Mother’s Day 2014

I had such a wonderful Mother’s Day today. My husband does an awesome job of making me feel appreciated every single day, and he is always telling me that I’m a great mommy. However, it’s nice to have a special day to be pampered a little bit.

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My Mother’s Day celebration really started on Friday when I dropped Kevin off at daycare. His daycare providers had prepared a few sweet gifts along with cookies and juice for all the moms. Kevin was so proud to bring his gifts to me: a potted flower, a handmade card, and a journal to record all the funny things he says and does- perfect!

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The celebration continued on Saturday. In the morning I had an awesome long run with one of my favorite mother runner friends, and then came back home to be with my boys. Later that evening my husband went to a food and beer festival so I got to spend some quality one-on-one time with Kevin. We had fun playing outside, looking at flowers and chasing every dog he saw walk by :).

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This morning I woke up at 8:15 a.m. (!!!) to an empty bed. My husband had let me sleep in and had gotten up with the baby at 6:30, even though he had gotten home super late. They had gone out to the store to get groceries and Starbucks for me, then made me breakfast- peanut butter and banana pancakes. YUM! Kevin also gave me a bouquet of roses and a card he had drawn all over. It was so sweet.

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My only request for Mother’s Day was to go on a family run together. Since I have been marathon and half marathon training, we haven’t been able to do this in a long time. After some relaxing and Kevin’s first nap, we headed out around noon. It was hot and really sunny, but I was so excited to run with my boys!

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We did 3 miles around our neighborhood. The same route that I used to run with my husband all the time when I was pregnant, and the same route we walked after my water broke and we were starting to get labor started. Oh, the memories :).

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My husband hasn’t run very much lately, so that combined with the heat meant we took a lot of walking breaks and took it easy. We were having so much fun talking and enjoying each other’s company. The 3 miles flew by.

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It was so nice to spend time with my boys and do something that I love at the same time. I’m excited to be able to do this every weekend!

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After our run we had lunch and got Kevin down for another nap. When he got up we headed out for the second part of my Mother’s Day gift- shopping!!! It has been a long time since I have bought some clothes for myself (besides running clothes… haha). It was long overdue. I was able to find 4 shirts, a pair of shorts, and a dress that I love- all perfect for spring and summer.

We came home and my hubby made me dinner- I had requested my favorite Rice and Bean Salad and he’s really good at making it! It was perfect after a hot day. We got little Kev ready for bed around 7:30, and I spent some extra time rocking him to sleep. As he gave me about 20 kisses and did about 30 fake sneezes (his new thing), I kept thinking about how much he’s grown and also how I’ve grown as a mommy over the past 20 months. He has brought me so much joy and happiness and I honestly could not imagine life any other way.

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As I write this I’m currently sipping on a glass of wine and getting ready to head up to bed. It was a wonderful day and I’m so thankful!

As for my own mom, I thought about her and our memories together a lot today. As I scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed full of tons of photos of people with their mothers, I did feel sad that I can’t celebrate this holiday with mine. But I appreciate her more and more every day now that I am a mom myself. I realize now just how much she loved us with her whole heart and always put us first. I feel like I can connect with her on a totally different level, and that gives me a wonderful sense of peace.

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Sending love to anyone reading who can relate to this in some way. Happy Mother’s Day ❤

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