Sunday, May 11, 2008

I mean ... Happy Mother's Day!

Pardon my last post. Bad Day. Moving on.

Wow what a great Mother's Day! Mother's Day for me actually started on Saturday. Gary must have sensed my blue mood and decided to take the kids to the lake for the whole day and give me a day to myself. So I did what any girl would do. I called my sister and I went and bought me the best Mother's Day gift in the territory. That's right, I am now the proud new owner of a gift that truly sucks!

The Dyson 25 ... quite possibly the coolest vacuum in the world.

Then we went to lunch and went to see this!

I loved this show! I'm so happy that Robert Downey Jr. got his act together in time to give us a fabulously entertaining flick. I love all movies, so you might not want to take my word as a true critique, but my word is that this was great and I look forward to the sequel.

Then the fun really began at about 9:00 p.m. (because midnight in Florida is only 9:00 p.m. here in the West!) Yep, as soon as midnight came and Mother's Day was official somewhere in the world, I heard Matt's voice saying "Happy Mother's Day!" We had a few nice chats throughout the day and it was obviously fantastic to talk to him.

Mother's Day morning started out with my ten-year-old chef whipping up some heart-shaped pancakes, scrambled eggs (overcooked since he knows I don't eat "snotty" eggs) and burnt bacon (my favorite) all formed in the shape of a heart and placed on a LARGE happy face tray. He gave me a happy face for sure.

Then we went to church, where I was able to hear special musical numbers performed by three of my five kids. I got to watch Jake pass the Sacrament after Keaton blessed it. We came home where Gary handled dinner and we all watched Enchanted for the billionth time. I don't care how many times I watch that movie, I'll never get tired of the ballroom dance scene. Oh my gosh they gaze into each other's eyes and twirl around the room so madly in love just waiting for true love's kiss! Okay so I'm about to tell you the highlight of my entire day and quite possibly of my entire life. I'm so serious right now!

Maybe all of you have spent your lives dancing with your husbands, well congratulations but that isn't how we do it over here in the Shaker Shack ... except for today! That's right. Gary danced with me to the song that is played during that oh-so-romantic scene of Enchanted. Kacey gave me the soundtrack for Mother's Day, and Gary gave me the dance. I am seriously about to shed a tear! So what if he couldn't keep a straight face through the entire song! It was everything I could have asked for in a dance and it was all I could have imagined in a day ... especially a Mother's Day. Moving on.


Melissa said...

You are a very lucky girl just with the vacuum alone!

Chris Shill said...

Go Gary!! and the Shaker gang! Wow.. and of course the vacuum its our best friend.. So glad your day ended up being the best how fun.

Tina said...

Wow! Dancing? He must be related to your father somehow... I can count on one hand the number of times we've danced in 32 years!!!! Apparently his dad had to pay him to dance at school dances when he was a kid!! ... then I'm not sure he did! Glad you had a good day!

mom/sandy said...

wish I could of been a fly on the wall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Malissa said...

WOW!! Sounds like the perfect days!! I can't even imagine Gary dancing!!??

Staci Lynn said...

I loved Iron Man. Good movie.

brandi said...

the dyson.....say no more, but sounds like the rest of your day got even better! so glad that you were recognized for the fantastic mom that you are!