Monday, May 14, 2012
I'm a simple girl. It doesn't take along to make me happy. But yesterday certainly exceeded all of my expectations with it's perfect simplicity.
After the boys' faith formation class and a trip to the gym for me (See? I must be loving it when I don't use Mother's Day as an excuse to get out of exercising)., we came home and packed a picnic. We gathered all of our sand toys, sunscreen, and a blanket and headed for one of my favorite local spots. Usually Mother's Day is rainy - and if not rainy, then cool and cloudy. But this year? The perfect sunny day and a high in the 80's. So we headed down to the river.
For a couple hours, we read, played, build sand castles, and threw rocks into the water. We enjoyed our picnic, and watched eagles soar overhead. I was in heaven.
After we'd had our fair share of sunshine, we headed home where we got ready for our guests - my mother and father-in-law. We grilled burgers and shared the evening together. The boys entertained us with stories and songs, and we indulged in yummy brownies and ice cream.
And gifts? I was so very fortunate - the boys picked out some beautiful earrings and a butterfly wing necklace that are just my style. And from Dan? Tile for the bathroom floor that I have wanted to re-do since we moved in. I couldn't be luckier.
It was a perfect Mother's Day.