First of all, hope all of you mamas had a good Mother’s Day, especially my mom, mother-in-law, sisters-in-laws, and friends!
My mom, NiKol, & I after I got married
Kevin & Kathy
My first Mother’s Day…
This was my first Mother’s Day as a mommy! Well…last year I was one, but Ryder was in the womb, hehe. Growing a human (little Ryder), being pregnant, giving birth, and adjusting to life with a baby and all of what has happened with my disease has been one of the hardest things I have ever done. It has been hard but SO worth it. I am so thankful to be a mom and to our amazing son, Ryder. I feel like I have got the mom thing down pretty good for the most part lol. It is still harder to get things done, keep things clean, and stay on top of everything compared to before but it is ok. That is something I struggle with daily! I like things to be orderly, organized, and in control…key word, in control haha. You can’t really control another human being…lol. But having Ryder in our life and little family has been awesome! He brings so much joy to our lives. He is hysterical, sweet, precious, and I am just obsessed with him…as you can tell from my blog since I post a gazillion photos of him every blog post haha! We just LOVE him! So glad he made me a mom. Anyways, a little about the day…Kevin, Ryder, and I went to church and it was great. Ryder slept during 2nd and 3rd hour in his car seat like a champ. He has been pooped out the past few days because he is teething and has a little cold. Anyways, all of the women attended Relief Society which was fun. I remember a year ago, I was in nursery, and I hadn’t been to Relief Society for months and months and was able to on Mother’s Day since the men fill in for the women who have callings 3rd hour. It was SO weird to go to Relief Society I thought! Now I am so lucky I can go each week…depending on Ryder. After church, I watched Ryder while Kevin took a nap and then we ate chicken sandwich croissants with my family for a late lunch. Then I took a little nap while Kevin watched Ryder. My friend Amanda Johnson brought over some Doterra oil for my back (Ankylosing Spondylitis disease, whatever my immune system is deciding to attack at that time) so I will try that soon. That was so nice of her. For Mother’s Day, Kevin and Ryder got me that pink suitcase (here) so I am super excited to use that on our next trip, my in-laws got me an awesome CD, and my parents got me a manicure that I got the day prior. Not a bad day ;) My dad cooked an amazing German dinner - dumplings, goulash, cauliflower, rolls, berries! It was bomb. I love German food, so much. Oh, and my brother, Patrick came home from Boulder to celebrate this day so that was nice. Then while listening to my new CD, Kevin, Hunter, my dad, and I played a game of Rummikub. Then Kevin and Hunter played Jenga and some other game while I tried to keep Ryder happy. All in all, it was a pretty good day!