Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

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 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 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.

Next, we headed to my mom's house to celebrate with her. On the way, Nolan called Gram (Justin's mom) to wish her a Happy Mother's Day. We wish so much we could all be together to celebrate.

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?
After our wonderful lunch we exchanged gifts and cards. I'm still enjoying the beautiful flowers that the boys brought me to my 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.
 Since it was a little chilly out today, we cuddled up in a blanket. I'm not sure if it was because it was Mother's Day, or just because they were cold, but the boys actually sat there and let me snuggle.
Before I had children, I NEVER cried at movies. Justin used to call me heartless while he would be fighting back the tears. Notice I said before children because now I'm an absolute mess. All it takes now is a commercial, and it's a weekly event when we're watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to send me looking for Kleenex. I can't help but think of "What if that were my child," with anything I approach in my life. I bawled today in church, cried Friday night at a movie and that's just in the past two days. I know that I've never laughed, cried, or smiled as much in my life as I have in the past 4 1/2 years. What can I say?  I love these boys so much. They are my strength. They are my heart. They are my everything.

1 comment:

  1. That is a sweet outfit he put together! Too funny....



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