Tuesday, May 10, 2005

My Wonderful Mother's Day Weekend

What a great Mother's Day weekend I had. On Friday night, my parents took Princess overnight so that I could sleep in on Saturday. Ahhh...the best gift you can give a mom is sleep, right? So of course, Hub had to work late Friday night. He came home and I was in my sweats and ready for bed. Nope, he said, we're going out for dinner. So, he showered, I got dressed and gussied up, and off we went to the Cheesecake Factory. But not before taking our self portrait prior to our first "real" date in 17 months (there's me with straight hair, Trine):
An Actual Date!!!
We get to the restaurant at 9:30, and there is still a 45 minute wait. So we wait at the bar (what, you expect less of me?). After one $9.50 appletini, I switch to Coors Lite (much more affordable). Hub is drinking too, which is a rarity for him. We both feel pretty good by the time we get a table, and we spend the whole time making fun of the waiter (whom I nickname "BillandTed", and who, when Hub orders a Coke asks him "Coca-cola?" ummmm what other kinda coke ya got there, buddy?). We had a great time and didn't finish up with dinner till midnight. What fun being out after 6 pm!

Saturday, I slept till noon. Glorious. We go down to pick up Princess at about 2:30, and end up staying for dinner. Then we come home, and Hub goes to get some more work done on one of his tattoos which gives me plenty of time to sit and enjoy the book he gave me as an early Mother's Day gift: a book written by and chock full of pictures of my potential next husband, Billy Lane:
Billy Lane, Master Chopper Builder
Sunday, I get to sleep in again! Happy Mother's Day to me! 11:30 and I get up, take a leisurely shower, blow my hair out, etc, while Hub is feeding and changing and playing with Princess. Ah. My parents came over later in the day and we went out for Mexican food and, of course, strawberry margaritas. Yum. Hub also did all the laundry and waited on me hand and foot, gave me flowers and two "mom" books from Princess, all the while continuing to remind me how happy he was that I am the mother of his child. All together now..."Awwwwwww."

So here is me on Mother's Day, watching while other people take care of my daughter:
True Jersey Girl on Mother's Day
And here is Princess with my folks after our yummy meal:
Grandpop and Grandma with Princess

33 comments:

Bridget Unnel said...

Cheesecake Factory? I am sooooo jealous. There's one up in Bergen County near where my grandmother is buried, and it's far to say I've asked myself on occasion what my real motivation is for wanting to go leave her some flowers. Certainly couldn't be lunch, could it?! Terrible, terrible... Is there one closer to home?

mrsmogul said...

Okay, Cheesecake factory and Mexican food, you're KILLING ME!! The food over here sucks! Where is CheeseCake F?? Hmm I haven;t seen one near ROute 9!

TrueJerseyGirl said...

FYI - ladies, there are 3 Cheesecake Factories in NJ that I am aware of - Hackensack (Riverside Square Mall), Willowbrook Mall, and Menlo Park Mall.

trine said...

that sounds really really really really lovely and i am really really really really jealous!!! we have NO grandparents anywhere close so if we're going out it costs a bomb before we've even left the house (baby sitters argh!) so consequently it is a rare treat.

But you have sooooo deserved it!! the hair looks fab by the way, I think I prefer it straight... any decision made on the colour?? I recently went blonde again, but so far that is the best kept secret in the blogosphere! ;-)

by the way - thanks for opening the comments again!!

A Career Woman and A Housewife said...

Since I am rather new to the site, would "princess"" be her real name? If so, just as cute! :) Happy momma's day to you too!
-Career Woman

Tuesday Girl said...

I loove cheesecake. I was just there recently. Yum!

Raehan said...

That sounds so much better than my mother's day!

I hate how cheesecake factory doesn't take reservations, but I love their food.

Elle said...

Happy Mother's Day!! Cute pics. Nice hubby. We all could use a little pampering now and then. Well, I can use alot.

Finn said...

Glad you had a good mom's day weekend. You looked very rested.

Now, I'm trying to figure out who you remind me of... it's not possible that I actually know you, but you look familiar. Hmm.

BTW, I like your hair straight too!

MommaK said...

YUM!! Okay, we have go to go out to eat together the next time your in MD. Gald your weekend was so relaxing & fun:-)

Miss_Vicki said...

Awesome, glad you had a great weekend!

But, are you READY for AI tonight??? :op

I don't even know what the Cheesecake Factory is - I assume they have more than just cheesecake? :) Are there any in PA? If so, I'll have to check it out when I get back to visit my parents.

A Career Woman and A Housewife said...

Appletinis! The Cheesecake Factory! Stawberry Margaritas! When we goin' out?
-Housewife

Twist of Kate said...

Well it sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day. Happy belated Mom's day to ya! Yum, Cheescake Factory! Haven't been there in a while but you know I'm going soon now!

J&J'sMom said...

Good for you! I can't eat and have dessert at the same time at the Cheesecake Factory. TOOO MUCH FOOOOD!!! The closest one to me is in MD, Bethesda I think. Too far, which is probably a good thing!

Billy and a bike...I'm soo with ya honah!

Retro Girl said...

What a great weekend and the Cheescake Factory is so yummy!

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us! :)

AmerAzn said...

I just love those dates with my hubby~!~!~! Speaking of...it's sure has been awhile since we've gone out!

Natsthename said...

MMM Mexican food!!!

And I am with YOU! SLEEP is the finest gift! Glad you got to sleep in!

T said...

YUMMY,,,Cheesecake factory! Sounds like you had a GREAT weekend!

Bumbling Bav said...

OH you just reminded me that I get a night with my hubby next Sat. Yahoo for granparents that take children over night!

You sound like you were treated perfectly as you should have all weekend!

Molly said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous Mother's Day! Lucky you getting to sleep in and be leisurely that is always enjoyable, as are good eats and drinks!

Cori said...

What a wonderful mothers day. I love your hair straight. Good times.

Charlie Mc said...

hey, thanks for dropping by my blog. Yours is excellent!

Dawn said...

you two are a very nice looking couple!

Zee said...

Good for you! I want to sleep till noon, too. :o)

..::Meems::.. said...

I hate you! We don't have a Cheesecake Factory in the middle of the Bible belt. But the one in NY was off the heezy fo sheezy!


But seriously, I'm glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day! And girl did you see AI tonight? I am so pissed they let Carrie and AntFed mess up my song.("If you don't know me by now")

Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...

Oh, I looooove the cheesecake factory!

So glad you had a nice Mom's day weekend. The pictures are great, too! I love it when people post pictures. I like your straight hair. :)

Pinkie said...

I'm jealous of your great Mother's Day "weekend." I spent the weekend doing everything for my mother and mother-in-law. What about me? And the sleeping in part....what a treat!

Star said...

Yur mom made your mothers day by taking your daughter overnight, and that probably made her mothers day special as well. Isn't it great how that works out.

Jay said...

Mmm, sounds divine. You guys are a really good looking couple, your kid is gonna be goooohhgeous (well, of course she already is, she is a princess after all).

Anonymous said...

I used to be a career girl, but now a stay home mom with my two kids. I would not trade a moment for it. I have'nt spent more than 2 nights away from my kids in 6 years, I could not imagine what that is like. I am happy to see you had a wonderful mothers day.

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franchini said...

What a great day. I love the sound of Cheescake factory and appletinis. Sounds like my kind of meal.

Natro said...

Awesome Princess, I enjoyed my Mother's Day weekend also.
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