I arrived home from my amazing weekend in St. Louis late in the evening on my birthday. I didn't expect anything spectacular that day, but it was nice to see that Jon and the kids had thought about it while I was gone. There were cake, presents and balloons. I'm sure Jon felt much pressure since I love my birthday and I often remind Jon of that fact. I was pretty good about reminding him that I would be gone all weekend and he would be home all weekend with the kids and that he would have ample time to prepare for these two big days. I know, I'm awful and selfish...
Happy Mother's Day to me! I love these kiddos so much!
Abby was actually willing to have her picture taken, so I had to take advantage of this rare opportunity. Such a pretty girl!
I love these pictures of me and my man! (:
Jon slaved away in the kitchen making this fun birthday cake for me!
My family did a great job preparing for my birthday and Mother's Day. I wish I could say that it was a super fun day, but it didn't exactly measure up for several reasons. Jon worked on homework most of the day... Jon and I had a meeting to go to in the evening... Our special dinner out didn't happen because I fell asleep... Jon and I got into a heated "discussion" at the end of the day... I really wish I didn't set myself up to be excited for a day that is all about me. I wish I could just be happy with whatever Jon and the kids decide to do for the day. I just always feel like I do so much for them on their special days that I want them to do that for me too. Why do I have such expectations? What really matters is that I have a family that I love and that loves me. And I am thankful for that!