So very far behind I am going to have to resort to starting with the most current and working my way back.
I had a fabulous Mother's Day weekend. On Saturday I went and got my hair done and did some shopping and then Jake had a late afternoon baseball game (a post on his season is forthcoming I promise!).
Sunday, I awoke to all sorts of treats - homemade cards, a magnetic bouquet of flowers with chores for me "pick" the kids to do, a recipe holder Jake made at Cub Scouts, a bouquet of my favorite flowers (Stargazer lillies), a Kindle gift card for summer reading and a hat I had been coveting. It almost felt like Christmas!
Everybody pitched in to get all the weekend chores done, got the pool up and filled (a Mother's Day tradition) and then Joe grilled chicken fajitas and we had the Millers over.
Of course the day was not without it's glitches. We had a clog in the septic (which thankfully Joe was able to take care of), found several significant holes in the pool liner( which meant draining, replacing and filling again read: not a cheap fix), and was keeping an eye on our littlest kitty Friday who had been limping for several days (he finally seems better after taking it easy a few days). Such is life.
Even with these glitches, when I look at the big picture, I feel incredibly blessed. I am so fortunate to have an amazing husband and two wonderful kids who really went out of there way to let me know that I am appreciated. What more could a Mom want?