It is normally our family tradition that I get breakfast in bed on mother's day. But this year it was decided that I needed sleep more than I needed food. Good call!
So after sleeping in, and a busy morning getting ready for church, we had a nice, quiet Sunday afternoon.
The kids were so excited to give me all their presents, including a lovely light bright creation, cards, ceramics, and letters. They love their mom! And I love them.
I just have to share a little from what each of the kids gave me.
Mikayla gave me a book of poetry. One of my favorites included a little something about my hopes and dreams.
Mikayla said, "She dreams of having a house full of children who don't yell, fight, or scream."
It's a simple dream, isn't it? Probably won't ever come true, but what's life without a dream?
Emma and Joe gave me cards listing 10 things they love about me.
Emma said, "If I had a million dollas I would buy my mom a plasma screen TV."
Woo hoo. That would be some nice TV!
Joe said, "If I had a million dollas I would buy my mom a maid."
Does that boy know me, or what?
Josh filled out a little questionnaire about me.
How old is your mom? 50 years old.
How tall is your mom? 60 feet tall.
What is your mom's favorite drink? Stuff in a box.
When she doesn't have anything to do, what does your mom do? Take a nap.
And Becky drew me pictures.
All in all, a memorable Mother's Day.
Oh, and Troy promised me a scroll saw. We'll see. The last time he promised me a gift it took two years before I actually got it. (Troy wants me to tell you that he did, however, cook me a lovely dinner of steak, mashed potatoes, corn, and rolls he made from leftover dough. It was very nice.)
And, on an unrelated note, as I work on my food storage, here's a little tidbit for you...I can fit approximately 400 #10 cans in the back of my van!