Saturday was a full day of soccer and a young family event at church so we crashed hard early Saturday night. So my first Mother's Day gift was that the boys let me sleep in until 9:00. I had to go wake up Nolan at 9:15...he was out! It was wonderful and very much needed to catch up on sleep. I'm known to stay up way too late working on blogs and other silly things (it's the only time that I have time!). I asked Nolan to get dressed and this is what he came downstairs looking like. I had to pause as late as we were to take a picture....so priceless.
Before we left for church I wanted to get at least a couple of pictures to remember Mother's Day with my boys, so we snapped a couple in a jiffy before walking out the door. And, you even get to see my flowers while they're still living...just give it a week.
I found out that I was the back up for Children's Church this weekend and the teacher just had a baby so understandly their family wasn't at church. Justin took care of it and made sure that someone else covered it so that I had a teach free day at church...so sweet. They handed out flowers to all the moms in church...too bad my children walked past me and were looking for some other mama. Justin had to chase them down the aisle to point out where I was. Justin sang and played guitar during the service with another church member, Dee, called "Mama's Last Amen" There were ladies tearing up all over that sanctuary. It was pretty and I was so glad that I got to be in the service to hear it.
My sister and her girls were there and my wonderful niece Madison took both boys to eat outside with her and my other nieces so that I could have a nice quiet lunch. It's the small things in life that make me happy. My mom was happy to have most of her grandkids with her. Can you believe she's missing five grandchildren from this picture?
picnic. I decided after smelling these flowers throughout the house, that I might just go buy myself flowers every week. I also enjoyed a fabulous pedicure that made me just melt.