On Mother’s Day, my brother, Ashley, surprised my mom with the news that he’d like to give her a car. I have to admit, I was a little jealous that his present was better than mine. I mean, how in the world can I compete with a CAR? All I got her was a commemorative issue of People magazine on the royal wedding and some Chinese food.
But those dumplings were pretty good. I’m still her favorite child. 😉
Ashley and Amy live in Texas so when they got the car all gussied up and ready for Mom, we made quick plans for a trip to bring it home. Just like that, flight reservations were made and Pops and Nana were glad to take care of Max and Mini for the weekend. I packed a carry-on, got a book from the library, and kissed Mike and the kiddos good bye for a few days.
It was a quick visit with Ashley, Amy, and the kids but we had such a great time. The 1,300 miles back to Maryland wasn’t as quick but it was actually a lot of fun, too. I totally fell into my old eating habits on the way home, but I saw it as a mini-vacay and Sonic and the Baskin Robbins in the gas station agreed. It was nice to spend time with just me and my mom, it was a trip to remember!
(dress: custom made for Amy, who chose the fabrics…she’s so creative)
Our family at lunch after church in Southlake, TX