Sunday, May 13, 2007

My 1st ever Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to me! It’s weird to be on the receiving end of this holiday for the first time in my life. It makes the day even more fun because I still get to recognize my amazing Mom, Stepmom, Mother-in-law, and all the grandmas, but now my sweet boys are going out of their way to make me feel special, too… although they do a pretty great job of that all year long anyway!

Brian planned a wonderful surprise for me on Sunday. He came home from work that morning and went right to sleep like he always does. He usually sleeps until about 3 or 4, but he got up at noon and came into the kitchen and told me that he had taken Sunday night off. He could have stopped there – I was so excited that I would have extra time with him that afternoon, evening, and the following morning. The surprise got better, though, as he told me that Ben was going to spend the night with the Collins and we were going to a Bed & Breakfast in Gruene. This was our first night away alone since Ben was born. We had a beautiful room right on the river, courtesy of our dear friends that own the Gruene Mansion Inn. We did some shopping, enjoyed the quiet and the scenery, and had a nice dinner at the yummy Gristmill. We TRIED to sleep in Monday morning, but we failed miserably. I guess when you’ve gotten up by 7 am EVERY MORNING for the past 11 months, it’s kind of hard to trick your body into doing otherwise. Regardless, it was a wonderful way to spend my 1st Mother’s Day. Thank you, Babe, for planning the surprise and for helping me to be the Mom that I am. I love you (and Ben, too!)
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Me & my sweet boy on my inaugural Mother's Day
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The awesome Gruene Mansion Inn
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Hanging out on the porch outside of our room
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The view from our room - GORGEOUS!

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