Saturday, May 7, 2011

a weekend to remember

cleaning house.
least favorite part.
due to babysitter coming.

a date night.
it's been a long time.
a fun, sweet babysitter.
haven't seen her in a long time.
great catching up.

drop off jasmine at dog-sitter.
uninterrupted, adult conversation.
except for the waiter.
a movie.
source code.
late night.

they are looking forward to the next date night.
almost as much as the parents.
mama shopping for a swimsuit.
she would rather clean.
oh... and a few beach essentials.
pack for beach.
drive to beach.
murky water.
who cared.
perfect temperature.
very windy.
the kind of wind that won't allow one to keep their beach hats on.
or umbrellas.

big waves.
lots of them.
perfect for jumping.
while holding hands.
and getting soaked.

the best fun.
a short-lived {flying penguins of madagascar} kite.
daddy builds a moat.
a little sibling rivalry over said moat.

a flock of seagulls hoping to get nine year old's cheddar bunnies.
nine year old hiding behind mom and dad in fear.
mom swinging a bag at swarm of said seagulls.
collecting seashells.

'clean up' with water bottles.
a favorite cafe'.
the best of times.
a mom would repeat this for a mother's day weekend...
but her husband has been out of town for the past two weeks.
except for said trip to the beach.
he's also at a conference today...
close to home.
one may or may not *still* have sand in their shorts.
laundry calls.
must get it done before mother's day!
a mama needs a day off!


for the past 2 years, hubs has been out of town on mother's day.  
this year, he gets to spend it with us.

what are your plans on mother's day?
what did you want this year {you know, other than simply being with family}?


  1. Welcome back;) I was beginning to wonder where you were and if you were okay....glad you are:D

    Beach ♥ My Favorite

    And you are right, other than being with Family {OUR CHILDREN, esp♥} I want the....Missing Manual for Lightroom3....ahhhhh! that would be really nice.

    Happy Mother's Day to You!!!♥

  2. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! CH is on a motorcycle trip, but he left $ with OS for dinner! :D Hope OS knows that I know and doesn't spend the $ before tomorrow! (I'm only half-kidding!)

  3. This was such a fun post! I'm so glad you get to have your hubby around this year.

  4. WOO HOO for your hubby being home! I wanted mulch, and I got it! :) Hope you have a lovely day, Mama!

  5. Happy Momma's Day, you deserve it!!

    Enjoy your weekend and having hubby home for it!


  6. Love your beach pictures - looks like a great time. I do note the absence of a bigger picture of YOU :)

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  8. Great pics! It almost makes me want to go to the beach!

    Glad hubs was home for mothers day and you got some well deserved pampering!!

  9. Great date night! Sounds like a blast.

    Love the beach pictures. What a great time. Hope you got it all done and had a wonderful, peaceful Mother's Day :)

  10. aww what fun pictures! looks like y'all had a marvelous time at the beach :D I am so ready to go! David and i go in a week or so, then right back in two weeks with the girls. SO ready.

  11. Fun :) We went to the beach for Mother's Day, it was my one wish for he day and the weather was perfect. I also asked for Zumba for WII because I am weird like that ;)

  12. I loved reading this. So fun and sweet! And your pictures are absolutely beautiful. Helps that your girls are so cute! :)

    Glad you got to have hubs with you this year!

  13. LOVE your pictures and the BEACH! So glad there was a little *sand in your shorts*. Life can't be all fun and games! :)
    Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! We celebrated on the soccer field (sunny and relaxing) and with 15 college kids coming over for supper! They brought ice made this pregnant lady's day!

  14. Except for the waiter-ha! So true! Glad you were able to have a fun date night : ) The beach looks like fun too...I could use a beach day right about now.

  15. pictures are amazing... looks like a GREAT day!

    and, I am in desperate need of a pedicure! ah!

  16. Looks like a great day! I can't wait to be able to go to the beach!

    I am so glad that your husband will be home this year to spoil you!!!


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