We have pretty much been going non-stop since Friday! Friday night Ashley asked me to go with her to the mall because Pioneer Woman was going to be there signing her book at Joseph-Beth Bookstore. I had really forgotten about it, but I decided to go along and take my cookbook since I really wanted to meet her! Well...the line was soooo long! We got there at 6:00 and didn't get to see her until around 10:00. We didn't have to actually stand in line the whole time, though. We did a little shopping and got some frozen yogurt and browsed around the mall until it was our turn.
I was so excited to meet P Dub (as she calls herself!). She was so sweet and talkative even though I know her cheeks must have been tired from smiling for so long. I appreciated that! I even got her to sign a cookbook for my mom for Mother's Day!
Here we are....
Saturday we went to a graduation party for our neighbor, Melissa. When we moved into this house in 2000, there were three families living right in a row. There was our family, then next door they had two boys, one a year younger than Ashley (Bobby)and one Mark's age (Michael). Then next to them was two girls...Kelsey (a year older than Mark) and Melissa (a year younger than Laura and Lindy). I know it's confusing, but basically we had stair-steps. So for the past 6 years in a row we have had someone graduating. And Melissa was the last little chick to be flying out of the nest! I feel like she is my own daughter sometimes! We are so happy for her and wish her the best. She is such a sweet girl!
Saturday afternoon, my kids made dinner for me. They ordered out BBQ and then made lots of yummy sides like broccoli salad and banana pudding! I was lazy and just read and took a nap. Saturday night we had Steve's mom and dad over for dinner on the porch.
For Mother's Day, I got some really cute clothes from Ann Taylor Loft and a beautiful hanging plant for my porch and an iTouch! I was so excited about that since I have been wanting one for a while! Steve is so good to me! :)
Sunday we went to church together, which I love. Then we ate lunch at Salsa's. That pretty much put me into a Mexican carb coma and I took another nap on Sunday afternoon!! When I woke up, we headed over to see my mom and give her her Mother's Day present and visit for a while.
It was a really nice Mother's Day. I feel like a mother again since everyone is home from college. Tonight I couldn't find some of my makeup so I went to look in Laura and Lindy's room. I think a makeup bomb went off in there! haha
And you know you're a mother back on duty when the laundry is stacked to the ceiling again! But it's all worth it. :) I am so blessed.