My Awesome Weekend

August 24 · 0 comments

So this weekend was pretty awesome.  Mr. B was out of town for three days and my mother-in-law watched Chance during that whole time, so Dakota and I had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay-cation.

What made my weekend so awesome?  DETAILS!! 🙂

First off, I made sloppy joes for the first time.  I was forced lovingly challenged to make them so I could try one and get over my grossed-out factor. Yes. I still think of it running down the sides of someone’s mouth and out the back of the bun, however, the mental block I had for it is no longer concrete, it’s more like clear cellophane.

The rest of the night was… romantic? I don’t really know how to describe it.  We were just standing in the middle of the main room hugging each other and I was reflecting on life and this wave of love just hit me.  I had a moment right then and there and the only way I can describe it is like falling back in love with him.  Being alone with no distractions, you remember the reason why you fell in love with that person in the first place.  It was nice.  I told him how it just didn’t seem real when I look at the current stage I’m at in my life.  I’m only 20 years old, but I’m married, I have an almost 14 month old son, and I’m pregnant with a little girl who’s due September 22.  It’s a bit unreal, but just seems right when he had his arms wrapped around me.  I’m definitely blessed 🙂

Anyway, Saturday we didn’t do a whole lot.  We went out to eat and then went to Barnes and Noble where we got some books.  One book I got is called Discipline without Shouting or Spanking by Jerry Wyckoff and Barbara C. Unell.  Now I’m sure you’re thinking You can’t be serious.  Go to a bookstore and you get that?  Yeah.  I told Dakota you can tell your quality of life has changed when you buy books like that 🙂  I’m hoping to learn something that will help with Chance and while I know each child is different, I also know that arming yourself with knowledge is always beneficial (I am a nerd through and through).

So before you think I’ve lost all coolness when I became a mom, I must share with you how much of a book worm I really am (not that this makes me any cooler, but I am what I am).  I love buying & owning books.  If I could, I would live in Barnes and Noble, especially in the teens section.  I would curl up on a couch with food that restocked itself and read and read and read until I couldn’t hold my eyelids open anymore.  I am a huge lover of series books, but I’ll read just about anything that is fictional (faeries, vampires, etc).  On my bookshelf? The Eragon series, the House of Night Series, the Twilight series, The Secret of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, the Harry Potter series, the Wicked Lovely series, the Cirque du Freak series, and the Guardians of Ga’Hoole series.  I’ve only completely read the Harry Potter series and the Twilight series.  So yes, I have A LOT to read.

When Sunday rolled around, it was like the stay-cation ended way too soon.  We had gone out to eat with a friend from church and then gotten a call from my mother-in-law needing us to pick up the baby.  We pick him up and head home to find Mr. B back from his trip.  There was no easy transition between the wonderful time we were having and reality of what life had been like prior to the stay-cation.  I did miss Chance, so it was definitely okay with me that we get him sooner rather than later (on a side note, Dakota did tear up Saturday because he missed his son so much which made my heart just melt).  I wasn’t okay with the tornado that was Mr. B’s mess when he came back from the trip.  The house had been so clean as soon as he walked out the door, and now it’s chaos and I can’t find the energy to clean it.

Overall, I really appreciated how the timing worked out with having someone watch the baby and Mr. B choosing to leave the house for more than just work and groceries for an extended period of time.  It was a total breath of fresh air and I would suggest it to anyone who has the capability to do so.  All mommies/parents deserve a break and time to spend collecting their sanity and enjoying time with one another.


Anyone got any motivation for me to get the house clean?  I’m severely lacking and I need to get this taken care of soon.  I noticed if I don’t stay on top of it, this house can go from descent to tragic mess overload quicker than you can say “I’ve lost the baby!”


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