Watercoloring

Mother’s Day 2020

We had a lovely Mother’s Day in the Zottola household!

Succulents in decorative pot and yellow tulips

My mother-in-law and sister-in-law gifted me succulents and beautiful yellow tulips!

It started with Jimmy bringing everyone into bed to wake me up. Having Jimmy, Sadie, Malcolm, and Niva all piled into bed is one of my favorite ways to wake up. It’s total chaos, but the best kind.

We had church online, and then Jimmy ordered us Starbucks coffee and it was glorious! I had a tall blonde roast with cream and he had a cafe misto. 

I got to do some of my most favorite things:

  • Watercoloring
  • Worked on our garden
  • Took a family walk around our neighborhood

Watercoloring and Starbucks coffee

We also got the grass cut and weed whacked while Sadie was napping, and then finished out the day with the evening church service online.

Afterwards, I did a bit of real estate work while Jimmy worked on our dryer.

Broken dryer

I turned it on the other day and heard a loud noise + saw a flash. We turned it on and it seemed like it was working, but we quickly figured out it wasn’t actually drying anything because the heating element broke. Hopefully we’ll get it back in working order soon 🙂

How was your Mother’s Day?

Seven Pictures From My Life Lately

1.Watercoloring! Sometimes I just get in the mood to watercolor, and it always feels so nice to pull out my brushes and paints and let the creativity flow. This time I painted one of my favorite scriptures, Proverbs 4:23.

Guard your heart Proverbs Watercolor

2. Mavis loves the dishwasher. She just climbs on up and tries to eat whatever crumbs she can find! She reminded me of my parents’ cocker spaniel, Brandy, when she was about the same age. I looked back in my archives, and sure enough, I have a picture of Brandy doing the same thing!

Cocker Spaniel puppy standing on dishwasher

3. Brushing up on my Spanish. Jimmy and I sponsor a sweet boy in Mexico at Ninos de Mexico, and we send letters back and forth. I decided to write to him in his language and I’m really hoping I didn’t completely fail. I can just imagine him opening the letter and being like “What is this woman trying to say?!” LOL.

Spanish Letter

4. We love our Petzi Treat Cam. Jimmy got me this treat camera for my birthday last year and I (surprisingly!) don’t think I’ve blogged about it?! We are able to talk to the pets, shoot treats out of the camera, and take pictures. I seriously have way too much fun talking to our fur babies when we aren’t home.

Dogs on Petzi treat cam

5. Banana Nut Cheerios. I feel like I post about cereal constantly. Maybe I should do a post on cereals and what I rate them on a scale of 1-10, haha. I’d give these Cheerios a solid 8.5!

Banana Nut Cheerios

6. Pittsburgh in the morning. Jimmy and I were driving to church on Sunday and I snapped this shot as we came off the Fort Pitt Bridge. The river was steaming because the water was warmer than the air. So pretty!

Pittsburgh in the morning in January

7. Mom + Mavis. These two are just too cute together!

Cocker Spaniel Puppy in lap

What would pictures of your life lately look like?