Friday, November 7, 2008

Thanks G&G Lee!


I think Tracey and I are some of the luckiest parents on the planet. Dan and Karen are always, ALWAYS so willing to take our kids so that we can have a break from the constant "mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, ........." You get the idea. Oddly enough I am not sure that our kids realize that their father is a capable body that also meet their needs.

Anyhow, months back Tracey and I decided that we were going to run the Snow Canyon 1/2 this weekend for our anniversary, so I called Karen up and asked her if she wouldn't mind taking the kids for a couple of nights. Sure enough, without a moments hesitation she agreed.

Since then we decided not to run the half, for various reasons....NO...not cause I couldn't handle it...hee hee. Well actually, I might not have been able to handle it this weekend since I've had a yucky cold and have had a hard time with what exercise I have done this week, but she still offered to take the kids so we could have alone time anyway.

I am counting down the seconds. I LOVE my kids, but wow....I've felt insanely overwhelmed with them recently. Okay...I'll be honest...I've been insanely overwhelmed with JM recently. That is one HARD kid to take care of. For sure.

We've got such a great weekend planned...dinner and a movie tonight, a long run in the morning and then Tracey is filming for a contest with a friend, while I will scrap without having to beat the baby off of my table, a late lunch and then Christmas shopping for our kiddos with a little cash I've set aside just for this weekend! I'm sure I'll be able to convince him to take me to Cold Stone as well where I shall indulge in my very OWN creation!

So thank you G&G Lee. Thank you for being so wonderful to take on such a huge task for a weekend. Thank you for being sensitive to the fact that we, well, I am in dire need of some kid free time....even if it means a workout of a weekend for you.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you.

and....

I love you...both!

5 comments:

Jana said...

Isn't it nice that they are so willing? I'm so excited for you. I hope you guys have a fabulous time. I know you will. Sorry you've been sick! I will see you at lunch but have a fun weekend with the hubby!

some kind of wonderful said...

that is just so wonderful! i am insanely jealous! i hope you have a fabulous weekend! happy anniversary!

Suzanne said...

awww...bless your heart girl! I can hardly hack it with one kiddo...you do wonders with five! I hope you enjoy your weekend immensely. Meaning every moment...esp without the lil leech you beat off the scrapping table! LOL

Chris said...

I soooo miss that! Having left all of our family behind we no longer have that option, but whenever my parents come to town they are so awesome and watch the kids for us to go out on a date!

I hear ya on overwhelmed! I am soooo glad that you are getting a well deserved break this weekend!

Alison said...

Man, my in laws aren't involved at all but my folks are worth their weight in gold! It's so nice to have 'us time'. We had a date night last night and it was so nice to be alone. Enjoy your time alone time together. You SO deserve it.