I felt so grateful for the loving, supportive comments you all left on Thursday's post. I was blessed and so blown away. Lisa, I've been thinking non-stop about what you said. Thank you for sharing your story. I did not post it out of utmost respect for you, but it has definitely made an impact on me. May God bless you beyond your wildest imagination and restore the years the locusts have eaten. (Joel 2:25)
On Friday morning we took Jackson to Mother's Day Out and then Curt and I both spent the morning working. We had lunch together at Freebird's (give Him some glory!) and stopped by JD's Chippery for some cookies and a cherry limeade. I've been going there for more than three years and have just now discovered that their cherry limeades are better than Sonic's! I'm amazed! It was a fun Friday date with Hubs.
Friday night we drove out to Highland Village to have a date night with Stephanie and Jeffrey. A very brave girl named Ashley took care of all three of our boys. (Stephanie's sons are elementary age.) They treated us to dinner at Patrizio's and had we had a great time. Afterward we hung out at their house until about 11 p.m. Stephanie gave me many words of wisdom about being a boy mom. I needed some encouragement that day and hung on every word she said.
On the way there and back, we happened to drive by Acute Kids Care and I wished I had known about it last weekend! DFW moms, be sure to check out that link. They have several locations. Janelle had to take Ella on Saturday and she said it was amazing.
We slept until 8:30 and then had a very lazy day. I only left to get McD's for lunch and Curt only left to get some diapers that evening while I got dinner started. Yes, I cooked a real meal! I cooked chicken and then proceeded to disinfect the kitchen three times before I was comfortable with its cleanliness. I seriously have some issues.
I woke up to find that Beckham had gotten into the trash during the night and eaten some raw chicken bits that were in there. There was a long string of chicken junk stuck to the floor. I cleaned it up while I gagged and heaved. Then I nearly had - no, I did have - a mental and emotional breakdown as I imagined chicken germs all over my house. Major issues, people.
Our pastor is in Israel right now, so Curtis preached the morning services. He taught on Romans 13:11-14 and helped us set our hearts on the Second Coming of Christ. It was such a blessing because I absolutely hate saying goodbye. I've been longing for Jesus and my heavenly home so much. I can't wait to be where I never have to say goodbye to a loved one again and where we will all be together with the One we have in common.
Sunday afternoon I went to a baby shower for one of my best friends Jennifer. (We met on the volleyball team in 9th grade.) She is having a baby girl in April. It's so exciting! And I have never seen her look more beautiful. We played a game at the shower in which we had to open up a diaper and guess what kind of candy bar had been melted inside by looking, touching, even tasting! It was outrageous. If I had been pregnant, I would have thrown up in the bathroom.
Sunday evening we had The Ultimate Date Night (read: The Last Date Night) with Janelle and Heath and Sunni and Xavier.
These are pictures from our first ever date night - childbirth class at Baylor Grapevine Hospital.
What embarrasses me most here is not my 8 or 9 month pregnant shape, but my horrible growing-out bangs.
Here we are going out with a bang at Kirby's Steak House. After two years of much hard work, we deserved to splurge! The whole night was so nice and so fun. The boys were in rare form and our cheeks hurt from laughing. (Actually, they were not in rare form. They are always like that.) I knew I would either laugh or cry that night and I was glad to have laughed. Our sweet babysitter wanted to bless us and absolutely would not let us pay her. Thank you, Rachael! What a sweet gift!
Strapping young men.
We closed the place down.
This is a reenactment of Nurse Nancy's effleurage demonstration. It's too bad you can't hear the sound effects.
Heath and Xavier forcing Curt into a group bear hug.
A reenactment of our belly shot from childbirth class.
Jackson went to MDO and I met Mel and little Brynne for lunch at The Grand Lux. Then I got a 1/2 lb. of English Breakfast Tea at Teavana, some new makeup from Estee Lauder (it's Gift Time at Macy's and I am obsessed with their bonus-size mascaras), and an outfit for a soon-to-be birthday girl at Baby Gap. Could this day have been any better?