Monday, February 27, 2012

Moms' weekend

I had a lovely time Friday night and Saturday with our beautiful oldest daughter Emily. It was Moms' Weekend at her sorority. I have never been able to come before because I couldn't take the time away from the twins. This year, the neediness level has decreased and the timing was right.

On Friday night, we went out to a Mexican place for dinner and then back to my hotel, where we relaxed in the hot tub for awhile before going upstairs to watch TV. It was nice to just have time to chat with my sweet girl.

On Saturday, AOII moms and daughters gathered for lunch at a nice restaurant.

Isn't Emily pretty?

After lunch we headed to the sorority house for a gift basket auction fundraiser. Moms donated gift baskets with various themes and then they were auctioned off with the proceeds going to the house. There were lots of creative baskets and a live auctioneer!

My contribution was an Ethiopian coffee themed basket.

After dessert, I took Emily shopping and then headed home in time to tell the kids good night. It was a very nice little trip for me.

In other "mom" news, I am getting very excited to meet my BEMM sponsor mom, Saba, when I travel to Ethiopia next month. I ordered these necklaces from Funky Fish Designs, one for each of us. I hope they will help us to feel connected when I return home after our trip.

Matching necklaces for moms who live a world apart.