14.5.12

Mother's Day Is SO Overrated


We started a new Mothers Day tradition this year that I hope becomes an annual event. 
On Saturday morning we got up early and started organizing.  The tent was taken down and checked for all it’s components, the sleeping bags were retrieved and flashlights filled with new batteries.  Because we live in the desert we also gathered kindling and wood to pack into the car.  I made sure food was packed, cutlery, dishes, cups, pots and pans.  I packed the clothes for the kids and made sure there was sunscreen and a first aid kit.  I then waved goodbye as Dr. J and the monkeys took off on their camping adventure.  





I closed the garage door and entered my quiet house.  The next few hours were filled with reading, writing, wine, a bubble bath and popcorn for dinner.  I shut my phone off but allowed my computer to stay on.  I needed the computer because with the silence my mind raced with ideas, things I remembered I needed to look up, research- It is so easy to think when there are no interruptions.  
In the morning I woke up at 8:30 (!) to a quiet house.  I read in bed, made myself coffee, did some yoga then might have even thrown in a load of laundry.  I made some phone calls and then waited.  At exactly the 24 hour mark the garage door opened and in burst a cloud of red dust with dirty children and a tired husband.  Mother's Day is so overrated, all I want is peace and quiet. 

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend! 

19 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

That sounds simply wonderful - great gift from your boys. Where did they camp? It's gorgeous!

Bossy Betty said...

Mama got her day of rest and the other enjoyed Mother Nature! Sounds like a win-win!

Mama Gone Green said...

That sounds like a perfect mother's day weekend!

ElsaD said...

Wow...breathtaking pics! Mother's Day should be celebrated EVERYDAY!
xoxo

Nuit Hernandez said...

this looks like the funnest wknd ever!!!! congrats Ren :)

CoCo Wray said...

Glad you had you time and you enjoyed yourself!

Hena Tayeb said...

Oh wow... that sounded perfect..
And looked like the boys had fun too.. a win win

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Glad you got what you hoped for!!! And these photos aer just incredible :) xoxo

Lady Grey said...

That seems like the perfect mother's day indeed! Sounds like you needed the me-time.
xo

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

This is so fantastic!

Freedom Five said...

great pics! neat place!

Patricia G said...

What a fabulous landscape!

Clair said...

Spectacular pictures!
Sounds like the whole family had
a wonderful Mother's Day.
Looking forward to see what Dad comes
up with for his Father's Day wish.
You all come up with the best ideas!

se7en said...

Awesome photographs and stunning mothers day - I definitely think that's a tradition worth continuing!!! Have a great day!!!

nunu said...

so where are you takin' the boys for father's day? haha.... i had fantasies of a mother's day like yours.

Nicole Marie said...

This place looks awesome! (love the post title, btw) Sounded like a awesome day (:

little t said...

This is an awesome tradition to start- some freeeeee time to yourself! I love it. Looks like they had fun too! :)

a new girl in vienna said...

awesome idea!

Pat Tillett said...

It sounds like a good weekend for them and a great one for you!
Where did they go camping at. It looks very familiar to me...

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