Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

How was your Mother's Day? Mine was great. I loved pretty much every moment of it, up until my energy failed right around dinner time. Then again, that could have something to do with sitting for hours in the hot sun and having drank nothing but coffee and wine all day. Not smart. But it was SUCH a beautiful day here and my parents were pouring SUCH good wine...

Anyway, the first half of yesterday was spent being lazy. Essentially, I went back to bed after giving the boys breakfast (they kept me up most of the night coughing) and took a blissful nap until around 1 pm. Then as soon as I got up, I was struck with motivation. This doesn't happen very often, let me tell you, so I take full advantage of the situation when it strikes. I started cleaning the downstairs, did three loads of laundry, folded and put away FIVE loads of laundry (I had been procrastinating on the folding/putting away aspect for about a week), vacuumed, swept, washed windows, and ended with finally organizing and putting away the huge amount of Christmas decorations which had been cluttering up the garage and making it very difficult to do laundry. I even swept the whole garage.

All of this was finally completed somewhere around 9 pm, at which point Nathan asked if I would like my Mother's Day presents early. Seriously, who is going to say no to that? He first handed over The Jerk with Steve Martin...if you haven't seen it, hunt it down. Now. Go do it. It's a classic, and they just don't make movies like that anymore.

And then...pretty much the best present ever...a wooden sewing table to replace the saw horses and particle board I was using!!!! So ridiculously excited!!!! It's absolutely the prefect size for the space we have, and it's even a folding table despite being nice wood. Love love love! Needless to say, I spent the rest of the evening watching The Jerk and sewing...after enjoying some wine and popcorn, of course!

This morning Nathan informed me that he should probably stay home from church with the boys since they both have runny noses (wait, when DON'T they?!), so he would drop me off after getting some coffee for us. First, let me say that I love my boys. Dearly. But as I've expressed on here before, they've become pills about holding still and being quiet. Which means we've started showing up late to church so that we don't have wrestle with them through worship. So this morning I got to relax, thoroughly enjoy the worship music, and just soak in Pastor Steve's message. Afterwards, my parents and I met up with my dad's parents at Dobb's Winery in Dundee (about 7 miles out of Mac), where we sat on the patio and - what else? - drank wine! Then it was off to my parent's house to sit on the porch and - what else? - drink wine!

Nathan showed up with the boys after they woke up from their nap and had lunch. It's so much fun watching the boys with my parents, and it was wonderful to be able to let them just run around the yard to their hearts content.

On a different yet related note, both Mom and I were asked by our Weight Watchers leader to be part of the group to share weight loss success stories at a meet & greet event they're having on the 22nd. Wow, how flattering! Along with telling our stories, she asked that we bring before and after photos; so Mom and I searched through photos dating back to just before we started WW in August. Here's mine.


To celebrate how far we've come, we had a mini mini photo shoot for our 'after' photos. Here's those photos, along with a few others from the rest of the afternoon. But before I leave you with those, I have one more thing to say.

If you haven't seen it, watch the latest Saturday Night Live with Betty White (short gal from Golden Girls) on I've been cracking up pretty much non-stop.

And now, photos! (For a point of reference, Asher is in the blue shorts, Levi in the orange.)


Carly said...

YOU LOOK AMAZING! And so does your hot mama!! Happy mothers day to you both! :)

Kate said...

You look great! I'm glad you had a great mother's day!!

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