Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mother's Day weekend

This past weekend was a pretty special one.  Mother's Day and my birthday fell within one day, and Ryan pulled off one heck of a surprise!  He flew Grandma to Arizona to spend the weekend with Lily and William…and we were off to Denver for an adult only weekend!

Thank you Grandma!!!
After a late flight Thursday night, Ryan had a work obligation on Friday and headed to Colorado Springs.  I kicked off birthday week with a lazy morning watching the Today Show, a workout, and room service followed by an amazing facial at the hotel spa.  BEST DAY!!

Later that afternoon, I was able to catch up with one of my longest (I almost said oldest, but neither of us want to admit that!) friends, Rachel.  It was such a treat to hear about her life in Denver and all about baby Copeland.  She is truly taken with motherhood, and I felt so encouraged and excited to see my own babies after our time together - I loved comparing stories about the good and hard times with children, marriage, families, etc.  It felt like not a single day had passed since we last chatted.   Thank you Rachel, for taking the time out of your busy day!

Once Ryan was back in town, we joined up with our good friends Walter and Melissa.  The rest of the weekend was spent with lots of laughter, dining out, a brewery tasting followed by a drive up into the foothills, and great conversations.  Thank you for entertaining us and opening up your home!  We had a blast and will be back!!

While our travels the past few months have been amazing, and Ryan and I enjoyed some much needed adult only time, I can honestly say I'm happy to be home.  These crazy kids of mine wear me out and push me to my limits each and every day, but I am so lucky and thankful to be their mom.  Sometimes absence really does make the heart grow fonder!  :)

Lily insisted on "cleaning because mommies can't do anything on Mother's Day!"
two little monkey's jumping on the bed!

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