Last Saturday, my sweet husband asked me if I would like my mom to come out here to Wisconsin to visit. He was going to be out of town and knows how I hate being alone when he is not here. I totally got all excited and said YES!! We got online and found a really good one way airfare. I called my mom up and got my sister Jessica. She said mom was busy and asked if I could call back later. She then, continued to ask how I was and started chit chatting with me. There was no way that I was going to tell her what I was going to ask mom before I asked her. My other sister had just taken her away a week or so before this and I am sure my sister Jessica wouldn't want my mom to leave home again. After chit chatting, I hung up and told Chad that I didn't think that my mom would go for it. About twenty minutes later, I called back and my mom answered. I told her that we found an awesome airfare and wanted to know if she would come out for a visit. I explained that I was going to be all alone and it would be really fun for her to come out to see where I lived. She mentioned that she had some prior commitments and she didn't know. Then, Jessica said that she should go , so my mom said yes! I honestly thought that I would have to have done some serious convincing on my part, but I was wrong.
It has been so fun having her here. I haven't let her do a thing. She has been totally relaxing this whole time. She will sometimes sneak and help her grand kids do their dishes. But, other than that, I am letting her relax as much as she wants. We are playing games. We actually watched the entire six hour movie of "Pride and Prejudice". Chad and I go on a date once a week and because he wasn't here I took her out on a mother-daughter date to HU HOT. It is a really yummy Mongolian BBQ place and she tried crab ragoons for the first time. I am so excited for her to go to church with me tomorrow and meet the wonderful people that are my friends here. My kids totally love having her here too. I am not sure that I want to get her that one way ticket back to Utah. I wish she and my dad could come and stay with me! I am well aware that is not reality though. I am just enjoying every minute that she is here. I love my mom and dad so much and I don't realize how much I miss having them around until they are here with me. I am not looking forward to her going home, but that won't be for at least another week or so. :) Pictures will follow in my next blog when my husband comes home to show me how to get them off the camera!