hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!
ours was a bit of an adventure as the wee boys and i scooted off to the airport on saturday to pick up my mom. we feel so blessed to always be crazy excited to have grandparents visit. as i've mentioned all of ours are on the east coast so visits are a pretty big deal.
they also seem to come when we need them the most.
this particular visit was actually somewhat planned around some other tremendously exciting events. on wednesday this mommi will drive back to the airport (alone) with her bags (yes, just hers), wait for her flight with a warm beverage and reading material (or maybe just relax and people watch), and board her flight to miami where she will meet a couple of her besties whom she hasn't seen in forever, at Canyon Ranch for four nights, in celebration of a very special someone's, very special bday...
bring on the all the yoga i can cram into three days, a mirage of other wellness related "stuff that i love" and of course,
GREAT TIMES WITH GREAT FRIENDS :)
yup. it's true!
i only wish i could bring all the deserving mommies out there with us!
needless to say, i am pretty excited despite the fact i seem to have failed to dodge the cold my kiddos have been brewing the last couple of days. of course there is some anxiety despite the fact that my mom is more than capable (she had five after all) and that hubby will be home in the evenings. no matter how well you know they will be taken care of i think this is pretty normal to anticipate some separation anxiety. i mean i am clearly looking forward to such an amazing and NEEDED break, but i am pretty sure there might be some tears (and not little boy tears) when i drive away. somewhat thankfully i have an early enough flight that i won't see them that morning.
*sob*.. wait a minute! i won't see them the morning i leave???!!!!!
oh my heavens, this might be harder than i thought ;)
i'd best get all the snotty snuggles i can in the next couple of days.
thank goodness for my essential oil addiction.. at least the recent addition of do'terra breathe to the collection is, well... letting us breathe!
as much as i am looking forward to this trip (understatement much??), i am also looking forward to coming back through that door to those gorgeous faces (yes hubby you too of course!!), PLUS by then my dad will have arrived for a few days. i am also EXTREMELY grateful for the opportunity to do this at all. i realize this is not something many moms with little ones have the chance to do. i also realize that part of being a good mom is making a point to take time out. maybe not four whole days time out... that's not particularly realistic for most of us, but even just a few minutes here and there.
a few hours, even better.
a whole day. dreamy.
four days. i still can't believe it is about to happen.
on a making mommi time note, i have been getting a lot of yoga and meditation related questions (in particular from moms of course!) AND I PROMISE that i will be getting to those very soon. posts and video are in the works. it's just a bit of a process.
i know i know... what do i do with my time anyways?? ;)
oh right... SO MUCH THINKING!
and thats before we even get to the DOING! imagine :)
to all the mommies out there.. please please PLEASE be sure to give yourself the credit you deserve.
oh and perhaps check out this video from Erin Motz's... "yoga for when you are about to freak out". speaking of giving props where they are due... i just plain love this girl and goodness knows i could use this in my back pocket on those extra challenging days!
thanks Erin! you BAD YOGI you ;)
till next time.
all the mommi luv in the world to you and yours.