the wind blew south

by jenna on May 8, 2011

….and I landed in Savannah!

The whole “going to Tahoe” thing was a total fib. I won’t say lie because I told you guys I was going on a church retreat and I can’t put “lie” and “church” in the same sentence. It’s just wrong. What I really did was take a red eye on Saturday night to surprise my mom on Mother’s Day morning.

I love my mom. She lets me borrow her shoes! She also has an ipad and I do not, which automatically makes her cooler than me. And when I’m home, she draws me extra hot bubble baths, fluffs my pillows and brings me tea in bed.

She’s pretty awesome.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mamas out there. All of your love, compassion and supreme pillow fluffing skills are not taken for granted.

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Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 8, 2011 at 9:46 am

AW That’s so awesome!!! I’m in Hong Kong right now, and I wish I could fly home to see my mom in New Jersey.

I’m sure you’re mother was surprised and so happy :) Enjoy your time together!


Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food May 8, 2011 at 9:55 am

Aww! What an awesome surprise for your mom! She sounds amazing! Happy Mother’s Day to her! :-)


Luyi May 8, 2011 at 9:57 am

Such a sweet post! You’re so lucky to have a lovely mother, and she likewise to have an appreciative daughter!


Natalia - a side of simple May 8, 2011 at 10:05 am

LOVE IT. Have such an amazing time with your mom :)


The Teenage Taste May 8, 2011 at 10:13 am

Oh my goodness, you and your Mom look like twins!
Happy Mother’s Day to her! 😀


Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 8, 2011 at 10:22 am

Aw. AWESOME surprise for your momma!


French Heart May 8, 2011 at 10:22 am

That is SOOOO sweet! Darling photos! Have a fabulous Mother’s Day! You couldn’t have given her a better gift!


Blog is the New Black May 8, 2011 at 10:22 am

AW! Enjoy!


Paige @Running Around Normal May 8, 2011 at 10:32 am

Awww how sweet of you, Jenna!! <3


Aileen @ happy little southern nest May 8, 2011 at 10:53 am

What a sweet surprise!! Have a wonderful time together. My husband and I recently visited Savannah and loved it! We went to cha bella. Have you been there? I think you would love it! Do you have any favorites we should try next time? I would love to know!


Catherine Triplett May 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

Aaawwww….sooo great!!!! Happy Mother’s Day to Lynn!!!! Enjoy your time!
love, Catherine :)


Mary @ Bites and Bliss May 8, 2011 at 11:03 am

Happy Mother’s day to your mom! She sounds pretty spectacular. :)


Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) May 8, 2011 at 11:06 am

What an amazing surprise!


Meghan @ StruggleMuffins May 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

Aww so sweet! Quality mom time is the best :)


Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit May 8, 2011 at 11:47 am

aww this warmed my heart! enjoy the time with your mama! :)


Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 8, 2011 at 11:50 am

my mom has an ipad, and I don’t, either! Mom’s rule!


amy walters, aDESIGNdock May 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Haha…good one Jenna! Your mom is blessed to have such a wonderful daughter! Have a nice time catching up 😉


Courtney Craig May 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

You are such a nice daughter! I tried to do the same, but it was too expensive & I’ll see her in 2 weeks anyway. Enjoy your time – I’m sure it’s great! I haven’t seen my mom in over 4 months, and it’s been way too long!


Michelle | Gold-hearted Girl May 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm

That is SO sweet of you! What a lucky mama.


briana May 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Love Savannah, I dream of living in one of the houses in historic downtown!


Baking 'n' Books May 8, 2011 at 1:02 pm

That’s great! How long is your trip? Hope YOU serve her tea and draw her bubble baths for her big day!


Nakia May 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm

What an awesome surprise! I bet your mother is feeling very special. :)


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm

What an amazing surprise that was for your mom!!!!!!

I fell hook, line, and sinker for the Tahoe trip/church retreat. Wow…you had me fooled, big time! And here you were on a red eye.

