Mother's Day Weekend 2016

Mother's Day is always a nice day for me. Ben makes sure of that! This weekend, though, was extra special. Chelsea had notified me earlier in the week that she and Nate were planning an impromptu trip up here for a few days!

I purposely didn't tell the boys they were in town. When I picked them up from Dayspring and they were begging me to take them to the Science Center to meet up with friends, it was awesome to tell them no. And why. They were so excited.

The only hitch was that we knew we had some rain coming in on Sunday so we were scrambling to get our yard in shape beforehand. That meant getting a trailer-load of dirt, spreading it alllll over the side yard then laying a pallet of sod on top to control erosion. All that to say that we weren't the best hosts on Friday because Ben had taken the day off to do yard work. Oh well. We still had a nice visit.

They returned on Saturday. My brother came over and they shot for a while. Chelsea and I met mom, Anna, and Tiza at a nearby restaurant to catch up a little. Chels and I realized that we couldn't come up with a single picture of just Anna and Tiza so I made that happen. Love these two.

[caption id="attachment_2832" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Anna and Tiza Anna and Tiza[/caption]

Chels and I headed back and played board games with the guys all night. It was good to spend some non-yardwork time with them!

I wish they could have stayed for a week longer. At the least. Sigh.

On Sunday, Ben woke up early and made me breakfast. He'd picked up some blueberry sausage (it was good!) and he also made cheese eggs and sliced up some kiwi. Plus, coffee. Always coffee.

He and the boys had picked up two plants for me and a garden-themed coloring book! Plus a sweet card with a ginormous "Best Mom" button on it. He also picked up a plant for his mom which I thought was really sweet. In the past he'd just leave the gift buying/giving to me, but we've been working on that kind of stuff. I was so happy he remembered his mom.

We've been taking a into class at our church so we had that to do, but afterward we went with Tim, Karen, and Don, to the Al Foster Trail in Wildwood. I'd never been there before and really enjoyed it! It was beautiful and I told the boys that we'd be sure to go back asap!

[caption id="attachment_2833" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Al Foster Trail Al Foster Trail[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2840" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Worm Worm[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2839" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Train Tracks Train Tracks[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2838" align="aligncenter" width="200"]RR Crossing RR Crossing[/caption]

There's a mini train that you can ride for $4. We didn't have any cash on us, but next time!

[caption id="attachment_2837" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Lucerne Lucerne[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2836" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Karen and Don Karen and Don[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2835" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Dandelion Fluff Dandelion Fluff[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2834" align="aligncenter" width="300"]The Bluffs The Bluffs[/caption]

Church provided lunch and we had leftovers for dinner. This means I went a whole day without cooking anything! I'd say that's pretty good!


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