Monday, May 9, 2016

Weekending: Mother's Day Edition

I hope you all had a great Mother's Day weekend, whether you were the one being celebrated; you were celebrating someone; or you were just relaxing and taking in a lovely weekend. Our weekend absolutely flew by -- and my compilation of pictures is so beyond random -- but I'm linking up with Biana, per usual, to share our weekend happenings. 

It was an absolutely gorgeous day, so my friend Ashley and I met up with some of our friends (and friends of their friends) at a local park/splash pad to let the kiddos play. It was such a fun morning of visiting and laughing with other mamas, kids running around and just enjoying the gorgeous day. 

Brandon got home during Walker's nap, so we were able to catch up one-on-one while the little man slept. Once Walker woke up, he was absolutely thrilled to see his Daddy and I was practically chopped liver! 

We took Walker to his swimming lesson, and then the boys played soccer outside while I got our supper ready: steaks, sweet potatoes and this yummy pasta salad.

Brandon and I watched "Joy" after Walker went to bed, and then called it an early night ourselves. (We both thought the movie was okay; it was a bit draggy in spots, but overall about a 3 out of 5 stars.) 

We were up and at 'em with this silly boy, who decided it would be fun to try on all of my shoes in the closet while we were getting ready Saturday morning: 

Part of my Mother's Day "gift" was a mani/pedi with my new sister-in-law, who came over Saturday morning. We were gone for a good two hours doing that (and of course I managed to get zero pictures), and it was so nice to just sit, relax and have someone massage these swollen feet and ankles of mine. 

While we were doing that, Brandon took Walker to run a few errands and then watch airplanes take off and land at DFW Airport's Founders Plaza -- Walker's very favorite thing to do! 

Saturday night, I started having irregular contractions (and ouch, by the way!), so I rested and we went to bed early just in case anything came of them. 

Of course nothing came of those said contractions, other than continued irregularity all Saturday night and into Sunday morning, so I was a complete zombie yesterday and have absolutely zero pictures from our day. 

But, the boys made me breakfast and gave me a sweet card and a little devotional book; and then we went to church; and then came home for lunch (grilled chicken, sweet potatoes and this quinoa salad). I tried to nap, but couldn't, so I ended up cleaning and doing laundry while Walker napped…a mom's work is never, ever done!!! 

In all seriousness, I'm so thankful that God gave me Walker (and the little one in my belly) and am beyond blessed that I get to love, nurture, guide and teach him each day. Having a baby truly helped me understand the multitude of sacrifices my mom made each day (and continues to make on a daily basis); the tears she must have cried once we were all in bed; the many prayers she prayed over us; and the glasses of wine she drank because of us! So thank you, Mom. I love you. 

Happy Monday, y'all! 


  1. I'm glad that you got some pretty weather and some pampering this weekend--you deserve it mama!

  2. Oh man, I'm sorry your Mother's Day was maybe not what you expected! I hope your contractions ease up (or turn into the real thing but not before mine do or we might not be friends any more ;) ) soon!! I'm planning to get a mani/pedi after work today so I hope he waits until after that at least to come!!

  3. We watched Joy on Friday night as well - really liked it!! I'm sorry to hear you weren't 100% for mother's day but that you were still spoiled by your guys!! Happy Monday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Haha my boys have tried on my shoes before too, and it's hilarious. Hoping your contractions will ease up! :)

  5. Those splash pads all look so fun -- great place to escape the heat!

  6. That splash pad looks like a blast! I can't wait till it's warm enough here to check them out. Sorry you weren't feeling great for Mother's Day, but I'm glad you were spoiled a little bit!

  7. Glad you had a great Mother's Day, sounds perfectly relaxing!

  8. What a lovely Mother's Day weekend!! So glad you got some me/girl time and got to relax a little (minus baby trying to work his way out ;))

  9. I'm glad you got to enjoy mother's day and some relax time! Hope you're feeling better after those contractions!

  10. Hopefully those contractions turn some progress for you soon! The last couple days/weeks of playing the waiting game are no fun, hang in there! Love the pic of Walker in your heels! Ha! :)

  11. Happy Mother's Day! It sounds like your men did a great job pampering you a bit :)

  12. Looks like SO much fun! Happy belated Mother's day to you friend! xoxo


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