Monday, May 10, 2010

Some Post- Mother's Day thoughts

I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day! My hubby and I were able to get away on Saturday night for a date. We went out to eat... which is one of my all-time favorite things to do. I had this amazing dish. May I tell you about it? It was a balsamic-glazed salmon served over lemon-garlic risotto and sauteed arugula & spinach. It was topped with pistachio butter. Oh my word, my mouth is watering again just writing this!

I told my husband I wish I knew how to prepare those kinds of dishes at home. But, my home cooking is pretty much that...home-style cooking. I guess that's what makes eating out so special.
Then, on Saturday night, my oldest son Wyatt told me that I needed to stay in bed on Sunday morning. No problem! With my husband's help he made me eggs & toast and brought it to me in bed.

So sweet! Can I admit that I felt a little funny eating in bed? Still, it was nice. We also had baby dedication at church on Sunday and Joseph was one of 15 other babies who were dedicated. Afterwards our families came back to our house for lunch. Overall, it was a great day!

Just to keep a nice, solid dose of reality in the midst of all the Mother's Day sentiments I thought I'd share 2 quotes from my children this weekend.

1. "MOM! Charlie threw all the toilet paper in the tub!" The tub was filled with water incidentally and the boys were supposed to be getting into it for their baths.

2. "My head! My head! You are sitting on my head! You are sitting on my HEAAAAAD!!!"

Ah, yes. Life with boys.
Speaking of a nice dose of reality, I strongly recommend you read this post over at Mama's Minutia. She has so eloquently put into words some things that I've been thinking.

Oh, and one last item of business, I totally forgot to do my 40 by 40 update on Friday. So here goes...better late than never.

Starting weight: 190.5 lbs.
Weight on 5/7/10: 190 lbs.
Weight lost since previous week: 2.5 pounds (if you remember, I GAINED 2 pounds my first week)
Total weight lost from starting weight: 1/2 pound

O.k. - So, it's not great. But, we're headed in the right direction folks!


  1. Hi Karen. I've seen you on Kerri's blog. Nice to meet you! I have a girl and 2 boys... and whew...those wild boys.
    I love your snowball bush. We had one at our first house. Now we don't have enough sun or we'd have another.
    Sounds like you had a great Mother's day...and it's nice that you got to go on a date too.
    I'm following, so I can come back often.
    :) Jen

  2. Gotta love boys. Mine stair step from 18 to 14 to 6 to 3. And it's never quiet. Ever.

  3. Your dinner out sounds so delicious!!
    How nice of Wyatt to make you breakfast! I've never had breakfast in bed...but have wondered if that would seem strange! My guys always make me come to the table!


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