Happy Mother’s Day to your mom and enjoy your time together!!!


Kiran @ May 8, 2011 at 1:52 pm

What an awesome surprise!!! Wish I could fly back to Malaysia and surprise my mommy dearest. Happy Mothers Day!!!


Holly @ The Runny Egg May 8, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms!!!


staceyhealthylife May 8, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Wow that’s so nice of you, what a surprise.


Aubrey May 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I left Savannah this weekend to surprise my Mom in Indiana! How funny.


Molly May 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm

So sweet of you! Enjoy your time home!


Gina @ Runningtothekitchen May 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Aww! What a great surpise. Hope you enjoy your time at home.


Kristin Murdock May 8, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Yay! What fun. Hope you have a great time! I have always wanted to go to Savannah, so when I do I’ll have to chat with you about the must-do’s. :)


Errign May 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

aw yay Momma ELR. So glad you got to surprise your mom on Mother’s Day!


Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles May 8, 2011 at 5:38 pm

You are such a sweet heart.

And I love ribs too. If it weren’t for ribs, I might be able to go back to being a vegetarian again. There’s just some things soy just can’t do.


Tracie May 8, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I wish I could’ve flown back home to Savannah to surprise my Momma for Mother’s Day! (New reader, and Savannah native). Loving your blog, and love that you’re from home, even more!


cathy May 8, 2011 at 6:15 pm

what a totally awesome surprise – i love stories like this!
have a wonderful time with your mom – i bet the expression on her face when she saw you was just priceless!


Pam May 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm

What a great way to surprise your mom! You are an awesome daughter!!
I surprised my mom with delivered flowers, but I think next year a surprise flight home is in order.
Enjoy your visit!!


Linda May 8, 2011 at 7:18 pm

You and your mom are both beautiful!


Michelle May 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm

You are such a sweet daughter! I have to admit that whenever I see your mom comment on the blog, it just makes me admire your relationship. You clearly love each other so much! I hope to have as wonderful a relationship with my daughter when she is all grown up as you have with your mom! Have a wonderful visit with her.


Cat @ WellSavannah May 8, 2011 at 7:29 pm

How awesome! You know what my mom has an ipad too and I don’t either…our moms are way cooler. Hope you get to stay awhile in sweet Savannah. We have lots of new foodie places that have recently popped up. If you have any time I’d love to show you around.


Tammy @ Palm Trees and Manatees May 8, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Aww, sweet! Hope you’re enjoying your time with your Mom!


French Heart May 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm

I just SO love these comments!!!


khushboo May 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm

This post was so heart-warming! I’m sure your mom was blown away with the surprise.


Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily May 8, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Great mother’s day surprise. I did that a few years back for my mom..she had know idea.


M May 9, 2011 at 3:53 am

I love when people surprise theirs mums! Sweet.

What was her reaction-did you just show up at the door and was
she totally surprised?

Your mother raised two lovely kids and obviously did a wonderful job…
plus she is a looker too!


Kay May 9, 2011 at 4:10 am

Loved seeing your mom beaming Sunday morning at church! SO glad to see you two together again! Have a great week with her. Hugs!


Karen May 9, 2011 at 4:30 am

So very sweet of you, Jenna! You and your mama just radiate beauty and love – inside and out!


Rachel @ Rachel's Recipe Reviews May 9, 2011 at 4:37 am

What a nice post! I bet she was over the moon happy! Such a great surprise!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 9, 2011 at 4:46 am

That was so sweet of you to go visit your mom! I hope you’re having a great time with her.


Katherine: Unemployed May 9, 2011 at 10:01 am

you mom is gorgeous! you two look so alike


Em May 10, 2011 at 7:18 am

I love Savannah! It makes me feel like I’m walking back in time :)


Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble May 10, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Aw! You’re mom is so cute! What a great surprise!


Emily May 11, 2011 at 7:13 pm

You’re mom is gorgeous!!!


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