Sunday, September 28, 2008

Time out for Mom

Ladies Ride fall '08 L-R Me, Ana, Betina, Sue, Kelly, Aubree, and Maren
If you look closely you may be able to tell that us three ladies on the left are all pregos!

I've hit the good zone of pregnancy! I have energy again, food is yummy, and I feel that I can accomplish so much more. My sweet spouse suggested that I should organize a ladies bike ride for a bunch of us that enjoy getting together. I took him up on the offer, along with the superdaddy babysitting service he provided to the Workman kids. So, after he woke up at 5am and did his 12mi. run, he took charge of a bundle of kids.
In no way was I in desperate need of a time out day (time out as in away from my family vs. me with my nose in the corner), but it was a great day of feeling good and being lifted by the great and wonderful world around me.
After a ride from Pullman to Troy, we went to lunch at a local Italian spot. I came home to kids who had a great morning and a Hubby who was trimming the bushes and herding the kids.
We did a bit of cleaning and Yard work for a couple of hours before i again took leave to attend the General Relief Society Broadcast. As a group of women we stuffed humanitarian sacks for some of the local charities in our area. It was amazing to see how a group of women combine in a single cause could accomplish so much.
We then watched the broadcast, which truly filled my spiritual cup to the rim. I felt a renewed sense of my purpose as a mother, daughter, and friend.

I love my family, especially my kids and husband, but I am grateful for the wonderful day of rejuvenation I was lucky enough to experience!


Jen said...

wait wait! ana is pregnant now?! that's fantastic!!! didn't she just adopt a baby, too? how great is that?!
i miss the bike rides! my ride yesterday was cold and resulted in a cracked helmet. :( i'd rather have been riding in the palouse with you! what a great day- and that rs broadcast was awesome. i especially loved elder uchtdorf's talk.

Blake and Maren said...

Rick is amazing. Blake felt overwhelmed watching 1 kid for 4 hours while I was at the broadcast and Braden slept for 2 of those hours.

The ride was so fun, I look forward to another one. You girls inspire me!

Suzie-Q said...

Sounds like you guys had a great morining sfternoon and eveing.
I too enjoyed the broadcast it was amazing!

Old Warrior said...

Sounds like a good time for the gals. That hubby of yours must have been well trained--takes after his own dad, no doubt!

jw said...

I, too, miss the rides! And moreover you guys.

Glad to hear you all had a great day.

...and better food :)