even a large pond if that’s your thing! Personally I think there is nothing more beautiful than the shimmer of sunlight along the water… ahhh guess it’s just the “beach girl” in me?
There are also bridges to cross with picturesque scenery.
Notice the random lil’ glass sculptures snuck in there?
These glass sculptures, crafted by internationally known artist Hans Godo Frabel, have been installed throughout the garden in various places and were so fascinating to see!
From large to small this art was so intricate & beautiful.
Lewis Ginter also offers some great a la carte lunch options which was much welcomed after working up quite the appetite walking around!
Chicken salad croissant for him
Veggie & hummus wrap for her
Carrot cake for both 😉
What a fun way to spend such a gorgeous afternoon, we had such a good time!
Happy Mother’s Day Mom, I love you so much & only hope that one day I can be as wonderful of a mother as you are 🙂
Following our adventures in garden land we headed over to The Man’s parents’ house for a Mother’s Day cookout dinner.
Grilled Burgers, Pasta Salad & fresh corn (unpic)
After a few hours of relaxin’ outside and just hangin’ out it was finally time to head home…
What a fun weekend, couldn’t have asked for more and had such a great time hanging out with all my loved ones and celebrating our fabulous mothers 😀
But seriously, can you believe we’re at the start of another work week again? Where does the weekend even go?
Oh well, it was probably one of the best weekends ever so no complaints here!!
Hope you had a fabulous one as well and see you tomorrow for another “monday funday,” right? <— insert sarcasm 😉