mother's day. what we did.
It seems fitting that after my rant about what I'd like for Mother's Day if I were a present liking person I share with you about what we really did. It felt like the weekend was a big celebration, starting off with Friday. Benjamin had the day off so he let me sleep after Anderson woke up and ate then I proceeded to go back to sleep after he went down for his morning nap. I thought I might have another hour to slumber as Benjamin headed off to run some errands. I pulled down our room-darkening shades and proceeded to follow Anderson's lead and sleep for 3 hours! Benny arrived home at 11:15 to find us both just waking up. It was glorious. The gift of sleep is an amazing one.
Later in the weekend we got take-out from our favorite Mexican restaurant in town and then ran into a wine shop while Anderson was still awake and not yet too fussy to grab a bottle of wine for dinner and much to my glee two cartons of Jeni's ice cream! For awhile now I have been raving about this ice cream shop hailing from Ohio and little did I know there is a case stocked of all sorts of flavors just ten minutes from our house. This discovery is dangerous.
After putting Anderson to sleep I came downstairs to our takeout, candles, wine, and ice cream. A perfect date for us at home so lovingly put together by the husband.
On the actual day itself we headed out to Leesburg and after a lunch of steak, mushrooms, and corn on the cob we headed out to Sunset Hills Vineyard. As Benjamin just said, "the white wasn't horrible..." We're a bit snobby when it comes to Virginia wine but it's true...it's making progress.
The location was ideal for ending our day and very relaxing indeed. It was a great day and weekend for me. Dare I say it's my new favorite holiday?