Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Was it worth it??

The babies punish me ruthlessly every time I come back from leaving them. So during the few days of chaos and misery when I return, I always ask myself if leaving is worth it... The answer is the same every time -- HECK, YES!

This time was a very quick trip to Austin to meet my very best friends new addition who is the cutest, sweetest, most cuddly baby on the planet!! But maybe I am just biased because she is named after me!

Basically, packed in a day -- a girls lunch, pedicure, eyebrow threading (ouch!), a visit to my quintuplet mom mentor/guru -- Rachelle, then a fun dinner with another dear friend Suzy Q. I always say when I am away from the babies that I am going to get a ton of sleep, but end up getting less than I do at home.

Now -- I have to admit that I am afraid that the terrible two's are starting to invade my home a titch before 2... There are days when I feel overwhelmed and want to just hide under the covers. That's why weekends like this are so important to me -- I can recharge and find my smile when the frenzy starts. I say it all the time, but I am so grateful to my fantastic husband and the incredible support system that I have that allows me to "run away" when I need to.

Amy, Misty, Me, Suzy
@ Vivos in Austin!
Elle & Elle!
Rachelle & Me


  1. OMG same here! and totally agree! SOOOO worth it! SO glad you got to meet up with Rachelle. Looks like you girls had a blast. And YOU DESERVE IT!

  2. soooooo much fun :) girls time is always some of the best! and every time i need a smile, i'll look at the pic of us from vivo's and remember how fun it was (and HOW MUCH we ate!!!)

  3. You look amazing in these photos! I'm glad you got a little getaway and enjoyed some girl time, you deserve it mama!

  4. You all are so pretty! Glad to hear that you are taking care of yourself and your mental sanity. Sometimes we just need to get away so that we can be better mommies!

    Have a good weekend!
    Portland, OR

  5. Nice blog you got here... Just droppin' by to say hi!

  6. It was so fun to see you on your trip to Austin!! Next time you need to stay longer :-)