Sunday, May 11, 2008
Pittsburgh for Mother's Day Weekend
Me and my mom, Ann Marie
Being a mom is such a wonderful thing for me and I am sure for most of the other mothers out there; but until this year I haven't spent it with my mom in a very long time. We've had a rocky relationship our whole lives. It wasn't until recently that I decided it was time that I live in the present, not the past or even the future but seriously in the NOW. I also have been trying NOT to have any expectations of anyone; simply just enjoying them for who they are today. I'm not always good at it or successful but I am working on it, today. So with that new perspective, I felt pretty strong about going home and seeing my mom. I wanted to spend some time with my sister too as she recently has been going through a tough separation with her husband and I wanted to make sure she had some "mother's day sunshine" this weekend.
I had the nicest time visiting with my niece, two nephews, my sister, briefly with my two bothers, and my Mom on Friday and Saturday; I flew home Sunday so that I could spend the day with my boys and Rob.
Here are some fun photos of our time together; my favorites are the ones of me and Jen laughing! :)
Me and Eric, being animals for the photographer!
My sister Jen w/ her kids, Olivia and Michael
The kids giving me their CRAZY faces!
Mom, me and Jen
Me and Micheal at Pizza Hut! I think the waitress
had a crush on him! Eric said she was a stalker!
Something is funny????
and gets a little funnier...
until....pee-ing in our pants funny!
and we even argued;
but, what would a visit home be without all of that?
What a great way to kick off Mother's Day.
I flew back this morning and have been loafing
with the boys. Alec and I just caught up on some ER.
I've read, took a nap and just got up.
Next its pizza from Lou's w/ the family and some nice wine; perfect.
Life just doesn't get any better than that.
I have so much to be grateful for; thank you!