I have had a great weekend! It started Friday, when I checked the mail. There was a little package addressed to me from Joy down in Texas! She and her husband Dan are friends with my brother and his wife, and they had stayed with us back in October when they came to D.C. for a little kidless vacation. I knew Joy makes beautiful jewelry because I follow her business ("Wire We Here"--is that a great name?!) on Facebook, so I was cautiously hopeful that this mysterious package might contain something she had made . . And it did! She made a beautiful necklace with stones for all 9 kids! I LOVE it! And then I found out that her husband Dan had collaborated with Bob to get the birth months of everyone, so it was truely a group effort! What a wonderful surprise!
Yesterday, the actual "Mother's Day", Jonathan made me breakfast in bed, and then he and Caleb gave me a massage! I also got several lovely homemade cards from the girls, and Bob had already brought home beautiful roses. In the afternoon, Bob grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, since I have absolutely no interest in going out to eat on a super crowded day with my huge clan, LOL. I got to skype with my parents, which is always fun, and I also had a nice conversation with Bob's sister Jane, which was a treat!
Tonight just Bob and I went out to dinner (MUCH more enjoyable than taking everyone, LOL). To be honest, we were also celebrating the end of my year of biology. The AP biology test was this morning, so now it is officially all over! Woo-hoo!! We went to Genghis Grill, since we had a coupon for a free bowl for Bob's birthday. Then we headed over to Costco for dessert. Did you know that you can get these amazingly yummy hand-dipped chocolate-covered ice cream bars, rolled in chopped roasted almonds, for only $1.50?! Bob and I shared one, and it was just the perfect ending to a great evening!