A Very Happy Mother’s Day

May 11, 2009

Chris is doing the dishes right now. I am SO in love with him.

I woke up at about 8am, even though Lily woke up at 6:45am. I took a shower and was greeted by a half-naked Lily, and a happy Topher, and a cute husband holding two plates of breakfast with ketchup nestled under his arm. So sweet. This was actually the first meal he has EVER made for me that did not come from a box, or that doesn’t rhyme with ‘sac and peas’.

He presented me with wonderful cards from him and the children, and he got me a gift card even though I very seriously and HONESTLY told him not to get me a present. So wonderful he is to me.

We went to church and then had some Wendy’s drive-thru while the kids were napping. Then I read some of the Sunday paper, did two or three Sudoku puzzles, watched Chris work out, then got the kids ready to go out. We stopped by Chris’ dad’s house to drop off a little ‘gift’ for his step-mom. We had already seen his mom, grandma, and all our sister-in-laws yesterday so they were already stocked up. This is definitely the year of frugality, so I stayed up till 2am the other day making cookie flower bouquets that went into mugs with ribbon on them. I got the idea online. It was tons of fun. It probably wouldn’t have taken so dang long if I actually had cookie cutters though. Definitely going to look for those so I can buy them with my gift card!

Admittedly, I did ask Chris for a Shark Steam Mop (the commercial looks amazing. I will have to do some internet research before I make the big purchase though), and the gift card is mostly supposed to go towards that. I couldn’t have been happier. Chris has a thing against buying me anything ‘cleaning’ related as a gift. He remembers that his dad bought his mom a vaccuum for Christmas one year, and he also remembers that it was their last Christmas together. So in Chris’ mind Household appliance= divorce. Crazy, but I will take a gift card any day of the week!

We went to Chipotle for dinner which is really one of my favorite places to eat. No real line up, plenty of places to sit. It was perfect. And now the kids are asleep, and Chris has been the most incredible husband/slave all day. He’s even been folding laundry! We are going to sit on the couch and eat ice cream (that he dished out!) together. Couldn’t have asked for a better day. Just gotta make sure we finish this ice cream before midnight so that he washes these dirty dishes too 🙂



A Very Happy Mother’s Day


  1. Anonymous says:

    I have the shark and I love it!! I think they may sell it at Target & Costco…Love you!! Karah

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