Thursday, May 3, 2012

Things to look forward to

May is my favorite month. I was born on Mother's day, May 12th, 1979. This year I will celebrate my first mother's day being a mom. I will turn 33 (my lucky number) on May 12. My husband and I married 7 years ago on May 7th. So it is the trifecta of birthday, anniversary and Mother's day.

Speaking of Trifectas, hubby and I are also looking forward to a big event that is special to us, The Kentucky Derby! We were actual married on Derby day and hope to get down to the derby one year to celebrate. We will be watching on TV from Alaska this year. I haven't picked my horses yet....last year my horse came in second. If you want to see the horses click here. The derby represents some of my favorite things, tasty drinks in fancy cups (mint juleps), betting, horses, and big fun hats. Love me so Derby!

For our anny we will celebrate with a nice dinner and home, since it is a Monday, then next weekend we will go out of town to a cabin we rented on Trapper's Creek near Talkeetna, Alaska. We will be there for my birthday and Mother's day. To celebrate my birthday I am going to take a flying lesson....something I have been dying to do. It will be great to mark that off my bucket list.

Hubby has been busy. This is a big time for him since he has 3 holidays to celebrate with me and he also has his own mom to remember. He has been getting reminder emails from florist for weeks-he is a frequent customer!

He has already made me feel so spoiled by giving me a new iPad 3 with 4g for an early birthday present, got me 2 new pairs of shoes for our anny, and planned the whole out of town weekend. He is a keeper. I bought him a new fishing rod early this spring as an early anny gift, but I have a few other things up my sleeve...shhh, he reads this from time to time.

Also I am looking forward to THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR! If you think students are looking forward to the last day of school, then you should see the teachers. Each morning I think....just 11 more days.

The last day for students is the 17th. My lovely girlfriends have planned a day at the park with kids, followed by mani/pedis with drinks and appetizers served to pamper us, followed by dancing all night....we are all in the education system so this is a big holiday for us!

Then on the last day for teachers I will pack Ocoee and I up, board a red eye flight to Nashville and be home, for the first time in 3 years. My family will get to meet Ocoee for the first time. I will be able to swim in a warm lake. Hug and relax with old friends. Wilt in the humidity. Oh, to be in the South again....Alaska is where I love being, and the South is a part of me, deep rooted, where I always am, no matter where I lay my head.

So there is a lot to look forward to. I will post when I can, to document these wonderful days that I am already looking forward to, but if I miss a few days, know I am out it up.

 My mom

 Me....age 2ish? I am the one on the right back row, beside me is my brother in the blue shirt.

Hubby and I, in Kauai overlooking the Napali Coast on our honeymoon.


1 comment:

  1. You sure do have a lot to look forward to. Mother's day is definitely very special. Enjoy!

    P.S. I don't think I've ever seen a picture of your mother. She was beautiful!