Friday, May 09, 2008

The Mother's Day Blues


The day is almost here. What day you say ? Mother's Day. The day many mothers dread simply for the fact that most of us never know what is going to happen. Will we be remembered ? Will we receive a bad gift ? Will we receive any gift at all ?

Now, don't get me wrong. I don't expect a gift for Mother's Day and I am assuming many of you moms out there feel the same way. I just want to be remembered by those people in my life (i.e. kids and husband) and know that they appreciate me and maybe they'll even leave me be for a day and not make me be 24/7 "mom". I've heard, over and over again, by so many husbands that they don't need to remember their wives on Mother's Day because "she's not my mom". How sad is that ! If you have children together, all the more reason to acknowledge Mother's Day. I mean, after all, she does take care of your children on a daily basis. Now if you're in a situation like I am: step family and your husband is not the father of your children... it's a touchy place to be. However, it is still nice to hear your husband tell you Happy Mother's Day and perhaps even get you a little something. I mean, he loves you and you ARE a mother and you do motherly things for his children, right ? (By the way, if you're reading this Dear, I love you !!)

I must say that the worst gift one can receive on Mother's Day is nothing. Somewhere in my travels I was reading about terrible gifts for mothers and someone posted they had received size XL welding gloves (they had tiny hands and didn't weld anything)... someone else received a t-shirt 3 sizes too big that their hubby "took over as his", coincidence ?... and someone received a laundry basket full of cleaning supplies.

Do you have a worst gift ? Or maybe you gave a horrible gift to your mother ?? Leave me a comment, I'd love a good laugh !!

Here's hoping you have a wonderful Mother's Day....
xoxoxox

~Wendy

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Park City Weekend


We (hubby and I) sometimes drive up the road to Park City to hang out on weekends when our kids are away visiting their other parents or off doing their own things. Our favorite thing to do there is window shop and check out the stores along the historic district. This past weekend it was extra fun because my husband is building a very, very large home (around 17,000 sq. ft.) on top of the mountain and I got to have the personal tour of the home, stand on the platform over the concrete pit which will be the indoor swimming pool, see the massive amounts of custom woodwork in this home and get a glimpse of the exclusive community it's being built in. I must say, you feel sort of insignificant standing on top of a massive mountain surrounded by huge vacation homes and towering aspen trees !

After the "personal" tour, we ate an early dinner at a quaint little restaurant on historic Main Street across from the Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre which the Sundance Film Festival uses as one of its venues. Our only famous person siting was Mark Eaton, former Utah Jazz player, current business man, tv person
ality and motivational speaker. He is one tall drink of water. We laughed because it seems whenever we see famous people, it seems to be athletes ! Here are a few photos from our weekend:

xoxoxox

~Wendy