How did you spend Mother's Day? There were hundreds of people who celebrated along South Congress by immersing themselves in the Austin Culture.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but the memories are priceless. "We're from San Antonio and we came here to Austin because my mom wanted to take a road trip," says Cheyenne Cooper, daughter. This just adds to the list of what Cheyenne and her mother have done together throughout the years. "She's always taught me to be very outspoken and opinionated. I have a lot of the traits that my mom has," says Cooper. Everyone has a different way of celebrating Mother's Day, often revolving around appreciation. In some cases, the mother wants to show appreciation too. "I'm the luckiest mom in the world because my Christmas present thirty years ago was twin daughters that I adopted when they were 24 hours old. The most beautiful day of my life was the day this beautiful angel and her twin sister were put in my arms," says Amber Mojica, mother. South Congress was packed with people shopping, eating, dancing and just having a great time. For those who didn't get to see their mom, that doesn't mean they aren't being thought of. "I'm just drawing her a card and then I'm going to send it through email. She can print it out and put it on the fridge," says Brendan Wemberg, son. Of course, distance doesn't wash away the memories. "One thing about my mom is she has the biggest cackle. Anytime something funny happens, you can hear her in the whole store. I can't even do it; my mom just has the loudest laugh," says Wemberg.
Nearly $18 billion is expected to be spent on Mother's Day. The National Retail Federation says it's the second biggest holiday when it comes to consumer spending.