After days of pondering, and being indecisive (not uncommon for me)- I am going, I am not going, I am going with Mikey, Mikey is not going, I am not going at all- I woke up yesterday morning, packed some bags and off to my parents I came for a week, ALONE! I seem to function best in life doing things sper of the moment.
Mike and his Mom both practically insisted I go (not sure whether I should feel really loved or really worried) Honestly, I feel so incredibly lucky to have both the BEST Mother-in-law (who actually thinks of it as such a treat to have Mikey to herself for long stretches) and a husband who encourages ME to have quiet time alone, away from everything, when HE is 100 x more deserving of those things that I will ever be. I mean, I haven’t been working since April, yet he still feels I am deserving of the break? AMAZINGLY unselfish that man is! It’s times like these that I wonder how on earth I got so lucky!
I did drive the whole 6.5 hours here missing my boys and husband SO much wondering how I will make it through the week without any of them. So, before anyone thinks that I am a wicked wife and mom to just up and skip town for a week without her family, let me say that the REAL reason for the trip (although it IS quite nice typing this blog with two hands as opposed to the one finger tying that is typical while Mikey sits on my lap) is to visit with my brother and his girlfriend (whom he’s been dating about a year and I have yet to meet) who are also visiting with my parents from San Francisco. I am really anxious to meet Lisa (she and my sister share the same name). She has done so many thoughtful things for the boys, and my dad and sister have both given her the thumbs up, SO, I know I will love her. I figured they would enjoy their stay more without having a toddler following them around. Selfishly, I think I am going to enjoy my stay more without having a toddler follow ME around! HA! I am going to stay up late, sleep in late and enjoy some wine! Hurry up and get here Jack and Lisa!
As an added bonus, when I leave here Sunday, I will pick up Braeden on my way home- a WEEK earlier than anticipated! Woo Hoo.
So! Braeden’s Daddy Aaron was married this past Saturday in what I hear was an INCREDIBLE over-the-top weekend. I am so glad Braeden was able to go up to Chicago with Aaron’s family and be a part of it all. He was actually one of the groomsman and he lead the other 7 guys out into the church! Mike and I regret not being able to make the trip to Chicago to be a part of Aaron and Nancy’s special day, but are SO happy for both of them. I feel so incredibly thankful to share Braeden with a family of such wonderful people. A family who also happen to all be such GREAT friends to Mike and I too. I’m not sure I know of a kid who has more people loving him than Braeden! He’s one lucky little boy.
I am happy to see that the shoes don’t hurt his feet. At Mike and I’s wedding the shoes we ordered were too small and I noticed as I was walking up the isle that Braeden had his brown sandals on (with a black tux)
Braeden with his Daddy Aaron (right) and Uncle Nathan (Aaron’s brother and best man)-
What a sweet picture-
We LOVE Braeden’s new Step-Mom (this was the only picture of the bride I could find)-
LOVE this picture-
Acting silly with Uncle Nathan-