Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Did I Mention I'm Amazing?

When I arrived back from my Girls Weekend at the beach it was Sunday night around dinnertime. I was enthusiastically greeted by my kids and especially my husband-- who had been taking care of all four kids by himself since Friday night. Along with a visible look of relief, Dave told me that he no longer had any expectations of anything for me while I watched the kids during the day: simply keeping them alive was good enough for him.
In my excitement for the beach weekend, I had forgotten that February 6th (the day of my homecoming) is officially "Tell Karen She's Amazing Day." I came home and not only was told that I am amazing but was also given a full celebration of this most important of holidays (the perks of making your own calendar). :)

I had the royal treatment complete with a celebratory banner to mark this ceremonious occasion...
and homemade Chocolate Caramel Pecan Brownies made by my fabulous husband (Yes, ladies, that is HOMEMADE caramel on the top. Jealous comments will be accepted.)
Chocolate Caramel Pecan Brownies
To fully appreciate the true artistry of the sign requires a few close-up shots:
Don't mess with me!
Who could help but telling someone this beautiful that she is awesome?
Anyway, it's nice to be appreciated, even if it takes leaving for the weekend and establishing your own national holiday. But I could tell I was missed and it's nice to be needed. :)
Jackson wants brownies.
Addy has a big smile for mom.