It was a wonderful start to Mother's Day on Sunday. A race with my momma and my biggest girl. Add in beautiful weather and you have yourself a happy, happy mommy! I didn't need flowers, presents or cards, though those things would have been nice, because I got to do what I love with the people that I love. So fun!
I'll let the pictures do the talking:)
(I promise that there is a baby in that belly and I don't just have a huge gut:)
Wesley was up first in the kid's K. She was so super excited!
She got to the finish line,m but didn't cross. She just put her hands on her head and looked really confused. It was quite comical.
First race in the books!
There were lots of shannigans that took place while mommy and Mimi ran
and they're off......
This was on Mimi's second loop. She was smiling the entire way. This crazy lady beat her 5K PR from a 6 weeks ago by 3 whole minutes!!!!
Coming into the finish. I was determined to beat the stroller lady.
No PR, but 25 minutes (8:22 mile pace) isn't terrible since I was trying to not throw up the entire time!
When I finished I went back out to run the last mile with mimi. She was a rockstar. Wesley ran the last half mile with us and it was so fun to finish together!
Mother's Day. Hmmm. I know. I know. A day to celebrate moms. What they do for us, the love they show, just celebrating them for being moms. I think it's kind of weird, but of course I jumped on the bandwagon and bought my mom a $5.99 card from Target and we took our moms out for dinner. Well, dinner turned out to be a mix of emotions for the group. A ridiculously long wait, crappy service and hungry people make for a long evening.
The evening got me thinking though. I really had a wonderful time. I was in the presence of the ones I love most, the ones that I haven't gotten to just "be" with lately. These people make me laugh, smile and cry all at the same time. I love them and I got to spend three glorious hours with all of them last night just waiting.
I got to watch my sweet girls dance and spin the night away without a care in the world. I loved it. I didn't love the cheese grits that I ordered, but the dancing. I loved the dancing.
Wesley has been BEGGING Papa to take her fishing, and with the crazy weather it just hasn't happened. Until yesterday! Papa got a fishing license last week, packed up the tackle box and they were ready for some fishing. Daddy went with them while mommy worked.
From what I hear they had a wonderful time, but didn't catch any fish.
Evidently it was too cold and they plan to try again on a warmer day.
Thank you, Papa, for loving my babies and doing things with them like you used to do with me. Now, you better make them kiss the first fish they catch!
A couple of months ago I saw a column in Austin Woman Magazine asking for nominations for the mother and daughter makeover. I immediately knew that my mom deserved it and we both needed it! We do not take care of our appearances like we should and this was the perfect opportunity to get a makeover. I never in a million years thought that we would actually get picked! My submission just talked about my mom having a long year, her starting to run and me wearing maternity clothes on a daily basis. I really didn't think that it was anything that would get chosen.
Maybe it was the hideous picture that I had to submit along with it!
So here was our submission pic.
(I also didn't tell mom what I was doing. I just told her that I needed a pic of us.)
The first week we got to go and get a makeup and hair consultation.
Mirror Mirror Salon did our hair. Seriously the best salon ever. Martha Lynn and Molly were amazing!