Sunday, February 14, 2010


I love my hubby. He gets me. Really gets me. Even when I don't get myself. He's my best friend and his children adore him.

I love my children. LOVE them. Robbie, Eveley Joy and Caleb. I will love them forever!

They don't really understand how much I love them...even though I tell them quite a few times each day. The other day, I said, "Eveley, your mama loves you lots and lots."

"I know," she said as she rolled her eyes. "You keep telling me that."

Well, at least she's listening.

Yesterday, my hubby gave me the ultimate gift. Ultimate! He kept the kids the entire day so I could do whatever I wanted. Anything. My choice.

I left the house around 11 and went to the salon and got my hair cut. Just sat there. Read a magazine. And just sat there. I hope I didn't appear rude to the lady cutting my hair but I just didn't want to talk. I wanted to sit there.

I shopped, browsed, read, sipped some coffee. It was wonderful.

Then I met up with a girlfriend and we went out for a late dessert downtown. It was so much fun. Unfortunately, we didn't think about it being Valentine's weekend. So we sat at a candlelit table for two in a dimly lit restaurant amidst the love birds. We were cracking up. But it was so much fun. I got home at 11. Yes, PM. That was 12 whole hours to myself. It was wonderful.

But I will admit that I received numerous phone calls from Eveley asking me when I was coming home. I didn't mind. I missed my little monkeys a lot.

Love is patient and kind.
Love does not envy or boast.
It is not arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way.
It is not irritable or resentful.
It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,endures all things.
Love never dies.


3 Peanuts said...

Happy Valentine's Day LAuren. That is the best present for us Mom's...time. Sound like you really enjoyed it:)

Clare said...

love that valentine's gift!!! so sweet, great picture of you and rob too!

Anonymous said...

Too cute! We love you guys!!! Is Caleb holding the spanking spoon in the pics? You have to hold that so they'll sit still? :) haha

Love ya,

Mrs. Allie Carpenter said...

What a great idea:) Was the house a wreck when you returned??? That's happened to me before...I leave for a few hours while daddy is on watch....mostly equals a mess of all messes:) Glad you enjoyed your day!!

Rob & Beka McCay said...

I'm jealous:)...Bob you Rock.

David said...

What an awesome gift! I love time to myself but then when I get the time alone, I don't really know what to do with myself=) I am looking forward to seeing you next month. E-mail me if you have any ideas for songs that go along with what you are speaking on. See ya soon!