Saturday, February 7, 2009

I Love My Mom!!

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!

9 comments:

David and Vicki Wardell Family said...

Barbi, it must be mom time! Mine is coming today. It is alot of fun to have them around. We miss my dad like crazy, and especially our kids. My mom is pretty lost without him. Enjoy your fun time...Vicki

Steph said...

I am so glad you are having as much fun as I did with mom! Did you show her my blog with the cross-stitch she gave me? I LOVE it on my wall! Enjoy your time!

Davis Family 5 said...

How fun for you. I'm so glad you mom didn't need a lot of convincing to come for a visit. Enjoy your time together :)

Joy said...

That is so FUN! I'm glad you're having such a wonderful time.

Covington Sensations said...

awww how fun! i know what you mean! I get to visit my mom at the end of June. I am so excited! She lives in Va. My dad is flying the whole family out to see everybody. It's also my grandmothers 80th b day party. Enjoy your time with your mom.

Angela said...

Sounds like fun, having your mom there. We saw Chad in church yesterday. It was totally a weird moment because it took me a minute to realize that he didn't "belong" there anymore. We miss you guys and hope to see the entire family soon.

Jeromy-Hollie Sampson said...

Hey barbie,

WE WANT HER BACK WITH NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!!

NikkiAWardell said...

I can imagine how great that probably was for you since you don't see her that often!!! Sounds fun!

Kendria said...

I'm so glad that you and the kids have had your Mom around! What a great thing!