This year for Mother's Day, I decided instead of getting upset and angry that my husband doesn't do anything for me, I was going to make it easy on him and let him know exactly what I expected. If I don't start training him and the kids now, they'll never know how important it is to me. I gave him fair warning and told him that I wasn't going to be cooking, cleaning or doing dishes on Mother's Day. It worked! He and the kids made a French toast breakfast Sunday morning and for dinner they took me out to a Chinese restaurant (not my hubby's favorite, but he knows I love Chinese food). Right after church I rode over the mountain (50 miles) and surprised my mom, grandma and aunt by joining them for a Mother's Day brunch at my grandma's assisted living home. We had a wonderful time. This picture shows three generations of lady bikers. I took my time coming home on the back roads. It was a gorgeous day to ride. The other request I made of Michael was to have the kids make me a card. Josiah made me the heart card during Sunday School. It is so cute! It says, "I like her because she makes good food and wraps exciting presents and knows my favorite cake. I love you MOM". It was precious! Hailey and Michael wrote their messages on a 12 x 12 piece of orange paper. Michael's said, "O, how I love you Sweet Pea. Hope your day is what you wanted. Love, Michael". Hailey's said, "I love you Mom, Hailey". I was very happy.Oh, I forgot to mention that I went to a local nursery and picked out 6 beautiful perennials for my flower bed since I lost a bunch of plants over the winter. This was one of the flowers I picked out and I can't remember the name. Can anyone tell me what this flower is called? I really like to know what the names of my flowers are. I made the kids help me plant them when we got home. Here is my front flower bed. Not a lot in bloom yet, but in June it'll be in it's full glory. I like my flowerbeds crowded so I don't have to weed much.The turnips, lettuce, peas and radishes are all growing in my garden finally. Something is eating my turnips, but I think they'll make it still. I was wondering if I should thin my radishes (pictured above) out. They seem really crowded together. Is that OK?Finally, yesterday, I went in for a color and cut. I decided on more blonde streaks, and shorter, layered hair. I like it so much better than the long, stringy, straight as board hair I had before.
Well, that is about it. Things have been crazy busy around here as usual. The remodeling has been going well in some aspects and not so well in others. Pray for us, please!
Thanks to all who commented on my last post. You guys are awesome! Thanks for your prayers regarding our marriage. I prayed for each of you who shared your struggles as well.