The imaginary finish line

After a couple of days off to tie up my loose ends and avoid being at my wit's end, I feel like I've crossed an imaginary finish line! I had the best weekend because of it!

I woke up Saturday morning feeling like a new woman! It was like my brain clicked into relaxed mode! I'd handed in all my projects that I needed to finish and felt like a college kid finishing that last final exam. The wave of calm and happiness washed over me and I was ready to enjoy the free time with my family!

I'll admit, I didn't get everything done at home, but I'm at peace with it. I decided to just have a fun weekend! I spent some wonderful time with my little baby boy, his daddy and my mom!

Chris and I enjoyed a lunch date just the two of us as Kanyon hung out with grandma. It was wonderful! We also got a chance to hit the store one more time to stock the fridge before we "hibernate" with a newborn.

I actually rented a movie (haven't done that in AGES) and made some supper for mom and I. We had some time while Kanyon napped to watch a chick flick and just enjoy a Saturday night with a dash of girl time. I think the last time that happened was probably a decade ago! Having her in town changes our time together and I hope we get more girl time in down the road!

Sunday my mom and I took Kanyon to the beach for the first time! He's been swimming in a lake before but never to a beach where he could run around in the sand. He had the time of his life and I just soaked up the moment. It felt great to get this belly buoyant! Grandma and I laughed and cheered for our little swimmer who couldn't stop jumping and splashing! Mom and I both just sat there and said, "this is what life is about!"

I am so thankful that I've reached this point. I know I've been caught up in the tasks, events and to-do lists this summer, but I can officially say I'm in a more "zen" place now and I'm ready to meet this little munchkin!!

I told baby Monday (today) at the earliest so we'll see when he/she arrives. There is a baby pool happening on my Facebook page... I don't have fabulous prizes to award to the winner, but it's been fun to see your guesses!

I am curious now to see when things will happen! Now I can say, baby: I'm ready! Here's to the many snuggles, nuzzles, swaddles, kisses and cuddles to come! I cannot wait to see who this little person is and welcome them to our happy family!

(P.S. the picture I put on here is what the nail tech talked me into at my pedicure! She said it would give the nurses something to talk about)

About the Author...
Sarah Stokes
When Sarah's not at work, she enjoys soaking up every minute with her children, visiting friends and family, taking scenic drives, reading and gardening.

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