I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day. You are wonderful mothers and deserve a great day to celebrate your motherhood.
9:00 church is not real condusive to Mother’s day celebrations such as breakfast in bed. In fact, as I woke one of the girls up and told her to go and shower, she said, “You are supposed to be in bed!”. Well, I couldn’t really lounge in bed when I had 5 kids to help get ready for church, and shower and look presentable myself.
We did all get ready in time, although Natalie’s hair was almost dripping wet. Wet ponytail for you, girl. Ryan had to speak in sacrament meeting, so he was up early writing his talk (plan ahead? I don’t think so.), and I had to grab a few things for my lesson, but we got there in time.
The kids were relatively good during church, even with no dad sitting with us to keep them in line. They drew some great Mother’s day cards and pictures, too. Ryan’s talk went well, and several people told me how well he did on his talk. He said it wasn’t his best work, but I think he’s just pleased that it’s over. I taught in Relief Society, and that lesson went just fine, too.
After church, the kids presented me with a plethora of school/primary or achievement day made gifts. All very cute, and all very sweet. Jenna gave me a strawberry plant in a decorated pot that said “I love you Berry much!” John gave me an oh so cute new purse (that his clever mommy bought on clearance at–where else? Kohl’s–for a whopping $2.50 marked down several times from the original $45) that I’ve just been so excited to use. I can’t wait to transfer purse stuff and use it!
Later Ryan’s parents and sister and her husband came over for a yummy dinner of grilled steak, watermellon, salad and devilled eggs. For dessert we had rhubarb pie and ice cream. Delicious!! I wish you could have come on over and eaten with us.
As a surprise, Ryan got me a food saver for Mother’s day. The real surprise is, he didn’t know he was getting me a food saver, either. Julene and Italo recieved two for their wedding, and Ryan had told them he would buy one from them, so they wouldn’t have to return it. They brought it over tonight, so….Surprise! A Great Mother’s day gift!
The weather was beautiful, the kids were sweet, Ryan let me have a nice hour and a half nap this afternoon, and we had a nice evening. What a wonderful day!