Happy Mother’s Day

I hope your Sunday is spent surrounded by people you love <3


Sending wishes for a beautiful day to all of the moms out there, mothers-in-law, fur moms, momstobe, blog moms who inspire me, and to caretakers who give so selflessly to others.

I’m blessed to have many amazing women in my life.

5 generations.

(with my nana, great-grandmother and madre- 5 generations!)

Thank you to my madre, stepmom, nanas and aunties who have taught me about who I really want to be when I grow up,

to my mother-in-law, who raised one heck of an amazing man


and to Livi. I’m so lucky to belong to you.

me and baby 

See ya later with some pics from the day <3


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  1. Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets on May 13, 2012 at 11:38 am

    This post melts my heart! So sweet 🙂 I hope YOU have a wonderful first mother’s day & that Tom spoils you to bits and pieces!

  2. Laura @ She Eats Well on May 13, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Happy Mother’s Day Gina! I hope you have a lovely day with your family. Even though I’m no where near becoming a Mom…it’s been so much fun and very interesting to read about your mom-adventures thus far. Enjoy today!

  3. Kristi @ Sweetly Fit on May 13, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Happy Mothers Day Gina!!! You deserve a very special day. <3

  4. beth on May 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Happy Mothers Day!

  5. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on May 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Happy first Mother’s Day Gina!! I hope it is everything you could wish for and that your little family has the best day!

  6. Danica @ It's Progression on May 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day, Gina!

  7. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde on May 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to you! I absolutely love the picture of 5 generations of your family – that’s amazing.

  8. Brittany on May 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Happy first Mothers day Gina. You are such an amazing mother and a true inspiration to so many people. I hope Livi will grow up to realize just how lucky she is.

  9. Meg on May 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  10. Julie @ Running and Riley on May 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day, Gina! Wishing you a blessed day from my family to yours!

  11. Averie @ Averie Cooks on May 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day, Gina! Your family pics are always the best…love them and hope you guys have a great day!

  12. Abby @ Change of Pace on May 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day! I don’t know why, but I got teary reading this post. Wishing you a wonderful day!

  13. Becca on May 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day!!! I hope you have a fantastic day!

  14. Julie on May 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Happy 1st Mother’s Day!

  15. Kristen L. on May 13, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I’m so happy that you are able to celebrate this day as a mom yourself now!! Enjoy it 🙂

    Also, its so amazing that Livi’s Great-Great-Grandmother is still around for you to share her with!

  16. Amber L on May 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Happy mother’s day!! I love the generations picture! I was hoping my baby would be here by now. I’m 5 days late 🙁 I remember reading your posts about being late. I’m starting to freak myself out that I’m going to have to be induced when I really want to try for a natural birth. Please keep your fingers crossed for me! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on May 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      fingers crossed for you! eat some pineapple and spicy food!
      will they strip your membranes for you? that’s what the midwife did for me (it hurts, but it’s quick) and it got the party started

      • Robyn (GirlonRaw) on May 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm

        Doing the wild thing worked for me too. 4 hours later – LABOUR TIME 😉

        • Amber L on May 14, 2012 at 7:46 am

          Robyn – I’ve been trying to convince the hubby. But he’s freaked out to try that since her head is pretty low right now. Lol!

      • Amber L on May 14, 2012 at 7:45 am

        They haven’t said anything to me about stripping them. I don’t have any more appointments. Next step would be going in to the hospital Thursday night. Maybe I should call and ask. I am desperate! Haha. Thanks for crossing your fingers. I am going to pick up a pineapple today and eat spicy food for lunch! 😉

  17. Brittany on May 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day Gina! I’m sure this year is extra special since it’s your first Mother’s Day with Liv! Xoxo

  18. Britt on May 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Happy FIRST Mother’s Day!!! Hope you have an amazing day with your family!

  19. Jenny on May 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day to you as well!! What beautiful pictures of you and your amazing family!

  20. Lisa on May 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Happy Mothers Day to you!!

  21. Jess Jann on May 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Happy Mothers day to you!!! Love reading your blog. You are an amazing woman!!!! Your blogs truly inspiring!

    <3 always, Jess
    Have a great sunday!

  22. Meg on May 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    this brought tears to my eyes! happy first Mother’s Day gorgeous xo

  23. Jennifer on May 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day, Gina. 🙂

    (I still love that pic of Livi – she was so expressive right out of the womb. I didn’t get to comment on this the other day but her
    strawberry outfit was as cute on as it looked like it was going to be.)

  24. Sara @ The Foodie Diaries on May 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Happy very first mothers day Gina!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful day 🙂

  25. Hillary on May 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Hope you’re enjoying your first “real” Mother’s Day, Gina!

  26. Lisa on May 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Happy mother’s day to you and your mama! Beautiful post!

  27. Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep on May 13, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Yay! Happy Mother’s Day! She’s so cute.

  28. [New Balance] Nicole on May 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day Gina!! Hope you had a splendid day!

  29. Sarah on May 13, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    So sweet, friend. You inspire me with your devotion and love for your family as well. Hope your first Mother’s Day was as wonderful as you are.

  30. sandy on May 14, 2012 at 1:19 am

    aww such a lovely, sweet post! happy mama’s day!!

  31. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on May 14, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Happy (belated) Mother’s day! I hope you enjoyed your first one as a mom! 🙂

  32. Steffany on May 14, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Happy Mother’s Day Gina !!!

  33. Chelsa on May 14, 2012 at 9:08 am

    congrats on your first Mothers Day with Livi in your arms!

  34. Patti @ This Starts Tonight on May 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Haha thanks for the fur mom shout out! I was just starting to get jealous of everyone’s flowers when I remembered A) my boyfriend spent the day driving from Michigan to Ohio, B) my child is in Michigan, and C) my child is also a chocolate lab/doberman mix and therefore lacks the requisite skills to order me flowers. I like to think she would have tried to kill me a bird, though.

    Also, did you not get the memo that you’re supposed to look awful in your newborn photos?! You look like you just stepped out of a day spa! Ridic.

  35. Lisa @ Jogging on Coffee on May 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Hope you had a great Mother’s Day Gina :)!

  36. kari on May 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I love that picture and Livi is just so excited to see her Mama.

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