Friday, May 14, 2010

I didn''t win Mother of the Year

But I was treated like I did.

See, May is a big month for me.  My birthday is in May.  My anniversary is in May.  And in the middle of those two is Mothers Day.

Awhile ago I intercepted Drew forwarded me an email.  An email he didn't mean for me to read all of.  You know the email where he wants me to know one small thing but accidentally forwards a series of emails.  I couldn't figure out what he wanted me to know, so I read through the series.  And read that his mom might come and watch the kids for a weekend.

I replied to the email and asked if maybe he forwarded it to me on accident.

Over the next couple of months, our weekends filled up through May.  He convinced me that we didn't have an option of a weekend to get away somewhere.  While at the same time, continuing to comment on how much I needed a break.

Last Friday was my birthday.  And if I'm totally honest, I has a "poor me" attitude about it.  I received a ton of facebook, texts and phone calls to wish me a happy birthday.  But, I still had to you know, be a mom.  And well, poor me.  I did take us to Chick-Fil-A (surprise, surprise) for lunch and ordered myself a chocolate shake.  That night, we were going to the Aid Sudan gala but I didn't want a lot of people to know that it was my birthday. 

Drew had suggested that on Saturday, we go out to breakfast as a family and I suggested a store that I wanted to check out some things in for Annika.  He agreed but wasn't keen on letting me sleep in as well.  I was picturing a relaxing morning of breakfast, window shopping and real shopping with my four favorite boys.  He had an agenda.  

Sitting at breakfast, he asked Sage to give me Project Pink.  A Pink envelope with a note written on it that said I was scheduled for a prenatal massage and then a mani/pedi.  Then he told the boys that they would be picking up a friend while I was gone.  I was slightly irritated that he wouldn't tell me who it was and was so curious as to who would ask him to babysit and  not me!  So strange. 

I thouroughly enjoyed my massage, almost falling asleep.  And then getting my nails all prettied. 

When I got home, the living room didn't look to be the disaster that I was expecting if there were other children in my house.  I rounded the corner to our dining room and there sat my mother in law! 

And Sage quickly yelled "You're going away for two nights and three days and Nana is staying here with us!"

He was obviously heartbroken to see his mama leave him for Mother's Day.

We quickly packed our bags, I ran to the grocery store and we headed to Galvestan to stay in a hotel by the beach for the weekend.

Sunday, Mother's Day, he gave me a necklace that the boys picked out (wink, wink), we shopped The Strand, saw a cruise ship, regretted our decision to not stay away longer (grin), and then sat by the pool for 4 hours while we read and the waitress brought us lunch and Dr. Pepper. 

We went to a pizza place that night, because we are fancy.  And the waitress told me my combination of chocolate and berry gelatto was strange.  We laughed about how she should tip us after that comment.  Who tells a pregnant woman that her choice is strange? 

We packed up when we woke up the next morning, all good things must end and Drew's mom had to catch a plane.  But he did get me my favorite breakfast, french toast sticks from Sonic.  They have been my second breakfast choice for a few weeks now. 

It was a great weekend.  I can't even describe the degree of lovliness.  It was the perfect vacation to me, eating, sitting by a pool, reading, relaxing and being pampered.   

My sweet husband did such an awesome job of surprising me.  Love you, babe, can't wait until you do it again!  Okay, so I can wait, I'll just be really excited for it!   


  1. I'm so glad you had a great time in Galveston!

  2. Sounds like a great time. :)

  3. What a fabulous date weekend with your man! So the bowling was a smoke-screen? That Drew is a good planner and muy romantico! So glad you had a great time away with just the 2 of you. You definitely deserve it, friend! Sounds like a little slice of heaven! I think Mike needs to mention all of this to Mike :)))))

  4. Awww!! That was so sweet of Drew! I love that he did that for you. You DEFINITELY deserved it! And, yes, who tells a pregnant woman that berry gelato & chocolate is strange? That sounds really good to me. What I am wondering is how a pregnant woman gets a massage? On that table, is there a hole cut out for your face & a hole cut out for your belly? If they don't make tables like that, they should! :)

  5. oh man, i'm so glad you were pampered! can't wait to hang out with your cool 31 year old self soon!

  6. How wonderful! I have the same thing - birthday, mother's day, and anniversary all in MAY!

  7. sounds absolutely wonderful. and i am trying not to be jealous. ;)

  8. Wow! High fives for you husband. He's a keeper.

    Sounds like perfection!


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