Life has it's ups and downs. Today was definitely an "up"

What a fantastic day. This morning when I came downstairs I was greeted with my favorite flowers, cards and a gift card to Nordstrom from my big kids. Then it was church with the whole family in the morning, lunch with friends at one of my favorite restaurants to celebrate Mother's Day. I took a long nap, then had dinner with the family at another one of my favorite restaurants to celebrate Tiffani's birthday. Her actual birthday is on May 28th but she leaves on Wednesday for the ranch in Wyoming so we celebrated a little early. Possibly the best part of the day? Nick and Tif taught Lila to say "Happy Mothers Day" to me. AWESOME!

I am so excited for Tuesday. Nick and some of his fellow law enforcement friends have been selected to receive an award at the annual "Top Cops" ceremony. Nick's parents are coming down from New York and we will be attending the ceremony, without Lila. Justin's girlfriend, Maggie, is coming over to watch her. Okay- so I'm a little nervous about this- not because of Maggie but because we have never, EVER left Lila for this long. (Did I mention ever?) We are leaving at 11:00 a.m. and won't be back home for about 12 hours. I have waited to post this until right now because we have kept part of this a secret from Nick's parents. (Since they are leaving in the morning I seriously doubt they will be checking my blog tonight. Hee Hee ) We are all (because we will be tagging along with the award recipients) going to the White House on Tuesday. Yes, we will be meeting President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. (Have I told you that I am so excited for Tuesday?) It's going to be a LLLOOONNNGGG day but it will be well worth it. The actual Top Cops ceremony is at 7:30 p.m. at a theater in D.C. on Tuesday night. I am so proud of my husband and the group that he has been nominated with. After the ceremony is over I'll probably blog a bit more about the award but because I have an extremely cautious and suspicious husband I have agreed not to write anything on the "world wide web" until after it's over.

So that's all for now! I'll leave you with this picture of my two beautiful girls at the end of this lovely day.

Hope you all had a great day.




  1. What a great picture. Happy Mother's Day.

  2. happy Mother's Day!!!

    I have told you before how much Lila looks like my niece. They have a blog now, if you go there you can see their blog. They have a family pic in their avatar and it says, "michelle." Go take a look! Everyone has a twin, right? :)

    your girls are beautiful!

  3. That sounds pretty cool ... can't wait to hear more!

  4. Maybe you could give Mr. Obama some tips....? Have fun!

  5. Great pic of your 2 favorite girls!!!