(Elliott on the frozen Utah Lake)
Christmas break came and went. It was Saturday, and my plan to go on a date (read: no kids) sometime during that time with the hubster never happened. (Sick kids the ENTIRE time.) So I put the baby for his nap, Adam was busy prepping his lesson for church, the boys were entranced with the wii, so I kindly excused myself to "run some errands." This doesn't happen very often. But maybe it should?
First stop: Kneaders. All the boys in my family would rather have something else, and I can only make my sister go so many times... so I went to my favorite lunch place on the planet. I ordered and the guy asked if it was to go. I told him, nope, I'll eat it here and asked if it was weird if I ate alone. He said that's what he does everyday. So I ate my turkey sandwich on wheat (and you better believe I had a mint brownie) while I read my magazine... by myself. I was actually sad to finish my food.
Next stop: return some things at Target, another of my favorite places on the planet. Why? I can't ever explain it, but I even like their seasonal decorations they hang in the entry, not to mention their clothes, shoes, snacks, dollar section, etc. I made the return and thought I'd check out the Christmas sales- cute wrapping paper for 62 cents? Yes please! And I decided to switch to LED lights next year, and they were 75% off!! Yay! I never go there without whiny kids, so it was HEAVENLY. I might have spent some time at Target. :)
The drive home was glorious! GLORIOUS I tell you!! It was so bright and beautiful out, lots of clean snow and blue skies. I was listening to Jonsi, loud in my car, instead of a movie for the kiddies. (If you haven't heard of Jonsi, look him up on youtube!) I wanted to go run a race or something- I felt like a renewed mommy and wifey! All it took was a couple of (sacred) hours by myself!
When I got home, the crew was doing pretty much the same as when I left them, but Linc was awake. I loaded the boys in the car (so Adam could finish his lesson) and took them on a drive to the lake so they could see the beauty of the day. You can see more pics on SPOL adventure. It was beautiful.
Yep- definitely need a little "me" time more often. (I'm so easy to please.)
P.S. Adam kindly uploaded some Jonsi for your listening pleasure...