I have never gone crazy over gifts for holidays like Christmas or anniversaries. For those celebrations, I prefer to just spend time with loved ones and forget about the gifts. The relationships matter to me most. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t love some gifts or special treatment on occasion. In fact, after becoming a mother, I quickly realized just how much I value that personal attention and gift giving from time to time.
After giving out so much of myself as a momma on a daily basis, it feels nice to sit back and relax for a day or two. I know my kids and Peter value me immensely and they regularly show their gratitude. Peter marvels me with the support and love he doles out on a regular basis. Yet Mother’s Day is still something special to me – a time meant to get pampered and indulged. This weekend was spot on.
It all started Saturday morning with a usual morning run – my weekly dedicated “me time”. After I arrived home, Peter quickly informed me that I had all the freedom I wanted for the weekend. I played a bit with the kids, then headed to part one of my pampered day: a chiropractic adjustment (so needed) and a sports massage. Heavenly!
I let the masseuse know to focus on my lower back and legs since I want them as loosened up as possible before the race. Then, I realized my hot spots were my adductors and piriformis. Having an hour long massage with the majority of it focused on your booty and inner thighs makes things a tiny bit awkward. Still felt good.
When I got home, Peter told me that I didn’t have time for anything since we had someplace to go. I had not a clue where we could be headed, until he sent me into a salon for a spa manicure and pedicure!
After 20 weeks of training, a foot rub with exfoliation and a mint mask felt glorious on my feet. It’s also nice to have pretty feeling feet and hands (a rarity for me).
Then, the remainder of Saturday, I had the chance to do something even more rare.
I lazed around all afternoon with a book. And a beer. Not an unusual combination by any means.
The pampering and indulgence continued Sunday morning when I came down the stairs to receive a surprise from the kiddos – flowers and a handmade card.
The most heart-melting of it all. Makenzie’s pride handing over the flowers had me beaming with love. I don’t want them to ever grow up!
They will always be this sweet, young, and innocent, right? If only.
We spent the morning at church with friends, which was a very moving service. Our pastor actually had everyone besides moms leave the worship hall so he could give us a special short message and pray for us. Then, everyone else gave a standing ovation as we exited. Talk about feeling special.
A good portion of Sunday included indulgence. First up…lunch with the girls – my mom, my sister, and Makenzie. Three generations of gorgeous ladies.
You all wish you could dine with that, don’t you?
We visited a taqueria that none of us had been to before, but wanted to try. Pure Taqueria.
We started with some chips and salsa.
A lot of times I can tell if I will like a Mexican/taqueria style restaurant based on their salsa. Yep. I make snap judgments based on the salsa. This one passed the test.
My theory has yet to fail me. Everything else was spot on, as well.
The house margarita…
…and the tacos…
One Fish and One Pork – they are my weakness.
The indulgence couldn’t stop there, though. A bit after eating came the time for more indulgence.
A mother-daughter cup of frozen yogurt shared with Makenzie. The best way to end the weekend! This Mother’s Day was absolutely perfect. Just the right amount of time to myself, special treatment, and time with family.
What did you do this weekend? How do you like to pamper and indulge?