Sunday, May 10, 2009

STRETCH
First off, I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day.
Second, I decided that Mother's DAY just isn't long enough. Which is why I insisted that we have Mother's Day Weekend in our home this year.
It started Saturday morning. Hubby took the kids out shopping - I stayed home and sewed on a new skirt. Something that I just can't seem to do when the kids need my attention. They brought home a gorgeous bouquet of flowers for me. Then we went to Subway for lunch because there was NO WAY I was cooking on MY weekend. After that we needed to do grocery shopping... but I bailed out and sent the kids and Hubby packing. I had two BLISSFUL hours of UNINTERRUPTED reading time! It was like heaven had opened its pearly gates and let me enter for a moment. Ahhh... After that, Hubby fed the kids and got them in bed while I continued reading. Then I picked a movie for us to watch... it was stupid. But it didn't matter - it was my choice. After the movie was over, I finished reading my book (it was the 5th book in the Percy Jackson series and it was so good!).
Today I got to sleep in. Baby Girl snuck into my room and whispered "Happy Mother's Day. I love you momma." I love it when she calls me "momma". Hubby made me breakfast and got the kids ready for church. I opened some fun gifts and then got myself ready for the day. At church I got to hear some fantastic talks - especially the first speaker. It was a young woman from our ward and she spoke about how it takes courage to raise a family. It was a fantastic and left me feeling so uplifted. The men and all the children sang in a special choir for the moms. It was fabulous! Then, all the women were given brownies as a gift. You can never go wrong with chocolate. After church I relaxed and talked to my parents on the phone. Hubby and the kids made dinner (rib-eye steak and garlic Parmesan potato wedges) and dessert (no idea what it's called, but it involves a peanut butter mixture, cocoa krispies and vanilla ice cream). Then Hubby put the kids to bed AGAIN while I played the piano! Now I'm eating my second helping of dessert and blogging.
I feel rested and relaxed and loved. Does it get any better than that?
I hereby declare Mother's Day Weekend a success and proclaim that it will be carried out every year from now through eternity. Actually... can I proclaim a Mother's Day Weekend once a month? I like that idea... I like it a lot!

12 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I love the idea of Mother's Day weekend! Kind of like my month-long birthday I make my husband do. :)

Shannan said...

What a great weekend. So who do we need to appeal to to get the dates changed? I go definitely go for an all weekend Mother's Day celebration.

Attic Gal Alysa said...

Oooh, you are so smart girl. I love the weekend thing. I guess between my birthday, womens' conference, mother's day and my upcoming anniversary, it's been weeks of fun. Remind me of the weekend thing next year, would you? You're a great mommy to some wonderful children. Loved the skirt! Let's make some at our next breakfast get-together. I love getting to know you better. You're amazing! Great lesson today too. Wow - you do it all, don't you? Hugs girl.

Jillybean said...

Mother's day "Weekend"

You are a genius!

Why didn't you tell us of this plan sooner? Now I have to wait an entire year to insist on the holiday lasting the entire weekend.

Nancy Face said...

It makes me so happy that you had such a wonderful weekend! That's a good job, Melissa's family! :D

Nancy Face said...

With my mom's birthday falling on May 7th and my son's birthday falling on May 10th, there's not usually an opportunity for me to get an entire Mother's Day weekend! But it totally doesn't matter...I think yesterday was the best Mother's Day I've ever had, even sharing it with Zach's birthday! I didn't know my married kids were going to show up at my ward's Sacrament Meeting...but they did! It was so fun having all 7 of us on the same bench! After the meeting Zach went to class, and the rest of us ditched, tee hee! We went outside and stood under a big tree and chatted all through Sunday School! After Relief Society Zach had his Ordination to become a Teacher. My parents were there too...they're in my ward! :)

I told my kids that even if we didn't do dinner or gifts or anything else later (although we did), just having them there that morning made it the perfect, happy Mother's Day for me! :)

JustRandi said...

What a great idea. Mother's Day weekend... do you think I can still sneak in this next weekend?

Kimberly said...

I'm just the weest bit jealous. It was our anniversary this weekend so the focus, alas, wasn't just on me. Plus, Neil was sick. No fair, eh? Glad you got to be so pampered though!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Wait: The 5th book. Is that the newest one?!? I thought it didn't come out for a while yet!!

Ahhhh1!!! We love that series.

diana said...

sounds absolutely wonderful. i'm glad you had such a nice weekend. i like the once a month idea but then it wouldn't be as special. plus, once a year is probably all most father's can handle =)

love the new look.

Yvonne said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. BTW, I'm all for the idea of Mother's Day weekend once a month. Call President Obama and get that in the works, okay????

Tammy said...

A weekend for Mother's Day. Girl, you are pure genius. Genius I say.

Hey, long time no hear from.

Hope you are all doing well!

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