Weekend Celebrations

This was quite a packed weekend! I used to be so good at planning ahead and making holidays and events really special. I feel like, between work and two kids, these things sneak up on me! I read some moms’ blogs and they seem so together. If it’s not on my calendar, I won’t remember. In fact, I have to put it on my calendar a week in advance so I remember to remember ;o) Lately, I feel like a chicken with my head cut off!

This past weekend Stewart and I celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary! The actual day is today, but we knew that Monday would be too busy to focus on us (and we were right). So, we celebrated on Saturday. My mom and stepdad came to babysit in the afternoon. I went out to get my hair cut (insert Mom Chop…it’s getting shorter and shorter with each child). Then we hit the town! 

We started the night at a little bar in Charleston called The Belmont. SO CUTE! It felt like we jumped back in time and walked into a speakeasy during the Prohibition Era. 

Stewart made dinner reservations at The McIntosh. So, after our drinks, we walked down the street to enjoy a fancy dinner together. I was impressed by his skills! It was a wonderful night of celebration. We laughed a lot and tried not to talk about work or our kids toooo much.

And then the next morning was Father’s Day! I’m embarrassed to say that I was painfully hung over by one martini and half a glass of wine. So I didn’t make him breakfast in bed. He may have even brought me coffee….ooops! But I rallied and whipped up some pancakes before church to start the day off right.

I can’t even put into words the kind of father Stew is…but I’ll try. He’s the kind of father who comes home from work and takes Turner to the park. The kind who plays hockey in the driveway with Turner while Gracie observes from her pack n play. The kind that runs around with Turner on the beach while Gracie and I sit and relax. The kind that gives Gracie her nighttime bottle so Mommy can have a break. He does all this because he truly wants to and not because he has to. He’s the most gentle and kind man that I’ve ever met. And the fact that he is Gracie’s example of what a husband and father should be makes me the happiest momma on earth!

So here’s to celebrating our love AND being parents all at the same time! Happy Father’s Day to all you amazing dads out there!

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