Mother’s Day Recap

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I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I had a whole weekend of wonderful. Saturday, Brian, Brianna and I went out to breakfast before taking her to work since the younger two had spent the night elsewhere.

After dropping Brianna off, Brian and I went mountain bike riding. It was so much fun! The trails – beginner and intermediate – still freak me out a little bit, but I haven’t wrecked yet or run into a tree (almost, but not quite) and it’s so fun being off-road.


In addition to beautiful scenery, we saw a gorgeous deer just off the bike path. She just stood watching us. I think if we’d have made a move toward her, she’d have taken off, but since we weren’t bothering her, she just stood and watched us ride away.

After we rode and ran a few errands, we picked Megan up at Brian’s parents and the three of us went to Chick-Fil-A to eat and hang out a bit while waiting for Brianna to get off. Brian and I split the yummy goodness known as a cookie sundae.

CFA Sundae

Yesterday started off bright and early with church, where I learned a valuable lesson: When you get an email that originated with the pastor asking you to pray that hearts will be open for the heavy message that’s been laid on his heart to share, don’t think that it probably doesn’t apply to you because you don’t have anything “heavy” going on in your life.

Yeah, instead, you should get out pen and paper and sit up and pay attention because God might be getting ready to confirm a message that He gave you Himself just a couple of weeks ago. Suffice it to say that Sunday at church was an incredible blessing.

After church, God gave me a Mother’s Day present, in addition to the sweet cards from the kids: a rainy Sunday.

Not only is rain the perfect weather for my favorite Sunday activity – a nap – but it also means that the noisy kids and dogs that live behind us can’t come outside and play. I slept like a rock! So much so that when I rolled over and saw that the clock said 3:36, I thought, “That can’t be right. It’s light outside.” It took me a minute to realize that it was 3:36 in the afternoon.

My husband brought me flowers when he came home from work and a silicon case for my new phone. He grilled out steaks while I baked sweet potatoes and roasted broccoli for a delicious Mother’s Day meal.

Josh helped me clear the table without being asked.

I really couldn’t have asked for a better day. How was your Mother’s Day?

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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