Mother's Day Weekend 2014 and an 18:56 5K!

I had a great Mother's Day and weekend this year.

My weekend started early with my first Friday off. While the boys were off at school and Kevin at work, I went to the gym to work out and ran 8 miles. When I got home, I put up the hammock, made a green smoothie and sat outside and had some Jesus time.

I picked up Kaden from school and he and I went home to eat lunch with Kevin. After lunch, we went out and did a little Mother's Day shopping before we picked up K.C.

Once we picked up K.C., we went to the library. The boys love to read and I love books, and one day, I mentioned something about getting a library card. They latched on to this and chose to go to the library for our first fun Friday of the summer. A few minutes and 8 books later, they had library cards and mine had been updated.

My sister was over at her boyfriend's grandmother's pool and they invited us to go swim, so we did that for an hour or so. I was pleased with how well the boys did swimming because it's been a while since we last swam.

That night, we had our third baseball game of the year. They did a great job!

We got up early on Saturday morning for a race. I was thrilled with this run and PR'd with an 18:56! I didn't go into the race expected to PR as I had tired legs from my run the day before, but I did and I am still walking on air!  Kaden particularly liked this race because there was cake!

Yes, I am aware that I look more excited about my 18:56 than the winners of the Boston did.

We had brunch with some friends after the race and my goodness, it was delicious!

We spent a few hours at home doing nothing, then ran out to pick up some last minute Mother's Day gifts before going home for dinner.

I woke up early Sunday morning and decided to go ahead and get ready for church while Kevin and the boys were sleeping because I knew we had a busy day. When I got out of the shower, Kevin had cooked breakfast and the boys had made the sweetest cards. He did a themed "championship" breakfast. It was cute! I always eat scrambled eggs and cinnamon toast before races and that's what he'd cooked. He'd also put a few recent trophies on the table and we all drank out of race cups.

Kevin and the boys gave me a new Garmin Forerunner 220 which I am loving. The boys also picked out some jewelry by themselves. The cutest thing, though, had to be the clay pieces they made. K.C. asked me to get him some clay last week because he had made something for me in art for Mother's Day, but his art teacher couldn't find it. We got clay and he spent some time Saturday afternoon making a cup bowl (what he called it) while Kaden made me a pizza and chocolate chip cookie. While I love and will always treasure the other gifts, the cute handmade things like this just make my heart smile brighter!

After church, we celebrated with our families as my SIL hosted lunch at her house. We hung out by the pool all afternoon and just relaxed.

Kevin and the boys sure make me feel special and loved every day and Mother's Day was no exception! I love my boys!

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