Oh how I have been longing to write a blog post. I have had countless things I have wanted to jot down on this thing but here I am... 4 days after Mother's Day ... and finally getting a moment.
The picture above describes my Mother's Weekend so perfectly. On Friday, I had planned to take John out for some golfing and lunch for his birthday (it's not til May 26 but we literally won't have time to celebrate til...July? if I didn't plan something early..) ANYWAY - I got a babysitter for Gracie (Thank you Marsha!) and had the day planned. Sadly, that particular Friday happened to be one of the rainiest of the year to date. So -- we went with plan B. Except I didn't have a plan B. :)
We ended up at The Mad Potter which is a pottery place where you pick your pottery and paint it. We were the only ones there and they lady working let us pick our own pandora station. Without hesitation we chose Christy Nockels and got to painting. We spent upwards of 4 hours painting -- chatting -- painting -- singing Christy -- painting. We had a blast. In fact, I highly recommend for a date day. Super fun.
I have been battling allergies and sinus this year more than ever. I feel like I am sick every other week. I was starting to really feel the itchy throat and the stuffy nose come on about Friday afternoon. We went home and made dinner and John told me to go take a Nyquil and he would deal with Gracie the next morning. The thing is, even DAYQUIL puts me to sleep -- so you can imagine what Nyquil does. I am OUT. In fact, this is the first time since we have had Gracie that I have ever dared to take Nyquil. I cautioned John that he really had to be on duty the next morning because I would be of no assistance. The night fell and I had some GLORIOUS sleep. I really don't even remember crawling into bed. The next thing I know, John is hovering over our bed saying "Paigey, we are in trouble! You've got to take Gracie because I am not feeling well!" He throws Gracie to me (while I am half asleep) and runs out to the bathroom. Come to find out, he had a stomach bug. I woke up -- 7:30 -- and it took every ounce of energy that I had. John ended up going to bed to try to feel better and all I could think about was that picture above. ha. oh well. We only get one vacation day a year but technically we still have to work :)
We spent the day in our PJs just trying to recover. By Sunday John was fine ... I am still trying to get over my junk. Bleh.
But it was a blessed mom's day indeed. My sweethearts have me a gorgeous chunky pearl necklace, adorable earrings and a sassy gold ring. We had La Madeleine for lunch (my fav) and spent the day soaking up the sun at the pool.
Gracie LOVES the pool. She loves to kick her legs in the water and really doesn't mind water in her face. She is our little fishy.
It has been a crazy week prepping for our 2 family weddings in the next two weeks and also pastors conference. John is gone for the weekend planning Celebration so the Bolin girls are flyin' solo. I HATE --- HATE --- HATE being alone. I am really trying to be a big girl about it, but if I am being honest, I have already had a meltdown, a bowl of ice cream, and I plan to go put myself to sleep with a chick flick.
These are the times that I wish my family was close. I am yearning to be with them!
Well.. I suppose "The Notebook" is calling my name.
Hope all of you Mothers had a wonderful "day off" :)
oh..and did I mention that my one year old can walk now? Yeah.. she does. And we have already had our go to the grocery store and let walk mistake. The shelf got cleared QUICK. oops.
its a whole new world!
Until next time... !