Sadly, I have all iPhone photos to document my Mother's Day weekend, but the photo quality does not accurately communicate what a wonderful weekend I had!!
The Thursday before Mother's Day, I began my trek up to the DC area. I stayed overnight at my dad's and then continued the trip Friday morning. I got to have lunch with my boss and co-worker from my first job out of college. LOVED seeing Jennifer and Elizabeth! Failed to get a picture with them, though :(
Friday afternoon and evening, I spent with Katie, one of my college friends and roommates. We had a blast catching up. There's nothing quite like seeing your old friends and visiting. We laughed A LOT. Again, failed to get a picture together. Thankfully, she's planning a visit down to see us soon, so we'll get pictures then.
Saturday, Carly got married! Carly is also a friend from college, and I am so, so, so happy for her and Jonathan! The wedding was so personal and pretty. She was beautiful. And they seem to be so in love. (This was the first time I met the groom.) I'm very jealous since they are now enjoying a week in the Dominican Republic.
Then we went to the Ritz and gave her lingerie gifts and laughed and talked. When they were about to hit the town again, I headed back to Katie #1's house so I could get a good night's rest and drive back home the next day for Mother's Day. Of course I didn't go to sleep, because Katie and I stayed up til 2 a.m.... you guessed it.... gabbing away.
Sunday morning I hit the road at 6:45 a.m. (yes, I'm a rockstar), and came home to the most wonderful gifts! The previous owners of our house had a big B&W picture of each child in their rooms, and I mentioned how much I loved that. So, that's what Randall did! He took these pictures at the park and I just love their sweet faces. He also had smaller ones framed for my office so I can look at them all day long.
We spent a casual day together, and it was really perfect. I didn't have the energy for a big activity, but as is always the case, I loved seeing my sweet family after some girl time away :)
I am so thankful for my Mother's Day weekend. I know not all couples make time to spend with their friends, and I am very happy that Randall and I balance that part of our lives so well. It's really important, at least for us, and I know it wouldn't be possible if he wasn't such an awesome dad. I have to make sure his Father's Day is just as wonderful!