I still can’t believe that I’ve been a mom for 5 years. It seems like yesterday I was just meeting Joe, but really that was ten years ago.
Sunday morning Joe got up with the dogs (after miss Bailey woke me up at 4:30!) around 7 and shortly thereafter Bradley woke up and then Brooke. Joe wanted to go grab some breakfast for us and took Bradley. It was nice to just lounge in bed with my girl! Soon the boys were back with breakfast bagel sandwiches and my beloved Green Tea Latte from Starbucks. It’s one of our favorite little traditions in the Summer–he pops out for a bit and brings back treats.
He knew I was out of my water bottles; I either lose them or I wear them out!! I’m loving the ones that keep your water cold all day. Thanks babe!
Brooke gave me two cards and a potted plant she made in pre-k. So sweet!
We just had a nice quiet morning; Joe went and visited his grams with Bradley, and I did some dishes and got ready for our outing!
This year I wanted to go out for brunch at one of our favorite restaurants, The Revelry. My dad, step-mom & sister joined us and it was perfect! We enjoyed lots of oysters, cornbread, and I ordered mimosas & shrimp and grits. OMG so GOOD!! Anyone have a good shrimp & grits recipe?? I need to try to make that at home…
The kids were excellent and loving their special tiki drinks, aka pineapple juice. We went for a little drive afterwards and then home. Joe took Brooke to grab some dinner items, while I cuddled with Bradley. Heavenly! Once he got home, Bradley ran downstairs and I was alone watching Fixer Upper for about an hour. I honestly didn’t know what to do with myself! It was weird, but enjoyable.
I came downstairs to quite a spread! My husband had his new smoker going, the grill, stove and sous vide. Not to mention the chaos that is our children/dogs all together around dinner time. I definitely giggled as I heard from above the noise.
Caprese salad, green beans, sautéd mushrooms, bone marrow with garlic crostini and a dry aged steak we picked up at the meat market down town. Holy. Cow. It was so amazing! I couldn’t believe how delicious it turned out to be…even down to dessert which was a mini key lime pie he grabbed at Wegmans.
It was a beautiful day; no stress and full of love and relaxation…and full bellies!
I am for sure one blessed momma.
Thank you Brooke and Bradley, for making me a better person. I didn’t know the depths of love and selfless giving until I had you. You two make our world a much better place by being in it. Thank you for choosing me to be your mommy.