Mother’s Day Weekend Recap

Hi guys! Thank you for all the potato salad recipe links in the comments of Friday’s blog post (bookmark that post for potato salad recipe ideas in the future!) – so many good ones to choose from! We ended up deciding to do a sort of hybrid of recipes based on what we had on hand. We started by using this Finnish Summer Potato Salad recipe as a base, because I love vinegar-based dressing and thought that would be an interesting/unique potato salad presentation. We followed that recipe but ended up adding a couple spoonfuls (maybe 2 tablespoons?) of plain whole milk Greek yogurt to the sauce to add a little creaminess, and Matt added a clove of fresh minced garlic as well. We also used dill instead of chives, because dill is awesome and we have a lot on hand now!


It came out well – I would make it again for sure! Although now I want to try all the other recipes you guys shared – so many delicious sounding ones!

We brought the potato salad to our friends Lily and James’ house last night for a BBQ (although we ended up being inside since the weather wasn’t great) to celebrate mother’s day! Lily and James have a baby 8 weeks younger than Riese, and our friends Heather and Mike joined with their baby as well, who is 2 months younger than Riese. So fun and special to celebrate our first mother’s day together! It’s also always fun to get the babies together – they are quite intrigued by each other.

bbq appetizers2

We had some delicious appetizers (pictured above) before tucking into the BBQ fare!


mothers day bbq spread

Everything was delicious. Here’s my plate!

mothers day bbq

As for the earlier part of mother’s day, I started off with some yoga, which felt lovely:

mother's day yoga

And then Matt, Riese, and I had brunch with my mom and my grandmother! So nice to get to spend part of Mother’s Day with them – 4 generations, all together! Riese dressed up for the occasion. :) (Also, the shirt I’m wearing is a nursing shirt and one of the cutest I’ve found – cheap, too, and comes in a billion colors – it’s this one on Amazon. The necklace is a teething necklace for Riese to chew on – she loves it! Here’s a similar one online.)

mother's day

My mom made my Smoked Salmon and Vegetable Egg Casserole (minus the zucchini), and we had pumpkin muffins and my Fruit Salad with Yogurt Honey Lime Dressing as well.

smoked salmon veggie bake

Plus bacon! Here’s my plate. My college friends may notice that the plates are Dickinson College-themed – fun! My mom went there too. :)

mother's day brunch

As for the rest of the weekend, we kept things low key and got some stuff done around the house, and I also had a fun mom’s night out on Saturday with two girlfriends, Lara and Gretchen, who also have little ones!

trio grill

We met up at Trio Grill which lived up to its great reviews on Yelp. Such good food and a fun ambiance too! We took our time and ordered a lot of stuff to share. The #1 fave was probably the Tuna Tartare Nachos, but everything was delicious. Such a fun treat!

trio grill dinner review falls church

Have a great day!

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  1. 1
    Roadrunner says:

    Looks like a wonderful weekend — family, friends, and great food!

  2. 2

    Aww yay! So nice you could spend Mother’s Day with so many generations of Moms :)

  3. 3

    How fun, all the food looks delicious!

  4. 4

    Happy Mother’s Day Anne! Glad you had a great weekend!

  5. 5

    What a lovely first Mother’s Day weekend for you! All of the food looks so good, and I especially love your brunch spread!

  6. 6

    Happy 1st Mother’s Day!

  7. 7
    Zulma Reyes says:

    Beautiful dresses of both! Rease is so cute. Hope you had a wonderful first mother’s day.

  8. 8

    You have friends named Lily and James?! Please tell me they named their baby Harry! I’m sure they’ve NEVER heard that one before, haha. Happy first Mother’s Day!

    • 9

      RIGHT?!?!? I always said the same thing… I still refer to them as “The Potters”! Lol. Their baby’s name is Hank… close but not quite ;)

  9. 10

    Oooh, thank you for the nursing top recommendation!! I have a 4-week old daughter and no nursing tops and now that we’re out and about more I’m realizing I need some! I like this top more than a lot of the other stuff I’ve been seeing in my online browsing. :-)

    • 11

      Sure thing! It was easier when the weather was cold because I’d just throw a shirt on over my nursing tank when we went out – but now I need shirts that are presentable on their own!

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