Thanks for visiting my blog. I began journaling about my daily life when I was eleven. Over the years, this has grown to become a way for me to share my thoughts rather than my daily life. I’m pretty open with sharing all the beautiful chaos of life with six children. I have to remind myself to extend grace to myself each and every day! It is my hope that my writings will help others to learn to extend grace to themselves too. After all, if it weren’t for the Grace of God, life would just be messy. I’m so glad that life can instead be a Beautiful Mess and is covered by His Beautiful Grace.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Mom Vacations are real, and all the other fun stuff I’ve done these past few days....

   So my weekend started out great, then took a wrong turn at Albuquerque.  We had a field trip Friday morning to make King Cakes!  I let the kids eat theirs for lunch and totally skip eating anything healthy.   I made plans with our babysitter for my husband and I to have a date night.  My oldest was getting ready to go to some friends’ house to practice robotics and get ready for their competition on Saturday.  I ran in to help him find the shirt he needed, while another kiddo decided to chase his sister and push her down.  She had finally had enough, so she picked up a rock to throw at him.  Thankfully it didn’t hit him, but it did hit the window to my van.  Date night canceled!
   Saturday was great!  We had some beautiful weather, and the temperature was perfect.  We went to Elijah’s robotics competition and then came home to play outside for a few hours.  Sunday morning we had church, went to eat lunch at Johnny’s, and then back to the church to wait for the Crewe of Cotton Mardi Gras parade to start.  Sunday evening Gabe and I got to go to dinner and buy groceries without the kids.  Overall, it was a great weekend, even if it did have a little hiccup in there.
   Needless to say, the Valentine’s Day activities post is being postponed for tomorrow!!!  For now I’ve got to tell you just how awesome today was!!!
   Today I got a Mom Vacation!  It’s been a loooooong time since I’ve had a day to run errands without the kids.  I had to get that busted window replaced, so my Mom volunteered to come sit with the kids so that I could do that.  It was pouring rain, so I had to drive super slow to keep the covering from blowing off of the window.  Then I got to sit in the waiting room and wait all by myself for an hour and a half, where I was also able to have a nice fresh cup of coffee and drink it all before it got cold.  I ran through drive thru for my lunch, which I got to eat while it was still hot, and I didn’t have to share my fries.  I then dropped off an old modem so that we would stopped being charged for it, and stopped by the bank.  Since I was finished early, I decided to stop at the AT&T store for a new phone.  I managed all of that in just 4 hours!  I feel so productive tonight, but I feel like I got a little pick me up too.  I rarely get time to myself, and getting a new gadget for myself is nearly unheard of. I hope that maybe I can convince my Mom to make this a regular thing once a month.
I was happy to have a cup of coffee and a nice long wait !

The camera on my new phone is so much fun!  

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