I have fully intended on several occasions this week to write an end of the year post about my birthday and New Year's, but I keep getting distracted. There was not much exciting to report but I got a few awesome gifts and celebrated with some dear friends and my favorite 11 year old. Maybe at the end of this post, I will throw in the Cliff Notes version with a few photos.
Today (Jan 5th) was my first day back at work after a 5 day break and working only two days the week before....all of which I got to spend with Zachary. I am not sure if every parent appreciates this like I do, but when you only have your child 50% of the time vacations like this are simply PRICELESS. Because of the nature of my work the end of the year is generally the most hectic time of the year for me. Because of some extenuating circumstances that I will perhaps share at another time, it became possible for me to spend the majority of the latter part of Zachary's holiday break with him. I don't get the opportunity to take regular great vacations, but almost three years ago I took an amazing trip to Cabo San Lucas, MX and although I am sure it is hard to believe, from a mom standpoint this one was right up there with Mexico. Zachary and I had no big plans and didn't really do anything all that exciting but the great quality time that we got to spend together was truly a blessing. We caught up on sleep, not to mention my boy cuddled up in bed with me. I am not foolish enough to think that will go on for many more holidays, if any. We were pretty lazy and I am not ashamed to say it felt really good. It seems like life is constantly flying by at break neck speed and it was nice to just slow down and take it all in. A few of the days we ventured out to River Legacy Park for a walk. The afternoons tended to be a little chilly, but it was wonderful to be outside enjoying the beautiful weather.
We caught up on some shows that we were watching on Netflix and on the last day of our vacation, we stayed in our jammies all day and that evening made a run to Braums for an ice cream (still in our jammies) - don't worry we went through the drive through.
|Yep, we went to Braum's like this|
As mentioned at the beginning of the post, here are the Cliff Notes from my birthday and New Year's.
On my birthday Zach was with his dad the first part of the day. I was pleasantly surprised with these beauties....although for the life of me I can't figure out what I did to deserve them.
|There are 24!!!!|
It had been a VERY long time since I had received flowers and it was a wonderful way to start my birthday. I also received this perfume that I absolutely LOVE! Holiday Edition Flower Bomb....can't get enough of it.
|Special Edition Flower Bomb|
|Jan, me and JR at La Hacienda|