|Me with my babies- May 2012|
What a great weekend it’s been!
Friday morning at 10 am I left for Memphis with some friends and didn’t come home until midnight Saturday night!! (Yes, this was a planned outing…) Maybe this doesn’t sound like a big deal but being away from John and the kids for 38 hours was a FIRST for me. (I have been gone for a day or two before but haven’t since we’ve had Ashton.) This was the first time I have ever left him (or anyone for that matter) with all 4 kids for more than a few hours. I’d never left Ashton overnight before but he just turned 16 months old and I knew it was time…
I had a great time shopping and visiting with friends. It felt strange and relaxing to be child-free. It was very liberating at first but by Saturday night I was ready to come home. I missed all my babies. I must say that John did a great job with all the kids. When I got home the house was even clean. Very impressive!!
Then today was one of my favorite days of the year- Mother’s Day!! John and the kids gave me a gift certificate for a deluxe pedicure and a dozen roses. The kids had also made me some sweet cards.
|Inside of Abi’s card. I love that she put me in a running shirt!!|
We had lunch at John’s parents and I was also able to talk to my mom on the phone. It’s hard not living closer to them but I am thankful for phone calls and visits when we can.
|Ashton after lunch (and dessert) today. He’s a mess these days and I don’t just mean mealtimes! Love this little guy!|
While Ashton napped this afternoon I went to the gym. 5 miles on the elliptical- done! I’ve been cross training this past week and by cross training I mean going on the elliptical. That is my favorite cross training regimen.
All in all- great weekend! I am recharged and feeling blessed to be a mother and wife.
Wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day as well!!