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Hey, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! We had a very busy one! Friday night we celebrated my mom’s thirty-eighth (she says that, but really her 79th) birthday! I am so lucky to still have my fun, fabulous, and gorgeous mom here and in amazing shape. She is the greatest and we all love celebrating her. She is so selfless and is an incredible caretaker to my dad. We had the whole family here, even my daughter who was in from Austin and had the best time (we always do, especially when wine is involved!). We have a crazy family (actually we are a sh*tshow), but we are a fun sh*tshow and I wouldn’t want it any other way! Saturday morning we all went to hear my daughter speak at a conference (she is the Chief Brand Officer at Bumble app). She travels and speaks at different events a lot but we don’t ever get to hear her, so it was a treat to do so. We had dinner with my daughter, youngest son, and daughter in law that night. I love it when everyone is here at the same time!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and I wanted to give you all a few suggestions for gifts. If you are anything like me, you wait until the last minute, so I wanted to put this in your brain early (about 13 days to go). I have pulled my favorite gifts for all of the moms in my life, and I hope they will give you some inspiration for what to get but also for doing it early. Do you all have any favorite gifts you like to give for Mother’s Day?

I always think flowers, perfume, or a piece of jewelry are appropriate gifts to give, but taking your mom (or any mom you are celebrating) to lunch, a massage, manicure, art gallery, or the movies are great ideas as well. The best gift, in my opinion, is having your loved ones around and if you can do that, you are a lucky one!

This is short and sweet today because my time was spent with the family this weekend. I hope you all have a fantastic Monday!