Monday, May 9, 2011

M-Day (updated with good links)

I know that Mother's Day can feel like storming the beaches in Normandy for the infertile. So I hope you survived relatively unscathed. If you want to click away now, I totally understand.

Finally last weekend, I finished composing the last of my papers for Spring semester. That made this weekend the first time we were able to just get away for months. To add to the glorious freedom, I *believe* winter has finally left the building. So we made reservations at a resort south of Anchorage and headed down the Glenn Highway.

We stayed here:

And I did this:

We ate an amazing meal at a bistro sporting an amazing seared tuna over spinach risotto with a blue cheese foam. Ha. (I mock foam mercilessly on Top Chef.)

The absolute best part of the weekend is spending time with him:

Because despite all of the other wonderful things that happened during the weekend, this little man and my husband are my world. Watching him laugh with my husband and find comfort in my arms--those things fill me with joy. E has unlocked a part of myself that I didn't know existed. I know that's such a sap-pot statement, but it's true. I just feel lucky that I get to have him in my life. 

Happy Mother's Day to all of you.



  1. The middle two photos aren't showing for me, but this looks STUNNING anyway! WOW!! Such a great weekend for you with your boys. Congratulations on getting your papers done - and enjoy your spring as I head into the darkness and cold of late autumn. Sigh.

  2. Have a problem with two pics, but the rest of them give a solid idea of how fantastic it was for you.

    With some work done and spring in the air, it is a marvellous time to be out and about.

    Wishing you many more to come!

  3. I'm so jealous of your weekend away! I would kill for a good weekend in Girdwood! Glad you got the chance to enjoy it!

  4. What a fabulous getaway! So glad you got to enjoy some time escaping!!!

  5. Happy mothers day Jen. The hotel (and massage) looks amazing. But of course your little boy looks the best of all.

  6. New follower (from weekend looks marvelous and your little man is absolutely adorable :)